Employment Information

Employment Opportunities

The Indianola Fire Department is made up of part-time and full-time Firefighters/Paramedics and EMTs. 

Why work for Indianola Fire Department?

  • The biggest department in Warren County serves approximately 17,000 people within 125 square miles.
  • Variety of rural and city firefighting operations.
  • Strictly a 911 service.
  • Gain great experience with increasing annual call volume.
  • Plenty of promotional opportunities.

Recruiting

Recruitment for open positions can be viewed on the city's job opportunities page when available. To learn more about becoming a part-time employee, contact Captain Thad White at 515-961-9405.

Part-time Paramedic

Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 18 years old to apply
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Iowa Driver's License
  • Current State of Iowa Paramedic certification
  • No History of Criminal Convictions
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 18 years old to apply
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Iowa Driver's License
  • Current State of Iowa Paramedic certification
  • Successful completion of the Central Iowa Fire & EMS Testing Consortium written and physical ability exams
  • No History of Criminal Convictions
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful completion of the Central Iowa Fire & EMS Testing Consortium written and physical ability exams
  • College Degree
  • Firefighter I & II certification
  • Team player
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Solid work history
  • Positive attitude
  • Reliable/dependable
  • Decision-making skills
  • Time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College Degree
  • Firefighter I & II certification
  • Team player
  • Honesty and integrity  
  • Good work history
  • Positive attitude
  • Reliable/dependable
  • Decision-making skills
  • Time management skills

Employee Benefits:
  • Salary: Competitive hourly rate
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement (IPERS & 457(b))
  • Wellness Program
  • Discounted Activity Tickets

Employee Benefits:

  • Starting Salary: Competitive hourly rate
  • 5-Step pay range over 5 years
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Policy
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, and Personal Time Accrual
  • Retirement (IPERS & 457(b))
  • Wellness Program
  • Discounted Activity Tickets

Testing Process:
  • Preparation/Application
  • Paramedic Skills Evaluation
  • Oral Interview
  • Extensive Background Check
  • Medical Exam

Testing Process: 

  • Preparation/Application
  • Physical Ability Test
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Interview
  • Fire Chief Interview
  • Civil Service Interview
  • Extensive Background Check
  • Medical Exam
Paramedic Skills Evaluation:

The NREMT skills for paramedics is a recognized standard for measuring an individual's ability to manage the requirements of being a paramedic. The evaluation is based on the:

  • Cardiac Management Skills
  • Patient Assessment - Trauma
Advanced Level Psychomotor Exams | National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (nremt.org)

Written and Physical Ability Evaluation Requirements:
The Written and Physical Ability Evaluation is a recognized standard for measuring an individual's ability to manage the requirements of being a firefighter. The test is available through Central Iowa Fire & EMS Testing Consortium, a non-refundable fee is associated with this test, and is the candidate's responsibility to schedule. This qualifying event must be obtained prior to Oral Interview. 
Central Iowa Fire & EMS Testing Consortium


  1. Current Openings as of March 11, 2022