Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic - Town of Bucksport


The Town of Bucksport Maine is seeking qualified applicants for the position of fulltime firefighter/paramedic.  We provide EMS coverage to three towns with a population of nearly 8,500 residents, as well as fire coverage to 5,500 residents.  Applicants must be licensed at the AEMT level, and will be required to obtain their paramedic license within two years. Candidates with State of Maine FF1 and FF2 desired.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Applicants will be required to a pass a full background check, medical exam, and training assessment.


The Bucksport Fire Department offers a competitive wage/benefits package, excellent retirement options, opportunities for advancement and professional growth, 10 paid holidays, 2 personal days, comp and vacation time.  Income protection plan and longevity step increases.  Uniform and cleaning allowances.


The rate of pay is $ 17.84 to $ 24.06.  In addition, fulltime employees receive an additional 6% added to their rate of pay for AEMT/Paramedic and FF2 certification.  Paramedics also receive an extra $10.83 per call when any ALS skills are utilized on an ambulance call.  A lateral entry at the Public Safety Director’s discretion is available based on training and experience.

Health Insurance:

Teamsters Professional Firefighters Local 340 Union insurance through Northern New England Benefit Trust (NNEBT) OAP-A8, along with vision and dental.


Maine State Retirement Plan A-4.  25/55

ICMA:  457-B plan. Employee contributions only

Social Security


Modified 24 hour shift, 56 hour work week.  53 hours paid, 4.5 hours comp time per week.

Sick Leave:  Up to 720 accumulating hours.

Applications can be obtained at:  www.bucksportmaine.gov, or by emailing mdenning@bucksportmaine.gov

Please submit a completed application, cover letter, resume, and employment investigation (back ground check) authorization form, attention: Deputy Fire Chief Michael Denning.  Questions may be directed to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Denning, 207-469-7951.  Our mailing address is:  Bucksport Fire Department, P.O. Box 1848, Bucksport, Maine 04416.

Application period open until a suitable candidate is hired.  The Town of Bucksport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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