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City of Bismarck
Job Description

Job Overview

Number of Openings:

Accepting Applications

Hours of Work:

Rotating Shifts

Days of Work:

Monday through Sunday

Testing to be Completed:

Fire Aptitude

Documents to Attach:

Transcripts, Resume, Certifications, Licenses

Closing Date:


Job Description

General Statement of Duties: Bismarck’s firefighters perform challenging and rewarding work in preventing, combating, and extinguishing fires, responding to EMS incidents, training, operating and maintaining equipment. The work involves duties of protecting life and property through the performance of firefighting and rescue activities under general training and certification procedures. Firefighters are required to train and participate in the operation of equipment and apparatus and perform hazardous tasks under emergency conditions. These conditions may require strenuous exertion under such handicaps as fire, heat, smoke, cramped and hazardous surroundings. Although rescue and firefighting work are the most difficult and responsible areas of work, a significant portion of time is also spent inspecting premises for the purposes of fire prevention and preplanning, delivering public fire education, training and drills, performing routine station and equipment maintenance duties, as well as performing other duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must possess or be able to obtain certification as a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) CPR certification within 2 years of employment.
  • High school graduate or GED

Specials Requirements

  • Must successfully complete physical examination.
  • Must participate in a physical fitness program and meet established physical ability tests. 
  • Other specialty training may be required based on additional assignments.

City of Bismarck Benefits

  • Health Insurance - 100% employer paid family plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability at 60%
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short Term Disability, Accident, Cancer, and Life Insurance Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement



Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorships considered. Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.


The City of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For technical issues please contact recruiting at 701-355-1337

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