Deadline: August 3, 2018
Salary: $46,999.68 Annually
The City of Boynton Beach is requiring all candidates to take and submit the National Testing Network Fire Team Assessment and the Candidate Physical Abilities Tests (CPAT) at the following link:
Click on the following links for important required supplemental documents that must be attached to your online application at the time of submittal.
The City of Boynton Beach
ATTN: Firefighter Recruitment-CM
Human Resources Department
100 East Boynton Beach Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Contact NTN for testing sites.
You may schedule for the CPAT and the FireTeam test on NTN’s website www.nationaltestingnetwork.com . The CPAT costs $125, if you have already completed the CPAT within the last twelve (12) months (prior to the closing date of August 3, 2018) you do not need to take this test again, please send a copy of the scores with the rest of your Supplemental Documents. The FireTEAM test costs $50 and you must select City of Boynton Beach as a department to submit your scores to.
Salary: Annualized salary of $46,999.68, plus $9,360 annual incentive for certified Florida Paramedics once approved by the Fire Rescue Department’s Medical Director.
After the initial interview, live Fire/EMS scenarios will be conducted that highlights the job duties and essential functions of the position. More details will be given upon passing the initial interviews.
The purpose of this classification is to perform emergency response work in fire fighting, emergency rescue, and hazardous material response to protect the lives and properties of the citizens of the City. Position is responsible for performing fire suppression, emergency rescue, and/or hazardous material containment or cleanup work in response to alarms, and operating associated equipment and apparatus; inspecting and maintaining equipment; performing fire inspections; and performing various maintenance and custodial duties at the assigned fire station.
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Responds to incidents requiring fire fighting, emergency rescue or hazardous material response; may make initial determination of necessary personnel, equipment and suppression or containment tactics until relieved by superior officer.
Advances hose lines into fire area; selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire; lays and connects hoses; holds nozzle and directs stream of water onto fire; raises and climbs ladders; creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using various hand and power tools; enters premises for fire fighting, rescue, and salvage operations; uses chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines and other equipment.
Provides emergency medical care in accordance with established protocols for Basic Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, and oxygen delivery systems; provides CPR; transports patients to hospitals.
Inspects assigned emergency response apparatus and equipment daily to ensure efficient operating condition and readiness; cleans and maintains equipment, as necessary, after completion of emergency response operations; fuels vehicles.
Identifies hazardous materials and type of container or carrier at spill scene; uses various booms and barriers to contain spills and mitigate runoff; performs fire suppression activities, as necessary; assists in evacuation and decontamination operations, as necessary.
Attends and participates in training sessions on such topics as fire suppression techniques, equipment techniques, emergency medical care, hazardous material containment, street layout and building and hydrant location, etc.
Prepares and maintains activity records, providing pertinent information to department personnel on following shift; reviews activity reports from previous shift and confers with personnel, as necessary.
Talks to children and other citizens about safety; conducts station tours.
Maintains cleanliness of fire station.
Performs other related duties as required.
Participate in Department Charitable events.
High school diploma or GED and graduation from an accredited fire academy with training in fire containment/extermination, hazardous materials response, and emergency medical procedures. Must possess and maintain Certificate of Compliance as a Florida State Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) both certifications must be current. Must take and submit the FireTEAM and CPAT (within the last twelve (12) months (prior to the closing date of August 3, 2018) . Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
Valid and current ACLS, PALS, BTLS, BLS Certifications.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to calculate and/or tabulate data. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.