West Barnstable, Massachusetts
A unique opportunity to build and advance your fire service career in an exceptional organization.
The West Barnstable Massachusetts Fire District (year-round population of approximately 3,000 citizens (an additional 6,000 students attend Cape Cod Community College) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of full-time firefighter/paramedic. West Barnstable is a seaside village in the northwest part of the Town of Barnstable on Cape Cod. The Department covers a response area of 13.5 square miles and operates 9 pieces of apparatus from one fire station. The Department has an ISO rating of Class 2 in the water district and Class 3 out of the water district. The organization employs 7 full-time, 6 part-time and 40 on-call employees. The department responded to 694 calls in 2022 with 70% being EMS responses, and 2% being fires. The West Barnstable Fire Department functions within a fire district which serves the community as its own governing and taxing authority. The WBFD operates with a 1.6-million-dollar budget.
This position works a 42-hour work week (over an 8-week cycle) working 24 on-24 off-24 on and five days off. The position is part of the department’s management team and serves as the shift commander for the 24-hour period worked. Each shift has an assigned group of 6 to 10 call/volunteers for night coverage. These volunteers not only respond to calls but will be trained by the shift commander on a regular scheduled basis. The position starts at a firefighter level and will move to a lieutenant position after a short period of time. This position requires experience and a highly self-motivated person that has the ability to make quick tactical decisions. At night this position is responding alone with the call/volunteers, and as such is in command of an incident until relieved by a senior officer.
The community offers a full benefit package that includes health insurance (80% paid by the District), dental insurance, vision insurance, ample sick leave, personal time off, and ample weekly overtime opportunities. The salary range is dependent on qualifications at the time of employment. Firefighter Paramedic starting pay is $64,303 and for qualified candidates, Lieutenant Paramedic pay range is $67,518 to $78,947.
Candidates must be Firefighter I/II certified, have completed NIMS 100, 200, 300 training, be a National Registered Paramedic, must be able to become a Massachusetts Paramedic with all current required certifications, and obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Fire Instructor and Fire Officer certifications preferred.
Candidates should have a minimum of three years of related fire service experience and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, certification, licensure, and experience.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to [email protected]. Applications are open until the position is filled. A job description and additional information relating to this opportunity has been posted at www.mrigov.com/career.html. All applications for this position will be held in confidence. The West Barnstable Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age.