Full-Time Firefighter / EMS Swing Position







The Town of Houlton is seeking a skilled motivated fulltime Firefighter/EMS provider. This union swing position encompasses skilled firefighting and EMS work. An essential job function is the ability to be a team player and safely operate emergency equipment and vehicles. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Houlton Fire Chief.


Hours of Work: The flexible work period normally consists of fifty-six (56) hours per week, averaged over a 21-day period. (24 hours on duty – 48 hours off duty)


Residency: The successful candidate must reside within Town limits or in a residency that would allow for a response time of no greater than ten (10) minutes.


The successful candidate must be 18 years of age, obtain Firefighter I certification within one (1) year of employment and shall become certified firefighter II within three (3) years of date of hire. Certification in HAZ/MAT/WMD operations is required. The successful candidate hired at the Basic EMT level shall achieve the Paramedic level within five (5) years of their date of employment.


 This is an open application process. The position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate must pass a background check and pre-employment physical. Interested candidates should submit their application, resume and cover letter to: Town of Houlton, Human Resources, 21 Water Street, Houlton, Maine 04730 or via email: town.clerk@houlton-maine.com  


The Town of Houlton offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Visit our website http://www.houlton-maine.com    to view the complete job description and union contract.  The Town of Houlton is committed to diversity in its work force.  We are an affirmative action / equal employment opportunity employer.


Located in the Crown of Maine, Houlton is the Shiretown of Aroostook County and a border-crossing town for New Brunswick, Canada. Houlton is home to 5,849 residents and is the service center of southern Aroostook. Nature is your neighbor here in Houlton, for the hiker, camper, biker, snowmobiler, ATV rider or water enthusiast. We are a vibrant community, come join our team!




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