How can I become a Coon Rapids Firefighter?

Full-time (career) firefighter vacancies are only available to Coon Rapids Paid-On-Call Firefighters. The City conducts external recruitment only for the Paid-On-Call Firefighter roster.

The Paid-On-Call roster recruitment generally occurs every two years. Any vacancy for a Paid-On-Call Firefighter is filled from this roster. Successful candidates will possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Appointed individuals must meet response time requirements. A Paid-On-Call Firefighter is required to maintain residency within the 10-minute response zone. The Coon Rapids’ response zone is based on a 10 minute drive time from each fire station. Paid-On-Call Firefighter candidates cannot also be an employee of the City of Coon Rapids or cannot be an active member of any other fire department. Successful candidates must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

When the City is recruiting for a Paid-on-Call Firefighter eligibility roster, the posting will be displayed on the City’s website.

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1. How do I learn about employment opportunities?
2. When can I submit an employment application?
3. How do I apply for an open position?
4. May I apply for more than one position?
5. Can I submit a resume instead of completing a City application?
6. The job I’m interested in isn’t listed. Can I still complete an application?
7. How do I determine if I qualify for a particular job?
8. I am a veteran. How do I apply for veteran’s preference?
9. When are completed applications due?
10. How does Human Resources determine if I qualify for the job?
11. If I apply and am not hired for a position, will I need to reapply for future openings?
12. When will I be contacted about my job application?
13. I’m interested in a Community Service Officer position. What qualifications do I need?
14. What qualifications do I need to apply for a Police Officer position?
15. How can I become a Coon Rapids Firefighter?