Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Firefighter/EMT, Portland ME
Open Until Filled
The Fire Department of the City of Portland has integrated the delivery of fire suppression and Emergency Medical services and expects successful applications to perform both functions. Requirements: Applicants must be State of Maine licensed or have the ability to be State of Maine licensed as an EMT-B at the time of interview. Intermediate or Paramedic licensure is desirable. Candidates with State FF I and II certification are desired. EMT-B’s will be required to obtain certification as an EMT-I. Candidates with three years of full-time experience with another career fire department or career ALS provider will be considered a lateral transfer and will enter the pay scale at step 3. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, two years of post high school employment or three years of post high school education at a college or university or any equivalent combination of post high school education and work experience totaling three years. Applicants will be required to pass a written exam, background check, IAFF/IAFC Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), and a medical exam. Starting salary: $623.03/wk with additional pay for EMT-I or EMT-P certification plus excellent fringe benefits. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, copy of their high school diploma or equivalency, copy of a driver’s license, and a copy of their EMT license. Deadline is Friday, November 16, 2012. Note: an EMT license is not required to take the exam but is required at time of interview.
Application Period: October 15 – November 16, 2012
Written Exam: Saturday, December 8, 2012 Location to be Determined Registration begins at 8:00am Testing begins at 9:00am
CPAT: Date, Time and Location to be Determined
You must present a picture ID on the day of the written exam. The eligibility list created from this test may be in effect for two years.
Accepting applications/resumes 10/12/2012 through 11/16/2012.