Firefighter: Seminole County Florida Deadline November 1, 2015

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Deadline: November 1 2015

Salary: $36,312.64 Annually

Job Description:

Technical work involving the responsibility for the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fire damage, and responding to emergency medical situations.  Position may be reassigned to meet the operational needs of the Department.

The following courses/tests must be completed prior to applying for a Firefighter position (click “Additional Documents” link below for further information):

  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)
  • FireTEAM Test – We only accept results that are reported directly to us from NTN.  That means you must visit the NTN website and select our department to receive your scores.
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) – We only accept results that are reported directly to us from NTN.  (When you visit the NTN website and select our department to receive your FireTEAM scores, we will also receive your CPAT results.)

Please note:

Several additional documents listed in this link must be included with your application:  “Additional Documents for FF Position”.  The two notarized forms in this link, along with everything on the checklist, will need to be scanned, uploaded, and submitted with the online application.  Once your application is submitted, you will be unable to attach further documentation.

***Failure to submit any of the items on the checklist will disqualify your application.***

 Essential Functions:

These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Responds to fire, rescue and emergency medical alarms in an assigned area as a member of a fire company.  Enters burning buildings and removes and rescues persons from danger.  Administers Basic Life Support and emergency medical assistance to injured or afflicted persons.

Connects hose or apparatus to hydrants or pumps, joins hose sections, connects nozzles, and operates nozzles in spraying water on fire.  Ventilates burning buildings.  Operates hand fire extinguisher and similar equipment.  Raises, climbs, and lowers ladders.  Performs salvage operations.  Drives emergency fire apparatus in responding to fire and rescue alarms.  Operates pumps to maintain adequate water volume and pressure.

Engages in pre-fire planning and inspection of commercial establishments in assigned areas.

Participates in instruction sessions in subjects of fire fighting methods, equipment operation, emergency medical care, and/or geographical information.  May participate as member of special team (dive, extrication team, hazardous materials team, etc.).

Performs maintenance cleaning tasks in and about assigned station.  Performs related duties, such as inventory assessment and map book preparation.

May assume full charge of an assigned station/company in the absence of the Lieutenant, and performs all necessary duties and responsibilities of the Lieutenant’s position as assigned.

May act in the capacity of a certified paramedic if so certified and authorized by the Department of Public Safety.

The most current organizational chart defines to whom this position reports.

Additional Duties:

Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to reassignment to rotating shifts, and performing firefighting duties as required by the division.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must possess a certificate of Compliance from an approved State of Florida Minimum Standards Firefighting course.
  • Must possess and maintain Emergency Medical Technician certification.
  • If incumbent is authorized and designated to work in the capacity of a paramedic, must possess and maintain certification as a paramedic as designated by the State of Florida and the Department of Public Safety.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • New hires must have abstained from the use of tobacco products for twelve months prior to application with Seminole County (Florida Statute Section 633.34).

Additional Requirements:

Considerable knowledge of street/road system and geography of the County and a working knowledge of fire fighting and emergency medical procedures.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates and the general public.  Ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.  Must meet and be able to continuously maintain the physical agility requirements as administered by the Department of Public Safety.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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