Firefighter/EMT-Basic (Fire Division)

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS - Currituck County, North Carolina

Nov 10, 2022


Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Step 3 = $44,561.28, Step 4 = $45,452.51 (6 months) and Step 5= $46,361.56 (1 year). annual

Job Description

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent with vocational or technical school training as an Emergency Medical Technician- Basic and firefighter. Firefighter II or equivalent required. Fire Apparatus Operator Certification or equivalent preferred. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills for the job functions, knowledge and abilities may be substituted; and credentialed by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic as outlined in 10A NCAC 13P .0502 or ability to obtain reciprocity. One year or more of Fire-EMS experience preferred. Firefighter Basic EMTs are required to have Basic Life Support Provider Healthcare Provider (CPR).

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved Fire Apparatus and Emergency Medical Service unit for the County Fire-Emergency Medical Services Department, rescuing victims and administering emergency medical care to patients on site and while in route to hospitals. Work involves responding to calls for all emergencies at the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to a medical facility. Performs in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and protocols approved by the local medical director at the NC credentialed level and must exercise considerable independent judgment to assess conditions of patients and administer appropriate medical treatment. Work is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, extremes in temperatures, noise, vibrations, exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Due to the nature of the work, employee is exposed to human blood and is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens. Participates in firefighting activities to include driving fire apparatus, operating fire department equipment, fighting fires and patient extrications. Assists volunteer fire departments. Must have the ability to work in Immediate Dangers to Life and Health (IDLH) environment for thirty minutes wearing approved firefighting PPE. Work is performed under the supervision of a Company Officer and is evaluated through peer review/quality management, observation, and public feedback and performance evaluation. NOTE: All positions have a physical demand requirement for Very Heavy Work. Must be able to exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 lbs. of force frequently and or 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including stretchers, stair chairs, backboards, ladders, various fire hoses, and extrication equipment. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle, including fire apparatus and other emergency vehicles. Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of body, and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess valid motor vehicle operator license; Emergency vehicle operator certification or CEVO. Maintain the privilege to practice within the Currituck County Fire EMS system; Successfully pass the Technical Scope of Practice evaluation at the level in which they operate. Completes required hours of Fire and EMS continuing education per year, Hazardous Material Awareness and Terrorism – Level I. Successfully complete Incident Command System–100, 200 and the National Incident Management System–700 and 800. Completion of bloodborne pathogens and HIPAA compliance training. Employment drug test and criminal background check required of finalist applicant(s). Must also pass a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)1582 physical as conditional offer of employment. North Carolina residents must obtain DMV Class B Operator’s license within one year of employment.

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY: Currituck County online application which may be accessed at https://co.currituck.nc.us/employment-opportunities. Submit application with a copy of your driver’s license, as well as copies of the required medical certifications and trainings. Out-of-State residents, excluding Virginia residents, must provide a current driving check with the application in order to be considered.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: Reference Minimum Education and Experience in "Job Description" field.
  • Experience: Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills for the job functions, knowledge and abilities.

Must have valid driver’s operator’s license. North Carolina residents must obtain DMV Class B Operator’s license within one year of employment.

Successfully pass the Technical Scope of Practice evaluation, valid Basic Life Support, Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification, required hours of continuing education.

Must pass a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 physical as conditional offer of employment.

Emergency vehicle operator certification, or equivalent. Fire apparatus operator certification or equivalent preferred.

Hazardous Material Awareness and Terrorism – Level I.

Successfully complete Incident Command System–100, 200 and the National Incident Management System–700 and 800.

Completion of Blood borne Pathogens and HIPAA compliance training, and participates in an annual refresher.

Contact Information

Currituck County Human Resources

Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS
Currituck County, North Carolina 27929
phone: 252-232-3228

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Currituck County online application which may be accessed at https://co.currituck.nc.us/employment-opportunities. Submit application with a copy of your driver’s license, as well as copies of the required medical certifications and trainings. Out-of-State residents, excluding Virginia residents, must provide a current driving check with the application in order to be considered.

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