Firefighter/Paramedic: Desoto County Florida Deadline: December 21, 2016

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Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: December 21, 2016

Salary: $12.59 ($36,662.08) – $18.75 ($54,600.00) Annually

Job Description:

Skilled technical work in the County Public Safety Department in the field of fire suppression, prevention, and emergency medical services. Work is performed under the general direction of a superior officer.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  •   Knowledge of the positions of firefighter and driver engineer and the skills to perform the duties of each
  •   Knowledge of the geography of the County 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 keeping 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 rescue operations
  •   Ability to carry out orders and to see that Department and County policies are adhered to
  •   Ability to perform Firefighter and ALS duties effectively and work rotating shift assignments

    MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.

    (A comparable amount of training, education, or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:
    Possess a valid Class “E” Florida Driver’s License; State of Florida Firefighter Certification as authorized by F.S.S. 633; AdvancedCardiacLifeSupport;StateofFloridaParamedicCertification. WillacceptEMT/Firefighterthatwillbe Paramedic certified within six months from date of hire.

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

County’s Website Click HERE

 

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