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Firefighter, Officer Positions Open In SF

July 22, 2014, 6:00 PM by Matt Holsen

Firefighter, Officer Positions Open In SF
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A growing community and a retiring workforce are creating open positions at the Sioux Falls Police Department and at Fire Rescue. The City of Sioux Falls is looking for a few good firefighters and police officers.

It's not easy; the training to become an officer or firefighter lasts at least eight months or longer, and demand is high and hundreds apply.

"There's quite a bit of interest. We want to see much more interest. These kinds of positions, obviously, do generate a lot of interest from the public but we want to see more and we want them to be aware of these opportunities," Human Resources Director Bill O'Toole said.

More than 100 have already put their name in the ring for open positions in both departments. The police department saw 17 officers retire last year.

"Take last year for example, I think we hired about 23 officers throughout the year and so far this year we've already hired about 17 I believe," Police Chief Doug Barthel said.

The City of Sioux Falls website has job descriptions and more information on how to apply.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue hired nearly a dozen this year and next year they're looking to almost double that.

Fire Rescue dropped the EMT requirement this time around to attract a larger pool of applicants. From that pool, about five percent will be chosen to become Sioux Falls firefighters.

"It's unique that we're hiring at the same time but because of the growth of Sioux Falls, we're building a new station, we have retirees, we're always going to be looking for good people," Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras said.

The deadline to apply to be a police officer is July 28 while the deadline for firefighter positions is August 4.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

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