Fire Engineer / EMT

Website Weaverville Fire Department

Effective July 1, 2022: Starting wages of $43,998 base pay plus guaranteed overtime wages of up to $3,927 (Totals $47,926).

  • Effective July 1, 2022 – $2,500 hiring bonus for new, full-time Firefighter and Fire Engineer positions upon successfully completing a 6-month probationary period. Distribution Schedule:  $1,000 upon successful completion of 6-month probationary period. $1,500 upon successful completion of 1-year employment with performance evaluation of meets or exceeds expectations.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent
  • North Carolina State Driver’s License (Class B)
  • North Carolina FF-II
  • North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Driver Operator Pumps and Aerials
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Technical Rescuer
  • NIMS requirements per position
  • Minimum four years as a full-time paid firefighter in a career fire department.

Town Benefits:

  • State retirement plan
  • 401K or 457B with up to 6% employer match
  • 100% Health insurance for employee; Dependent coverage available
  • 100% Dental & vision for employee; Dependent coverage available
  • $1,000 HRA for employees / $2,000 for family
  • Flexible spending account available for employee contributions
  • 100% Group life insurance
  • 100% long term disability
  • Paid vacation/annual leave accrual based on service time, beginning with 120 hours annually
  • Sick leave accruals at 12 hours per month
  • 12 paid holidays (12hrs per holiday)
  • 100% Workers Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program

Selection Guidelines:

  • Physical agility test
  • Weaverville Engineer promotional process
  • Written test
  • Structured interview
  • Background Check
  • Physical
  • Drug Screening

Please return applications to: Town of Weaverville Attention: Fire Engineer / EMT Application Post Office Box 338 Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 All positions/promotions are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. Applications available online at www.weavervillenc.org. The Town of Weaverville is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Period: Open until filled with a first review date of November 28, 2022.

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