|**Annual Salaries are not inclusive of any automatic FLSA overtime for shift employees on a 56 hour workweek schedule**
Starting Salary for State Certified Firefighter/Paramedic after County Certified is $44,320.64. This is inclusive of the County paramedic incentive of $2.75/hour, half of which will be paid from date of hire and the remaining half once County Certified by the County Medical Director.
About the Department:
In 1974, the Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) was created to serve unincorporated Seminole County. SCFD began with 10 stations and has grown to 19 stations located throughout Seminole County.
Seminole County has a population of over 400,000 citizens and SCFD responds to over 36,000 alarms annually, with an average response time of 5 minutes in the urban area.
SCFD is an all hazards, CAAS accredited agency that provides fire, advanced life support and transport services to the residents and visitors of unincorporated Seminole County, as well as the cities of Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs, and Casselberry.
Our Fire Training Center is capable of delivering National Fire Academy and State level courses.
What the Job Entails:
Technical work involving the responsibility for the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fire damage, and responding to emergency medical incidents. Position may be reassigned to meet the operational needs of the Department.
The following documents must be scanned, uploaded, and submitted with the online application. Once your application is submitted, you will be unable to attach further documentation. ***Failure to submit any of these items will disqualify your application.***
- Tobacco Affidavit – Click here to view and print Affidavit, which must be notarized (no sooner than the first day of this posting) prior to submission.
- Valid Firefighter II Certificate of Compliance (issued by Florida Division of State Fire Marshal) – Certificate is valid for four years from the issue date. Beyond that time, certificate is valid if you work as a firefighter or volunteer firefighter for a cumulative 6 months during the last 4 years.
- Valid Florida EMT or Paramedic License (issued by Florida Department of Health)
- Valid EVOC Certificate or Letter of completion – This is the 16-hr. Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (CEVO certification is not sufficient).
The following tests must be completed prior to the closing date of this job posting:
- FireTEAM Test – The FireTEAM test must be taken through National Testing Network. (Go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click the tab entitled “Firefighter Jobs.”) This test must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting. There’s no need to attach proof of test completion to your application, as we only accept results that are reported directly to us from NTN. That means you must visit the NTN website and select our department to receive your scores.
- Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) – The CPAT must be taken through National Testing Network. (Go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click the tab entitled “CPAT Testing.”) This test must be passed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting. There’s no need to attach proof of test completion to your application, as we only accept results that are reported directly to us from NTN. (When you visit the NTN website and select our department to receive your FireTEAM scores, we will also receive your CPAT results.)
Internal Fire/EMS Skills Assessment:
Candidates who submit all required paperwork and receive passing scores on both the CPAT and FireTEAM tests will be notified by email to sign up for our Internal Fire/EMS Skills Assessment, which will take place the week of March 6, 2017.
Upon successful completion of the Internal Fire/EMS Skills Assessment, candidates will be scheduled for interviews the week of March 13, 2017.