Full-Time Firefighter/EMT - Bucksport

The Town of Bucksport, Maine is seeking qualified applicants for added positions of full-time Firefighter/EMT (Paramedic preferred). We provide coverage to nearly 8,000 citizens and have an annual call volume of over 1,400 calls. Applicants must be licensed at the EMT level, and will be required to obtain paramedic licensure within 2-years. Candidates with State of Maine or ProBoard Firefighter I, and/or Firefighter II desired. Applicants must have a high school diploma, or equivalent. Applicants will be required to pass a full background check, medical exam, and training assessment.

The Bucksport Fire department offers a competitive wage/benefits package, as well as:

  • Excellent retirement options: MePERS plan 1C: 20 years, no age, with COLA; as well as an ICMA 457-b plan for employee-only contributions; and Social Security
  • Opportunities for advancement and professional growth
  • 12 paid holidays; 2 personal days; vacation time up to 6 weeks; sick leave up to 720 hours
  • Weekly COMP time accrual of 4.5 hours
  • Income protection plan & longevity steps
  • Uniform and cleaning allowances
  • Union health and insurance programs through Allegiant Care, as well as vision and dental options

The rate of pay is $21 – 27.61 per hour ($57,876 - $76,093.16). A lateral entry is available at the Public Safety Director’s discretion based on training and experience. A $5,000 sign-on bonus is also available at the Public Safety Director’s discretion. Full-time firefighter/EMTs work a rotating 56-hour work week (53-hour paid, and 4.5 hours COMP contribution weekly).

Applications may be obtained by visiting www.bucksportmaine.gov; or, by emailing: mdenning@bucksportmaine.gov. Please submit a completed application and employment background investigation authorization form, along with a resume to: mdenning@bucksportmaine.gov, or by mail to: 

Bucksport Fire Department
Attn: Deputy Fire Chief Michael Denning
P.O. Box 1848
Bucksport, ME 04416.

Questions may be directed to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Denning, 207-469-7951.

The Town of Bucksport is an equal opportunity employer. 

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