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Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Job Description:

Are you ready to begin your career as a firefighter? Protect life and property all while making a difference in your community. The Bowling Green Fire Department engages directly in fire suppression, prevention, EMS first response, hazardous material mitigation, as well as technical rescue.
The City of Bowling Green is a vibrant, growing, and diverse community located in south-central Kentucky. It is the 3rd largest city in the state and conveniently located between Nashville and Louisville. Bowling Green offers a combination of big-city amenities and small-town feel.
Why become a firefighter?

  • Competitive salary ($41,070 annual rate) ($45,070 after completing initial training)
  • 24 hours on, 48 hours off shift rotation
  • 12 weeks of in-house training, plus on-going in-house training
  • Medical insurance (the City pays approximately 95% of premiums)
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Ability to cash in leave time (twice per year)
  • 24/7 fitness facility
  • Dental and vision care provided at 100% for employee
  • State retirement program

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Must be eligible to work in the US
    • Valid driver's license

      Candidate Physical Ability Test
      All applicants must be CPAT certified before their appointment date. The City of Bowling Green will host a CPAT testing session during the application process. Applicants can elect to participate in this CPAT test however they may obtain the CPAT certification anywhere testing is offered.
      The CPAT is a pass/fail timed test which consists of eight separate events (stair climb, hose drag, equipment carry, ladder raise and extension, forcible entry, search, rescue, and ceiling breach and pull). The test is a sequence of events that requires the candidate to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner.



        TOTAL COMPENSATION $72,333 - $82,458 ANNUALLY(amount is an approximation dependent on employee elections)
        SALARY: $41,070 starting salary $4,000 after completing training EMT Certification Pay $1600 annually
        BENEFITS: 24 hours on/ 48 hours off shift 12 week in house training program Medical Insurance: City pays over 95% of premiums for single and family coverage (value $5,300 -$15,425) Medical plan includes an HRA account. City contributes $1,000 annually for individual plan (individualmax $7,800); $2,000 annually for family plan (family max $13,100) Annual uniform allowance(value $500) Earn paid sick, vacation, holiday, personal, and appreciation leave. Cash in personal, holiday, and appreciation leave twice a year. 24/7 fitness facility (value $240) State Retirement System (County Employee Retirement System) City contributes 35.34% (value $17,838) 401K and 457 deferred compensation plans available $50,000 Term Life Insurance provided by the City (value $52) Dental and Vision Care Insurance for employee provided by City: family coverage available (value $425) Free access to on-site health & wellness center for eligible employees and their dependents (value $882) Tuition reimbursement to obtain college degree: $4800 annually after probationary period

        TO APPLY:

        APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, May 31, 2020

        WRITTEN TEST DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 18 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 20 (MAKE UP WRITTEN TEST DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 22 SPACE IS LIMITED! CONTACT TIGER TOOLEY 270-393-3667)DUTIES: Provides protection of life and property through general firefighting activities. Duties and responsibilities include performing general firefighting; handling hazardous materials, and man-made and natural disasters; performing routine maintenance work in the upkeep of equipment and fire station; conducting inspections; and completing routine clerical work.REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

        • Eligible to work in the U.S.
        • Age 18 by your written test date.
        • Good driving, police, personal and employment record
        • High School Diploma or equivalent
        • Valid Driver's License
        • Males between ages 18-26 need to be registered with Selective Services

          IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is the applicant's responsibility to obtain CPAT certification before the job offer date. At the moment (due to COVID-19) the City of Bowling Green will NOT be hosting a CPAT Certification Event. IF/WHEN that changes applicants will be notified via email of the CPAT dates.SALARY: $41,070 ($45,070 upon completion of basic training) plus a full benefits packageHOURS: After training, one will work one 24 – hour shift and be off 48 hours. The work day starts at 7:00 a.m.DOCUMENTS TO UPLOAD TO APPLICATION:

          • Upload copy of High School Diploma/Transcript (if you have to request your transcript/diploma submit your application and forward the documents to HR once received)
          • Upload copy of EMT Certification Card (if applicable)
          • Upload copy of CPAT Certification (if already certified – must be valid until December 28, 2020)


          • Test information
          • Pre-Polygraph Questionnaire due on you written test date

            The City of Bowling Green is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Keywords: CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, Bowling Green , FIREFIGHTERS, Other , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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