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The town of Avon is accepting applications for a vacancy in the Avon Fire Department for the position of full-time Firefighter / Paramedic. This employment search may result in a list of candidates for future positions and will expire in one year. The successful candidate will work rotating 24-hour shifts that will result in an average 42 hour work week over an eight week cycle. Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and a valid Massachusetts Emergency Medical Technician’s Certification. Candidates will be considered in the following order, those: 1) possessing a current Massachusetts Paramedic certification, and as a condition of employment, will need to complete the full-time Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Recruit program within one year of hire; 2) enrolled in a Paramedic Program to be completed and certified to the Paramedic level within one year of hire, and as a condition of employment, will need to complete the full-time Massachusetts Firefighting Academy program within one year of hire; 3) possess a basic EMT certification, complete the full-time Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Recruit program within one year of hire and be certified as a Paramedic within 2 years of hire. Compensation depending on qualifications inclusive of base wages, holiday pay, and paramedic stipend up to $56,143 with comprehensive benefits package. This is a union position covered by the Professional Firefighters of Avon L3857 CBA. Applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background check, physical examination, psychological screening, and drug testing. Successful completion of the Massachusetts Human Resources Division Physical Ability Test is required prior to employment. To apply submit cover letter and resume to Town of Avon Fire Department, c/o Chief Robert Spurr, 150 Main Street, Avon, MA 02322. Position open until filled.
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