Kennebunk Fire Department
Full-time Firefighter/EMS Provider
The Town of Kennebunk is accepting applications for full-time Firefighter/EMS positions. These positions are newly available due to the awarding of a Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response FEMA Grant.
Kennebunk Fire Rescue, a combination department, serves the community with four stations, including Central Station & Rescue, Washington Hose Company, West Kennebunk, and Blueberry Plains. The department responds to over 2,500 calls for service annually. These opportunities include working in a beautiful coastal Maine setting located 25 miles south of Portland, ME, and 25 miles north of Portsmouth, NH. Our year-round population of approximately 12,000 increases significantly during the summer months. These are skilled positions involving the delivery of firefighting and EMS services within the Town of Kennebunk and for agencies assisted by the Town of Kennebunk. These positions also assist with station duties, maintenance of vehicles, inspections, and public and in-house education.
(A) High School Diploma or equivalent;
(B) Valid Motor vehicle operator’s license with no serious infractions;
(C) Maine License EMT-Basic required, with preference given to those with Advanced EMT or
(D) Firefighter II Certification or be able to complete the certification within a reasonable time
determined by the Chief;
(E) National Incident Management IS 100, 200, and 700; and
(F) AVOC/EVOC or equivalent.
Hours & Schedule
These positions work a forty-two (42) hour/week schedule. The schedule consists of a 24-hour shift,
followed by 2 days off, a 24-hour shift, and 4 days off.
KENNEBUNK FIRE RESCUE
Jeffrey H. Rowe, Fire Chief
John Brady, Division Chief/EMS
William VanDeinse, Deputy Fire Chief
Justin Cooper, Deputy Fire Chief
Chris Pare’, Deputy Fire Chief
Pay & Employee Benefits
These are non-exempt, hourly positions with a base starting pay rate of $21.05/hour, $45,973.20/year ($21.05/hour x 42 hours/week x 52 weeks/year). Successful candidates with the following credentials will receive the corresponding amount in addition to the base starting rate:
EMT License: $1.00/hour
AEMT License: $2.00/hour
Paramedic License: $3.01/hour
Associate’s degree: $0.10/hour
Bachelor’s degree: $0.15/hour
The Town of Kennebunk offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability (income protection) through Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust, MainePERS or MissionSquare (previously ICMA-RC) retirement, paid sick and vacation, and other supplemental benefits.
How to Apply & Timeline
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application to meet application
requirements. Please submit application materials to the Human Resources Department by email or by
physical mail to the Town of Kennebunk HR Department, 1 Summer Street, Kennebunk ME, 04043.
The deadline to submit applications is October 8, 2021, by 4:30 P.M. Successful candidates must complete a physical agility test (PAT) with the Department. Attached is more information about the PAT and the waiver, which must be submitted on the day of the test. Successful candidates will be notified of the next steps in the hiring process following the review of applications.
The Town of Kennebunk is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation (including gender identity and expression), physical or mental disability, religion, age, genetic predisposition, and any other characteristics protected by law.