Firefighter/Paramedic: Kissimmee Florida Deadline: May 25, 2016

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Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: May 25, 2016

Salary: $42,893 Annually

Job Description:

This position requires FireTEAM and a valid NTN CPAT.  All testing must be completed by May 25, 2016.

The department requires the candidate PHQ.  You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account.  The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.

You will not fill out a City of Kissimmee employment application at this time.  Successful candidates will be invited to fill out the City of Kissimmee employment application to continue in the process.  Candidates MUST fill out the NTN application as part of the testing process.

Please direct all questions to NTN Customer Support. Please do not call the Kissimmee Fire or Personnel Departments directly.

If you have submitted your scores to Kissimmee Fire Department for a previous posting and are not eligible to test again, please contact Support to have your scores resubmitted to the current posting.

The City of Kissimmee Fire Department is a Tobacco free workplace.

Salary Information: Starting Salary $14.73/hr=$42,893*+ FLSA annually; free employee clinic, additional incentive pay.

* slightly less until paramedic is cleared by Department Medical Director

Benefit Information: Comprehensive, Full Benefits; see City website for complete information.

Department Overview: Founded in 1909, the Kissimmee Fire Department is rich in tradition. Over the years it has developed into a full-service modern ALS transport fire department that responds to over 12,000 calls for service a year.  The Kissimmee Fire Department has an ISO “1” rating which ranks it in the top 5% of all fire services surveyed in Florida. The department operates out of 4 fire stations with 106 personnel covering nearly 20 square miles. The department has a modern fleet of specialized custom apparatus equipped with the latest advanced technology related to tools and equipment.  The KFD strives to deliver outstanding external customer service while following a philosophy of Servant Leadership throughout the organization where every employee is vital to the success of the overall team.  The KFD’s Organizational motto is “In the finest tradition… Courage, Compassion, and Community”.

Area Information: The City of Kissimmee is located in the heart of Central-Florida (Osceola County) and is the second-largest municipality in central-Florida behind the City of Orlando.  The City of Kissimmee is 12 miles from the entrance to the Walt Disney World Resort.  The City of Kissimmee is nearing the completion of a multi-million dollar waterfront renovation and exquisite downtown redevelopment.  Located on the north shore of the world-famous Lake Toho known for the outstanding Largemouth Bass fishing and home to many major competitive bass fishing events.  The City of Kissimmee is less than 60-minutes travel time to Port Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center with miles of endless Florida beaches and tropical fun. The City of Kissimmee has access to everything found in a major US metropolitan City but few cities can match the opportunities and offerings found in the greater Orlando-Kissimmee region.   Life is great here as an individual or raising a family.

Population: 63,500

Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen: Lawfully work in US

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid FLORIDA State Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Academy Certification: Yes

Necessary Certifications:

  • State of Florida Certificate of Compliance Fire Standards (FFII)
  • State of Florida Paramedic
  • EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course) 16-hour certificate
  • Current CPR Card
  • Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification)
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • ICS-100, 200, 700, 800
  • Successful completion of National Testing Network FireTEAM Testing and CPAT
  • Lifetime Driving Record (DMV)

Preferences:

  • Candidates who live within a 30 mile radius of the city.
  • Military experience with Honorable Discharge.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Per State & City Requirements

Driving, Drug & Employment Disqualifiers: Per City Requirements

Additional Disqualifiers: All Candidates selected for employment will be required to successfully pass a background check, medical physical, non-tobacco use affidavit, and provide a lifetime driving record.

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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