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When positions become available within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, the Town conducts periodic recruitments in order to determine an eligibility list for full time and per diem job openings. The Town will provide notice of the recruitment the same way the Town advertises other job postings. Applicants for full time positions must have a valid RI Paramedic license at time of appointment. Applicants for Per Diem positions must have a valid RI Paramedic or EMT-Cardiac license at time of appointment. Along with the recruitment posting, the Town will post further detail regarding the recruitment and application process, which includes written, physical agility, and scenario-based assessments, as well as a thorough background check and pre-placement health screening.
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To apply for a job currently posted with the Town, please submit your application materials to the Personnel Department using one of the following three methods:
It is strongly recommended that applicants provide a cover letter and resume, in addition to the employment application. *Please note the Police Department has a different application process. To see current job postings, please visit the
Based on the Town's security protocols, we cannot access documents shared via Google Drive or other cloud based shared drives. When applying by email, please attach your application materials as a PDF.
If you submitted your application materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will receive an automated email response confirming receipt.
If you mailed or hand delivered your application materials, and provided an email address within your application materials, you will receive an email response confirming receipt typically within 48 hours of submission.
If you mailed or hand delivered your application materials and did not provide an email address, a postcard will be sent to your mailing address confirming receipt.
Once an application is received, it is shared with the hiring manager for review. Some positions are open until filled, others have a defined closing date. Following the review of applications, potential candidates are identified and invited for an interview.
The Town conducts a background check on all potential employees, full time, part time, seasonal, temporary, and per diem. All employment offers are contingent upon completing a successful background check.
When preparing for your interview, please feel free to peruse our website, reviewing the respective department pages, FAQs, the agendas and minutes for recent Town Council and other boards and commission meetings, and any other information shared within the site that is of interest to you. We also recommend reviewing recent publications, including the Town's most recent Annual Report, the most recent municipal budget, and any other Town documents of interest to you.