Recruit Certified Firefighter

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Recruit Certified Firefighter

Search #: 494784
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Public Safety


The University of Connecticut Fire Department is seeking candidates for the position of Firefighter who have successfully completed the Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Firefighter Program or other comparable/equivalent recruit firefighter training program which meets or exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1001. Candidates currently enrolled in a recruit firefighter training program with an anticipated graduation date of December 31, 2020 or prior may also apply. There two primary duty stations (Storrs and Farmington) and a firefighter may be assigned permanently, temporarily or on an as-needed basis to either or both locations. Under the general supervision of a Fire Lieutenant or other officer at a higher rank, Firefighters are accountable for providing firefighting, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, technical rescue and emergency medical services. Duties include: firefighting, technical rescue, fire prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials emergency response, equipment maintenance and communications. Receives on-the-job training in firefighting and rescue procedures, drives apparatus to the emergency scene in the event of an alarm, evaluates nature and severity of fire or incident and selects the appropriate tools and techniques. Conducts routine inspection tours of facilities to check and/or maintain fire alarm systems, hydrants, smoke and heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler and foam systems. Reports any dangerous or inadequate conditions. Delivers fire prevention and fire extinguisher training to non-Fire Department personnel. Provides emergency medical services to evaluate medical conditions of patients and provide pre-hospital treatment and/or critical intervention for injuries and transport patients to hospital if necessary. Performs daily maintenance and inspections of personal equipment to ensure readiness for emergency situations, operational checks of apparatus and pumps, and ensures ambulance and emergency rescue vehicles are stocked with necessary equipment and medical supplies.


Successful completion (or anticipated successful completion by December 31, 2020) of the CT Fire Academy Recruit Firefighter Training Program or other comparable/equivalent recruit firefighter training program which meets or exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1001. Firefighter II certification, Hazardous Materials Operational Level certification, Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B); and must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License with a Class Q endorsement or other qualification allowing the operation of fire apparatus.


State of Connecticut or National Registry licensed Paramedic (NREMT-P) or currently enrolled in paramedic school, completion of the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) within 1 year of application, college degree from an accredited college or University, Hazardous Materials Technician Certification pursuant to NFPA 472 (NPQS and or IFSAC) or EPA Hazardous Materials Technician; Pump Operator and Aerial Operator certification pursuant to NFPA 1002, current or honorably discharged member of a United States military service, successful completion of vocational school or trade school, experience in the fire or emergency medical services field.

Physical and Background Requirements

Position requires general good health and incumbent must possess and retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform the duties of the class and NFPA 1582. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, psychological exam and physical exam.


This is a full-time permanent position with a current work schedule of 2 (two) 10 hour day shifts, 2 (two) 14 hour night shifts followed by four days off. The starting salary for this position is $63,243 per year in addition to a comprehensive benefits package that includes hazardous duty retirement, full medical/dental insurance benefits and contractual stipends.

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or loss of life during firefighting and rescue operations, significant mental stress of responding to life and death emergencies and disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and chemicals.


For full consideration please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494784 and upload the following required documents with the application:

Upload 1: A current resume

Upload 2: A statement of qualifications, letter of application or cover letter which clearly identifies that the applicant meets the minimum job qualifications and which (if any) of the preferred job qualifications the applicant has.

Upload 3: A list of three (3) professional references, to include the names, telephone numbers and email addresses.

Upload 4: Answer "yes" that you have additional material to upload and then provide a single PDF attachment, which provides Verification of Minimum Qualifications including Recruit Training Program Certificate of Completion or verification of current enrollment in a Recruit Training Program with anticipated graduation date, Firefighter II Certification, HazMat Operational Level Certification, EMT Certification or Paramedic License, Driver’s License showing applicant’s certification/capability to operate fire apparatus.

Applications submitted without the requested information, as noted above, may be removed from employment consideration.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 30, 2020.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Oct 14 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 30 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 10/30/2020
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