Firefighter: City of Miami Beach Florida Deadline: August 3, 2016

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Firefighter

Deadline: August 3, 2016

Salary: $1,504.80 – $2,616.80 Biweekly

Job Description:

Specialized work in protecting life and property through controlling and extinguishing fires, providing emergency medical and rescue services, and participating in fire prevention and training activities. At times, work will involve strenuous, extended exertion and an element of personal danger.  Prompt and correct reactions are required even under critical, hazardous and adverse conditions, which may cause considerable physical and mental stress.

 Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties:

1  Assists in maintaining assigned apparatus and maintains personal gear to ensure operational readiness and personal protection.

2  Attends roll call to receive assignments and current information.

3  Cleans fire station and surrounding area to maintain a sanitary station free from operational impediments and to preserve life of equipment.

4  Attends college level classes on firefighting/rescue techniques and apparatus and on methods of delivery

5  Attends college level classes to attain and maintain Emergency Medical Technician certification and Paramedic certification.

6  Attends college level classes on code enforcement, building inspection, fire alarm systems and fire prevention to attain and maintain state and/or county certification.

7  Participates in company drill sessions to increase proficiency in use of fire/rescue apparatus and tools.

8  Participates in driver and apparatus operations training in order to transport personnel and equipment safely and quickly and to facilitate use of equipment if required to work above class.

9  Participates in classes on local street grid system to locate addresses for dispatching and transporting personnel and equipment.

10 Receives fire, rescue, non-fire emergency and non-emergency calls over air frequencies and land line communications to dispatch appropriate response vehicle(s) and to respond to citizen inquiries.

11 Responds to non-fire, emergency calls.

12 Responds to calls indicating a fire or fire alarm.

13 Responds to non-emergency rescue calls to assess which, if any, services are needed; investigates; assists or transports citizens; and assists other public service agencies.

14 Responds to public relations calls to provide non-emergency assistance to citizens and to maintain good public relations.

15 Responds to emergency rescue calls to facilitate, assist, and stabilize victim’s condition until professional medical care is available and to transport victim.

16 Performs general maintenance, testing and repair of fire/rescue equipment to ensure operational readiness and to prolong life of equipment.

17 Inspects buildings and structures to determine compliance with and to enforce fire safety codes in order to protect life and property from fire, explosives, and dangerous materials and for pre-fire planning.

18 Performs related tasks as required.

 Minimum Requirements:

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN ITS ENTIRETY.  APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT PROPER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE DEEMED INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

You must download the following documents: (click on the titles of documents to download)

1)   Applicant Handbook – Important information and detailed description of the application and selection process.  APPLICANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR READING, KNOWING, AND COMPLYING WITH ALL THE INFORAMTION PROVIDED IN THE HANDBOOK.

2)   Agreement to Urinalysis – MUST be signed and submitted with application.

3)   Tobacco Affidavit – MUST be signed, notarized, and submitted with application.

4)   Documentation Checklist – for application’s information only.

To be eligible to participate in the Firefighter recruitment, candidates must:

•   Have current certification as a Firefighter in the State of Florida (Florida State Certification Minimum Standards Part I and Part II).

•   Minimum age 18 and be a high school graduate or its “equivalent”.

•   Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination.

•   “Be a nonuser of tobacco or tobacco products for at least 1 year immediately preceding application and must remain tobacco free up until date of hire, as evidenced by a sworn affidavit of the applicant”,  (Florida Statute § 633.34(6)).

•   Must have a State of Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record prior to date of appointment.

•   A Certified Firefighter who has not been actively employed or volunteered with a fire department for four (4) years from the date of certification, must attach to the job application proof from the State of Florida that the applicant is actively certified.   

PREFERENCES:

1  Emergency Medical Technicial State of Florida certification.

2  State of Florida Paramedic certification.

Bonus points will be given to applicants with the following:

1  Veteran’s Preference (up to a total of 10 bonus points)

2  State of Florida EMT certification (3 bonus points)

3  State of Florida Paramedic certification (5 bonus points; inclusive of EMT certification point)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, OR BONUS POINTS WILL NOT BE AWARDED.

 Required Examination:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION

Those applicants who successfully complete the application process and meet the minimum requirments for the Certified Firefighter will be required to attend a mandatory Orientation Session and a Physical Ability Test (PAT is required only if selected for an interview).  The applicants will receive an e-mail notification via NeoGov with instructions on self-scheduling for one of the following orientation sessions.

Mandatory Orientation Sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

1  August 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

2  August 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

3  August 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

4  August 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

5  August 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

Location:

Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Drive

Hall C, C220-C222 (2nd level rooms)

Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Failure to attend the Mandatory Orientation Session will result in applicant’s removal from the process.  No make-ups will be allowed.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

All qualifying applicants will be required to take a written examination.  The testing date and additional details regarding this written examination will be provided at a future date.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

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