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Lake County BCC
315 West Main St.
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778


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Firefighter/EMT (*Paramedic)
Posting Number: 20-07-26-2416
Pay Grade: 210
$40,693.90 yr. + $2.95 hr. Medic incentive
Fire Rescue
Closing Date: August 28, 2020

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: $40,693,90 ANNUALLY PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $2.95 PER HOUR INCENTIVE FOR PARAMEDICS.

The Office of Fire Rescue's Employment Screening consists of: (DUE TO THE COVID 19 HEALTH SITUATION, ANY OR ALL OF THESE PROJECTED DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION)

- Written exam – August 28-30, 2020. (Simple sign on web link provided for a timed test

- Personal interview - week of September 15, 2020

- NFPA 1582 Physical – week of September 28, 2020.

- Required onboarding session October 19, 2020 from 0900 to 1130 a.m.

- Ability to complete a required six (6) week orientation - anticipated to begin October 26, 2020.

- 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.

- This is an open posting for full-time EMT's and Paramedics positions. Special consideration will be given to Paramedics and current Lake County BCC employees who meet minimum qualification requirements and are in good standing with the organization.


Minimum Qualifications:
Requires High School Diploma or GED. Vocational/technical training in firefighting or related field or any equivalent education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential job functions.Requires Incident Command System (National Incident Management System – NIMS), current State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Fire Standards Completion and/or Compliance, Hazardous Materials and First Responder, State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license and/or State of Florida Paramedic Certification; may be required to obtain other technical or professional certifications as deemed necessary and approved by department and/or Lake County Medical Director.

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.) DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION UNLESS ALL DOCUMENTS ARE ATTACHED AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. MUST HAVE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

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

2. EMT or Paramedic License (blue card, signed), issued by State of Florida Department of Health. *Individuals who are single certified must be currently enrolled in the other required certification program and must indicate their anticipated completion date. (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.

*Due to the COVID-19 incident the CPAT requirement is being suspended for this hiring event. Upon hiring, a candidate will be required to provide a letter of passing within six (6) months of their start date with the department.

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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