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Fire Department Jobs in Ozark, Missouri

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Welcome to the Ozark Fire Protection District Careers Center! We are currently hiring dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team and serve the Ozark community: one of the noblest and most fulfilling careers in the world! Located in Christian County, the fastest-growing county in Missouri, the City of Ozark has a small-town feel with big-city opportunities.

Why Work at Ozark Fire Protection District?

As a firefighter, you can give back to the community in a meaningful way. Every day, you get to put on a $3000 suit and help someone in need. It's a position of great stature and the team environment is one of the best. Join the Fire Service Family!  Crews eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner together and develop a family relationship!


Our 48/96 work schedule is a big draw for many of our employees. You will work 48 hours on duty and then have 96 hours off duty, allowing you to decompress and spend time with loved ones. We also offer high-quality advancement training each year, with a training budget available for those looking to develop their career.

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Allowable Leave Incentives:

  • Allowable leave incentives:

  • Sick Leave- Accrual 12 hours per pay period

  • Vacation Leave- After completion of the first year= 144 hours

  • Military Leave- 120/ year

  • Funeral/ Bereavement Leave- 48 hours

LAGERS L-12 Retirement Plan

Employee Health Benefits 

  • Health, Dental, and Vision plan

  • Family options available

FFAM (Firefighters Association of Missouri)

  • $50,000 life insurance paid by the district.

$3500 Annual HSA (Health Savings Account)

  • Compounding (Employer contributes to this account annually) 

  • Transferable (Taken by the employee upon separation)

$200 Biannual Boot Allowance

Uniforms Provided

Job Openings

Current Job Openings

We are currently looking to fill the following roles:

Battalion Chief

Details can be found on our job announcement PDF, which lists specific requirements for the positions. 

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Valid Missouri Driver's License (within 6 months of employment offer)

  • Seven (7) Years as a Career Firefighter

  • Three (3) Years as a Company Officer or Equivalent

  • State of Missouri EMT-Basic License (or NREMT)

  • IFSAC or Pro-Board Firefighter I & II

  • IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer II

  • IFSAC or Pro-Board Fire Instructor I

  • IFSAC or Pro-Board Fire Inspector I

  • ICS NIMS 400

  • Obtain IFSAC or Pro-Board Fire Investigator within one (1) year of appointment.

How to Apply


If you meet our requirements and are interested in applying for a position with Ozark Fire Protection District, you can download our PDF application by clicking below. Submit your application and copies of your requirements to, scan and email, fax, or drop off in person.

We hope you'll consider joining our team at Ozark Fire Protection District.
Start your career with us today!


View all OFPD job description for future openings and opportunities!

Assistant Chief - Prevention

Fire Chief

Assistant Chief - Training

Deputy Chief


Battalion Chief



Additional Resources

Explore these additional resources to propel you further into your firefighting career!

South West Region Fire Academy

Springfield Workforce Development

Missouri Division of Fire Safety: Training & Certifications

Ozark Technical Community College

Crowder College
Fire Science

Job Descriptions

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