With retirements looming, city looking to hire firefighters
Lancaster city is looking for a few good firefighters.
With several retirements expected later this year, the city Bureau of Fire is seeking applicants. The deadline to apply is May 20.
Applicants must undergo a written exam, to be administered May 28, an oral interview in June and a test of physical agility, to be administered in August.
Last year, city officials approved changes to the application process to grant additional points on the written exam score for veterans, city residents and applicants who are bilingual.
"We're hoping to increase our diversity, but we're also looking for the highest-caliber candidates we can get," said city fire Chief Tim Gregg.
The starting annual salary for a firefighter is $43,044.89. The average city firefighter will be paid $68,500 this year, not including overtime.
Additional information on applying can be found on the city's website, cityoflancasterpa.com. Click on the "job listings" link for firefighter application information.
Interested individuals may also go to the city's Human Resources office in City Hall, 120 N. Duke St., weekdays during regular business hours.