Firefighter: City of Miami Beach Florida Deadline: July 26, 2018

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Firefighter

Deadline: July 26, 2018

Salary: $2,141.50 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:

  • Assists in maintaining assigned apparatus and maintains personal gear to ensure operational readiness and personal protection.
  • Attends roll call to receive assignments and current information.
  • Cleans fire station and surrounding area to maintain a sanitary station free from operational impediments and to preserve life of equipment.
  • Attends college level classes on firefighting/rescue techniques and apparatus and on methods of delivery.
  • Attends college level classes to attain and maintain State of Florida issued Emergency Medical Technician certification and State of Florida issued Paramedic certification.
  • Attends college level classes on code enforcement, building inspection, fire alarm systems and fire prevention to attain and maintain state and/or county certification.
  • Participates in company drill sessions to increase proficiency in use of fire/rescue apparatus and tools.
  • 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.
  • Participates in classes on local street grid system to locate addresses for dispatching and transporting personnel and equipment.
  • 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.
  • Responds to non-fire, emergency calls.
  • Responds to calls indicating a fire or fire alarm.
  • 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.
  • Responds to public relations calls to provide non-emergency assistance to citizens and to maintain good public relations.
  • Responds to emergency rescue calls to facilitate, assist, and stabilize victim’s condition until professional medical care is available and to transport victim.
  • Performs general maintenance, testing and repair of fire/rescue equipment to ensure operational readiness and to prolong life of equipment.
  • 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.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

 Minimum Requirements:

CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER

  • Have current certification as a Firefighter in the State of Florida.
  • 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, as evidenced by a sworn affidavit of the applicant”, (Florida Statute § 633.34(6)).
  • Must have a driver’s license with a good driving record and obtain a Florida driver’s license prior to appointment.
  • Obtain a Florida Class “D” driver’s license with an “E” endorsement within six (6) months of appointment and maintain it through employment without any restrictions affecting job performance.
  • After appointment, employee has total responsibility for obtaining and maintaining State of Florida issued Emergency Medical Technician certification (within one year of appointment) and State of Florida issued Paramedic Certification (within three years of appointment).
  • Failure to obtain and/or maintain certifications as required will be cause for termination.
  • All Firefighters hired after January 1, 2002, are required to obtain and maintain legal residency in either Miami-Dade or Broward Counties — Newly hired firefighters with residency outside these counties must obtain residency within 180 days.

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)   Document Checklist – for application’s information only.

PREFERENCES:

  • Emergency Medical Technicial State of Florida certification.
  • State of Florida Paramedic certification.
Bonus points will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Veteran’s Preference (up to a total of 10 bonus points)
  • State of Florida EMT certification (3 bonus points)
  • 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 requirements 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). If an undue, unexpected hardship, prevents an applicant from attending the orientation session an exception may be made on a case by case basis. Undue unexpected hardship will be solely at the Fire Chiefs discretion. 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:

  • August 23  Time: To Be Determined
  • August 24  Time: To Be Determined 

Location:

To Be Determined 

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.

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