UAF Student Firefighter

UAF Student Firefighter

  • 527482
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Student Employee
  • Student Firefighter
  • UAF Safety Services

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age by time of hire.

High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Current, valid driver's license (or obtain a one within 30 days of employment and within 90-days of entry into the state);

Enrolled, or express intent to enroll, as a full-time student at UAF;

Alaska State Firefighter 1 certification is required by date of hire. For applicants from outside of Alaska, reciprocity can be attained for IFSAC and Pro-Board Firefighter 1 through the State of Alaska Fire Standards Council.



Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for two (2) professional references with your application.  PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS AS LISTED IN THE ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, ETC.:



Applications will be reviewed in April 2024 for Summer 2024 and August 2024 positions.


Specific application submission deadlines can be found on the UAF Fire Department website at

Successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment; applicants will be reviewed and successful applicants will be contacted.  Interested applicants must apply online.

Candidates who have not obtained State of Alaska Firefighter 1 certification by the hire date will be passed over.



To be complete, this application must include the following supplemental documents:

Fill out supplemental questionnaire for specific department information

Attach an essay, no less than 500 words telling us a little about yourself and your academic and career ambitions;


Driving record, obtained from your state's Division of Motor Vehicles;

Criminal background history from local Police Department;

IFSAC/Proboard Firefighter I Certification;

CPAT or Biddle agility certification of completion valid within one year;

College or high school transcripts, and;

Two letters of recommendation.

If Already Certified as State of Alaska/IFSAC/Proboard Firefighter I, please attach your certificate to your application.

This application is for a paid student firefighter position at the University Fire Department, and, if indicated in the supplemental questionnaire, maybe considered  for a scholarship firefighter position at Chena-Goldstream, Steese and/or North Star Fire Departments.  If indicated in the supplemental questionnaire, this application will be viewed by the departments specified in the questionnaire.  Below is the full job description for the University Fire Department.  For job descriptions of the following:


Chena-Goldstream Volunteer Fire Department scholarship firefighter job description and contact information:


Steese Volunteer Fire Department scholarship firefighter job description and contact info:


North Star Volunteer Fire Department can offer a scholarship position.  For more information:


Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' Campus in Fairbanks, AK.  Starting hourly rate of pay is $11.00.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kalen Middleton, UAF Fire Department Office Manager, at or (907) 474-5770.

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