The TOWN OF MOREHEAD CITY has a full-time vacancy for FIREFIGHTER/EMT.  Although Firefighter/EMT Paramedic is preferred, all levels will be considered.  Applicants with a valid State or National EMS certification of EMT or higher, are also encouraged to apply. 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
  • Probationary Bonus
  • 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 https://moreheadcitync.org/home-human-resources/human-resources-employment-application and either:

Application deadline:  Open Until Filled EOE

Interested candidates must successfully complete a physical agility test before employment.  Testing date to be determined.

Closing Date (If Any): 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: 
Advanced EMT