Fire/Rescue Trainee

  • Greenville, North Carolina
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $38,729.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

Greenville Fire/Rescue is currently seeking

Trainees for our next Academy!

Under immediate supervision, performs in a training capacity, learning and participating in the general functions and duties of a beginning level fire/rescue position; employee remains in a training capacity until satisfactory completion of all academic and performance requirements as established by state law and regulations of the City's Fire/Rescue Department; position works directly under the Fire/Rescue Training Officer for an initial period and may work eight-hour shifts during such training; performs related work as required.

Upon successful completion of the Fire/Rescue Academy and all required certifications successfully obtained, the rate of pay will be,

$43,472.00 ($1,672.00/bi-weekly).

Hiring Process Includes:
*Physical Performance Test
*Oral Interviews
*WorkKeys/ACT Assessment (Pitt community College)
Note: If you wish to practice, you will need to complete the fillable student data form and follow the instructions for sending it in for a practice account. This will allow you to practice as much as you want, day or night. Here is the link:
*Background Check
*Psychological Evaluation
*Medical Examination and Drug Screen

FLSA: Non-Exempt
This is a continuous posting and may close at any time.

Examples of Duties
  • Receives intensive classroom and field training in both firefighting and rescue operations;
  • Attends training in all phases of rescue work for the purpose of providing basic life support treatment services as required;
  • Attends training in the operation and maintenance of a rescue vehicle;
  • Attends training in all phases of firefighting, hose, and ladder, salvage rescue, location of fire alarm boxes, hydrants, fire/rescue station, and apparatus maintenance;
  • Participates in patient assessment and providing basic emergency medical services;
  • Participates as a member of both a firefighting and rescue unit;
  • Responds to actual fire/rescue calls;
  • Operates fire/rescue communications equipment;
  • Performs grounds maintenance and other station house maintenance duties;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • No specific experience requirements.

Additional Requirements:
All applicants must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record;
  • Be a United States citizen or a non-citizen who can provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States;
  • Be of good moral character;
  • Possess the mental, physical, and medical health to perform the duties of a Fire/Rescue Trainee;
  • Be highly motivated with an interest in the Fire/Rescue field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to:
  • learn and apply all phases of fire/rescue work, station maintenance, and other required tasks performed by a fire/rescue employee;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of a firefighting and rescue unit;
  • accept rigid fire/rescue discipline and operational routine;
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • perform work requiring good physical and mental condition.

Special Requirements
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, current N.C. driver's license that is not revoked, suspended, or subject to limited restoration or conditional operation privileges.
  • Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Incumbent must complete all academic and classroom training as prescribed by the state and City Fire/Rescue Department for a certified Fire/Rescue Trainee and demonstrate satisfactory field performance of required fire/rescue skills before being promoted to the position of Fire/Rescue Officer I.
  • Incumbents must have a North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate at the end of the 12-month probationary period; must keep an EMT certificate up-to-date.
  • Must meet the recommendations of the ECU Human Performance Lab within 12 months from the date of employment.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance. Employees in designated part-time positions may participate in some of the benefit programs offered to regular full-time employees.

Visit the City of Greenville Human Resources Website for a more in depth summary of our benefits.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

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