Open Positions


The City of Frankfort, Kentucky is accepting applications for Firefighter Recruit.  The Department is a full service agency providing both fire protection and emergency medical services.  The City welcomes applicants with Paramedic or EMT credentials.

Requirements:  Must be a High School graduate or equivalent.  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire, and less than 50 years of age.  Legible copies of high school diploma (or equivalent), a valid driver’s license, and birth certificate (issued by the registrar of vital statistics in the state where you were born) MUST be submitted with application.  Incomplete applications, or those submitted without all documents, will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.  This process is not for a specific job vacancy.  Successful applicants will be placed on a hiring eligibility list that may be utilized as future vacancies are filled.

To be placed on the eligibility list, an applicant must successfully complete all of the following:  Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), written test, interviews, drug test, medical exams, background check, psychological and polygraph evaluations.

Applicants who will not be considered for employment and need not apply include those having:

    • Excessive traffic violations or any conviction of a DUI within the past three years.
    • Used marijuana within the past three years or any other illegal drug within the past four years.
    • An unacceptable background or criminal record.
    • A residence more than 60 minutes travel time from 315 W Second Street, Frankfort, KY and unwilling to relocate. (If willing to relocate, please note this.)

Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 315 West Second Street, P.O. Box 697, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, or at  Applications and supporting documents must be mailed or dropped off at City Hall (same address) no later than 4:30 p.m. September 1, 2017.  No faxes or scans will be accepted. The first testing date will be September 19, 2017.  Applicants will be notified of additional testing dates at a later date.    

Upon completion of training and probation the annual pay is approximately $44,800 including state fire training incentive.  The City of Frankfort offers an excellent benefit package and strong advancement opportunities.  Position is eligible for overtime earnings and paramedic stipend if applicable.

The City of Frankfort is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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The City of Frankfort is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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City of Frankfort

City Hall
315 West Second Street
P. O.  Box 697
Frankfort KY 40601