Employment Opportunities

Part-time Firefighter EMT/Paramedic


The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department is currently accepting applications for part-time Firefighter/EMTs, Firefighter/Paramedic’s, and Paramedics without fire certification. Preference will be given to Firefighter/Paramedics.  Applicants must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license. Minimum requirements are certification as an Iowa or National Firefighter I (Firefighter II preferred), Hazardous Materials Operations and Iowa Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification. Must be at least 18 years old, but less than 65 years old, to apply. Employees are required to obtain a Class D2 driver’s license with Passenger Endorsement within 90 days of hire.

Application deadline: 2/1/21 at 8 a.m.

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Public Works Maintenance Worker I Streets


Performs any combination of laboring, equipment operation, semi-skilled building and mechanical trades assignments involving the maintenance and repair of streets, premises and property of municipality and the provision of scheduled and emergency services within the Public Works Department.

Hourly: $22.24 - $28.23 
Application deadline: 1/21/21 at 5 p.m. 

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Public Works Maintenance Worker I Water/Sanitary Sewer


Under general supervision, performs various duties relating to the construction, maintenance, and repair of a water distribution system and wastewater collection system; performs related assignments or tasks as assigned.

Hourly: $22.24 - $28.23 
Application deadline: 1/29/21 at 5 p.m.
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Fire Captain


Under the supervision of a Deputy Fire Chief, assists in the planning of, and directs the training for all personnel. Exercises supervisory control over full-time Firefighter/EMTs, Lieutenants, paid-on-call, and part-time Firefighter/EMTs, and recruits, during all training sessions and emergency scene operations, as assigned.  Oversees a Fire Station (s) and all assigned apparatus.  Directs subordinates in daily maintenance activities and provides direction in scheduling other activities that are required.  Is responsible for certain operational and support functions such as Technical Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Training, etc.  Assumes operational responsibilities of the department in the absence of a senior officer.

Annual salary: $86,695.00 - $117,610.00
Application deadline: 1/31/21 5 p.m.
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Complete a separate application for each job. A resume or letter of interest cannot be accepted in place of the City application, but may be attached to an application as additional information. Also make sure to complete any required supplemental application forms or online assessments. Remember that it is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete and that all required documents (licenses, transcripts, supplemental questionnaires, etc.) have been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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