Firefighter/Paramedic: Tarpon Springs Florida Deadline January 1, 2016

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Deadline: January 1, 2016

Salary: $45,734.12 – $68,435.20 annually

Job Description:

The City of Tarpon Springs is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic.   All FireTEAM and CPAT testing must be completed by January 1, 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.

Please direct all questions to NTN Customer Support.  Do NOT call the department directly

Salary Information: 

$45,734.12 – $68,435.20 annually

Benefit Information:

Fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employee. All uniforms and equipment, IAFF Retirement, Optional Deferred Compensation program, paid sick leave and vacation.

Candidate Contact Person:

Scott Young

Deputy Chief


Department Overview:

Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue’s mission is to protect the lives and property of our community through emergency response, prevention and education. We are dedicated to providing services which provide for the safety and welfare of the public and the environment. We are committed to being prepared to respond to all emergencies and disasters. Members of Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue will continually represent themselves, their Department and the community in a professional manner, which will provide positive examples for others to follow. The Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue responds to over 4000 calls a year out of two stations.

City Information: The City of Tarpon Springs, Florida is located on the gulf coast in northern Pinellas County, Tampa Bay area. The City of approximately 24,500 provides a range of traditional services.

Job Requirements:

US Citizen: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid FLORIDA State Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Vision: Ability to see clearly at 20″ and 20′ or more, distinguish color and depth perception.



Academy Certification:


Prior Experience:


Necessary Certifications:

  • Certified State of Florida Firefighter II
  • Certified State of Florida as a Paramedic
  • Paramedics must also be certified in ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS, and CPR.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License, Class D

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:

Disclosure of any arrest, received a notice to appear, charged, convicted, pled nolo contendere or plead guilty to any criminal violation, regardless if the record was sealed or expunged.

Driving Disqualifiers:

Information concerning convictions will not necessarily disqualify an applicant unless the conviction record indicates that the applicant would not be suitable or desirable for employment in a particular position. An applicant who falsifies the application by failing to give required information concerning convictions will, if employed, be subject to dismissal.

Additional Disqualifiers:

Use of Tobacco products within one year.

Visible Tattoos.

Failure of any of the following pre-employment tests:

  • Psychological profile
  • Driving records check
  • Physical examination, including drug screening
  • Background check
Additional Information:
Qualified applicants must meet requirements of State
  • Minimum Standards for Firefighter Certification, as authorized in Florida Statutes 633.34-35. Must also meet and maintain State requirements and Paramedic Certification.

Must have ability to perform prolonged and arduous physical work under adverse conditions.

Must work rotating shift assignments (56 hours a week).

Valid Florida Driver’s License.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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