Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic

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Seminole County Fire Department
Position Type: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Closed date: 11/01/2015

Job Description

Seminole County Fire Department will be conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic. All testing and a County application must be submitted by 11/01/2015 by 11:59 Eastern Time.

Job Requirements
Age: 18 Years of Age
US Citizen: Lawfully work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or G.E.D
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Must Have a Valid Florida Driver License
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and speak the English Language.
Vision: Vision requirements follow the guidelines as outlined in NFPA 1582.

Necessary Certifications:
State of Florida Minimum Standards Certificate of Compliance
State of Florida EMT or Paramedic License
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)

Schooling Post Hiring:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for paramedics
BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for paramedics
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Salary Information: 
$36,312.64 Annually

Benefit Information: 
Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Florida Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Eleven Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, Optional Deferred Compensation Program

Candidate Contact:
Human Resources Department

hr@seminolecountyfl.gov

Department Overview:
Since its creation in 1974, Seminole County Fire Department has grown to over 400 personnel. The Department is divided into three shifts and spread across four geographical response areas, each under the command of a Battalion Chief. Each battalion includes four to five fire stations, totaling 19 fire stations throughout the county. This Department is one of just eleven CAAS-accredited agencies in the state of Florida, only three of which are fire departments.

Seminole County hosts a number of special teams, e.g., Special Hazards and Operations Team, Bike Team, Burn Team, Dive Team, Tactical Fitness Team, Urban Search and Rescue, Vehicle Extrication Team, etc.

Great emphasis is placed on training, evidenced by Seminole County opening the Seminole County Fire/EMS Training Center in 2008, which is a 44,000 square foot facility situated on nineteen acres. The Training Center has multiple training props utilized during ongoing classes, including a five and a half story training tower erected in the fall of 2009, and a pressurized rail car acquired in spring of 2010. Training programs include fire, special hazards, and emergency medical services training.

City/County/Area Information:
Just minutes from Central Florida’s theme parks, Seminole County gives you some of Florida’s best natural attractions. From miles of scenic rivers to acres of beautiful parks and nature preserves, you’ll find Seminole County provides endless recreation in a less crowded, more relaxing environment. You’ll also discover charming historic villages, fabulous shopping and dining, and excellent golf courses. Yet you’ll still be close to the rest of the region’s exciting offerings. And access is a breeze, whether you fly into the hassle-free Orlando Sanford International Airport or arrive by car on Interstate 4. Enjoy easy access to everything you love about Central Florida, from Orlando’s top attractions to dazzling Atlantic beaches.
Population: 
436,041

How To Apply
County applications will be accepted only during open job posting and must be submitted online by visiting the Seminole County Human Resources website. After the closing date, the department will email applicants regarding the next phase of the selection process.
Applicants are required to complete the FireTEAM test and have a valid NTN CPAT. These tests must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting.

To schedule pre-employment testing (FireTEAM), go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled through the website by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.


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