Employment

ST JOHN PARISH FIRE RESCUE EMPLOYMENT

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We are looking for highly motivated, professional individuals who are seeking a career in the fire service that are willing to serve our community with integrity and honor. St. John Parish Fire Rescue is a combination department operating out of 15 fire stations parish-wide providing the community with a full range of services including fire suppression, emergency medical service, hazardous materials response, and technical rescue.

CAREER PERSONNEL

St. John Parish hired its first full-time firefighters in 2004 and now has a staff of 47 full-time personnel comprised of Firefighter/Operators, Captains, and District Chiefs staffing 5 fire stations parishwide.

Compensation:

First year annual salary $30,766.00. Louisiana Supplemental Pay after 1year of service, currently $500.00 per month.

Schedule:

3 shift rotation. 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty (06:00 to 06:00).

Benefits:

10 paid holidays, 18 days of paid vacation after one year of service, Health, Dental, and Life Insurance for you and your family.

Retirement:

State Firefighter’s Retirement System.

EMPLOYMENT STEPS

  • Applicants will need to obtain a passing Entry Firefighter Civil Service Test Score to be considered for employment. Information on testing can be found at the Office of State Examiner website (www.ose.louisiana.gov)
  • Once an applicant receives a valid test score from the Office of State Examiner, the applicant must complete the St. John Parish application(DOC, 106KB) . The application, along with all the required documents must be hand delivered to the following address:

St. John Parish Fire Rescue
418 Historic West Street
Garyville, LA 70051

  • Interviews are conducted and prospective firefighters are hired.
  • Firefighter Recruits will receive training and certifications in Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations and Firefighter I.
  • Probational Firefighter/Operators become certified as a St. John Parish Firefighter/Operator after obtaining an EMR Certification and successfully completing the probationary period.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR FIREFIGHTERS

  • Citizen of United States
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Pass Civil Service Exam
  • Possess No Criminal Record
  • Pass a Drug Screen
  • Pass a Medical Exam
  • Pass a Physical Ability Test


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Firefighting experience including Firefighter I IFSAC Certification.
  • Emergency Medical Responder Certification.
  • Positive Work History