Details for Firefighter/Paramedic


The City of Clayton Fire Department is seeking applicants for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.  The purpose of this position is to respond to fire alarms, medical and all other emergency calls, save and protect life and property; combat, extinguish and prevent fires and treat people in need of medical assistance.  Click here to view the full job description.

The Clayton Fire Department is staffed by 42 professional, highly trained employees.  Uniformed employees are trained in both fire and emergency medical services.  Personnel from the rank of Firefighter through Captain are represented by the International Association of Firefighters Local 2665.  The Department offers no cost, public education programs to residents and businesses in Clayton and works closely with the Clayton School District to offer injury prevention programs in the schools.

The Department serves more than 43 high-rise buildings in addition to several which are currently under construction.  The department responds to over 2,000 calls annually and provides services from one fire station with full Fire, EMS (ALS), Fire Prevention and Special Operations Teams.  Clayton has been a leader in developing high-rise fire safety and building codes and maintains a rating from the Insurance Service Organization ISO of 2.  This rating places our department in the top ten percent (10%) of all departments in the country.

We offer a competitive salary from $63,493 to $79,231 that allows Firefighter/Paramedics to reach the top of the scale within just 8 years.  We will also consider candidates without St. Louis County professional firefighter certification with the starting salary of $58,483 and the expectation to successfully graduate from the St. Louis County Fire Academy within six (6) months of hire. 

For a summary of the City’s comprehensive benefits package, please click here.

Successful candidates will possess: 

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Current Missouri Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic (EMT-P) License
  • Current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Card
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • St. Louis County Fire Academy graduate preferred.
  • State of Missouri Firefighter I & II certification preferred.
  • Ability to pass all pre-employment requirements specified by the Department, including medical exam, Department’s physical agility test, and psychological examination.

Interested candidates must submit the two-part application: City of Clayton Employment Application and the Fire Department Supplemental ApplicationTo be eligible for consideration, BOTH the Employment Application and Fire Department Supplemental Application must be RECEIVED by Friday, July 26, 2019, at 4:30 PM. 

Applications may be mailed or submitted in person to City Hall, 10 N. Bemiston Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Scanned copies of applications will also be accepted via email to

Following the application deadline on Friday, July 26th, candidates meeting minimum qualifications will be contacted regarding the next step in the recruitment process.

The City of Clayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The City of Clayton is a drug and alcohol free workplace.  A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required for all positions.  Additional pre-employment testing may be required for certain positions.

It is the policy of the City of Clayton not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex or disability except where specific age, sex, or physical requirement constitute a bona fide occupational qualification.



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