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Fire Fighter recruitment

Fire Fighter recruitment

Applications are invited for retained fire-fighters in Cootehill, Dowra, Ballyconnell, Killeshandra, and Virginia.

Published on: 05 Jun 2019

Candidates must be aged not less than 18 years on 5 July 2019 and normal retirement age for fire fighters is 55 years.

 

Applicants shall possess adequate literacy and numeric skills to allow them to carry out their duties in a competent and safe manner (applicants will be required to undertake literacy and numeric skills test as part of the selection process).

 

An appropriate level of physical fitness is a key element in ensuring Firefighter effectiveness and in protecting their health and safety (applicants will be required to undertake physical fitness tests as part of the selection process).

 

Possession of a Class C Driving Licence would be an advantage.

 

It is part of the Terms of Engagement for Retained/Part-time Fire Personnel that persons appointed shall work and reside within a distance of 1.5 miles from the Fire Station to enable them to function effectively.

 

Remuneration of Retained/Part Time Fire Fighter

 

Inclusive Annual Allowance

 

Retainer Fee: (0 – 2 years) €7,895; (2 – 5 years) €8,773; (5 – 10 years) €9,838;

(10 years +) €10,812

A Firefighter would typically be required to undertake a minimum of 100 hours of training including drill nights at the local fire station and ongoing training courses during each year of employment

 

Hourly Rate of Attendance

 

 Drill Rate                                             

                                        Call Out Rate

 

Day

 

Night/Weekend

 

Rate per hour for

Training / Drills

First Hour

Subsequent

Hour

First Hour

Subsequent

Hour

€20.83

€41.66

€20.83

€83.32

€41.66

 

Application Forms and further particulars may be obtained from Human Resources Department, Cavan County Council, Courthouse, Cavan, by email on jobs@cavancoco.ie  by phone on 049 437 8654, or downloaded at the links below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The latest date for the receipt of completed application forms is Friday, 5 July 2019

 

Applicants may be shortlisted on information submitted on the application form. Cavan County Council may form a panel from which subsequent vacancies may be filled. 

 

Cavan County Council is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Eoin Doyle,

Director of Services