Firefighter/Paramedic: Delray Beach Florida Deadline October 31, 2015

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Deadline: October 31, 2015

Salary: $49,491.00 Annually

Job Description:

Veterans Preference Applies

·         EEO Statement

The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services

·         Non-Smoking

The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco products for a period of at least one year prior to application for employment. The definition of “tobacco products” shall include, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes and snuff.

Skilled technical work in the field of fire suppression, prevention and emergency medical services. Fulfill duties of employment as outlined in the CBA. Work is performed under the general direction of a Captain.

Essential Job Duties:

·      Lay, connect and place hose line in operation. Raise and climb ladders. Enter building and other fire involved areas. Use extinguisher, bars, hooks, lines, axes, and other hand equipment. Ventilate burning buildings and structures. Throws salvage covers and remove debris.

·      Assist with delivery of emergency medical services and partici­pates in rescue operations by carrying individuals from danger.

·      Make regular inspections of apparatus and equipment and notify supervisor of defects. Assist Driver-Engineer with routine maintenance and apparatus checkout as required. Ensure apparatus and equipment is in a constant state of operational readiness.

·      Make visual and physical fire inspections of buildings to locate fire hazards.

·      Attend and participate in drills and training sessions.

·      Follow published department EMS Protocols, SOG’s and administer basic life support to patients.

·      These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)


·      Knowledge of the positions of fire fighter and driver engineer and the skills to perform the duties of each.

·      Knowledge of the geography of the City with respect to streets, hydrants and building access information.

·      Knowledge of the location and layout of all high risk and special hazard occupancies, and the problems encountered with each.

·      Knowledge of the strategy and tactics of handling fire, rescue and medical emergencies and the ability to analyze and respond effectively under stress to each.

·      Knowledge of the record management system in use, the components of the system, and the functions of each.

·      Knowledge of paramedic principles, practices and techniques and how they are used in medical emergency operations.

·      Knowledge of and adherence to City, Department and Division’s policies, rules and regulations, SOG’s and protocols.

·      Ability to perform essential job functions effectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Must be 18 years or older.


Must possess State of Florida Paramedic Certification. State of Florida Firefighter Certification. State of Florida Class E Drivers License. State of Florida Bureau of EMS recognized Emergency Vehicle Operators Course. (EVOC)

IMPORTANT: To download Applicant Information packet please CLICK HERE. This packet includes several documents that will need to be filled out, notarized and submitted with your online application. Your application WILL BE REJECTED if all the required documents are not attached with your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to edit anything or submit paperwork in person.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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