Firefighter Recruit: Louisville Kentucky Deadline: June 30, 2017

Firefighter Recruit

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Salary: $45,431.36 Annually

Job Description:


Participates in the academic and physical recruit training programs of the Louisville Metro Fire Academy
Participates in a battery of exams to determine suitability for the position of Firefighter

Examples of Duties

Takes tests to measure knowledge gained, evaluates performance and determines progress made
Participates in physical fitness and strength training
Attends classes in fire science, firefighting techniques, personnel procedures, regulations, current laws, human behavior and a variety of other topics related to firefighting work
Learns about various operational units to gain familiarity with the functions of the Louisville Metro Fire Department
Participates in practical training including firefighting, fire prevention, fire science, use of firefighting equipment and a variety of other procedures and activities related to firefighting work
Performs related work

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or the equivalent

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
Must be of good moral character, with no criminal or felony record inconsistent with the provisions of this paragraph. Unacceptable will be persons who have been convicted of a felony, or who have any criminal action pending against them
An applicant may be disqualified for multiple misdemeanors, an unacceptable criminal record, or multiple traffic violations
Applicants who have bought or sold marijuana within three years of application, or have bought or sold any controlled substance or narcotic drug without a prescription within six years of application will be disqualified
Must submit to a pre-employment drug screening
Must pass a pre-employment physical agility test
Must pass a pre-employment polygraph test
Must wear personal protective and safety equipment as mandated by OSHA
Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment
Must work a varied schedule
Must obtain or possess current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification, per KRS 95A.040(2)(b), prior to final offer of employment
Must have received an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions if having served in any branch of the armed forces of the United States
Must be able to swim, to the satisfaction of the Division, by the end of the probationary period
Residency must comply with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement
Must be in excellent health based upon departmental medical standards. Any job offer made by the appointing authority will be contingent upon passing a battery of medical examinations (including a stress examination)
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Communicates with individuals in person and utilizes all types of communication media
Lifts and carries items weighing in excess of 100 pounds in a team setting
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements
Endures extended periods of cardiovascular stress
Climbs ladders; hauls hose; wears/carries required protective clothing and gear in the course of training or rescue/fire suppression activities; and operates extrication equipment
Operates fire vehicles by both day and night; observes emergency scene actions taking place; observes traffic in the vicinity of an emergency scene; observes fire code violations; and reviews and prepares reports and correspondence

Supplemental Information

Minimum Starting Salary: $45,431.36/year
Salary Grade: U43S/06
Filing Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
Equal Opportunity Employer

Test Weights:
Written: 39%
Physical Ability: 61%

For Additional Information About The Selection Process Please Visit:

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

City’s Website Click HERE


Leave a Reply