Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic: Naples Florida Deadline: January 28, 2019

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Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

Deadline: January 28, 2019

Salary: $42,818.00 – $71,168.00 Annually

Job Description:


This is skilled, specialized work of varied difficulty in preventing, suppressing and extinguishing fires; performing rescue and emergency medical services and/or performing special assignment duties in auxiliary support of Fire-Rescue Department programs. Please read all minimum qualifications and application requirements carefully.
Testing will be held on February 11, 2019 at the River Park Community Center (301 11th Street North, Naples, FL 34102). Testing will ONLY be offered to the first 75 qualified applicants. A Valid Florida Drivers License MUST be produced to enter on test day.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties 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 emergency and routine calls, including hazardous materials and other technical rescue incidents, and performs fire fighting, rescue and first aid duties.
  • Performs assigned tasks using various apparatus and equipment and in hazardous areas such as roadways, ladders and rooftops; maintains verbal and radio contact with officers and co-workers at fire scene.
  • Assists in the inspection and cleaning of apparatus and equipment prior to and after each response to ensure functional readiness.
  • Prepares for pumping operations; lays hose; uses varied hose connections to connect hose to pump; joins hose sections; connects hose to nozzles; ensures adequate water supply and proper connection of hose line;
  • Holds nozzle; pumps water to fire at designated pressure watches condition of motor and unit during operation; and directs fog or water stream; makes necessary adjustments or reports defects.
  • Uses a variety of fire suppression tools and equipment, such as chemical lines, extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines, and other equipment.
  • Performs rescue and fire suppression operations; raises and climbs ladders; makes forcible entry into building when necessary; ventilates building to drive out smoke and gasses; opens walls and other structures which impede effective firefighting; assists in rescuing people from burning buildings.
  • Responds to medical emergencies; renders first aid when needed; renders care to the sick and injured.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; maintains an awareness of new equipment, procedures, trends and advances in the profession; participates in physical fitness training, training drills and other continuing education activities; attends shift meetings, workshops and seminars as appropriate.
  • Prepares written and computerized reports after fire and emergency medical incidents.
  • Participates in fire prevention code and fire life safety inspections; evaluates compliance with codes and ordinances; makes recommendations regarding corrective actions; reports code violations as needed; maintains related documentation.
  • Participates in fire prevention, pre-fire planning and other fire education activities; conducts fire safety programs, apparatus displays and skills demonstrations; conducts tours of fire station and fire trucks.
  • Attends work on continuous and regular basis.
  • Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.


  1. Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  2. Human Interaction: Requires the ability provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
  3. 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.
  4. Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, design, and/or advisory data and information.
  5. Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize geometric principles.
  6. Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  7. Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

* Please Read all Minimum Qualifications and Application Requirements Carefully*

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Possession of a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) issued within the last 12 months.
  • Graduation from High School or GED required.  Associate Degree in Fire Science or related preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a certificate of completion/compliance, tenure from the State of Florida Minimum Standards for Firefighters.
  • Must hold at minimum a current certification as a State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician, or have a valid Paramedic license in accordance with the State of Florida, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and a valid State of Florida AHA/ACLS Certification preferred.
  • Must meet all minimum entrance standards as defined by Federal, State and City requirements including but not limited to non-use of all tobacco products for six (6) months prior to employment, not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving “moral turpitude” as defined by state law.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License class “E” and a driving record which meets or exceeds minimum City driving standards.
  • Must be able to work variable shifts, including shifts that require 24 hours of consecutive duty.
  • Must submit fingerprints to be processed by the FDLE and the FBI.

The City of Naples is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Applicants for the City of Naples must not have been a user of tobacco products for at least six (6) months immediately preceding an application for employment; and, if hired, must maintain non-use of tobacco products for the duration of employment with the City of Naples. Tobacco is defined as any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, nicotine dispensing device, other types of smoking product, smokeless tobacco including dip, chew or snuff.

Supplemental information

Physical Ability:
Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (50 pounds minimum). 
Sensory Requirements:  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate textures. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. 
Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, odors, dust, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, and toxic/poisonous agents when conducting inspection activities.

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


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