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Employee Incentives

GENERAL SUMMARY OF ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEE INCENTIVES

It is the policy of the Nixa Fire Protection District that the benefits and incentives established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement shall be available to all members who meet the defined requirements. 

PAID LEAVE 

Sick leave - Firefighters who work a 24 hour shift shall accrue sick leave at the rate of twelve (12) hours for each month of hours worked. Sick leave must be earned before it may be used. Employees can accumulate up to 720 hours.

Sick leave - All full-time Administrative employees shall accrue sick leave at the rate of 8 hours for each month worked. Employees can accumulate up to 720 hours. 

Vacation leave is intended to benefit the employee and serve as a time of mental and physical refreshment. We want to encourage employees to use their benefit time according to District policy, District procedure, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Nixa Fire Protection District recognizes the importance of work/life balance and provides generous leave options to employees. Employees begin earning leave time for each month worked, and earned time increases with years of service!

Vacation leave - All full-time shift employees

Probation period - 730 Days - 12 hours each month worked

2-4 Years - 14 hours each month worked

5-7 Years - 16 hours for each month worked

8-9 Years - 18 hours for each month worked

10+ Years - 20 hours for each month worked

Vacation leave - All full-time Administrative employees

Probation period - 730 Days - 5 days annually

2-4 Years - 10 days annually 

5-7 Years - 12 days annually

8-9 Years - 15 days annually

10+ Years - 20 days annually 

At the end of the year unused vacation hours may be rolled into the employee’s accumulated sick leave hours in accordance to District policy. 

If an employee separates from employment compensation will be received for accumulated vacation time in accordance to District policy.

MILITARY LEAVE

Employees who are members of any military reserve branch of the United States Armed Forces is eligible for a total of 120 hours leave per federal fiscal year without a reduction in compensation upon providing appropriate orders to the Nixa Fire District. 

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Eligible employees may be granted 24 hours bereavement leave in the event of the death of an eligible relative as listed in District policy.

LONGEVITY

The District recognizes the value of its employee's commitment and positive reinforcement that benefits the District due to longevity. We are proud to support and compensate all full-time employee's for extended years of service. Longevity will be awarded on January 1st following the completion of 5 years. The rate of $1000.00 will be added to the employee's annual salary and employees will earn an additional $500.00 for each consecutive year of service(issues on January 1 following the completion of each year of service).

EDUCATION

Education incentives shall be considered an annual sum added to the base salary of all full-time employees, given for additional education, or skills not necessarily required for the position held by the employee. These incentives will be considered part of the employee's hourly wage and will be awarded on January 1st following the completion of a full 12 months of service. The incentives are not accumulative; once a higher level of education is obtained the lesser will not be collected along with the new higher incentive. Should a skill or education requirement be necessary for a position as described in the job description then the incentive would be removed.  

  • ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE $1,500.00
  • BACHELOR'S DEGREE $2,000.00
  • MASTER'S DEGREE $2,500.00  

LICENSURE 

Licensure incentives shall be considered an annual sum added to the base salary of all full-time employees, given for additional Missouri Bureau of EMS Paramedic licensure not necessarily required for the position held by the employee. These incentives will be considered part of the employee's hourly wage and will be awarded on January 1st following the completion of a full 12 months of service. In the event the state licensure is not maintained, the incentive will be removed.

  •  PARAMEDIC LICENSE $1,000.00


  

                  

Joshua Kennedy ~ Lieutenant

7 Years of Service

"I got into the fire service 18 years ago because I wanted to be there for my community and serve people. At Nixa Fire the opportunities are almost endless to do just that. Whether it is hosting a child's birthday party at the station or helping families on their worst nightmare at a house fire, we get the opportunity on a daily basis to serve people. I get to work side-by-side with some of the most encouraging and awesome crew members in the business. We all come to work to serve, train, and fun while doing it."

HUMAN RESOURCE DIVISION

Athena Comitas-Fitts
Accounting/Human Resource Manager
E-Mail: career@nixafire.org

Phone:
Direct: 417-725-2292
Office: 417-725-4025

~ Our Mission ~ 

To build a successful team that exemplifies high standards of excellence in everything we do and stand for. 

TO ATTRACT

 We are seeking to attract candidates who thrive in a team environment, that are career-minded, who demonstrates a positive attitude, who are committed, and will display a sense of pride in what we do. These qualities are extremely important to our organization, in fact we insist on it! 

 

TO TRAIN

We dedicate and commit ourselves to personal and professional development through training, education, and coaching, to seek innovative and dynamic training opportunities designed to master firefighting skills, professional advancement, stimulate employee retention, and support organizational expansion. 

TO LEAD

We aim to be proactive in positive communication that reflects motivation and support, and reinforces encouragement for members to assist and strengthen them.

TO EMPOWER

We support strong work values that will lead to trust and confidence in decision making and empowerment of its members. Our goal is to reach and meet the highest standard in customer service, firefighting skills, and ensure high-quality organizational purpose.