City of Portland | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 2/16/2021


The City of Portland is now accepting applications for Firefighter/EMT

The Fire Department of the City of Portland has integrated the delivery of Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services and expects successful applicants to perform both functions.  Requirements:  Must hold and maintain a valid Maine EMT- Basic or higher EMS license.  Candidates with State FF I and II certification are desired.  EMT-B’s will be required to obtain certification as an EMT-A within one year of employment.  Candidates who laterally transfer from their current career Fire or EMS service with three years of full-time experience will enter the pay scale at step 2 (3-5 years) of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.   Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, two years of post high school employment or three years of post high school education at a college or university or any equivalent combination of post high school education and work experience totaling three years.  Applicants will be required to pass a background check, Portland Fire Department Physical Ability Test or present with a valid IAFF/IAFC Candidate Physical Ability Test card, must complete a Job Suitability Assessment, and a medical exam. 

Starting salary:  $799.68/week with additional pay for EMT-A or EMT-P certification, plus excellent fringe benefits. 


Applicants must submit/upload a cover letter, resume, copy of a high school diploma or equivalency, copy of a driver’s license, and a copy of EMT license with the online application.  

Date, time and location of Physical Ability Test (PAT) to be determined.   


Deadline for applications is:  Monday, March 15, 2021.

For further information - and  - TO APPLY FOR  FIREFIGHTER/EMT – VISIT



The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.


Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
General Labor | Government | Other

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