Morehead City Firefighter/EMT Firefighter/Paramedic

The TOWN OF MOREHEAD CITY has a full-time vacancy for FIREFIGHTER/EMT.  Although Firefighter/EMT 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 - Firefighter/EMT- $42,719 ($14.67 per hour) 

Hiring salary - Firefighter/Advanced EMT- $49,416 ($16.97 per hour) 

Hiring salary - Firefighter/Paramedic $51,920 ($17.83 per hour)

**Salaries based on 2912 annual hours worked

Enhanced City benefits package including, but not limited to, the following:

  • 13 paid Holidays
  • Vacation Accrual Rates @ 15, 20, or 25 days depending on years of service.  The City will honor years of service from previous and most current local or state government to determine vacation accrual rate
  • Transfer of Sick Leave after 1 continuous year with the City
  • Paid Parental Leave – 4 weeks
  • Voluntary Shared Leave Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program - $2500 per fiscal year

Applications may be downloaded from City website at and either:

  • Mailed to: Town of Morehead City, Human Resources Director, PO Box 1942, Morehead City, NC 28557;  
  • Emailed to:; 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 Friday, November 1 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 EOE

Posting date: October 22, 2019


Closing Date (If Any): 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Certification Level: