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Employment Opportunities


 (posted on December 13, 2017 14:41)


January 9, 2018


Firefighters are required to work a Berkley schedule with a starting salary of $37,626 and for licensed Paramedics it is $43,626 upon attaining department certification. The City offers an excellent benefit package including employer paid health, dental, and life insurance in addition to Lagers L-6 retirement plan.



The City of Lee’s Summit Fire Department is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill current openings for the position of Firefighter. The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is committed to retaining a diverse, progressive and competitive workforce to provide exceptional service to the citizens and visitors of Lee’s Summit. The department is accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and is an ISO Class 2 department providing Fire Protection and EMS service to the 6th largest city in Missouri with a population of greater than 95,000.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or certificate of equivalency
  • 18 years of age at time of application
  • Valid state driver’s license with good driving record
  • Good physical condition as generally outlined in NFPA 1582 – “Medical Requirements for Firefighters”
  • MO State EMT License or National Registry-EMT License
  • MO Division of Fire Safety Firefighter I and II Certification or certification eligible for reciprocity in Missouri
  • MO Division of Fire Safety Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Certification or certification eligible for reciprocity in Missouri
  • Current Candidate Physical Ability Test Certification

Preferred qualifications:

  • MO State EMT-P License or NR-EMT-P License or currently enrolled in a Kansas City Metropolitan area Paramedic Program

Qualified applicants will be required to participate in a hiring process which includes a written test that will be delivered on January 25, 2018.  Candidates who pass the written test will advance to a formal interview process. The first interviews are scheduled to be conducted on February 13 and 14, 2018.  Successful candidates will receive conditional offered employment and will be required to successfully pass a medical exam, drug screen, and background check. Accommodations may be made during the interview process for those individuals outside of the Kansas City Metropolitan area to limit travel. .


How to apply

An application form must be completed.  Click here to download the Application Form.  You can also obtain an application from Human Resources. The application can either be faxed, mailed, or submitted in person at City Hall.


Human Resources
City of Lee's Summit
220 SE Green
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Fax:(816) 969-1055

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