City of Cottage Grove Firefighter/Paramedic

Position:                            Firefighter/Paramedic

Starting Pay:                     $27.92 – $31.27 per hour, depending on qualifications

Contact:                            Becky Ahlvin, Management Assistant


Application Deadline:        3:00 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2016


The City of Cottage Grove is now accepting applications for a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic. The position of Firefighter/Paramedic supports the work of the fire department, providing emergency work in the treatment of emergency medical problems including providing and delivering skilled, specialized emergency medical treatment, and also the protection of life and property from fire and other hazards.

Minimum Requirements include:

  1. Certification as a Paramedic, or eligible for certification by the appointment date, either through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or the EMSRB.
  2. Firefighter I training.
  3. Firefighter II training.
  4. Haz-mat Ops training.
  5. Ability to use a computer and various programs including Microsoft Office.
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  7. Non-smoker.

To be considered for the position, applicants must complete a City Application Packet and attach a resume. Application packets are available at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016 or online at For more information call Becky Ahlvin at (651) 458-2814, or email at

The City reserves the right to hire off this posting for 14 months after the closing date or start a new process if future openings occur; whichever is deemed to be in the best interest of the City.

Posting Date: September 22, 2016

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer