PARAMEDIC SIGN-ON BONUS: $10,000 will be paid to a current, licensed Kansas paramedic ($5,000 upon conclusion of 12 months, $5,000 upon conclusion of 24 months).
LATERAL PAY: Any candidate who has twelve or more months of previous employment, (at time of hire date), at an operationally similar and/or has performed similar emergency job duties as LDCFM operations employees for a professional fire department, and/or EMS service and/or a fire suppression / EMS military assignment should be considered for the Lateral Employee Program. Lateral pay consideration will be at the request. Candidates who have previous employment that would meet the above criteria but have been absent from such employment for more than 18 months at the time of application shall not qualify for lateral status. It is the sole discretion of the Fire Chief to determine if a candidate meets the above criteria to be considered a “lateral candidate.”
Firefighter Job Bulletin: Click here for more information about the firefighter position description, the CPAT testing schedule, as well as the hiring process timeline.
About the Department:
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical (LDCFM) is a progressive, fast-paced organization committed to the pursuit of excellence, providing fully integrated EMS and Fire Services to the City of Lawrence and Douglas County community. This commitment to excellence has yielded international accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), and an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 1; one of only nine (7) departments state-wide and one hundred fourteen (116) internationally with this distinction. Ideal candidates for this position will possess superior communication skills, a passion for public service and the community, and a predisposition for creativity and innovation.
Firefighter/EMT: $49,067- $16.85 per hour., 2912 hours per year
Firefighter/AEMT: $52,736- $18.11 per hour; 2912 hours per year
Firefighter/Paramedic: $57,162- $19.63 per hour; 2912 hours per year
An employee in this class performs specialized firefighting and emergency medical duties under emergency conditions. Work is performed under the direct supervision of superior officers but requires a thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods and emergency medical procedures. The employee is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of fire and emergency medical equipment, response apparatus, and crew quarters. Performance is evaluated by the department officers’ observation.
Must be at least 18 by the application deadline, have a High School diploma or G.E.D., and be a Kansas or National Registry EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic. Paramedic preferred but not required. Upon completion of the LDCFM Fire Academy, if the employee does not have a Paramedic certification they will be required to obtain their Paramedic certification within three years (3) of their hire date. Paramedic school tuition/books will be paid in full by LDCFM. Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) issued by 11/26/2023 (Upon acceptance of contingent job offer, all final candidates must be able to provide copies of required EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic certification. This position requires a valid operator’s license with a qualifying driving record, and the ability to obtain a Class B or equivalent license within six (6) months of employment. Must demonstrate mental and physical health as required by the position, and have an excellent work history and attendance record as determined by the previous employer and other reference checks. Upon contingent offer, the candidate will be required to pass a background check, drug screen, psychological evaluation, and a post-offer medical evaluation in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 chapter 6.1.1. All department employees must sign a ‘No Tobacco Use’ Agreement upon hire.
MINIMUM APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS
- At least 18 years of age by the application deadline of September 29, 2023.
- High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent.
- Valid (current) motor vehicle operator’s license(s) number, with NO RESTRICTIONS.
- Must possess a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) valid through 11/26/2023 or beyond.
- Possess an excellent work history and attendance record, as determined by employer reference checks.
- Possess one of the following or ability to hold certification by January 15th, 2024:
- Kansas Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT (AEMT) or Kansas Paramedic certification
- National Registry EMT Basic, EMT Advanced, or EMT Paramedic with Kansas eligibility
All hiring is subject to the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and post-offer medical examination in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 Chapter 6.1.1 standard and will include a drug screening.
Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance: Various dependent on coverage levels available; FREE Well Care Clinic through LMH; other wellness benefits/perks
Upon hire, the successful candidate must sign a No Tobacco Use Agreement
Paid Time Off: 6 Vacation days (144 hours), Sick Time Accrual: 9.9 hours/pay period (approx. 11 days), 2 Kelly days, 10 Paid Holidays
Retirement: Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F)
Shared Leave Bank: The Shared Leave Pool was established as a means to transfer sick or vacation leave to eligible employees. The maximum amount of time to be held in the Shared Leave Pool each year will be a total of 5000 hours.
Employee Assistance Program
- Pay Type Hourly