Firefighter/Paramedic: Pompano Beach Florida


Deadline: Not Given

Salary: $54,081.00 – $76,098.00 Annually

Job Description:


Starting salary is $54,081 annually which includes EMT pay. Once assigned to Paramedic program, salary increases to $59,231 annually.

  • Vacation: 11 shifts (1-5 years of service), 13 shifts (6-13 years of service), 16 shifts (14+ years of service)
  • Sick Leave: 6 shifts annually
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Pension Plan (including DROP)
  • Disability Benefits
  • Medical Insurance: The city provides free employee coverage, and pays 50% of dependent coverage
  • Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trusts
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Uniforms, Credit Union
  • Tax Deferred Savings Plan (ICMA)

The City of Pompano Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The sixth largest city in metropolitan Broward County, Pompano Beach has a permanent population of about 101,000; seasonal residents are estimated to increase the population to 150,000.
The Pompano Beach Fire/Rescue Department, which achieved the prestigious distinction as an ISO Class 1 department, offers its residents a full complement of firefighting and emergency medical services, including ambulance service. The Department’s 200+ employees (191 combat personnel) are assigned to six stations located throughout the city. Firefighters work a 24-hour shift with one shift on duty and two consecutive days off duty. Specialty units include a Fire Prevention Bureau and a Training Unit.
The salary range for Firefighters is $54,081 – $76,098 annually which includes EMT pay. Once assigned to the Paramedic program, salary increases to $59,231 annually. Educational incentive pay, as required by the State, is also paid for completion of Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees. Firefighters are eligible for merit increases annually until reaching the maximum of the pay grade.
Applications must be fully completed and all required copies and notarizations are to be done prior to submission of application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Select qualified applicants will be scheduled for an oral panel interview. Candidates selected to advance in the recruitment process will proceed to a polygraph exam and a background investigation. Passage of each component does not guarantee an employment offer will be extended. If an offer of employment is made, it is conditional upon successful completion of a psychological evaluation, medical examination and a drug screening.

Required Documents:
Please upload copies of your:
I understand that I must upload/attach copies of my: 
>Notarized non-user of tobacco affidavit.  Click here (Download PDF reader) to access affidavit.
>Florida Firefighter certification 
>Florida Paramedic certification 
>PAT or CPAT card 
>EVOC certification 
>DD-214, if applicable 
>High school diploma or GED 
>College diploma, if applicableTypical Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Florida Certified Firefighter (must be certified prior to hire date – or must be within two months of graduating at the time application is submitted)
  • Florida Certified Paramedic (certified prior to hire date preferred – or must be in your graduating semester of paramedic school and obtain certification within 120 days of hire)
  • Broward, Palm Beach, or City of Coral Springs Fire Academy Physical Ability Test Card or Candidate Physical Ability Test, or IAFF licensed Candidate Physical Ability Test administered through the National Testing Network (issued within the last year)
  • Valid Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Florida approved 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course (EVOC) certificate of completion
  • Vision must be no worse than 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye; must be correctable to no worse than 20/20 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye
  • No defect or abnormality of hearing
  • Must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year immediately preceding application (FL Statutes, Section 633.34(6))
  • Good character and reputation

Please be sure to keep your required certifications valid (not expired).  We will not accept expired certifications.Supplemental Information

The City of Pompano Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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