Seminole County Fire Department - Sanford, Florida
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Seminole County Fire Department will be conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic; job posting opens January 27, 2014 and closes February 26, 2014. 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 through National Testing Network (NTN). These tests must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting. Salary Information: $33,633 - $60,107 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview Since its creation in 1974, Seminole County Fire Department has grown to almost 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 18 fire stations throughout the county. This Department is one of only ten CAAS-accredited agencies in the state of Florida, only two 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: 422,718
- Age: : 18
- Education: : High School diploma or G.E.D
- Experience: : See Requirements
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) CPR-Healthcare Provider certification Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification (for paramedics) Schooling Post Hiring: Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification provided post hiring. Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) certification provided for paramedics post hiring.
How to Apply
To schedule pre-employment testing (FireTEAM), go to 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 on the website by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page and then following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882 or by clicking on the Support link on the website. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.