Part-Time Firefighter/EMT

City of Shelbyville | Shelbyville, KY

Date Posted: 2/25/2020 11:48:07 AM


General Duties: This position is a part-time, hourly, professional fire and rescue position that reports to the Fire Captain.

Part-time firefighters are scheduled on a monthly and “as needed” basis and may (if available) respond on larger incidents or special events. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: operating all fire apparatus and communication equipment assigned to the department; safely transporting personnel, fire apparatus, and equipment to fires, accidents, rescue, civil defense, hazardous materials, and natural disaster calls to prevent/extinguish fire or rescue victims; assisting with building inspection, fire prevention, and public relation duties; ensuring clean, orderly and safe work environments; ensuring that apparatus and equipment are clean and maintained in proper working order; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

Education and Certification Qualifications at Time of Application:

  • 18 years of age
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • 150-hour Certification established and certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission o 400-hour certification and the IFSAC Firefighter I and II established and certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission are preferred, but not required.
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification (EMT-B or EMT-A, P) as established and certified by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS)
  • Certifications from the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA that include NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, and 800
  • A CPAT card as certified by the Kentucky Fire Commission at time of hire. The CPAT requirement may be waived for a lateral transfer who is currently employed with or who has previously been employed by a Kentucky fire department prior to January 1, 2013 in accordance with KRS Chapters 67, 75, and 95; and who has not been out of the fire service for more than one (1) year.

Hiring Process:

  • A written test of 100 questions from IFSTA Essentials 6th Edition
  • An agility skills test
  • An oral interview
  • A background and reference review •  pre-employment physical exam and drug screen

Salary Information: $11.02/hour. All gear, physicals, and training are provided by the department.

Part-time firefighters who are already enrolled in the C.E.R.S pension system will also get pension credit for time worked as a part-time Firefighter in this position

Applications are available online at or can be obtained at Shelbyville City Hall (315 Washington St., Shelbyville, KY ) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The application, resume, and copies of certifications demonstrating qualifications can be mailed or delivered to City Hall at the address above. A resume will not substitute for a completed and signed application. Call (502) 633-7101 for questions.

The position will remain open until filled. E. O. E. / A. D. A.

Candice Selph
Human Resources Director
315 Washington Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Phone: (502) 633-7101