The City of Hays is looking for its next career Firefighter.  Duties include, but are not limited to fire prevention, suppress fires and rescue people from danger, and provide emergency medical care.

After completion of the training period, this position works 24-hour shifts (7am – 7am) every third day. Weekend & holiday work is required. Firefighters are expected to respond to recalls and other major emergency calls when off-duty.


Valid driver’s license & high school diploma or GED required. Ability to obtain Firefighter I & EMT Certifications within 12 months of employment. Paid on-the-job training for the right candidate. All Firefighters must establish their primary residence within the approved district within six-months of appointment.  Job offers contingent on pre-employment physical exam & drug screening.


Starting Base Pay: $44,332 annually plus additional overtime and holiday pay compensation. Lateral transfers welcome—pay based on experience and certifications. The City of Hays offers great benefits including health insurance, KP&F, Paid Short-Term Disability, Paid Time Off & Holidays. Visit www.haysusa.com/employment for more about the pay & benefits.


Applications will be accepted online at www.haysusa.com. Review of applications will begin immediately & will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Human Resources at hr@haysusa.com or by calling 785-628-7320.

About City of Hays

Hays, Kansas (pop. 20,500), is a university community serving as a regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, arts, & recreation for the western half of Kansas - serving a population of nearly 100,000. This excellent community is recognized among the top Kansas cities in entertainment, health, arts, culture. Hays is home to Fort Hays State University (FHSU), a regional comprehensive university with over 14,000 students, known for its innovation & entrepreneurship. FHSU is the fastest growing university in the Kansas Regents system. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus is home to the Encore Series, Hays Symphony, & other national & world caliber performances. Hays Med, part of the University of Kansas Health System, is a major employer with more than 1,000 employees. Hays Med is home to the DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas & one of the top rural medical centers in the United States. The Bricks in Historic Downtown Hays has unique shopping, galleries, eateries, & entertainment. Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including: full service gyms, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, & excellent opportunities for walking, running, & biking. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing fishing, boating & other water sports. Bike Hays contains 21 miles of connecting trail system. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting jet service to Denver and Chicago with several flights in each direction daily. Multiple high-speed Internet providers service Hays. Hays is in an elite group of cities with fiber to the premise. More information about the City of Hays, KS at www.visithays.com.