Firemedic: Sarasota County Florida Deadline: February 12, 2016

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Deadline: February 12, 2016

Salary: $15.75/Hr. = $39,312.00 Annual – $19.00/Hr. = $47,424.00 Annual

Job Description:

Firemedic:  The Firemedic position involves work in fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, rescue/extrication, and medical and trauma emergency services. Expected results include the ability to learn the skills and methods required to handle all types of emergency situations including the operation of all Department apparatus, equipment, and a working knowledge of Emergency Medical Service principles, methods and related skills in their application as taught through the Firemedic Apprenticeship program. The employment register created by this advertisement shall be used to fill vacant positions. Incentive will be paid to individuals holding a Florida Paramedic Certification and a valid ACLS card after successful completion of field training requirements as outlined by the County Medical Director.

****PLEASE NOTE:  ONLY submit State of Florida Firefighter certification and EMT/Paramedic License and DD214 Veterans Preference documentation when submitting on-line application.  Add ONLY those certifications as attached documents or fax to 941.861.5824 attention Erin Lee.  ****


1  Responds to medical and trauma emergencies using up-to-date techniques in Basic Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support and Advanced Life Support.

2  Responds to Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, Rescue and Extrication incidents.

3  Inspects fire and rescue apparatus at the beginning of each tour of duty to ensure all tools and equipment are working and in their proper place. Reports deficiencies to ensure required maintenance and/or repairs are completed.

4  Promotes and acts in a professional demeanor representative to the position represented. This includes maintaining physical and mental welfare of self.

5  Participates and successfully completes all drills, EMS modules, Firemedic modules and continuing education programs.


1  High School Diploma or equivalent GED.

2  State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance (from Bureau of Fire Standards & Training).  For your Certificate to be easily verified, you must update your contact information with the Florida State Fire College 352.369.2800 prior to the closing of this position.

3  State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification or State of Florida Paramedic Certification with a valid ACLS card (issued by Florida DOH).

4  Must meet all the requirements of Chapter 633 F.S., Chapter 401 F.S., and HRS 64J-1 Standards.

**NOTE:  If you are a current or former Firemedic who works or worked for another Florida agency, a Public Records Request of your personnel file will be submitted.

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE: (We will notify those who are invited to advance to the Oral Interviews)

Oral Interviews:  Monday, February 29, 2016 through Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Job Offers & Uniform Sizing: Monday, March 21, 2016

Start Date – Monday, May 9, 2016 (Subject to Change) 

Hours/Days or Work Schedule:    Firefighters are assigned 24-hour shifts with 48 hours off between each shift. Flexibility to work different shifts on holidays and weekends is required.

Physical Demands:     Must frequently lift and/or move more than 165 pounds.

Special Note:  This position has been identified by Sarasota County Government as one that will require a pre-employment drug screen as part of the selection process. An applicant must successfully pass this test prior to the start of employment. External applicants who fail will be disqualified from employment with the County for a period of five (5) years. Internal applicants will be subject to the County’s policies and procedures on positive drug tests.

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

County’s Website Click HERE

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