Firefighter-Paramedic Internal & Certified Applicants Only

Town of Branford Job Announcement
Posting Date: October 12, 2021
Closing Date: October 29, 2021

Job Title: Firefighter – Paramedic Internal & Certified Applicants Only
Department/Location: 45 North Main Street
Union Affiliation: Local 2533- IAFF
Employment Type: Full -Time
Hours per Week: 42, per Collective Bargaining Agreement
Pay Scale: $25.19-35.99 /hour

The Branford Fire Department is currently recruiting candidates for the position full -time Firefighter Paramedic. The current shift schedule is 24/72 rotation. Please visit our website at https://www.branford-ct.gov/departments/human-resources to reach the Official Town Employment Application.

Email your resume & the official Town of Branford application to:
CAREERS@BRANFORD-CT.GOV

Or in person at:
TOWN OF BRANFORD
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
1019 MAIN STREET
BRANFORD, CT 06405

Requirements:
The Branford Fire Department will be accepting applications for the position of full-time Firefighter / Paramedic through Friday October 29, 2021, 4:00 PM.
1. Applicant must be a current and active member/employee, in good standing, of the Branford Fire Department for a period of at least one year at time of appointment or a current employee, in good standing, of a full time career department.
2. Applicant must have National Registry EMT-Paramedic prior to employment date.
3. Applicant must have existing medical control through Yale New Haven Center for EMS, or be able to obtain such within 1 year of employment date.
4. Applicant must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification in accordance with the CT Fire Academy Recruit Fire School entry requirements (proof required). Candidates without CPAT will need to obtain CPAT certification prior to conditional job offer.
5. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma (or equivalent), and a valid Driver’s License. A copy of both must accompany application for employment.
6. Candidates must obtain a Connecticut Q endorsement (or CDL) to operate fire apparatus within 18 months of employment date.
7. Candidates must successfully pass the written and oral exams with a minimum score of 70%.
8. A background check and physical exam, with drug and alcohol screening, will be conducted immediately after conditional offers are extended.
9. Candidates who advance will then be interviewed by the Board of Fire Commissioners and a conditional offer of employment will be made to an individual for the position of Firefighter / Paramedic.
10. Candidates will be required to attend and successfully complete the Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit program in February 2022, or next available class. Completion of this program in the past 36 months of date of hire may not be required to attend.

Internal & Certified Applicants Only
Recruitment Plan
• All employment documents to be directed to Human Resources.
• Human Resources to screen all applications to meet the minimum qualifications.
• Applications, accompanied by a resume, and required documents, to be due, at Human Resources, by Friday October 29, 2021, 4:00 PM.
• Candidates shall successfully pass a written exam, to be administered on Friday November 5, 2021, 6:30 PM, with a minimum score of 70%.
• Candidates shall successfully pass an oral panel exam, on a date to be determined, with a minimum score of 70%.
• Candidates meeting the minimum requirements and the minimum exam scores may be selected for an interview with the Office of the Chief. Candidates currently enrolled in a Paramedic program should indicate their anticipated completion date.
• Candidates who advance will then be interviewed by the Board of Fire Commissioners and a conditional offer of employment will be made to an individual for the position of Firefighter / Paramedic.
• A background check and physical exam, with drug and alcohol screening, will be conducted immediately after conditional offers are extended.

See attached document for a full job description.
The Town of Branford is dedicated to diversity and equal opportunity employment. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. The Town of Branford reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be considered for the position. The files of all qualified candidates will be maintained for a minimum of six months from the announcement date, and the qualified candidates may be considered for the same or similar positions. All candidates must successfully pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test given at the Town's expense. The Town of Branford conducts background investigations for all positions prior to hiring. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate from further consideration.

Submission Deadline 
Friday, October 29, 2021

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