Employment/Recruitment

The Fire Department has several processes to follow in order to become a firefighter, firefighter/paramedic or fire communications specialist for the City of Lee's Summit. If there is not a current job opening, complete a position interest form to be notified of future open positions.

Position Interest Form 

The Fire Department hiring process consists of the following:

IMPORTANT: This process is subject to change at the fire chief's discretion.

  • Application 
    The applicant will fill out an application with the City. The application will then be reviewed by department personnel and a letter/email will be sent to the applicant referencing instructions and the next step of the hiring process.
  • Written Test 
    The written test consists of questions ranging from Human Resources to reading and comprehension. Once the results are obtained, the candidate will be notified by letter/email of the results and given instructions on the next step of the process.
  • Interview 
    The interview process consists of questions that are selected by fire department staff. Once the interview process has been completed, the results of the entire process will be reviewed and the top candidates will be selected for the final interview.
  • Final Interview 
    The final interview is conducted by the chief of the department and a selected hiring panel. Once this process has been completed, the candidate will be offered a job or placed on an eligibility list for future hiring.