The Shelbyville Fire Department is accepting applications for part time firefighters.

General Duties:  This position serves under the Fire Captain or Fire Sergeant and routinely works a scheduled 24 hours per week in 12 and 24-hour shifts. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: serving as a Professional Firefighter/EMT on and off the fire ground; executing station duties; inspecting facilities to ensure clean, orderly and safe work environments; ensuring that apparatus and equipment are clean and maintained in proper working order; answering calls for emergency and non-emergency services normally associated with those of a Firefighter/EMT.

Education and Certification Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent.  A valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Must possess and maintain the following certifications: at least 150-hour Certification established and certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission; Emergency Medical Technician Certification (EMT-B or EMT-A, P) as established and certified by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS); certificates from the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA that include NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, and 800; and a valid CPAT card as certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission at time of hire. The CPAT requirement may be waived for a lateral transfer who is currently employed with or who has previously been employed by a Kentucky fire department prior to January 1, 2013 in accordance with KRS Chapters 67, 75, and 95; and who has not been out of the fire service for more than one (1) year.  400-hour certification and the IFSAC Firefighter I and II are preferred, but not required.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of modern firefighting principles, methods, and techniques.  Knowledge of departmental operating procedures.  Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of fire vehicles, equipment, and related apparatus.  Knowledge of the geography of the city, including the location of streets and roads, fire hydrants and the location and interior of major buildings.  Knowledge of the principles of hydraulics and their application to the operation of fire apparatus.  Working knowledge of building maintenance.  Ability to analyze hazardous situations and adopt quick, efficient, and reasonable courses of action with a minimum of hazard to fire personnel and the general public.  Ability to operate emergency communications system.  Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with city officials and employees, other fire department personnel, and the general public.

Salary:  $10.75/hour. Compensated for call-back events and training events.

 Deadline:  Visit or City Hall (315 Washington St., Shelbyville, KY) for an application packet.  The application, resume, and copies of certifications demonstrating minimum certification requirements must be received by 4:00 p.m. on 6/1/2018.  A resume will not substitute for a completed and signed application.  Call (502) 633-7101 for questions.


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