Firefighter/Paramedic: North Port Florida No Deadline Given

Firefighter/Paramedic Deadline: No Deadline Given Salary: $55,130.56 Anually Job Description: The North Port Fire Rescue District is currently building an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic positions.  This posting will remain open until filled. Applicants must achieve a passing score on the Fire Team and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Candidates must complete the required City of North Port application at (or through Employment applications are not accepted until both CPAT and Fire Team are successfully completed. All information provided on your application (as well as in all other phases of the employment process) must be true, current, accurate and without omission.  Candidates should not contact the Fire department directly. Please direct all questions to NTN Customer Support or the City of North Port’s Human Resources Department. Salary: $55,130.56 Anually (Topping out at $84,421.66). Includes 323 hours of overtime per FLSA. Benefit Information:  North Port Fire Rescue offers competitive benifits, including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance for employee, spouse, and family (Portion of City coverage is dependent upon employee elections).
  • Florida Retirement System (FRS).
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • Department provided annual physical evaluation in accordance with NFPA 1582.
  • Training opportunities and Career Advancement Opportunities.
  • Travel opportunities for Training and/or Committee Involvement.
  • Tuition reimbursement for College.
  • Service Awards and Employee Recognition Awards.
  • Ability to trade up to ten (10) shifts per quarter.
  • Paid Days Off (PDO) (Universal Leave) time accrues at 372 hours per year to start (15.5 shifts).
  • Bereavement leave, Military Leave, Personal Days.
  • Additional PDO accruals of 48 hours possible as a sick-leave incentive (12 hours per quarter).
  • Ability to convert 120 hours of PDO to salary paid once per year at overtime rate with the ability to sell back an additional 120 hours at straight time. (Parameters outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement). 
  • Growing Department with Rapidly Growing City (Top Ten Cities for Job Growth- Forbes Magazine, Aug. 2016).

Department Overview:   North Port Fire Rescue (NPFR) is an ISO 1 full service department with Fire Prevention, Suppression, ALS Emergency Services, Technical Rescue Response, and Automatic and Mutual Aid responses to surrounding areas/departments.  Our Mission is to “Provide Exceptional Public Safety Services in a Safe, Compassionate, and Professional Manner”.   North Port Fire Rescue (NPFR) provides full time fire and emergency medical services response and protection for the largest City in Sarasota County.  Currently there are 96  (including Battalion Chiefs, Lieutenants, Firefighter/Paramedics, Recruits, and Firefighter/EMT’s) and 14 administrative personnel, covering 104 square miles with a population just over 65,000, from 5 fire stations.  Our daily line staffing covers, 1 ALS Engine, Two BLS Engines, Two ALS Quints, One Tanker (Tender), Four ALS Rescues (Ambulances), and one Battalion Chief. Work schedule: Shift work, including evenings, weekends and holidays; rotating shifts.

Job Requirements

US Citizen: Yes High School Grad/GED: High School Diploma or GED Valid FLORIDA State Driver’s License: Possession of a valid driver’s license, and the ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license by date of hire. Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Academy Certification: Valid Paramedic or EMT License issued by the State of Florida. Valid State of State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance/Minimum Standards. Other certifications as mandated by the City, Medical Director and/or State of Florida. Essential Job Functions: Performs skilled work in fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, inspection and training.This is a progressive apprenticeship position in accordance with the North Port Fire Rescue District Apprenticeship Fire Medic Program. Respond to public emergencies involving fire and/or other medical emergencies in the capacity of a Firefighter/Paramedic. Performs work in a safe and efficient manner compliant with City and District rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Promotes the well-being of himself/herself, the City and others through participation in external and internal District programs. Knowledgeable and responsible for the application and practical use of the rules, regulations, general orders, standard operating guidelines and general functions (Mission Statement) of the District. (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned, including City-directed work assignments in the event of a declared emergency.) Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma is required. Progressive knowledge and application of firefighting and emergency medical skills. Ability to understand and carry out verbal and/or written instructions promptly, effectively, and efficiently under varied and difficult conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working skills and knowledge. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, formulas, dosages, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be computer literate – must possess the skills necessary to use word processing type programs and basic computer operations. Pre Employment Requirements: Qualifying on pre-employment requirements may include clinical knowledge and skills evaluation; oral review panel; acceptable driving record; drug screening and medical evaluation; and background checks. Offer of employment shall be made contingent upon a satisfactory employment physical, drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history check and any other background check required. M/H/F/V EOE ADA. How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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