STARTING BI-WEEKLY SALARY - $2,229.35 (2019)
Applications are now being accepted to create an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter.

The City of South Milwaukee offers lateral transfer opportunities for salary and vacation credit. Successful candidates seeking lateral transfer consideration will be evaluated on previous service to determine commensurate pay and vacation. The Administration Department, in consultation with the Fire Chief, shall have final determination for placement on the Local 1633 Collective Bargaining Agreement wage and vacation schedule.

Qualifications at time of application:
  • At least 18 years of age and able to work in the United States 
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License (or ability to obtain Wisconsin Driver's License if applicant is licensed in another state) with good driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Wisconsin or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Licensure - Proof of Licensure Required. Points awarded for National Registry - Paramedic Licensure
  • Wisconsin Firefighter I Certification or equivalent training (training from outside Wisconsin must meet State of Wisconsin requirements)
  • Wisconsin Driver/Operator - Pumper Certification* or equivalent training is preferred. (training from outside Wisconsin must meet State of Wisconsin requirements) *Candidates not possessing this certification will be required to obtain it within 18 months of appointment 
  • Associate Degree in Fire Technology, Fire Protection, Fire Science, Paramedicine or related field or sixty (60) post high school college-level credits in a related field (Official, certified transcripts required – points will be awarded accordingly) 
  • Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate or Card (issued within one year prior to June 16, 2019)

Using a point value system, preference points will be awarded for paramedic licensure, current enrollment in a paramedic program, Associate or Bachelor’s Degrees from accredited colleges or universities, and various State of WI certifications or equivalent. Successful applicants will be required to pass a written test; oral interviews; thorough medical and psychological examinations; and will be subject to a complete and thorough background examination to determine suitability.

Candidates must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays on a 24-hour shift and have an ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; perform essential functions of this position; and use all standard firefighting and emergency medical equipment.

Successful candidates will be rewarded with a comprehensive compensation package including: health, dental, and life insurance programs; vacation allowance, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.

An electronic application may be accessed from the City of South Milwaukee web site at All applications MUST BE submitted electronically with the appropriate documentation attached.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 16, 2019 at 10:00 PM Central Time