Firefighter/Paramedic: St. Cloud Florida Deadline: October 9, 2017


Deadline: October 9, 2017

Salary: $16.33 Hourly

Job Description:



It is the responsibility of interested applicants to ensure they follow the steps listed below, in order to be considered.

  • Failure to properly complete any listed step or submission requirement will result in being eliminated from consideration.

Step-1. Test Scheduling: You must go to the National Testing Network at to schedule your test.

  • Select Fire, then, sign-up for the City of St. Cloud Fire Department

Step-2. Testing: You must complete two (2) tests. The CPAT and the Fire Team Written Test.

  • You must Pass the CPAT test which has a Pass/Fail result.
  • You must score a minimum of 70% or higher on the Fire Team Written Test.
  • NOTE: You must pass the CPAT test and have a minimum score of 70% or higher on the Fire Team Written Test to move forward to Step-3.

Step-3. Application: Those who passed the CPAT test and scored a 70% or higher on the Fire Team Written Test may submit their application to the City’s HR department.

  • NOTE: Application must be accompanied by a legible copy of the Fire Team Written Test results with a score of 70% or higher at the time of submission.
  • HR will verify test result scores and that applicant meets all minimum requirements including submitting all required documents at time of submission.
  • Applications meeting all requirements will be forwarded to the Fire Department for review.
  • A City representative (HR or Fire Department) will contact the top 30 applicants with instructions for self-scheduling an interview.
  • NOTE: Non response or inability to contact an applicant will cause the applicant to be eliminated from consideration.

Step-4. Scheduling Interview: Applicant must follow instructions to self-schedule an interview within the allotted time.

Step-5. Establishment of a Hiring List.
After the completion of all interviews, the interview score sheets will be sent to the HR Department for score verification.
Interview scores will be listed in numerical sequence from highest interview score to lowest interview score.
The City will establish a “Hiring List”

The “Hiring List” will be comprised of the twenty (20) highest interview scores having a minimum overall score of 70 to be placed on the list for hiring. 

  • NOTE: The “Hiring List” will be listed in order of the highest interview score to the lowest   interview score.
  • NOTE: Only the Interview Scores will be considered for placement on the “Hiring List.” Test scores will not be considered for the “Hiring List.”

The “Hiring List” will be maintained for a period of six (6) months or until it is exhausted, unless otherwise extended in writing by the Fire Chief.

It is each applicant’s responsibility to monitor their placement and progression on the “Hiring List” as well as any extension of the list’s validity period.

Please DO NOT call or contact the Human Resource Department or Fire department with questions related to the tests.

Any information related to the test should be directed to the National Testing Network Customer Support at 866-563-3882.

In accordance with, Veteran’s preference additional consideration is awarded to honorably discharged veterans who meet the qualifications of the PM/Firefighter position.

Major Duties

Provides basic and advanced life support services.

Determines the extent of illness or injury at a scene and prioritized medical care.

Provides emergency medical care according to standard principles and practices; assists in childbirth.

Transports ill and/or injured patients to a medical facility; drives/rides on the ambulance.

Inspects and maintains and ensures the proper operation of advanced life support and telemetry equipment; performs minor repairs.

Instructs the public in first aid and CPR.

Tests fire hydrants to ensure they are working properly.

Suppresses fires as a member of a fire fighting team.

Removes individuals from structures in which fires, toxic substances, accident, natural disasters, or other events cause them to be unable to remove themselves.

Protects property from fire, smoke, water, and chemicals.

Calls for mutual aid if required.

Performs minor maintenance of fire suppression equipment, including vehicles, pumping equipment, and support equipment.

Assists in the inspection of buildings for fire hazards; records fire hazard information; locates fire detection and suppression equipment; advises occupants and owners of fire code violations and instructs in remedial action; re-inspects for compliance.

Performs pre-fire planning in specified structure-types.

Observes and/or supervises fire drills for efficiency of the removal of persons.

Educates citizens, usually in-groups, on fire prevention.

Provides other miscellaneous services to citizens as required.

Inventories vehicles daily and weekly for required equipment and supplies.

Responsible for the security of drugs on the assigned unit.

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from high school or completion of the GED

Possess a valid State Florida Class E Driver’s License and ability to be insured by the city’s insurance carrier

Possess a State of Florida Firefighter Standards Certification

Possess a State of Florida Paramedic Certificate

Must have completed an Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift repeatedly and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

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