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Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT

The City of Florence, Kentucky Fire/EMS Department is currently accepting applications for the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license, high school diploma or its equivalent.  Must be 21 years of age at date of hire. Must be certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission as having completed 150-hour Firefighter Certification or have an equivalent certification from another state nationally recognized accrediting agency. Must meet current Kentucky CPAT requirements and pass entry level Fire/EMS examination, as well as further assessments consisting of oral interview, psychological assessment, and physical exam with drug/alcohol screen upon acceptance. Candidate must possess and maintain their appropriate level of certification. Starting salary for Firefighter/Paramedic $56,185-$60,816 DOQ plus $4,000 state incentive and Firefighter/EMT $49,554-$54,699 DOQ plus $4,000 state incentive.  Lateral transfers are available for experienced personnel. Excellent benefit package.  Application available from the Finance Department at 8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence, KY  41042 or on-line at our website, www.florence-ky.gov.  Applicants must include an application, resume and a copy of all certifications. Applicants can also contact Assistant Chief Bill Allen at 859-647-5660 for further details.  EOE

Fire Marshal
The City of Florence, Kentucky Fire/EMS Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Battalion Chief of Prevention/Fire Marshal. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license, and be Kentucky 400-Hour Certified (or equivalent) or hold NFPA Firefighter I & II certification. Applicant must be a Kentucky or Nationally Registered Paramedic or EMT. Salary $79,997 plus State Incentive ($4,000) when applicable. Excellent benefit package. Deadline to apply is 1200 on 11/22/2019 to the Finance Department, 8100 Ewing Blvd Florence, Ky 41042 or by email at linda.chapman@florence-ky.gov Internal applicants must include a letter of intent and résumé. External applicants must include a completed application (available at florence-ky.gov) and résumé. EOE
Click for more details. Contact Asst. Chief John Black at 859 647-5660 if you have any questions 


Police Officer

 The Florence Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an officer with the Florence Police Department, now is the time to complete an application. We will be conducting a physical fitness and written test on Saturday, November 30th 2019. Those submitting applications with the necessary requirements by Wednesday, November 20th will be invited to participate in this testing.  Please visit the following links for the list of benefits, obtain an application and find out more about the testing.

Please contact Captain Greg Rehkamp at 859-647-5420 if you have any questions. 

To potentially qualify as a lateral police officer, you must have a minimum of two years of full time employment with a state, county, or municipal police, sheriff's department, or similar agency such as an airport, university, etc.  EOE

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