The Town of Hampden is seeking applicants for a full-time firefighter/EMT (Advanced EMT or Paramedic). Hampden Public Safety is a community-centered agency committed to providing professional and progressive public safety services.
Requirements: Applicants must be licensed at the AEMT level or higher to apply for this position. Candidates with State FF I and II certification are desired. Candidates that are not currently Paramedics will be required to obtain their Paramedic license per IAFF Local 4903 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants will be required to pass a background check, Hampden Fire Department Physical Agility Test, a written test, complete a job related assessment center, and a medical exam.
Benefits: The Hampden Fire Department offers a competitive wage/benefits package, excellent retirement options, opportunities for advancement and professional growth, 12 paid holidays, and vacation time.
Wages: The rate of pay is $21.33 to $27.22. A lateral entry at the Public Safety Director’s discretion is available based on training and experience.
Health Insurance: Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust PPO 2500 with 90% Med-A-Vision Plan. The Town pays 100% for the employee and 70% for a family plan.
Retirement: Maine State Retirement plan 3C, which includes 2/3 pay after 25 years of service with no age attainment, and COLA; or I.C.M.A. with a 10% contribution by the Town (no employee match required). The Town will contribute an additional .5% with an employee contribution to the I.C.M.A. 457 Plan.
Schedule: 42- hour work week. Shift pattern is 24 hours on duty, 24 hours off duty, 24 hours on duty, 5 days off duty.
Sick Leave Incentive: The Town will make available retirement medical benefits offered under I.C.M.A. The Town will contribute 12 hours per month upon the employee accumulating the maximum sick time hours of 1,008.
To obtain an application or additional information, please contact Hampden Public Safety at (207) 862-4000. Applications can also be obtained at https://www.hampdenmaine.gov/jobs.
Please submit completed application, cover letter, and resume via e-mail ([email protected]) or mail to:
Deputy Fire Chief
106 Western Avenue
Hampden, ME 04444
Application period will close at 1700 on Monday, April 5, 2021.
The Town of Hampden is an Equal Opportunity Employer