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Portland Fire Department
The City of Portland has the largest professional fire and emergency medical services department in the State of Maine. 220+ sworn members work around the clock to protect the City’s nearly 70,000 citizens. In addition to fire protection and EMS, the Portland Fire Department fully staffs the Air Rescue Station at the Portland International Jetport; boasts the only Heavy Rescue Company which provides technical rescue capabilities regionally; and has one of the few Marine Firefighting Divisions in Maine. A career with the PFD provides more variety and opportunities for advancement than any other firefighter position in the state. The PFD is seeking ambitious, talented firefighter/EMTs who have a passion for serving their community while continuously improving their skills.
Lateral Transfers: The PFD strongly encourages lateral applicants to apply and provides a streamlined onboarding process and additional initial pay commensurate with experience.
Requirements: Have reached the age of twenty-one (21), or have reached the age of twenty (20) with two years of post-high school education. Must hold and maintain a valid Maine EMT- Basic or higher EMS license prior to start date. EMT-Basics will be required to obtain certification as an EMT-Advanced within one year of employment. Candidates with State FF I and II certification are desired, but the right candidates can be certified through new hire academy training. Applicants must successfully pass a background check; complete the Portland Fire Department Physical Ability Test or provide a valid IAFF/IAFC Candidate Physical Ability Test card; complete a job suitability assessment; pass a medical exam; and provide proof of COVID vaccination.
Starting salary range: $840.00 to $882.42 per week, not including available stipends. Lateral transfers with at least three years experience may be placed at the step level in the Local 740 contract equivalent to experience level. Excellent fringe benefits include MainePERS Special Retirement Plan 3C, fully paid health insurance, thirteen paid holidays, vacation, sick time and other offerings.
For more information call Jessie Lemieux at 207-874-8948.
Applicants must upload a cover letter, resume to the online application.
Date, time and location of Physical Ability Test (PAT): Orientation December 2nd, Testing Dates December 9th and 16th; All testing days 9am start time; Location of testing 212 Canco Road. More information will follow at the time of application submission.
Deadline for applications for this position is Friday, December 1, 2023.
To VIEW further details, click on the Firefighter Information Packet link below.
City Benefits –
Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.
The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
**State law requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at this time prior to the start of employment.**
To apply for this job please visit selfservice.portlandmaine.gov.