Firefighter - Lateral Transfer

This is a Full-Time position working First Shift, Second Shift, Third Shift, Weekends, and Holidays.

Overview

FIREFIGHTER (LATERAL TRANSFER)

Deadline:  Open until position filled.

This is a Full-Time position, working First Shift, Second Shift, Third Shift, Weekends, and Holidays.

 

Overview

Firefighter (Lateral Transfers)

Job Summary

This job reports to the Captain or Lieutenant, as assigned, or as otherwise designated by management.

Relocation is not provided.

This is a Full-Time position, generally working 7:00am–7:00am per designated shift (i.e., 24 hours on, 48 hours off).  Designated work hours are subject to change on a permanent or temporary basis.

 

INTERESTED LATERAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY.  We are currently accepting applications for lateral transfers for ENTRY LEVEL FIREFIGHTER.  PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING TO ENSURE THAT YOU MEET OUR REQUIREMENTS. 

Although we accept lateral transfer applications on a year-round basis, this does not necessarily mean that we have vacancies, nor does it mean that we are obligated to fill any current vacancies or process applicants.

 

Job Skills/Requirements

The City of Owensboro, in its discretion, may accept lateral transfers of Firefighters from other agencies at any time, as long as such persons meet the following criteria.  Such persons are not required to participate in the competitive testing process.

Lateral transfers shall be limited to Firefighters who have successfully completed and maintained the following training and certifications:

     ◦IFSAC Firefighter I, and

◦IFSAC Firefighter II, and

◦IFSAC Hazardous Materials Awareness, and

◦IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations, and

◦NREMT–Basic and/or ability to reciprocate with Kentucky Board of EMS for EMT-Basic certification, and

Candidates for lateral transfer must have at least three (3) consecutive and current years full-time paid Firefighter experience.

 

Current CPAT cards are required at the time of hire for out-of-state applicants, and for in-state applicants that are not members of a fire department that participates in the incentive program.  A successful out-of-state applicant is required to convert training to Kentucky State Fire Rescue Training and Kentucky Board of EMS requirements.

If considered, and/or if offered a position, prior to hire, lateral transfers shall satisfactorily complete the following, but not limited to:

◦Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to, polygraph, criminal, employment and personal references, motor vehicle record;

◦Oral interview;

◦Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, physical exam, psychological evaluation, and any other necessary medical evaluations/ screenings must be satisfactorily completed.

EXCELLENT PAY AND BENEFITS.   The City of Owensboro offers a competitive base wage and benefit package, as well as participates in the State of Kentucky Firefighter Training Incentive program that currently stands at $4,000 per year.

 

TO APPLY

On your job application, indicate “Lateral Firefighter” as the position for which you are applying.   Applications are available at www.owensboro.org.  Click “Employment Opportunities;” click the position; follow directions on how to apply (i.e., in upper right-hand corner, click “Download Application” to complete application electronically; Save; then click arrow in very upper left-hand corner to go back to previous page; Click “Submit Application” and complete required information; Submit; You should get a message telling you if your application was successfully submitted).  If you experience difficulty, you may also email your job application and any related documentation directly to timmelme@owensboro.org.  Applications can also be obtained by calling (270) 687-8540; or toll-free (888) 616-8540.  TDD/Voice (270) 687-4459.  If you prefer, you can mail paper applications to Elaine Timmel, City of Owensboro Personnel Dept., PO Box 10003, Owensboro, KY 42302-9003.  Resume alone is NOT sufficient.  To confirm receipt of your application, please call the above number(s).

 

The City of Owensboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  EEO/AA-M/F/V/D

ADA accommodations may be requested by calling (270) 687-8542.