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The City of Helena is an equal opportunity employer. Veterans, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Learn about Helena

Situated in the picturesque backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and with a population of just over 31,000, the City of Helena, capital of Montana, offers diverse opportunities for anyone to feel at home. Step outside and experience world class fly fishing and water activities in nearby reservoirs or the Missouri River. Take family and friends to access the City’s 1800 acres of natural, undeveloped park land where you can hike or bike to your heart’s content. Get out and explore the town that Rand McNally’s has called, “the #1 small town in the USA for Geocaching.” The Helena area also offers skiing, ghost town tours, backpacking, golfing, and many more great ways to enjoy the outdoors!

When you need a break from the outdoors, come downtown to enjoy homemade ice cream, chocolate and candy, unique stores and restaurants, local breweries, the carousel and ExplorationWorks!, or see a live production at the Helena Civic Center, Grandstreet Theatre, or Myrna Loy Center. The Helena Symphony, internationally acclaimed Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and many local sporting events are also great ways to spend your time in our City. Our local government is committed to helping support the great quality of life expected by our citizens. Join us if you want to make a difference in the place you will be proud to call home!



Individuals interested in becoming a firefighter with the City of Helena MUST provide as part of the application process a passed physical agility test (CPAT) completed within the previous 12 months. Testing in Montana is provided through the Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium (MFTC) with testing dates and additional information being found at https://www.mtfiretesting.org/. When a position is available, individuals can apply through the City of Helena website. Follow Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium on Facebook.


2024 Spring Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium (MFTC) Testing Dates The Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium (MFTC) conducts firefighter testing for employment with any of the departments belonging to the Consortium. Departments that are members of the MFTC are Big Sky FD, Billings FD, Bozeman FD, Butte-Silver Bow FD, Central Valley (Belgrade area) FD, Frenchtown FD, Kalispell FD, Great Falls FD, Havre FD, Helena FD, Lockwood FD, Miles City FD, Missoula FD, and Missoula Rural FD.

The MFTC requires candidates to successfully complete the CPAT Testing within one year from application. CPAT events are scheduled in Billings, MT, annually. If you have never taken a CPAT Test, you are highly encouraged to participate in a free CPAT Orientation. CPAT Orientation at Billings Metra Park Pavilion - Monday, April 22nd, 2024 (afternoon) CPAT Practice Test at Billings Metra Park Pavilion - Tuesday, April 22nd, 2024 (afternoon) CPAT at Billings Metra Park Pavilion - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 (ALL DAY) TESTING DEADLINES: The MFTC's next testing deadline is April 17, 2024. The Consortium will test annually to keep the candidate pool current. Departments will review results as needed, as determined by the agency. Be sure to check each department profile to make sure you meet any department-specific deadline! Departments will reach out to candidates on an as-needed basis. Be sure to be responsive to any agency requests! MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Montana Code 7-33-4107. Qualifications of firefighters. I've included the minimum requirements below (please note that some agencies have additional requirements, as indicated in their department profile).

Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium

Application deadline: April 17, 2024




Police Officers

Individuals interested in becoming a police officer with the City of Helena should review the information on HPD's employment page linked below.

Current Openings

Browse through the following openings to learn about available opportunities. Prior to applying, please click the details button or select the position title to view the schedule, status, qualifications, and required documentation. Applications submitted without the required documentation will be disqualified.

For additional information about employment, please contact the HR Administrative Assistant III at 406-447-8333.

All positions are Open Until Filled unless otherwise noted.