Full-Time Firefighter/EMT

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Chambersburg Fire Department - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2021


Application Deadline:
May 28, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$55,062.70 annual

Job Description

The Chambersburg Fire Department is currently accepting applications to develop a certified list for Entry Level Firefighter/EMT to fill current vacancies. Don't miss this exciting opportunity and apply today!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!

CLEARANCES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

ALL TIE BREAKERS ARE BASED OFF OF DATE AND TIME APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED

++ABOUT US:++

The Chambersburg Fire and EMS Department is a combination department consisting of both full-time, part-time, and volunteer Firefighter/EMTs. We respond to over 4,500 EMS calls and over 1,000 fire/rescue incidents per year. The department’s primary response is in the Borough of Chambersburg, but we do provide mutual aid for both fire and EMS calls. We are an all-hazards department that responds to structure fires, medical calls, HAZMAT incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and a variety of rescue incidents. In addition, the department holds our mission to the highest standards and does a variety of community engagement to include public relations events, fire inspections, and community fire and EMS training.

++HIGHLIGHTS:++

· Your workweek will average 42 hours. Overtime will be paid for all hours other than your regularly scheduled shifts in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

· You'll start at $55,062.70 (2021) annually, with raises during and after 1 years’ probation with advancement increases up to a maximum for Firefighter VII of $72,015.10 (2021) annually. You will receive disability insurance, life insurance and retirement benefits.

· Training provided

· You become eligible for vacation after one year of employment.

· Opportunities may be available for a fluent Bilingual English-Spanish Firefighter appointment, should one become available. The applicant should indicate on their application that they are fluent in both Spanish and English.

· Veterans will receive preference in accordance with the law.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be 18 yrs of age or older
  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: No experience needed

Must be a resident or take up residence within 25 driving miles of the corporate boundaries of the Borough of Chambersburg within one year of the date of employment.

Contact Information

Benjamin Myers

Chambersburg Fire Department
130 North Second St
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
phone: 717-251-2477

How to Apply

Applications are on our webpage at: http://www.chambersburgfire.com or Chambersburg Fire Department Headquarters, 130 North Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or by calling 717-251-2477

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 4:00 P.M., Friday, May 28, 2021

Applications MUST be returned by mail or in person at the Chambersburg Fire Department, 130 N. Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201(Monday through Friday – 8 am to 4 pm (No Holiday Drop offs)) All applications must be turned in no later than Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM. All applicants must be 18 years old by the application deadline. All applications will be turned over to the Borough Secretary for processing.

NOTE: A $20.00 fee is required when applications are submitted in any form. The check or money order for $20.00 should be made payable to the Borough of Chambersburg. The application will not be processed if the fee is not received.

Also, note that both your application and background require acknowledgment that all is true and correct under penalty of law to be accepted.

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – 5:30 PM

To be conducted in Chambersburg Recreation Center (Bard Hall – downstairs - Southside of the building) 235 South Third Street, Chambersburg, PA. In order to participate on test day, your application and payment must have been received. No monies or applications will be collected on test day. Test starts promptly at 5:30 pm and no admittance will be allowed after the start of the test. "Borough mandated COVID procedures regarding masks and distancing will be enforced. Please bring a mask with you for the written test.”

All applicants will need to get a score of at least 70% on the written exam to take the second part of the testing process which is the physical agility test (a pass/fail test). Physical agility testing information is included within the application packet.

Applications are on our webpage at: http://www.chambersburgfire.com or Chambersburg Fire Department Headquarters, 130 North Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or by calling 717-251-2477

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