OPEN-COMPETITIVE examination for the position of FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC with the City of Springfield.  Submit original applications with resumes, no faxed or emailed documents are accepted.

APPLICATION PERIOD:   January 22 – February 7, 2018  Before 5:00 PM, Applications that are mailed must be post marked by the deadline in order to be considered.

PLACE OF FILING APPLICATION:  City Hall, Personnel Dept. – 3rd Floor, 76 East High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45502

DATE, TIME & PLACE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION:  Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Clark State LRC Building, Community Rooms 207 & 209, 570 E Leffel Lane, Springfield OH 45505


ANNUAL PAY RANGE:  $ 45,070 – $ 58,140 *Including excellent benefits

Position Requirements


  • AGE:  At least 18 years of age at time of appointment
  • EDUCATION:  High School Graduate or equivalent
  • PHYSICAL:  Eyesight – 20/20 corrected, Weight – in proportion to height
  • MUST possess the overall ability to sufficiently perform all of the essential functions of the position.

NATURE AND REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: This position is responsible for the performance of specialized duties in the saving of life and the fighting and prevention of fires. Work involves a variety of duties including firefighting, paramedic work, and property and equipment maintenance on an assigned shift.

APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS: The ability to work with a substantial element of personal risk; the ability to work in hazardous conditions of smoke, heat, cramped spaces, and heights; the ability to do paramedic work which includes the ability to withstand accident situations and maintain stability of performance; the ability to exercise sound judgment; and the ability to write complete and accurate reports.


  • RESIDENCY:  Must reside in Clark County or any county directly adjacent to Clark County within 60 days of the completion of recruit training.
  • LICENSE:  Must hold a valid unrestricted Ohio Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  • PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION:  Must hold Paramedic Certification issued by the State of Ohio upon six months of appointment.
  • FIRE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM:  Must complete 42 months of apprenticeship training to become a Journeyman Firefighter/Paramedic

Additional Information


  • Written Examination
  • Physical Agility Test  *For applicants that pass written exam (Fire Station #1 on February 26th)
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Drug Screening
  • *Complete Medical Examination – *This examination is administered only to candidates who have been extended a conditional offer of employment.

MILITARY CREDIT: Military service credit may be granted to Ohio Residents who have been honorably discharged from military service. A copy of the Honorable Discharge or DD-214 specifying HONORABLE DISCHARGE must be submitted with the application. An additional percentage of a passing score will be credited to individuals who achieve the minimum cut-off score.


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