Firefighter/Paramedic: North Port Florida No Deadline Given

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Deadline: No Date Given

Salary: $38,646.02 Per Year

Job Description:

To be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of North Port, please follow these steps:

  • Applicants must achieve a passing score on the Fire Team and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).  To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to and click Firefighter jobs.  Select the department, read all requirements and, if qualified, select a testing location on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then follow the instructions.
  • Complete the required City of North Port application at  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.
  • Submit your supporting documents.  Your application will not be complete until you submit legible copies of each of the documents listed below.  Applications are not processed until all required documents have been electronically attached to your application.  Documents must be uploaded BEFORE submitting the application.  Supporting documents cannot be uploaded once the application has been submitted.

Supporting Documents

  • Valid Paramedic license issued by the State of Florida
  • Valid State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance/Minimum Standards
  • Valid CPR card
  • Valid ACLS card

Candidates should not contact the department directly.  Please direct all testing questions to NTN Customer Support.  Please direct all application questions to the City of North Port Human Resources Division at (941) 429-7200.


Performs skilled work in fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention and inspection, and training. Progressive apprenticeship position in accordance with the North Port Fire Rescue District Apprenticeship Fire Medic Program.

 Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs work in a safe and efficient manner compliant with City and District rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Promotes the well being of themself, 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.
  • Drive Emergency Vehicles operated by the department.
  • Performs strategic and tactical decision making in reponse to fire alarms, 911 calls, or other emergency incidents including but not limited to, transporting fire services and emergency medical personnel to incidents; exercising defensive/offensive driving skills in reponse to road and traffic conditions;  determining most time efficient  geographic route to the scene; strategic placement of assigned apparatus/equipment to best address an emergency incident or fire attack; determining which equipment to apply to firefighting actions applicable to the specific incident encountered; and determining attack logistics (e.g.,  selecting proper hoses and diameters, calculating friction loss and low rates/pressures to ensure proper flow volumes).
  • (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.) 


In addition to the requirements listed in the License and Certificates section, 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 read, write and interpret English (documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, policy and procedure manuals); ability to speak, interpret and convey effectively in English, before groups of customers or employees of organization; 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; computer literate - must possess the skills necessary to use word processing type programs and basic computer operations. 

Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications: 

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.  Work schedule will include evenings, weekends and holidays – rotating shifts.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Paramedic license issued by the State of Florida; State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance/Minimum Standards; valid CPR card; valid ACLS card; successfully passing the National Testing Network (NTN) administered Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) within the past 12 months; other certifications as mandated by the City, Medical Director and/or State of Florida.

HOURLY SALARY:  $12.5413 (Additional $2.75/hour Paramedic incentive pay upon successful department field EMS training and approval by the Medical Director and Fire Chief)

ANNUAL SALARY:  $38,646.02 (includes 323 hours of overtime per FLSA)

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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