Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service (MCFRS) is recruiting for the position of Firefighter/Rescuer I (Recruit). This announcement is to provide information for recruit class(es) scheduled for fiscal year 2014 (July 2013-June 2014). Recruit class duration will be 26 weeks and is subject to budgetary approval.
Employment Information: Starting Salary: $42,758 (pending budget approval)
This is an entry level position requiring manual and technical work in fire suppression prevention, rescue, communications, and emergency medical service involving duties and responsibilities of an emergency and hazardous nature on a rotating shift basis, which may require the highest level of sustained exertion and agility. All personnel will be required on a regular basis, to work up to a 48-hour week including holidays and weekends.
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be scheduled to participate in a written examination. The written examination is tentatively scheduled for: June 6, & 7, 2013 in Rockville, MD. FRS will schedule applicants for the written exam. Exam dates and times will not be rescheduled. All correspondence will be by email. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide a valid email address at the time of application and throughout the hiring process.
Results of the written exam will be provided to the applicant immediately following the exam. Applicants must successfully complete the written exam, oral interview, complete and pass a background investigation, medical examination (including a drug/alcohol screen) and the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) prior to receiving a final offer of employment. CPAT certificates from other jurisdictions will not be accepted.
Applicants selected for hire will be required to sign an agreement stating they are tobacco-free (both on and off duty). Failure to remain tobacco free throughout employment with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service may result in termination.