City of Ellsworth



– Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.
– High School Diploma or equivalent required.
– NFPA Firefighter I & II certification or equivalent.
– Must hold and maintain a valid Maine EMT-B EMS license or higher.
– Must have a minimum of 5 years fire experience (current work with a full time department preferred)
– Successful completion of a state certified AVOC/EVOC class.
– Must have and maintain a Maine Class B license with Air brakes and Tanker enforcements.
– Must successfully complete a physical abilities test.
– Must successfully complete a post offer comprehensive physical examination.

REPORTS TO: Career officers


This is a skilled emergency medical and firefighting position that requires the employee to respond to a wide range of medical, traumatic, and fire suppression-related emergencies in a community encompassing 93.8 square miles with a year-round population of over 8,00 that is significantly higher in the summer months. The department’s annual call volume exceeds 1500 calls for service per year.

The Per-Diem Firefighter/EMT position is a part-time employee, as defined in the City of Ellsworth Personnel Ordinance, and works scheduled 10 and/or 14-hour shifts, not to exceed 35 hours in one week.

The person filling this position must be mature, honest, compassionate, able to work well with others, and be willing and able to interact positively with the public. The candidate must be prepared to respond to Fire and EMS calls in all types of weather, day or night. Due to the geography of the community the candidate must be prepared for emergencies on/in the water, highways, residential neighborhoods, industrial areas, as well as agricultural settings.

The person filling this position will complete station duties, public education, in-house education for the professional development of our personnel, equipment and apparatus maintenance, disinfecting and cleaning of equipment and apparatus, computer related reports and assignments, and a variety of other tasks that may be assigned by the Fire Chief or his designee.

The person filling this position must be:
 Knowledgeable in current EMS standards applicable to their licensure level as outlined in state and local protocols.
 Knowledgeable and proficiently skilled in fire suppression related techniques as outlined within NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.
 Proficiently skilled in all patient care techniques that may be performed by a Maine licensed Emergency Medical Technician as appropriate for their licensure level, including completion of electronic patient care reports.
 In good physical and mental condition
 Able to develop a rapport with a vast cross section of coworkers including call members, student firefighters, part-time and full-time firefighter/EMS personnel, local and state police officers, and hospital staff, all with varying levels of training and experiences.


⮚ Report promptly for scheduled work shifts, prepared for duty.
⮚ Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
⮚ Safely drive and operate emergency apparatus including pumpers, aerials, ambulances and other ancillary vehicles under routine and emergency response in all types of conditions.
⮚ Perform fire suppression activities as required, including but not limited to, suppression, ventilation, forcible entry, search & rescue, overhaul, and salvage.
⮚ Perform emergency medical care and transport of sick or injured persons.
⮚ Be knowledgeable in and adhere to State and local EMS protocols as well as department and company Standard Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and General Orders.
⮚ Perform station duties, equipment and apparatus maintenance checks, hydrant shoveling, hose testing, and a variety of other assignments as part of the team as assigned.
⮚ Maintain a willingness to learn and employ additional skills and techniques as needed.
⮚ Learn and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the location of streets, principal buildings and geographic features of the City of Ellsworth
⮚ Effectively receive, process, relay, and follow both oral and written instructions.
⮚ Comply with all department training requirements.
⮚ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees (call, part-time, full-time and students), supervisors, other departments, agencies, and the public we serve.
⮚ Understand and work within the principals of the National Incident Management and Incident Command systems.


This position is a part-time per diem position based on being a non-union member without benefits. This position will be paid at a step 3 of the fire department wage scale.


An employee in this class must have already attained, or attend and pass the following within a reasonable time frame as agreed to with the Fire Chief:

 Hazardous Materials Operations Level certification or recertification.
 Basic Pumps and/or Aerial Operations certification.
 Other classes

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