HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller announces that the Hopkinton Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic.
The Town of Hopkinton and the fire department are looking to hire a qualified firefighter/paramedic to join its ranks. Hopkinton offers a professional, progressive and innovative public safety department offering state-of-the-art fire suppression and exceptional quality paramedic ambulance service to a growing community of approximately 18,000 residents. To view the department recruiting video, click here.
As a firefighter/paramedic within the Hopkinton Fire Department, the individual will have both fire suppression and emergency medical care responsibilities. Depending on the nature of the incident, this personnel may provide extrication and rescue, fire suppression or hazard control and administer emergency medical care.
Applicants must have a valid CPR card, motor vehicle operator’s license and a high school diploma or GED equivalent. A valid Massachusetts EMT-Paramedic certification, Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification and graduation from an accredited FF I/II program is preferred but not necessary.
The ideal candidate possesses the ability to react quickly and remain calm under duress and strain. They also have knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the operation of the fire department and of the Office of Emergency Medical Services treatment protocols, but prior knowledge is not required.
The starting salary range is $1,156.62 – $1,230.90 per week depending on qualifications, shift assignment and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The firefighter/paramedic will work four 10-hour days and rotating 24-hour shifts are available.
Those interested in this position should submit a resume and letter of interest along with the required Application for Employment no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, April 11, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will also be accepted in person or mailed to: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
All submissions will be reviewed and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in one or more interviews and assessments.
The Town of Hopkinton is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer.