Firefighter/ParamedicCITY OF BOWLING GREEN
The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications from May 9 through May 24, 2019 for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applications must be submitted to the Personnel Department by 4:30 p.m. on May 24, 2019. This position is responsible for fire suppression, prevention, and emergency medical service for the protection of life and property. Applicants must be certified by the State of Ohio as a Paramedic at the time of application and appointment. Copy of paramedic certification must be provided at the time of application. Within 12 months of appointment, those persons hired must become certified as an Ohio Firefighter II. Each candidate will be scheduled to take the physical agility test on May 28, 2019 beginning at 8:00 A.M. (May 29 may be used also depending upon the number of applicants). Candidates, who successfully pass the physical agility exam will be invited to sit for the written exam at 8:00 a.m. on June 15, 2019. Ohio law (ORC 124.42) and City regulations provide that no person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment in the fire service unless the person has reached the age of eighteen (18) and has not reached his/her forty-first birthday. The age restriction is permitted by the Public Safety Exemption to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (29 U.S. Code 623 (j). Section 7.01 of the City's Charter provides for an additional credit of 10% of a passing test score for honorably discharged veterans. A candidate's DD Form 214 establishing an honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of application in order to be eligible for the veteran's credit. Firefighter/Paramedics must serve a one-year probationary period. The current hourly rate of pay at the time of hire is $20.24 (based on 2704 hours per year). Candidates must complete an application packet that is available in the Personnel Department of the City of Bowling Green, 304 North Church Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402. A copy of the job description will be provided to candidates.