Open Positions (scroll down for details):

Parks & Recreation: Camp Director (Seasonal)

Public Works: Full-Time Team Member

Fire Department: Auxiliary Member

Fire Department: Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter/EMT

Fire Department: Part-Time Duty Officer

Police Department: Part-Time Law Enforcement Officer

*The Village of Maple Bluff is an equal opportunity employer.*

Parks & Recreation Department

POSITION: Camp Ya-Gotta-Wanna Director

TERM: Seasonal (Summer Part-Time)

NATURE OF POSITON: The Director works under the direction of the Recreation Director and Volunteer Parent group to develop a summer Recreation program consistent with the needs and interests of the community. This is a management position that requires extensive planning, organization, and decision-making that directly manages a summer. This position requires availability beginning in May for planning. CYGW begins mid-June which will consist of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday offering from 12:00pm – 4:30pm. The camp is an 8-week program for ages 3 to 7 years of age.

View the position description below for full details.

Compensation: $22.00-$25.00 per hour (depending on qualifications)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial application review will happen on May 8, 2024.

To apply, submit a completed application to Parks & Recreation Director Curt Erickson at cerickson@villageofmaplebluff.com .

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Public Works Department

Full-Time Team Member

The Village of Maple Bluff, Dane County, WI (population 1,411) located on beautiful Lake Mendota, is seeking applicants to fill a full-time Team Member position with our Department of Public Works. A successful applicant should possess our department’s core values: Integrity, Compassion, Trust, and Dedication. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual who possesses interpersonal skills and has experience interacting with the public in a professional manner. The ideal applicant should also demonstrate initiative, possess a positive outlook, and have a history of working independently as well as with a team. View the position description below for full details.

Compensation: $23-$25/hour plus an advanced signing bonus of $1,000-$3,000 dependent upon qualifications and a 3% wage increase

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial application review will happen on April 3, 2024.

To apply, submit an application and a resume with cover letter to our Public Works Foreman Paul Elliott at pelliott@villageofmaplebluff.com.

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Fire Rescue Department

FD Paid-On-Call Firefighter or EMT

The Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department is currently recruiting for the positions of paid-on-call Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Would you like to be trained to assist in an emergency, and use your free time to help make a difference in our community?

Simply fill out an application and submit it to Assistant Chief Jeff Drager at jdrager@villageofmaplebluff.com or deliver to the firehouse. Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to apply:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Live or work within approximately 15 minutes of the MBFD station
Paid-On-Call Firefighter or EMT Application

FD Auxiliary Member

Are you interested in helping our community and the Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department, but don’t necessarily want to become a firefighter? Our Fire Department’s Auxiliary may be perfect for you.

Auxiliary members:

  • Assist the fire rescue department association with fund raising
  • Provide rehabilitation to personnel during long duration incidents
  • Plan and assist with public events
  • Promote educational and social goals of the fire department

For additional information about our fire department auxiliary, please contact Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Drager jdrager@villageofmaplebluff.com or fill out an application.

Auxiliary Application

Part-Time Duty Officer

The Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department is currently accepting applications for part time relief officers. Part time relief officers work as fill in supervisors for MBFD full time staff. Relief officers work a maximum of 1100 hours per year on a fill-in, as needed, basis. Resumes will be accepted continuously and interviews scheduled as needed. For more information, contact Chief Kristopher Loy at (608) 244-3390. TO APPLY: Submit resume and application to Chief Kristopher Loy, Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department, 18 Oxford Place, Madison, WI 53704 or kloy@villageofmaplebluff.com. NOTE: Qualified applicants may be invited to: appear before an oral board, complete psychological exam, drug screening, extensive background investigation, and a medical examination. VILLAGE OF MAPLE BLUFF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


The position involves, but is not limited to, supervision of firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and special rescue incidents. Relief Officers also help ensure compliance with department policies, procedures, and special instructions through the chain of command.


When necessary, act as Incident Commander of all firefighting, hazardous materials, emergency medical, and rescue operations of the department until relieved by other command staff. Cooperate with other municipal departments and any outside agencies in the resolution of problems.
Encourage a positive attitude among the membership of the fire department at all times. Assist with department activities as needed and work cooperatively with the officers and members of the department to accomplish our mission.


  • Wisconsin Firefighter II Certification required
  • State of Wisconsin Advanced EMT License required
  • Three (3) years experience as an active firefighter with increasing levels of responsibility required
  • Course work towards a fire science degree desirable
  • Fire Officer I
  • Wisconsin Entry Level Driver/Operator Pumper (or higher)
  • Fire officer/incident command experience is highly desirable
  • ICS 100 & 200 required. ICS 300 & 400 must be completed within one year​


  • Thorough knowledge of firefighting and rescue techniques, emergency medical services operations, and the scientific principles involved in fire suppression and hazardous materials incidents.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in the operation and maintenance of various types of firefighting apparatus and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the use of firefighting and emergency medical tools, equipment and apparatus, and an ability to demonstrate their use to others.
  • Ability to plan, assign, direct, and supervise personnel and equipment under emergency conditions.
  • Demonstrate initiative and exhibit a positive attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with personnel of the fire department, emergency medical service, other village departments, community officials, and the general public.
  • Possess good judgment and a calm, experienced, approach to emergency situations.
  • Ability to analyze problems, and reach acceptable and workable solutions.
  • Demonstrate capability to handle incident command responsibilities.
  • The ability to successfully motivate other firefighters.
Fire Dept. Duty Officer Application

Police Department

Part-Time Police Officer

It is essential for the Maple Bluff Police Dept. to find people who have the right character traits to work in our community. Integrity, Compassion, Trust, and Dedication are the values at the core of our agency. We have numerous calls for service annually and we utilize our policing philosophies to build trust, promote relationships, and deter crime in our community. Because of the wide variety of assistance police officers must provide within the community along with the complexity of policing, the law enforcement profession presents more challenges than ever. Officers must be able to adapt quickly and problem solve effectively. Education and training are vital to the success of our organization.

Hiring Process:

  • Application (DJ-LE 330)
  • Oral interviews
  • Written Exam
  • Psychological profile
  • Medical examination
  • Drug screening
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Background investigation


  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle during emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and on road conditions affected by fog, smoke, rain, ice or snow.
  • Exercise appropriate and independent decision making in determining when reasonable suspicion exists to detain, when probable cause exists to arrest and search and when appropriate force may be used gain and maintain control.
  • Patrol streets, roads, alleys, business and residential areas of the city enforcing traffic, parking, criminal laws and city ordinances. Checks suspicious persons and/or vehicles.
  • Responds to a wide variety of calls for service and investigates domestic violence, thefts, burglaries, assaults, missing children/persons, family disputes, alarms, and other law and ordinance violations.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects and victims.
  • Prepares full and comprehensive investigative and other types of reports, including sketches.
  • Testifies in court using good communication skills.
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas. Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of citations, affidavits and warrants.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
  • Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions.
  • Perform rescue functions at emergencies, accidents and disasters, administering first aid, CPR and using an automatic emergency defibrillation unit.
  • Proficiently and safely load, unload, aim and fire handguns, shotguns, rifles and other agency firearms from a variety of body positions, while under stressful conditions.
  • Perform all lawful assignments as prescribed by the Chief of Police or his designee and perform miscellaneous services as required by state law, city ordinance and department policy.
Law Enforcement Officer Application (DJ-LE 330)

Submit Completed Applications To:

Tanner Nystrom

Chief of Maple Bluff Police Department
18 Oxford Place
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-244-1430
email: tnystrom@villageofmaplebluff.com