Firefighter/Apparatus Operator: New Hanover County, North Carolina

New Hanover County
Human Resources Department
320 Chestnut Street, Suite 405
Wilmington, NC 28401-4045
Phone: 910-341-7178
Fax: 910-341-4293
Job Line: 910-341-7163
Website: www.nhcgov.com

Application Deadline: 1/2/04 @ 4:30 PM

Minimum salary for non-temporary: $28,768 + excellent benefits;
Salary for temporary: Level I - $8.00/hr; Level II - $8.50/hour; Level III - $9.00/hour

Accepting applications for non-temporary and temporary/part-time Firefighter positions, where selected applicants successfully completing an assessment process will comprise an eligibility list for up to twelve months, which will be used to fill future vacancies. Duties include protecting life and property by responding to emergencies, driving and operating firefighting vehicles and equipment, controlling and extinguishing fires and providing emergency medical care at fire scenes pending arrival of Paramedics. Hours for non-temporary positions include a rotating shift schedule of 12-hour shifts from 7AM-7PM or 7PM-7AM; or 24-hours on, 48-hours off from 7AM-7AM, including weekends and holidays. Temporary/part-time positions cover shifts as needed. Applicants must note all certifications and licenses on application and indicate interest in non-temporary, temporary/part-time, or both positions.

Requirements for non-temporary positions:

High school diploma/GED and 1 year firefighting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have Firefighter II Certification, valid NC Driverís License, and good driving record to begin employment. Must obtain a Class B Driverís License within 30 days of employment; NC Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification within 90 days; EMT Certification within 1 year; and Emergency Rescue Technician (ERT) and Driver Operator Pump/Aerial certifications within 2 years.

Requirements for temporary/part-time positions:

Level I - High school diploma/GED and 1 year firefighting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a valid NC Driverís License and good driving record to begin employment. Must obtain a NC Class B Driverís License within 30 days of employment; Firefighter II Certification within 1 year; and EMT Certification within 2 years.

Level II - High school diploma/GED and 3 years firefighting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a valid NC Driverís License, good driving record, and Firefighter II Certification to begin employment. Must obtain a NC Class B Driverís License within 30 days of employment and EMT Certification within 1 year.

Level III - High school diploma/GED and 5 years firefighting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a valid NC Driverís License, good driving record, Firefighter II Certification and EMT Certification
to begin employment.

Supplemental documentation may be requested at the assessment. *All positions require a pre-employment drug screening.