27 days old


Town of Manchester
Manchester, Connecticut 06045-0191
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift, Rotating, Holidays
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Performs a variety of duties in response to medical and psychiatric emergencies and involved in the control and extinguishment of fires; protection of life and property; maintenance of Fire Department buildings, quarters, equipment and related work as required. Medical supervision is received from the Medical Director or his/her designee while administrative supervision and firefighting supervision is provided by the Fire Chief – Manchester Fire Rescue EMS Department.


Graduation from a standard high school or technical school or an equivalent as certified by the State Board of Education. Candidates must possess some mechanical aptitude and have the ability to work with mechanical-related tools or other mechanical equipment. Experience in firefighting, fire prevention and Emergency Medical Technician work or an Associate's degree in Fire Science is desirable. Preference is given to applicants who have completed recruit school.

To be included in our process applicants must be licensed as a Paramedic by the Office of Emergency Medical Services in Connecticut or be eligible to transfer an out-of-state Paramedic certification to Connecticut or if in paramedic school show proof they are enrolled in a paramedic program. Please include any of this documentation with your application. Applicants must possess a Connecticut Paramedic License to be appointed to the position. Candidates are required to pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within 24 months prior to appointment date. The CPAT application and information is available at the CT Fire Academy at www.ct.gov/cfpc or by calling (860) 627-6363.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Applicant’s hearing and vision must meet the applicable specifications defined in the current edition of NFPA 1582. A comprehensive physical examination conducted by the Town's physician will be required. The physical examination will include a screening for use of illegal drugs or controlled substances.


Examination Will Consist Of:

Parts                                         Weights                         Passing Score

Written Examination                   100%                            70%  

Agility Examination (CPAT)                                              Pass/Fail

            The top group of candidates will continue to the department interview for consideration.


Applications and job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department, 41 Center Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191 or visit our website at http://hrd1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/employment-opportunities/. No faxed or e-mailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.


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