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The City of Florence, Kentucky Fire/EMS Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license, high school diploma or its equivalent.  Must be 18 years of age at the time of application. Must be certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission as having completed 150-hour Firefighter Certification or have an equivalent certification from another state or nationally recognized accrediting agency. Eligible applicants must possess current KY or National Registry Paramedic certification. Consideration will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled in paramedic school.

Must meet current Kentucky CPAT* requirements and complete PEP test, 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. Excellent benefit package.  Applications are available online.  Applicants must include an application and experience questionnaire. Copies of all certifications and a resume will need to be produced upon request. Applications and experience questionnaire can be emailed HR/CFO Linda Chapman linda.chapman@florence-ky,gov. Contact Assistant Chief Chris Miller with any questions 859 647-5660.  EOE

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Starting Salary- $57,477 (plus $4000 state incentive when eligible)
Lateral Salary Range (depending on qualifying experience)- $57,477--$62,215 (plus $4,000 state incentive when eligible)

To potentially qualify as a lateral Firefighter/Paramedic, you must have a minimum of two years of full time employment with a Fire/EMS department, be a KY or Nationally registered paramedic, possess IFSAC Firefighter I and II or KY 400 Hr certifications, and meet current CPAT* requirements.

*Please note that CPAT requirements have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  These requirements will be re-instituted following the lifting of the governor's executive order. Applicants will then have a period of time to meet the KY CPAT requirements.

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. 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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