Firefighter/Paramedic: Indian River County Florida Deadline: August 11, 2017

Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: August 11, 2017

Salary: $40,269.00 – $42,269.00 Annually

Job Description:

Indian River County is recruiting dual-certified firefighter/paramedics.  Applications are being accepted from single- and dual-certified applicants.

All applicants MUST AT TIME OF APPLICATION: (1) be a non-user of tobacco or tobacco products for at least 1 year prior to date employment application is received and agree to remain tobacco-free (in any form) during their employment; (2) have no DWI or DUI on driver’s license record for 3 years prior to appointment.

Examples of Duties

The position performs skilled, specialized work of varying difficulty within the areas of combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; performing rescue and emergency medical services; performing life safety activities and/or performing special assignment duties in auxiliary services to support the department’s many programs. The work schedule is 24 hours on and 48 hours off.

Typical Qualifications

For Single Certified Position applicants must be currently enrolled and attending class for State of Florida paramedic and provide, at time of application, copies of the following documentation:

  • Valid Florida driver license (must be at least 18 years old) High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma from a recognized issuing agency.
  • Current valid Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.
  • Current Florida/National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license for single certified position.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC/CEVO) certification that reflects 16 hours.
  • Notarized tobacco affidavit Download Tobacco Affidavit (Download PDF reader)
  • Fire-Medic Checklist Download Fire-Medic Checklist (Download PDF reader)

For Dual Certified Position applicants must provide, at time of application, copies of the following documentation:

  • Valid Florida driver license (must be at least 18 years old).
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma from a recognized issuing agency.
  • Current valid Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.
  • Current valid Florida Paramedic License
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC/CEVO) certification that reflects 16 hours
  • Notarized tobacco affidavit  Download Tobacco Affidavit (Download PDF reader)
  • Fire-Medic Checklist  Download Fire-Medic Checklist (Download PDF reader)

Supplemental Information

Testing:  Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be required to successfully complete:  a physical agility test; written and practical evaluations; an oral interview; a background investigation; and reference checks.  Information regarding testing dates, times, procedures, etc., will be provided to eligible candidates by the Emergency Services Department.

Only those candidates who successfully complete the testing process will be eligible to be considered for hire.  Eligible candidates not hired will be placed on an unranked employment eligibility register and be considered for future position openings.

Candidates selected for hire will be required to complete drug and medical pre-employment screening.  Selected candidates with single certification on their hire date must attain paramedic certification within 12 months of hire at their own expense, on their own time and be protocoled by the Medical Director within 12 months of attaining paramedic certification as a condition of employment.  Dual certified candidates must be protocoled by the Medical Director within 12 months of hire as a condition of employment.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position.  While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary that are a logical assignment to the position.

A FULLY COMPLETED online Indian River County Application for Employment along with attachments of qualifying certifications and other required documents as listed in typical requirements, must be submitted at time of application.

 

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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