Firefighter: Apex North Carolina Deadline: September 14, 2016

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Deadline: September 14, 2016

Salary: $36,795.20 – $57,616.00 Annually

Job Description:


The Town of Apex is actively recruiting for fifteen full-time Firefighter positions as a result of opening a fifth Fire Station to perform responsible fire suppression, rescue, and incident response activities on an assigned shift in the fire department.  (Typical hiring range: $17.69-$19.52/hr.)

These positions are eligible for the Town of Apex comprehensive benefits package.  For more information see

For more information about the Town, see 5 reasons why Apex is known as the Peak of Good Living see

Typical Tasks

Typical activities involve firefighting, performing emergency medical service response, facility and equipment maintenance, and participation in incident response and fire suppression training. Work requires that the employee stay abreast of state-of-the-art fire suppression and rescue procedures, techniques, and equipment and requires the employee to incorporate the necessary changes into in-service training. Ability to make effective decisions under pressure is required in all aspects of emergency response work. The employee is subject to the hazards associated with incident response work including working in inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, loud noise, vibration, moving parts, high heat, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, wearing respirators, and working in close quarters. The employee is also subject to OSHA standards on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under regular supervision of the assigned station’s Fire Officer  and is evaluated through observation, conferences, and written reports concerning the quality and effectiveness of work completed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of modern methods of attacking fire emergencies and of the use and maintenance of firefighting apparatus and equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of incident response including response to hazardous materials spills and emergency medical service calls.
  • Considerable knowledge of emergency medical procedures as a First Responder.
  • Considerable knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
  • General knowledge of Town streets and layout.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, officials, and members of the public, and to speak effectively before groups in public educational situations.
  • Ability to make sound judgments in emergency situations

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduation from High School or GED.
  • Possession of a valid class C driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina or eligibility for possession.
  • NC Firefighter Certification (Firefighter II)
  • NC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)
  • NC Hazardous Materials Level I Responder
  • Incident Command Courses meeting NFPA 1561/NIMS-ICS 100,200,700 and 800.
  • Successful completion of a physical agility test.
  • Successfully pass a physical health screening.
  • Requires drug testing and background verification including references, criminal record and driver’s license checks prior to employment.
Candidates may provide equivalent certification with ability to receive reciprocity for IFSAC and/or National Pro Board certification through OSFM for all applicable fire certifications.

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Candidates may also produce National Registry EMT-B for reciprocity through NCOEMS.

Anticipated Timeline for Recruitment Process:
Application review:
September 15-19

Applicants notified via email at 1700 EST if they are advancing to the written testing: 
September 19, 2016
Written Testing: 
September 24, 2016 -Check in at 0830, testing begins 0900 or
September 26, 2016-Check in at 0830, testing begins 0900 or
September 26, 2016-Check in at 1330, testing begins 1400
Note: Candidates will get the opportunity to choose their test date.  
Applicants advancing to next phase notified 1700 EST via email 
September 27, 2016.
Practice Dates for Agility Testing: 
October 1, 2016 from 0930-1400 or
October 3, 2016 from 0930-1400
Agility Testing: 
October 12, 2016
October 13, 2016
October 14, 2016-Only if number of candidates dictates need for this date.
October 15, 2016
Note: Candidates will get the opportunity to choose their test date.  
Applicants notified via email at 1700 EST if they are advancing to next phase:
October 17, 2016
October 25, 2016
October 26, 2016
October 27, 2016
October 28, 2016-Only if number of candidates dictates need for this date.
Conditional offer by:

November 4, 2016
Physicals and equipment fittings:

November 9, 2016
November 10, 2016
Tentative start date:
December 5,2016

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

Town’s Website Click HERE


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