Firefighter/EMT (Full-Time)

Gorham Fire & Rescue Department

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 18,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business. 

We are currently seeking a qualified professional to join our Fire & Rescue team as a full-time Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic. This position is responsible for the delivery of firefighting and rescue services within the Town of Gorham and for agencies assisted by the Gorham Fire Rescue Department. The starting shift is expected to be 6AM to 6PM 4 days on / 4 days off but the successful candidate must be able to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, nights, and holidays.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must, at a minimum, possess a valid State of Maine EMT-Basic license (EMT-B). Paramedic preferred. Minimum of State of Maine Firefighter II certification, or equivalent, is required. Haz-Mat Technician & Confined Space certification(s) preferred. Valid State of Maine Class C or higher Driver’s License required.  Must pass a post-offer preplacement physical exam, drug test, and comprehensive background screening process.  A complete job description for the position can be found HERE.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: The Town of Gorham offers a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and paid time off to eligible employees, including a choice between two excellent health insurance plans with a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), $1,200 annual medical buyout for individuals declining health coverage, a 457(b) deferred compensation retirement plan with a 7.5% employer match, earned vacation, sick time, and 12 paid holidays. Employees also have access to dental, medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, short-term disability, and tuition reimbursement. Starting hourly pay rate is governed by collective bargaining agreement and depends on license level: EMT-Basic $18.25; EMT-Advanced $19.22; and Paramedic $20.05.   

HOW TO APPLY:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until filled. Qualified candidates should submit both a Resume and a Town of Gorham Employment Application to Human Resources. Applications are available on the “Employment Opportunities” page of the Town’s website, as well as at the Town Manager’s Office by appointment during business hours.

Please mail, fax, or email completed applications to:*

Town of Gorham Municipal Center
Attn: Human Resources
75 South Street, Suite 1
Gorham, ME 04038
Fax: 207-839-5408

*Applications may also be hand-delivered to Human Resources by appointment during normal business hours.

~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

Posted: November 3, 2021