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Effective Date: 4-7-2022
Attached you will find the following:
- Job Description, pay package and other information
- An application for staff employment
- An application for Firefighter Or Firefighter/Driver
Make sure that you complete all areas of the application. You must include a certified copy of your Criminal history and Driver's record with your application. You must include a copy of you EMT certification, All Firefighter certifications, Driver's license and Social Security card with your application.
Please return to the following address:
North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department
45 Morris Road
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
Applications will be reviewed as needed.
Testing for Firefighter And Firefighter/Driver may include, but not limited to the following:
- Written Test - Firefighting Essentials/First Responder
- Agility Test - Applicant will be provided a description of agility test.
- Oral Interview with Officers
PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRIVING RECORDS CHECK
As a condition of consideration for employment, each applicant must supply North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department with a certified copy of their driving history covering the past seven (7) years.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK
As a condition of consideration for employment, each applicant must supply North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department with a certified copy of their criminal history covering the past seven (7) years.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
All successful applicants will be required to pass a department physical examination. This physical will be performed at a facility chosen by North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department. NCVFD will pay for this physical exam.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT ALCOHOL AND DRUG SCREENING
As a condition of employment, each successful applicant for employment with the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department must submit to a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening. Either refusing to sign a consent form (authorizing the test to be conducted and the results to be released to the Fire Chief) or obtaining results which show the applicant to be physically incapable of performing the duties of the position in question will exclude him/her from further consideration. “Physically incapable” is defined as no reasonable accommodation available that would make it possible for the individual to perform the essential job functions of the position in question.
All Newly hired full time employees are subject to a 6 month evaluation or introductory period to allow the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department to verify skills, capabilities, and suitability of the employee for the department. The designation of this probationary period does not constitute an obligation on the part of the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department to retain the employee for the entire period specified. During the probationary period, the Fire Chief or the employee may terminate the working relationship without cause and without advance notice. At the end of the 6-month period, the Fire Chief may extend the probationary period for an additional time if needed.
The North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department entitles its full-time employees to partial
benefits during the probationary period, including vacation time and sick leave.
RELEASE OF PERSONNEL INFORMATION
With the exception of records and information that the department is legally required to
provide to government agencies or under court order, the North Chatham Volunteer
Fire Department will release no information about any employee, unless a signed
authorization from the employee is on file.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call. The phone number to Station #1 is
919-542-3380 and Station # 2 is 919-933-9068.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
This individual will be responsible for the day to day operations of the
North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department and will include responding to
emergency situations. Duties will include, but not be limited to the following:
Maintenance and inspection of equipment
Station and building maintenance
Response to Fire, Rescue and First Responder Calls
Post fire clean-up of equipment
After hour call back required
Keep reports and records updated
Fire Prevention related duties
Lawn and grounds maintenance
Water point inspections and maintenance
Hydrant inspections and maintenance
Other Fire, Rescue and First Responder related duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Basic knowledge of fire apparatus maintenance
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Basic knowledge of modern fire fighting equipment
Ability to exercise sound judgment and react effectively and appropriately in emergency
Ability to prepare routine records and reports
Ability to maintain good working relationship with paid and volunteer firefighters
Ability to communicate over radio
Ability to hear and speak clearly
No history of criminal conviction
Good moral character
Department physical exam is required
Must comply and pass drug and alcohol screening
Must have a N.C. Classified Class B Driver’s License
Must participate in physical fitness program
Minimum age: Firefighter – 19 years old
Minimum Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
Certified North Carolina Level II Firefighter
Certified North Carolina EMT
N.C. Hazmat Awareness and Operations Certification
Shift work (24 hour rotating shift)
DAYS AND HOURS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Hair length (above collar and ears)
Uniform approval at discretion of Chief Officers
Starting Salary -
Firefighter / w/o EMT $45,000
Firefighter / EMT $52,000
Firefighter Driver / EMT $56,000
Benefit Package - Health Care Insurance (paid for employee only)
- Short Term Disability
- Long Term Disability
- Term Life Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- N.C. State Fireman’s Association Benefits
- N.C. State Rescue Association Benefits
- 401K Plan
- Financial Planning By Merrill Lynch
Training Certification Benefit – NCVFD recognizes certain levels of training certification
to qualify employees for a salary increase. The employee
may only receive credit for two certifications per year.
Credit will be awarded on July 1st of each year (new
probationary employees will only receive this credit when
they obtain permanent full time employment status). For
each level of certification the employee will receive a 2-
½% pay increase. The levels recognized at this time are
- N.C. Certified Rescue Technician
- N.C. Certified Driver/Operator
- N.C. Qualified Level II Instructor
- National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification
- Certified Open Water Diver (to NCVFD criteria), Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1,
- Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (must have two of the three levels for one
Fire Protection Degree (2 year), after 3 years of employment, 5% increase
All full-time paid employees of North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department will be evaluated
by their supervisor on a quarterly basis. Board Of Directors will make decisions for annual pay
increases or adjustments. Salary increases are at the Board's discretion.
Uniform Allowance - Uniforms are provided per Department policy
Retirement Package – 401K plan with NCVFD contributing 6% of the Employee’s
salary per year. Additional information supplied upon employment.
Longevity Pay - Longevity pay will begin after the sixth year of employment. The amount
will be a once-a-year payment due at the employee’s anniversary date. The
rate will be based on the following scale.
6 – 10 years of employment = 1% of salary
11 – 15 years of employment = 2% of salary
16 + years of employment = 3% of salary
Pension Fund - North Chatham FD will pay $120 per year to North
Carolina Fireman’s and Rescue Workers Pension Plan
for employee after 1 year of employment.
Travel - 50 cents/mile will be reimbursed to employee for approved use of personal
vehicle. Must provide department with an adequate mileage statement for
Call Back - Employee will be compensated for all approved overtime.
Educational Leave: 36 hours per year for permanent full time employees
Shift Personnel: 40 Hour/Week Personnel:
1-5 years – 12 hrs./28 day pay period 1-5 years – 8 hrs./28 day pay period
6-10 years – 14 hrs./28 day pay period 6-10 years – 10 hrs./28 d1ay pay period
11-15 years – 16 hrs./28 day pay period 11-15 years – 12 hrs./28 day pay period
16-20 years – 18 hrs./28 day pay period 16-20 years – 14 hrs./28 day pay period
20 + years – 20 hrs./28 day pay period 20 + years – 16 hrs./28 day pay period
Employee may accumulate 240 hours of vacation time. Vacation is payable on termination.
Shift Personnel: 40 hour/Week Personnel:
1-5 years – 12 hrs./28 day pay period 1-5 years – 8 hrs./28 day pay period
6-10 years – 14 hrs./28 day pay period 6-10 years – 8 hrs./28 day pay period
11-15 years – 16 hrs./28 day pay period 11-15 years - 8 hrs./28 day pay period
16-20 years – 18 hrs./28 day pay period 16-20 years - 8 hrs./28 day pay period
20 + years - 20 hrs./28 day pay period 20 + years - 8 hrs./28 day pay period
Employee may accumulate 3,120 hours of sick leave time. Sick leave is not payable on
termination except under the following criteria.
After an employee obtains 15 years of paid service with North Chatham FD
They will be paid for a percentage of their accumulated sick leave upon
leaving the department. The rate paid to the employee will be based on
the median yearly income from the beginning until the end of their employment.
The following scale will be used.
Years of Service Percentage Paid
All shift employees are expected to work on all holidays. Shift employees that work on the
holidays recognized by North Chatham FD will be paid double their regular hourly rate.