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City of Sanford-Firefighter/EMT, AEMT, Paramedic

Start Date: April 01, 2024 | End Date: May 02, 2024
County: York County
Job Type: Public Safety - Fire

Firefighter/EMT, AEMT, Paramedic


Are you ready to embrace a career that combines courage, compassion, and excitement?  Join our exceptional team of Firefighter/EMTs and be a part of an opportunity to serve and protect our community.  As a first responder, you will embark on a journey where every day is filled with challenges, growth and the chance to make a profound difference in the lives of others.  Step into the boots of hero, embrace the excitement, and seize this incredible opportunity to be a part of something greater. 


We now offer lateral transfers that recognize your years of service as a firefighter or EMT.  Your dedication and commitment have not gone unnoticed, and we believe that your experience should be rewarded.  This means that your previous years of service will now be taken into account when determining your wages and vacation time.  Apply today and seize this incredible opportunity to build upon your legacy, while enjoying the benefits and rewards that reflect your dedication and service. 


The City of Sanford is now accepting applications for current and anticipated positions for full-time Fire/EMS personnel for the Sanford Fire Department.  Regular work hours are a 24 hour shift with an average 42 hour (1-2-1-4) work week.  Applicants who pass the entrance exam and are certified as a Fire Fighter II/Paramedic may have preference in hiring. 


These are responsible professional positions that will respond to emergency and non-emergency type calls for the city. Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of hiring, must attain knowledge of the City, must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, city officials, and the general public.


As a condition of employment:


  • Those who are hired as a Paramedic without Fire Fighter II will be required to attain Fire Fighter II within the first year of hire with department support.
  • Those who are Fire Fighter II/A-EMT may be required to attain an EMS license level of paramedic with department support.
  • Those who are hired as Fire Fighter II/EMT will be required to attain an A-EMT license within three years of hire with department support.

High School diploma or a GED is required. Candidate must possess a current Maine State EMT or Paramedic license or the ability to attain one prior to start. The applicant must have good listening and communication skills.  Post-secondary vocational or college is desirable. Applicants must possess the physical strength and ability to perform firefighting and/or pre-hospital medical care duties.


Applicants who successfully complete the requirements of the hiring process shall be considered for the positions.  A candidate list will be maintained for a period of twelve months (12) from completion and posting of the complete test. Testing process includes: a written general aptitude exam, physical agility test, oral board, and practical firefighting and EMS skills exam.  A background check will also be conducted.  For additional requirements and essential duties please refer to the attached job description.


The City of Sanford offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an environment which encourages personal growth and advancement.  The city currently offers MPERS special plan 3C two thirds @ 25 yrs. of service no age retirement. 


Applicants who successfully complete all aspects of the hiring process and are hired by the city shall not be allowed to use any tobacco products, vape, jewel type products, or mind altering drugs of any kind while on duty.  Use of any of these products by an employee on duty who is hired after 9/1/2018 shall be grounds for immediate dismissal from the Sanford Fire Department.


Applications and instruction packets may be obtained from the Human Resource Department, Central Fire Station or online @ under the Employment Opportunities icon.


 Applications may be sent to:


Human Resources Department

City of Sanford
919 Main Street
Sanford, Maine 04073


Post:                               Monday, April 1st, 2024

Deadline:                         Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 5:30 PM

The City of Sanford is an equal opportunity employer.

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