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Firefighter- Paramedic or EMT
Summary
Title:Firefighter- Paramedic or EMT
ID:F2019A
Department:Fire
Description

The City of Alpharetta Public Safety Department will be accepting applications for the purpose of filling openings within the Public Safety Department for the position of a Firefighter- Paramedic or EMT. Interested persons should submit an application through this electronic system. Accepted applications will be notified via e-mail regarding the testing. Equal Opportunity Employer

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alpharetta Firefighter. Your selection process will include the following:

  • Pre-Selection Questionnaire

  • City of Alpharetta Application and Background Packet

  • Physical Performance Evaluation/Written Test
  • Interview Panel
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Interview with the Chief
The hiring process will generally take approximately 6 weeks to complete.
 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma (or GED equivalent).

  • Must possess a valid Georgia Class C Drivers License

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Must be a current NPQ I Certified Firefighter of IFSAC Certified Firefighter

  • Preferred qualification of Paramedic.


Please see the following link to prepare for the Firefighter Candidate Physical Performance Evaluation: 



IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE TESTING PROCESS.
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SALARY:• A Certified Firefighter/Paramedic starts between $46,000 and $53,256.33, depending on qualifications and experience.
                    A Certified Firefighter/AEMT starts between $41,000 and $48,256.33, depending on qualifications and experience.
                    Non-Certified and EMT's start at $38,950.
 

ALL FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR:
 

MEDICAL (REGULAR FT EMPLOYEES) MYCIGNA.COM

The City offers two High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) options thru Cigna which have lower monthly costs and pay no benefit until a higher plan year deductible is met. Once the deductible is met, expenses are paid at 90% until plan year out-of-pocket maximum is met; thereafter, claims are paid at 100%.

Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) includes an HRA account funded by the City and managed by Cigna on behalf of the employee.  These funds are used to pay medical expenses subject to the plan deductible. Funds remaining in account at the end of the plan year roll over to a maximum amount equal to the plan deductible.

Health Savings Account (HSA) is funded by the employee and the City and is used to help pay for qualified medical, dental and vision expenses incurred by the employee and their dependents. The funds may also be saved for future health expenses or for retirement.  There is no limit on the amount you can have in your HSA.

Both plans allow visits to any doctor, including specialists, without a referral from a primary care physician. Any plan Co-Pays and Deductibles apply. You may choose to seek services from out-of-network physicians and other providers, normally at higher co-insurance rate and separate out-of-network deductible. Prescription drug benefits are included in both plans.

DENTAL (REGULAR FT EMPLOYEES)

Cigna is the provider for dental insurance coverage. There are no deductibles for dental services. Employees may select a network dentist or dentist of their choice. Coverage is for preventive, basic restorative, major restorative, and orthodontia (children only, under 19) services, subject to an annual maximum. 

VISION  (REGULAR FT EMPLOYEES)

EyeMed provides great savings on eye care and eyewear needs including contacts, lens options and accessories, as well as LASIK and PRK laser vision correction procedures.

PAID HOLIDAYS (REGULAR FT & PT EMPLOYEES)

Annual Paid Holidays are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (1/2 day), Christmas Day, Designated City Floating Holiday, and Personal Floating Holiday (eligible if employed prior to January 1st).

RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS (Transamerica)

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RETIREMENT PLAN Employer Contributions – Effective July 1, 2009, all eligible new hires (regular full-time employees) will be automatically enrolled in a 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan, also known as The City of Alpharetta Retirement Savings Plan.  The City will contribute 10% of the eligible employee’s compensation to an individual 401(a) account (Employer Contributions Account) administered by Transamerica.  An employee accrues a vested benefit at 20% a year, with full vesting after 5 years of continuous service.

Matching Contributions – All regular full-time employees will be eligible to participate in City funded Matching Contributions on the first day of the next payroll period after completion of one year of service (three years for regular part-time employees).  The City will match the 457 salary deferrals (see benefit below) that an eligible employee makes, dollar for dollar, up to 5% of pay.  The employee is 100% vested immediately in the amount in his/her 401(a) matching account.

GEORGIA COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN (529 Plan)

The Path2College 529 Plan is a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that’s helping families and individuals plan for the cost of higher education. Just about anyone can help contribute including Grandparents, other family members and friends. Enrollment packets are available thru Benefits Division/Finance. 

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

The City provides monetary assistance through the tuition reimbursement program for employees who pursue approved educational opportunities. All regular full-time and part-time employees (20+ hours/week) who have been continually employed for at least one year are eligible to participate.  The maximum annual reimbursement is $3000 for full-time employees and $1000 for regular part-time employees and is based on course grades.

EAP - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ALL EMPLOYEES) 

One Source is the City's Employee Assistance Program provider.  Phone number (770) 683-1327, available 24/7. The EAP provides up to six (6) confidential counseling sessions per issue for each employee and/or family member to get assistance and information on counseling for marital or family issues, drug/alcohol abuse, emotional difficulties, financial and legal problems, or other work/life issues.

CREDIT UNION

The City is a member of Associated Credit Union and regular full-time or part-time employees may join immediately. There is a $5 membership fee; in addition, checking accounts require a $25 deposit and savings accounts require $5 deposit.

Other Benefits

  • 100% EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT ON RECREATION PROGRAMS
  • AUTOMATIC DIRECT DEPOSIT
  • PAID JURY DUTY
  • WELLNESS PROGRAM
  • YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS
  • PAID TIME OFF SELL BACK DAYS
  • ANNUAL FLU SHOTS
  • EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAYS
     

LIFE INSURANCE (REGULAR FT EMPLOYEES)

Group Term Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance equals 3.5 times an employee’s annual salary up to a maximum of $650,000. Spouse life insurance is $5,000 and dependent child life insurance is $2,500. The premiums are paid 100% by the City.  Group Term Life Certificate  Group AD&D Certificate

DISABILITY INSURANCE (REGULAR FT EMPLOYEES)

Short-term disability benefits paid at 67% of salary after 14 days of disability. Short Term Disability Certificate
Long-term disability benefits paid at 60% of salary after 26 weeks of disability. Long Term Disability Certificate
These premiums are paid 100% by the City.

PAID TIME OFF (PTO)

Paid time off (PTO) is provided for rest, recreation, illness and family needs.  PTO hours are accrued on the first day of each month. PTO can be used at any time subject to request and approval by supervisor. Hours accrued range from 7.4 to 23.8 hours monthly, dependent upon your base hours and years of service.

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