City Seeks Applications for Firefighter/Paramedic


We are currently accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic in preparation for our upcoming entrance exam, which will be administrated on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Potential new hires must possess a Kentucky paramedic license or NREMT paramedic license upon appointment.

Currently already a Firefighter? No worries, lateral entry recruits will be paid according to the following pay scale based on consecutive years of career firefighting, as defined by the state of transfer:

Experience                     Entry Level
3-5 years                        Grade 2 ($44,739.84)
5-7 Years                        Grade 3 ($49,110.86)
More than 7 Years         Grade 4 ($55,603.16)

Lateral hires will be placed on the seniority list at the date of hire; no other seniority privileges apply.

The application will close on Friday, May 10, 2019, upon the deadline; all applicants will be notified via email of the entrance exam time and location. In order to take the entrance exam, an online application must be completed. For a full job description, qualifications and application, please visit:  

Job Title:                                Firefighter/Paramedic
Department:                          Fire Department
Salary:                                    $37,647.79 (Grade 1 Paramedic)

In addition to your salary, you’ll also receive the State Incentive $4,000, Kelly Day, Holiday Pay $1,809.99 Uniform Allowance $1,068.61 and Medic Certification pay if applicable $3,740.14. The City offers excellent medical, dental and vision benefits at a low cost to our employees, along with tuition reimbursement, paid sick and vacation time, access to our very own CTK Health & Wellness Center, just to name a few.

Under general supervision, engages directly in emergency medical care and transportation, firefighting activities, and fire prevention activities, including but not limited to the following:
  • Functioning as an integral component of a team while responding to calls for service during an assigned shift
  • Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments while connecting and laying hose lines, administering first aid, and operating nozzles, pumps, and other special equipment as assigned.
  • Provides unparalleled customer service in advanced level pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care and transportation to an appropriate medical facility
  • Observes fire hazards and violations of fire laws and regulations, keep records and assist in the preparation of reports.

The City of Covington fully and actively supports equal opportunity employment for qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability. Female and Minority Candidates are encouraged to apply.