Posting Number: 12-06-28-1170
Pay Grade: 210
Hourly Rate: $12.45 - $12.45
Public Safety - Fire Rescue
Closing Date: July 13, 2012
THE PURPOSE OF THIS POSTING is to create a temporary list to fill open Firefighter EMT and Firefighter Paramedic positions as they become available throughout the year. The selection process will include:
Step 1: Written examination;
Step 2: Physical Agility Test (PAT) that requires candidates to perform simulations to evaluate their strength, coordination and endurance;
Step 3: Interview;
Step 4: Second Interview.
Personnel selected for this list will need to attend a five (5) week orientation and then will be placed on an eligibility list. As vacant positions become available, persons on the eligibility list will be assigned a shift and station.
NOTE: MUST possess and maintain, at minimum, a valid Florida Class “E” Driver’s License. (Definition of valid: License meets Lake County requirement of an acceptable record: 1. Less than six (6) points in a twelve (12) month period: 2. Less than nine (9) points in an eighteen (18) month period: 3. Less than twelve (12) points in a thirty-six (36) month period: 4. No violations or convictions that indicate the valid Florida driver’s licenses is/was denied, expired, suspended or revoked during the five (5) years prior to conditional offer of employment or date of hire; 5. No indicators of a history as a habitual violator of traffic laws during the five (5) years prior to conditional offer of employment or date of hire.) Employees in this job classification are required to maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and must inform their direct supervisor immediately if their Florida driver’s license is denied, expired, suspended, or ticketed. Lake County Public Safety conducts annual driver’s license checks of employee’s driving record for those employees required to operate motor vehicles while conducting County business. Corrective action up to and including separation from Lake County employment may result should the employee not maintain a valid driver’s license.)
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 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: $12.45 per hour (Paramedics receive an additional $2.45 per hour incentive)
NOTE: IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH THEIR APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT: 1. A clear copy of Florida Class “E: Drivers License. 2. Clear copies of State of Florida Firefighter, EMT or Paramedic and EVOC certifications. Failure to submit necessary copies will disqualify the applicant from consideration. Public Safety’s Fire Employment Screening consists of written exam; physical agility test; successfully passing NFPA 1582 Firefighter Physical; Driver’s license check; Background screen; and the ability to complete a five (5) week orientation . TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR THIS 2012 POSTING 1. Posting (June 28 – July 13) 2. Written Exam (July 23) 3. Physical Agility Tests (August 13 – August 17) 4. Initial Interviews (August 27 – August 31) 5. Final Interviews (September 10 – 14) 6. Physicals for those candidates given a conditional offer (September 24 – September 28) 6. Orientation (October 8 – November 9).
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