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Firefighter/EMT (*Paramedic)
Posting Number: 19-01-09-2141
Pay Grade: 210
Salary: $12.70/hour - $21.17
Fire Rescue
Closing Date: February 4, 2019

Job Summary:
Performs fire suppression and rescue on fire scenes, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and other emergency or non-emergency incident scenes as a member of a fire rescue team. Provides basic, intermediate and/or advanced life support [ALS] treatment to patients within the scope and level of medical expertise and qualifications. Drives and/or operates emergency vehicles and various specialized equipment such as: extrication, automated external defibrillator, and other associated power tools or highly sophisticated EMS equipment; performs maintenance tasks on various equipment, vehicles, fire station facilities, and station grounds; maintains a clean and ready-state fire station, vehicle and equipment; carries out fire prevention, public educational program initiatives, and other customer service opportunities; plans and executes pre-fire plans and business occupancy life-safety surveys; performs various positions and/or mission tasks within an established incident command system and/or the emergency operation center; maintains certifications, attends, and participates in training sessions, classes, or other professional development.

STARTING RATE OF PAY: $12.70 PER HOUR. (PARAMEDICS RECEIVE AN ADDIITONAL $2.45 PER HOUR INCENTIVE.)

Public Safety’s Fire Employment Screening consists of:

- Written exam – February 13-15, 2019.

- Driver’s license check and background screenings.

- Interview - anticipated to be during week of February 18, 2019

- NFPA 1582 Physical – week of February 25, 2019.

- Ability to complete a required four (4) week orientation - anticipated to begin March 18, 2019.

Individuals not selected to fill current vacancies may be placed on an eligibility list. As vacant positions become available, individuals on the eligibility list may be contacted for new employee orientation.

Special consideration will be given to Paramedics as well as current Lake County BCC employees who meet minimum qualifications requirements and are in good standing with the organization.


Minimum Qualifications:
Requires High School Diploma or GED.

IMPORTANT NOTE: IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ONLY THE FOLLOWING WITH THEIR APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT: (NO ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATION.)

1. A clear copy of current State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance (Firefighting and Minimum Standards);

2. State of Florida Medical Technician (EMT) Certification or State of Florida Paramedic Certification (Preference will be given to applicants with valid Paramedic certifications.) If currently enrolled in a class, proof of passing by the interview date of February 15, 2019. *Individuals who are single certified must be currently enrolled in the other required certification program and must indicate their anticipated completion date and must be State certified by the start of the hiring process (e.g. Certified Firefighter currently enrolled in an EMT/PM program or an EMT/PM currently enrolled in a Firefighter certification program).

3. A clear copy of current State of Florida EVOC certificate - DO NOT SUBMIT A DRIVER'S LICENSE;

4. A clear copy of current (issued within the past year) Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) from an authorized IAFF testing facility.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be in excellent health and maintain a good physical condition in accordance with NFPA 1582. Must be a non-user of tobacco products. Must be able to function independently. Must be able to work any shift assigned, including weekends and holidays and to be available 24/7 if needed.


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