The TOWN OF MOREHEAD CITY has a full-time vacancy for FIREFIGHTER/EMT.  Although Firefighter/Paramedic is preferred, all levels will be considered.  Duties include responding to emergency calls; suppressing fires; providing basic and advanced life support within emergency medical services; handling hazardous materials; operating and maintaining department vehicles and equipment; preparing and maintaining detailed reports.  Position requires knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency medical care, automobile extrication, emergency transportation; fire suppression methods and techniques; proper handling of hazardous materials.  Must possess high school diploma or GED.  Firefighter Certification, EMT, Technical Rescue and HAZMAT certifications required.  Possession of a valid, unrestricted NC driver's license required.  Background/drug test required. Applicants must be able to obtain NFPA 1582 required physical clearance.


Hiring salary for Firefighter/EMT- $42,719 (based on 2912 annual hours at $14.67 per hour). 

Hiring salary for Firefighter/Advanced EMT- $49,416 (based on 2912 annual hours at $16.97 per hour).  

Hiring salary for Firefighter/Paramedic $51,920 (based on 2912 annual hours at $17.83 per hour).

Excellent benefits package.  Applications may be downloaded from City website at https://moreheadcitync.org/home-human-resources/human-resources-employment-application and either:

  • Mailed to: Town of Morehead City, Human Resources Director, PO Box 1942, Morehead City, NC 28557;  
  • Emailed to:  employmentapplications@moreheadcitync.org; or
  • Applied to:  at the nearest Employment Security Commission office.
  • Interested candidates must successfully complete a physical agility test before employment. The next test will be administered on August 2, 2019 at 4034 Arendell Street (Fire Station 2) Morehead City NC at 9:00 a.m.  Candidates that have taken and passed the physical agility test this calendar year will not be required to re-take the test. 

Application deadline:  Open Until Filled


Closing Date (If Any): 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: 
Advanced EMT