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: www.covingtonky.gov
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.