Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic: Pasco County Florida deadline October 29, 2015

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Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

Deadline: October 29, 2015

Salary: $43,448.96 Per Year

Job Description:

Estimated starting annual salary is $43,448.96, based on typical overtime.

All candidates must complete the National Testing Network CPAT for consideration.

Acts as a professional member of the prehospital emergency care team in providing comprehensive basic and advanced life support treatment, care and transportation. General fire fighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires and protecting life and property.

Essential Job Functions: Performs orderly and systematic evaluations and examinations of scenes and patients. Provides care, treatment, and transportation of patients in accordance with the knowledge and skills of a certified Paramedic under the provisions of Chapter 401 F.S. Responds to emergencies with fire or rescue companies and performs related functions as required. Drives and operates apparatus as assigned. May be assigned duties as acting driver engineer. Is subject to emergency call-back as part of the regular duty. Completes reports and records and operates radios according to system standards and guidelines. Ensures that all supplies, equipment, and apparatus are sufficient, operational and properly maintained. Reports deficiencies to supervisor immediately. Performs maintenance chores of quarters, station, and grounds. Attends and participates in company drills and training sessions. Performs related work as required.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of practices and procedures in accordance with United States Department of Transportation advanced Paramedic training program. Knowledge and ability to successfully pass a comprehensive orientation and testing process approved by the Emergency Services Medical Director. Ability to gain knowledge of the street system and geography. Mechanical aptitude and ability to learn and operate relatively complex equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to perform prolonged and difficult work under adverse conditions. Ability to learn a wide variety of duties and methods within a reasonable training period. Ability and willingness to learn new methods and techniques.  Minimum Requirements: 


Position requires climbing ladders, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, stooping, and running.  Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing and vision skills.


Positions are filled on an as-needed basis.  Candidates will be contacted for testing.  No phone calls please.

You must successfully complete the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) and present your test results for entry into the test site.

The CPAT is administered by the National Testing Network (NTN) at the Pinellas Technical Education Center (PTEC) which is located at 901 34th St. South., St. Petersburg, FL 33711.  Enrollment for the CPAT can be accomplished at the NTN web page at .

Must be a nonuser of tobacco or tobacco products for at least one year immediately preceding application, as defined in FS633.34.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Six months of experience as a Paramedic or one year of experience as an EMT.  Paramedic or EMT experience may be in the pre-hospital setting or working in a hospital-based emergency room.

Those candidates who do not meet the minimum experience criteria MAY still be considered, however, if selected would be offered a position as a Firefighter/EMT, which is at a lower pay grade for the amount of time necessary to meet the minimum pre-hospital experience requirement.


Qualified applicants selected for interview are REQUIRED to bring copies of their full driving record; CPAT; Current registration by the State of Florida as a Paramedic; Current certification by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or American Safety and Health Institute in BLS and ACLS; Certificate of Compliance from the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training; Social Security Card, Valid driver’s license.


The written test questions shall be selected from IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 5th Edition and Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Street 7th Edition. Firefighter/Paramedic may be given preference in the selection process.  QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED, VIA EMAIL, OF WRITTEN TEST DATE AND LOCATION.  A FIVE-QUESTION POST-TEST QUESTIONNAIRE WILL ALSO BE ADMINISTERED.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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

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