Capt Craig Freeman

Scott County Fire Department Kentucy


Scott County Government
Georgetown Kentucky

is accepting applications for

Recruit Firefighter/EMT

Salary: $45,000 Annually
Closing  5/20/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Skills / Requirements

Scott County Government is seeking individuals to provide for protection of life and property through the suppression and prevention of fires in response to emergency calls.  Duties include responding to scenes of fires, disasters, or other emergency incidents; protecting life and property through controlling, extinguishing and preventing fires; providing emergency medical services and care; regularly maintaining firefighting equipment, apparatus, stations and quarters.  In emergency situations, performs hazardous tasks requiring strenuous physical exertion for extended periods of time in cramped surroundings, hot and smoky environments with limited visibility and at considerable heights. Work schedule is 24 hours on duty, followed by 48 hours off duty.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED
  • Individuals must be 19 years of age by the application deadline date.
  • A US citizen, and possess a valid driver’s license from the current state of residence.
  • Prior to an offer of an employment, candidates must possess a current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification unless exempt per KRS and Kentucky Fire Commission regulations.

Preference will be given to:

  • Certified professional firefighters who have completed 400 hours of training in accordance with the Kentucky Fire Commission
  • Candidates who possess Kentucky Emergency Medical Technician certification. Candidates will be required to obtain EMT certification during the recruit training period and maintain throughout employment with the Scott County Fire Department.

Pay and Benefits:

  • The starting pay is approximately $45,000 per year which includes the annual training incentive listed below. Additional credit will be given for prior related college degrees and work experience and the starting pay will be commensurate with qualifications.  An additional pay adjustment will be awarded on July 1, 2022 which we anticipate will increase the starting pay to approximately $46,000.
  • Kentucky training incentive: $4,000 annually
  • Kentucky Retirement System (CERS Hazardous Duty)
  • Affordable health insurance
  • Excellent benefits package. To learn more, please visit this site.

Application deadline date is 4pm, Friday, May 20, 2022.  Please apply by following the jobs link at

Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a written and oral examination process and will result in the creation of a hiring list that will remain in effect for a minimum of three months. Candidates will have the option of taking the written exam on either Wednesday, June 1, or Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.  Interviews are scheduled for the week of June 13, 2022. Candidates will be given access to test preparation study materials after the application deadline date.  We plan to hire at least two individuals and up to five or more during this process.

Scott County Government is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce.

Education Requirements (Any)

High school diploma or GED

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement

This job reports to the Lieutenant

This is a Full-Time position 24 hour shift followed by 48 hours off.

Number of Openings for this position: 5


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