Part-Time Firefighter/EMT (Fire)
Georgetown, KY, United States of America

Overview

Scott County is located in the northern portion of the bluegrass region and its largest city is Georgetown. On January 1, 2019, Scott County elected a new Judge Executive, Joe Pat Covington. With nearly 250 full-time employees, the county government offers services through a variety of important departments including; fire, sheriff, emergency medical services, emergency management, detention center, roads, animal care and control, county attorney, county clerk, coroner, electrical inspection and administrative services. The current population is just shy of 60,000 and is expected to grow to nearly 100,000 by 2040 making it the fastest growing county in Kentucky. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce to keep pace with and support our anticipated growth. Our vibrant community now has two high schools, which includes the newly opened Great Crossing High School. In addition there are campus for two higher education institutions; Georgetown College, a liberal arts college founded in 1829, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. In addition, Scott County is home to the largest Toyota Manufacturing plant in the world, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm for retired race horses, one of the finest Greek Revival-style mansions in the United States, and borders the world famous Kentucky Horse Park that stretches 1,200 acres.

Job Skills / Requirements

Individual needed to provide for protection of life and property through the suppression and prevention of fires and in the response to emergency calls. Duties include responding to scenes of fires, disasters or other emergency incidents; protecting life and property through controlling, extinguishing and preventing fires; providing emergency medical services; regularly maintaining firefighting equipment, apparatus, and quarters. In emergency situations, performs hazardous tasks requiring strenuous physical exertion for extended periods of time in cramped surroundings, hot and smoky environments with limited visibility and at considerable heights.
Position requires graduation from high school or possession of a GED. Individuals must also be 19 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and 150 hours volunteer certification training as established by the Kentucky Commission on Fire Protection Standards. Preference will be given to applicants who have prior experience working as a firefighter/EMT, possess a valid Kentucky Emergency Medical Technician certificate, and/or are a certified professional firefighter and have completed the 400-hour Kentucky Commission on Fire Protection Standards and education training program. The normal shift start time is 7:30 a.m. Candidates will be expected to work at least 48 hours per month which could be fulfilled by working two (2) 24-hour shifts or four (4) 12-hour shifts or a combination of either. Base starting pay for a candidate who has EMT certification will be $10.21; however, compensation will be commensurate with qualifications. Preference will also be given to candidates who are not participants in the CERS hazardous duty retirement system.

Please apply by following the employment opportunities link at www.scottky.gov. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Qualified candidates will be contacted as the need arises for part-time support.
Scott County Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer.

Education Requirements (Any)

High school diploma or GED


This is a Part-Time position 24 hour shift followed by 48 hours off.

Relocation is not provided