Firefighter Recruitment

Welcome to the City of Newton Firefighter recruitment webpage!

We're hiring! The Newton Fire Department is currently accepting applications for firefighters/paramedics & EMTs to join our team. The NFD prides itself on the family that we build, the professional growth of our personnel and the partnership we have with the City we serve. The men and women who make up our department are committed to providing the community of Newton the highest level of service they can. The Newton Fire Department needs candidates who are open to the variety of work that the department deals with every day. We’re seeking diversity – both in terms of gender, race and ethnicity as well as in qualifications and experience. We want candidates who are well-rounded, possess a strong work ethic, have high moral character, are resolute in their honesty and integrity, have the ability to multi-task and have a sincere desire to serve the residents of Newton and make a difference in the community we call home. 

This page contains detailed information and important resources regarding our current recruitment and hiring process for the position of Firefighter for persons interested in a career with the City of Newton Fire Department.

Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic

Fire-Department-BadgeThe Newton Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Full Time Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic. 

  • Requirement to apply: Iowa EMT Certification or Nationally Registered EMT (minimum). Firefighter I and Paramedic preferred.  
  • Rate of pay: $50,091 - $63,364 DOQ
  • Deadline to apply: September 2, 2022

Position is subject to 24-hour shift assignment, working weekends and holidays, but may be assigned to 8-hour shift, 40-hour week assignment.

Important Dates for the August 2022 Hiring & Testing for Full Time Positions

September 2, 2022 by 4:30 P.M. - Application Due Date. Apply here: www.newtongov.org/careersClick here to view the August 2022 Application Packet.

September 20 - 22, 2022 at 9 A.M. - Physical Ability Testing at Tri-City Fire and Safety Training (FAST) Tower (Urbandale Station 42; 3927 121st St.; Urbandale, IA 50323)

September 16, 2022 - Written Evaluation Due Date. Complete through DMACC Ankeny Campus. Learn more: https://dmacc.edu/programs/fire/consortium/Pages/testing.aspx

October 6 (or October 7) at 8 a.m. - Oral Interviews at the Newton Fire Station (Must have passed Physical Ability Testing, Written Test and Rank in Top 20)

Questions? Contact the Newton Fire Department at NFDAdmin@newtongov.org or call 641-792-3347  

Temporary Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic

The Newton Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Temporary Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic. Requirement to apply: Iowa Paramedic Certification or Nationally Registered Paramedic. Firefighter I and Paramedic preferred.  

  • Rate of pay: $19.33/hour
  • Deadline to apply: August 12, 2022

Position is subject to 24-hour shift assignment, working weekends and holidays, but may be assigned to 8-hour shift, 40-hour week assignment.

Apply for the temporary full time firefighter/paramedic position here: www.newtongov.org/careers