Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic: Palm Beach County Florida Deadline: March 7, 2019

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Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

Deadline: September 6, 2019

Salary: $64,671.60 – $78,608.88 Annually

Job Description:

Applicants must possess a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License prior to appointment and, if hired, are required to maintain such license as a condition of employment. Designated candidates will be required to complete the selection process, background investigation, driving check, reference checks, and drug and medical screenings.

In the past 36 months: Applicants must not have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances NOR have had a driver’s license suspension under the point system. In the past 24 months: Must not have been convicted of three (3) moving violations.

Applicants must be a non-user of tobacco or tobacco products for at least one (1) year prior to application submittal date as evidenced by a signed affidavit (which will be provided/completed at a later date).

Must abide by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue policy FR-A-201 (Professional Appearance Standards) at time of appointment.  Policy can be found at:
http://discover.pbcgov.org/pbcfr/PDF/ProfessionalAppearanceStandards.pdf

Use the Job ID based on the Position Location as follows:
Provides protection of life and property through firefighting, basic and advanced life support, and mitigation of other manmade and natural disasters including hazardous materials accidents.  Drives and operates fire and rescue apparatus.  Performs strenuous and hazardous tasks under emergency conditions.  These tasks may involve extreme exertion under such conditions as smoke and cramped surroundings, contact with diseases, toxic gases, explosive mixtures and radioactive material. 

QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY AT TIME OF APPLICATION:

1.   Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification

2.   Current Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification (Certificate of Compliance as approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards)

3.   Current Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification OR Florida Paramedic (PMD) certification (NOTE: National Registry EMT certification will NOT be accepted)

4.   Certificate of having passed the IAFF-sanctioned, national standard Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) between March 5, 2018 and March 7, 2019 (additionally, if selected for hire, candidate must have passed a CPAT within one [1] year prior to hire date)

5.    Valid Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) certification.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Apply online at www.pbcgov.jobs.  Applications submitted by any other method will NOT be accepted.  

When you apply for this position, you will see a series of navigation tabs located along the top of the online application.  Refer to the Application Guide(under Quick Links on the Online Employment Application) for instructions on how to complete an Online Employment ApplicationBe sure to complete ALL application tabs (Profile, Education, Experience, Supplemental Questions, Military Service, Skills, Other Information, Attach Documents, etc.)   Incomplete applications will result in elimination from the hiring process.

 Please note additional instructions regarding these specific application tabs below

            Education Tab

·         You MUST document if you possess the minimum qualification of graduation from high school/equivalent.

Failure to document this will result in elimination from the hiring process.

            Supplemental Questions Tab

·         You MUST answer all of the supplemental questions. 

Failure to respond to all supplemental questions will result in elimination from the hiring process

Skills Tab

·         You MUST list your six-digit Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance certificate number in section B.   DO NOT ENTER ANY OTHER DATA IN SECTION B OF THIS TAB.

            Attach Documents Tab

            You MUST upload the following:

A.   Required certificates/documents (Failure to provide the required certificates/documents with the application will result in elimination from the hiring process).

1.    Current Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification (Certificate of Compliance as approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards)  NOTE:  If you have recently successfully completed the Florida Minimum Standards course but have not received the Certificate of Compliance you must provide your six-digit certificate number by uploading a scanned sheet of paper with your name and certificate number written or typed on it.

2.    Current Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification OR Florida Paramedic (PMD) certification

3.    Certificate of having passed the IAFF-sanctioned, national standard Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) between March 5, 2018 and March 7, 2019

4.    Valid Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) certification

Do NOT upload unspecified, unrequested, or additional certifications/resume/etc. Additional licenses, certifications, education will not be considered at this time. The only exception is for Veterans’ Preference documentation or requests for ADA Accommodations (see below).

B.   If applicable: Veterans’ Preference documentation, or requests for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations.

1.    If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference, upload the Florida Veterans’ Preference Certification form,  DD214, and any other supporting documentation (e.g., disability rating if applicable)

2.    If you are requesting an ADA Accommodation, either upload the request or contact Palm Beach County Human Resources directly

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Palm Beach County Human Resources will contact selected applicants with specific process dates/times when necessary. Selection process dates/times WILL NOT be changed for candidates.      

If your address, phone number, and/or email address changes, contact Palm Beach County Human Resources to provide up-to-date contact information.

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

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