Now Hiring: (IT) Information Technology Technician

Missoula Rural Fire District – Information Technology Technician

$45,000 to $52,000 Annual Salary depending on qualifications, plus benefits

The Missoula Rural Fire District is accepting applications from qualified applicants who are interested in an opening for Information Technology Technician.  The position is salaried, (exempt) 40 hours per week, under the general direction of the Fire Chief or his/her designee.  The Information Technology Technician will administer the operations of the Information Technology department of the Missoula Rural Fire District. The Information Technology Technician is expected to exercise a high degree of skill in organization and time-management practices; diagnostics and problem solving; with attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication. The Information Technology Technician is responsible for supporting network databases and systems, updating system hardware and software, troubleshooting for system errors, and assisting team members in supporting all data security and optimization. This includes installing and maintaining computer systems and networks aiming for the highest functionality. The ITT will also “train” users of the systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure. The goal is to build and maintain updated and efficient computer systems and networks to optimize the role of technology on business sustainability. The employee may be required to perform other duties assigned as they relate to the District’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications

Five years minimum work experience in an information technology role with experience working with network and server management support required. A high school degree or equivalent is required. A valid driver’s license is required. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or related field preferred. Industry certification (MCSE), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+ certification, or other related IT professional certifications are preferred.


The Application Process: 

Along with the application packet, a cover letter of intent with a resume detailing experience and education must be received at the Missoula Rural Fire District Administrative Office located at 2521 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT  59804 by 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. No postmarks will be accepted. Resumes must include three (3) letters of recommendation, and candidates must attach copies of degrees or certifications for consideration in the application packet. No faxes will be accepted.

A complete copy of the job description and application packet may also be obtained at the Missoula Rural Fire District Administrative Office at 2521 South Ave W; Missoula, MT  59804.  Questions can be directed to Office Manager Melissa Schnee at the Missoula Rural Fire District Administrative Office at 406-549-6172.

The Selection Process: 

All applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications, with the best-qualified candidates moving forward in the process.  The hiring process will consist of a structured interview and a practical exercise. As part of the pre-employment process, the District conducts a federal criminal background check, reference check, credit check, and driving record check.  All job applicants must prove eligibility to work in the United States.

In accordance with the Federal American Disabilities Act (ADA), if accommodations are necessary in order to perform the essential functions of the position, or to participate in a portion of the selection process, please contact the District Administrative Office at 406-549-6172 within seven days of the final filing date.



Notice Inviting Bidders to Send Proposals for New Special Service Vehicle –And/Or– Emergency Lighting Package

Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD) until Tuesday, 3/13/2018, at 10:00 a.m. MST.

MRFD is looking to receive sealed bids for 1 new Special Service Vehicle (2018 Ford F150 4WD) to be utilized by MRFD personnel for response and used on a daily basis
The upfit of one 2018 Ford F150 4WD with Emergency Lighting Package, Equipment, and Accessories.  Emergency lighting, equipment and accessories to be installed by bidder.


If you would like to submit a sealed bid to provide a new Special Service Vehicle –And/Or– Upfit with the Emergency Lighting Package, Equipment, and Accessories, then please click here to download a bid packet to start the submittal process.




Starting on February 1st, 2018:  MRFD’s PPC rating (Public Protection Classification) will improve to a straight 4/10!


What this means:  ANY property in our jurisdiction that is within 5 road miles of an MRFD fire station (or mutual aid fire station), regardless of the distance from a fire hydrant, will have a PPC rating of 4.  This improvement has the potential to positively affect over 10,000 address points within MRFD’s jurisdiction.


MRFD continuously strives to improve the quality of service that we provide to our customers.  This improvement and potential insurance cost savings for many of our customers would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone at the Missoula Rural Fire District, including retired Fire Chief Bill Colwell.  Special thanks to everyone involved for all of your support!