The Sand Springs Fire Department (SSFD), as part of the incorporated City of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, is an equal employment opportunity employer where required by law. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, ancestry, religion, gender, age, marital or civil union status, national origin, sexual orientation, place of birth, citizenship, veteran status, or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. It is the policy of the City to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The following information is presented for the convenience of the community. As such, it is a representation and overview of how the SSFD manages the hiring and training of new personnel, and not the actual rules themselves. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, but should any conflict occur, actual, legally defined documents obviously take precedence. Should you notice any inconsistency or inaccuracy in this document, we request that you please notify our webmaster at your earliest convenience.
Please do not contact our department directly concerning applications for employment. Such applications must be made through the Human Resources Department of the City of Sand Springs.
Notice of Employment Openings
The City of Sand Springs keeps open an active Sand Springs Firefighter Recruit position. Applicants must apply online at COSS – Job Opportunities. The SSFD maintains a list of qualified applicant for notification for future testing opportunities. Interested applicants may direct questions regarding future testing dates to 918-246-2548.
To apply for employment with the SSFD one must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma, valid Oklahoma driver's license, be a certified and nationally registered EMT-Basic, IFSAC Firefighter 1 certification within one year of hire, and have no criminal record. Recruits would also need to take a written exam, physical agility test, intensive background investigation, drug screening, and identity requirements. Upon employment, SSFD personnel must reside within 30 mile travel distance of one of the SSFD's stations, and have a phone in order to be contact if needed for call back situations.
Competitive Employment Evaluation
Persons who apply for employment with the SSFD within the published filing period are given the opportunity to participate in a competitive employment evaluation. This consists of a written examination, a preliminary physical evaluation, a physical agility evaluation, a background investigation, a substance abuse screening test, and a hiring board interview.
Candidates are offered employment in their order of performance on the entrance evaluation, in relation to each other, with consideration to pertinent education and/or experience. Employment is then contingent upon successful completion of the medical examination required and supervised by the Oklahoma State Firefighters Pension Board, State of Oklahoma, in accordance with Oklahoma State Statue #51.
Upon successful completion of this examination, a probationary employment period of one year commences. During this probationary period, the SSFD provides a fire academy to the probationary employee that provides the fire, EMS, and other training necessary to bring their skills and knowledge up to the SSFD's established standards.
Successful completion of this training and probationary period results in status as a regular, permanent member of the Sand Springs Fire Department. Ongoing professional education and career development, with the opportunity for advancement in rank, continue throughout the SSFD Firefighter's career.
If you have further questions, desire additional information, or wish to apply for employment with the SSFD, please contact us at 918-246-2548.