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Job Opportunity – Alachua County Firefighter

October 16, 2017 by FLERA

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners

Firefighter

$33,327.92 – $51,658.55 Annually

Closing Date: 12/15/17

Minimum Qualifications:

FIREFIGHTER:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR FIREFIGHTER:

Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check is required prior to employment.

Upon submission of application, proof of the following must be provided:

1. A sworn affidavit attesting to the non-use of tobacco products. Click this link to retrieve the document.

2. Current enrollment in a state recognized Fire Academy (if non-certified at time of application). Candidate must receive State of Florida Certificate of Compliance prior to official job offer.

3. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record. “The Driving Policy is currently under review. You may qualify under the new policy; we encourage you to apply for the position”.

4. Candidates must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate provided by an authorized CPAT testing center prior to interview date. Valid CPAT certificates must be dated within 1 year of application date.

5. Alachua County will pay for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and certification, EMT certification must be obtained within one year of employment in the FF classification.  Applicants will be required to make a two year commitment as a full time certified EMT with Alachua County Fire Rescue.

 FIREFIGHTER EMT 56:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE FIREFIGHTER EMT 56:

Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check are required prior to employment.

Upon submission of application, proof of the following must be provided:

A sworn affidavit attesting to the non-use of tobacco products

State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or current enrollment in a state recognized Fire Academy (if non-certified at time of application). Candidate must receive State of Florida Certificate of Compliance prior to official job offer.

Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record. “The Driving Policy is currently under review. You may qualify under the new policy; we encourage you to apply for the position”.

Prior to the interview date, proof of the following must be provided:

Candidates must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate provided by an authorized CPAT testing center prior to interview date. Valid CPAT certificates must be dated within 1 year of application date.

At the time of hire, proof of the following must be provided:

Current State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.

Possession and maintenance of State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification is a condition of continued employment with Alachua County Fire Rescue. Individuals must be certified as Emergency Medical Technician in order to perform EMT duties.

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC 56

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC 56:

Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check is required prior to employment.

Upon submission of application, proof of the following must be provided:

1. A sworn affidavit attesting to the non-use of tobacco products. Click this link to retrieve the document.

2. State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or current enrollment in a state recognized Fire Academy (if non-certified at time of application). Candidate must receive State of Florida Certificate of Compliance prior to official job offer.

3. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record. “The Driving Policy is currently under review. You may qualify under the new policy; we encourage you to apply for the position”.

4. Candidates must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate provided by an authorized CPAT testing center prior to interview date. Valid CPAT certificates must be dated within 1 year of application date.

5. All firefighters will be hired into the position as a Firefighter/EMT. Once the candidate  has successfully met with and been approved by the County’s Medical Director to provide Advanced Life Support care, the candidate will then be reclassified as a Firefighter Paramedic.

6.  Current designation as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider.

Upon appointment to position, the following must be completed and maintained as a condition of employment:

1. Successful completion of a course in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support / International Trauma Life Support must be obtained within the first twelve months upon appointment to position.

2. Certification by the Alachua County Medical Director within the first month of employment and maintain this certification as a condition of employment.

3. Possession and maintenance of a State of Florida Paramedic Certification is a condition of continued employment with Alachua County Fire Rescue.

NOTE: APPLICANTS SELECTED FROM THIS POSTING MAY BE PLACED ON AN ACTIVE ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR 24 MONTHS.

NOTE: This position for firefighter is funded under a Federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant program. This grant is funded through February of 2021. In the event that funding is not continued for these positions, the positions will be eliminated unless otherwise directed by the BOCC at the end of the grant program. Employees are eligible for benefits but have no rights to permanent employment.

Please apply on-line at http://www.alachuacounty.us/employment. Please direct inquiries regarding this position to (352) 374-5219.

 

Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated in the application process. Preference in initial appointment will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans.

ALL OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST.

TDD users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M.F.V.D.

Pursuant to Florida’s open records law, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.

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