City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Career Opportunities

Career Firefighter Recruitment period is open until Feb 3, 2017 at 5 pm.

For more information, call Human Resources at (563) 344-4000.

Testing Process:

1.     Complete and turn in an application by the deadline date.

2.     Successfully complete the written civil service examination.

3.     Pass the Physical Agility Test.

4.     Interview process with the civil service commission.

5.     The Civil Service Commission ranks the top ten candidates and places them onto a civil service list. The list is valid for one year.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a minimum of an active Iowa or National EMT Basic Certification
  • Must have a current CPR Certification
  • Must possess a valid driver's license


The 2017 starting salary for an entry level firefighter is $50,738 per year with increases thereafter, per the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement pay schedule.

Employee Benefits:

  • Life Insurance Plan
  • Family Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Disability Insurance Plan
  • Sick leave accrual
  • Vacation leave accrual
  • Holiday compensation, per the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program for qualifying courses
  • Paramedic Incentive Bonus
  • Kelly days
  • Computer Purchase Program
  • Life Fitness Center Discount

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact .