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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Caldwell. We welcome you to browse the current available job openings listed below.

To apply, please download an application below, complete it and submit via email to jgleich@cityofcaldwell.org or bring it in to the HR Department at City Hall located at 411 Blaine St. Caldwell, Idaho 83605. Our application downloads as a PDF and we recommend saving the application to your computer prior to filling anything out.

The City of Caldwell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Job Postings

Lateral Firefighter/EMT

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$15.49 (DOE, DOQ)
  • Posted Date:01/02/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:01/25/2019


City of Caldwell


310 S. 7th Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605

  (208) 455-3032

Mark Wendelsdorf, Fire Chief 



The Caldwell Fire Department is accepting application for a Lateral Firefighter/ EMT eligibility list: there is currently openings for 5 Lateral Firefighter/ EMTs. Candidates are required to be certified by the State of Idaho as an EMT, or National Registry EMT (ability to obtain State of Idaho EMT reciprocity within ninety (90) days from date of hire). Candidates must possess an IFSAC/ Pro Board Firefighter I Certification or equivalent at time of application. It is the responsibility of individuals seeking Firefighter equivalency to provide all of the necessary documentation. The Caldwell Fire Chief shall have the final decision on equivalency.

Interested candidates shall submit a City of Caldwell employment application (with proof of State of Idaho EMT (or NREMT and be able to satisfy Idaho EMS requirements), and IFSAC Firefighter I / Pro Board (or equivalent documentation).  Applications submitted without proof of EMT and IFSAC Firefighter I/Pro Board, or equivalent documentation, will not be considered.  Applications MUST BE RECEIVED by the City of Caldwell HR Department, 411 Blaine Street, Caldwell ID 83605; no later than 3:00pm MOUNTAIN TIME on January 25, 2019.  Application received after this time by the HR Department will NOT be considered.


Minimum Required Experience:

  • 1-year current experience as a full time career firefighter/EMT, or three (3) years consecutive experience as a volunteer and/or Part time firefighter/EMT, or equivalent experience to be determined by the Fire Chief.  All experience must have been obtained within the last three (3) years.  Any equivalent experience shall be approved by the Fire Chief.


    Complete copies of the job description can be requested by the candidate, by contacting City of Caldwell Human Resources Department: jgleich@cityofcaldwell.org


    Caldwell Firefighters are represented by Local 1821, and as such wages and benefits are as described in the Collective Labor Agreement.  Currently, first year Firefighter/EMT’s are paid $15.49/hour, based on the contracted 2912 hour per year which equates to an estimated base wage of $45,107.  Along with the yearly wages other benefits include: NWFF health insurance, longevity, 401K match, certification pay, and college degree incentive.


    Candidate(s) meeting the minimum requirements will complete the following before ranked:

  • Physical Ability Test (pass/fail) no score

  • Oral Interview(s)

  • Job knowledge assessment


    Candidate(s) being considered for hire will be given a conditional job offer, contingent upon passing prior to appointment:

  • Entry Level Physical

  • Drug Test

  • Background Check

Follow this link for access to the City of Caldwell Employment application.  Under position applied for print “Lateral Firefighter”:


For more information on the City of Caldwell and the Caldwell Fire Department click on the link below:




Questions should be forwarded to Administrative Assistant Lisa Richard (208) 455-3032.

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Application Documents

Submit completed applications to jgleich@cityofcaldwell.org or bring them to City Hall located at 411 Blaine Street, Caldwell, ID 83605

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