Application for Employment

Village of Maple Bluff

Open Employment Positions

Department of Public Works:

Team Member (Full-Time)

The Village of Maple Bluff, Dane County (population 1,351) located on beautiful Lake Mendota, is seeking applicants to fill a full-time position with our Department of Public Works team. Typical job duties include operating a dump truck, snowplowing, street and light maintenance, park and building maintenance, vehicle maintenance (heavy duty dump / garbage trucks, pick-up trucks, skid steer, chipper, and leaf loaders), refuse and yard waste collection, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure maintenance, and landscaping. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive; other duties are required and assigned as operationally necessary.

Applicants must possess a valid CDL Class B and C driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within six months of hire. The position is required to work in physically demanding operations and varying weather conditions. Applicants must be capable of lifting 50 lbs.+/- repeatedly and undertaking physically challenging tasks for extended periods of time as related to the operation and maintenance of Public Works duties, equipment, and facilities. Applicants should possess an advanced skill level in working with their hands, power tools, and equipment. All Public Works employees are subject to emergency response call-in for facilities and utilities, extreme weather, and state of emergency operations.

All applicants are carefully considered for fit with our core values of Integrity, Compassion, Trust, and Dedication. Successful applicants will reflect our values in their character and have a proven ability to communicate in person and through technology (phone, radio, computer), demonstrate individual initiative, be positive about learning, have experience interacting professionally with the public, and a history of working independently as well as with a team.

Preferred qualifications include experience in Public Works operations, experience in water/wastewater systems, State of Wisconsin water certifications, and strong mechanical skills.

The starting hourly rate for this position is $20.50-$23.50/hour dependent upon qualifications. The Village of Maple Bluff offers an excellent benefit package to include Wisconsin State Retirement and health/dental/life insurances.

To apply, submit an application and a resume with cover letter to our Public Works Foreman Paul Elliott at The position is considered open until filled, however, first application reviews will begin at 4:30pm on August 22nd, 2022. A fillable application can be found on our website at

Qualified applicants may be invited to appear before an oral board, and be subject to psychological exam, drug screening, an extensive background investigation, and medical examination. The Village of Maple Bluff is an equal opportunity and drug free employer.

Application for Employment

Fire Department:

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 or fill out an application.

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Paid-On-Call Firefighter/EMT

The Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department is currently recruiting volunteers for the positions of Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (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 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

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Part-Time Fire Department 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 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.

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