Firefighter / EMT

Website Town of Weaverville Fire Department

Effective July 1, 2022 – Starting wages $41,450 base pay plus guaranteed overtime wages of up to $3,700 (Totals $45,150)

  • 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: FF/EMT
  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License (Class B)
  • North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (or ability to obtain within specified time frame)
  • Wildland Firefighter (ability to obtain as classes and staffing permit)
  • Technical Rescuer (ability to obtain as classes and staffing permit)
  • North Carolina FF-II
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Technical Rescuer
  • NIMS requirements per position
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:

  • Written Test
  • Background Check
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Physical
  • Drug Screening

Please return applications to:

Town of Weaverville
Attention: Firefighter / EMT Application
Post Office Box 338
Weaverville, North Carolina 28787

All positions/promotions are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.

The Town of Weaverville is an equal opportunity employer.

Application period open until filled.

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