Capt Craig Freeman

FIREFIGHTER/EMT – Seminole County (FL)

Seminole County (FL) is accepting apps for FIREFIGHTER/EMT Until: February 22, 2017. Salary $44,320.64 annually.   For details about thousands of other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


Seminole County (FL)

is accepting applications for:


invites applications for the position of:
Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/Paramedic
SALARY: $12.47 /Hour
OPENING DATE: 01/20/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/22/17 11:59 PM
**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.

Required Documents:
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).

Required Tests:
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 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 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.

Panel Interview:
Upon successful completion of the Internal Fire/EMS Skills Assessment, candidates will be scheduled for interviews the week of March 13, 2017.

Responds to fire, rescue and emergency medical incidents in an assigned area as a member of a Engine, Tower, or Rescue Company.  Enters burning buildings and removes and rescues persons from danger.  Administers Basic or Advanced Life Support and emergency medical assistance to sick or injured persons.

Connects hoselines and/or apparatus to hydrants or pumps, joins hose sections, connects nozzles, and operates nozzles in spraying water on fire. Ventilates burning buildings. Operates hand fire extinguisher and similar equipment. Raises, climbs, and lowers ladders.  Performs salvage and overhaul operations. Drives emergency fire apparatus in responding to fire and rescue incidents. Operates pumps to maintain adequate water volume and pressure.

Engages in pre-fire planning and inspection of commercial establishments in assigned areas.

Participates in instruction/training sessions in subjects of fire fighting methods, equipment operation, emergency medical care, and/or geographical information. May participate as member of special team (dive, extrication team, hazardous materials team, etc.)

Performs maintenance cleaning tasks in and about assigned station. Performs related duties, such as inventory assessment and map book preparation.

May act in the capacity of a certified paramedic if so certified and authorized by the Fire Department.

Additional Duties:
Performs other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, reassignments or rotations.

In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Considerable knowledge of street/road system and geography of Seminole County and a working knowledge of firefighting and emergency medical procedures.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates and the general public.  Ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.

High School Diploma or GED.

Must possess a Firefighter II certificate of Compliance from an approved State of Florida Minimum Standards Firefighting course.

Must possess and maintain Emergency Medical Technician certification.

If incumbent is authorized and designated to work in the capacity of a paramedic, must possess and maintain certification as a paramedic as designated by the State of Florida and the Fire Department.

Must meet and be able to continuously maintain the physical agility requirements as administered by the Fire Department.

New hires must have abstained from the use of tobacco products for twelve months prior to application with Seminole County (Florida Statute Section 633.34).

A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Required to maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

All employees must attend Seminole County Required Trainings.

Department Specific trainings per position may be required.

Eligible applicants must agree to submit to a background check, including a Level II (fingerprint) criminal background check and driver’s license check.  Applicants must meet all moral and criminal background guidelines, in addition to all other employment requirements mandated by Florida Statutes for certification(s) and by Seminole County.

If you meet the criteria for this position you may be tested, interviewed and extended a conditional offer of employment.  A conditional offer is the next step in the recruiting process and includes, but may not be limited to, a criminal background, driver’s license check, and medical physical. A conditional offer does not guarantee that the applicant will be hired.  Seminole County’s practice is to make decisions based on merit, qualifications and lawful compliance with city ordinances, state and federal laws.

Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/Paramedic Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. I understand that failure to attach the items specified on the job posting under “Required Documents” will disqualify my application.
Checkbox Yes
* 2. I understand that notifications will be sent by email, including instructions to schedule assessments and interviews.
Checkbox Yes
* 3. Are you a paramedic?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 4. Do you have a valid Florida drivers license? (does not include permit or hardship license)
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 5. Have you accumulated seven (7) or more points in a 12-month period? Ten (10) points or more in an 18-month period? Thirteen (13) or more in a 36-month period?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 6. Have you accumulated violations or convictions that indicate your Florida or out-of-state Driver’s License is/was suspended or revoked during the five (5) years prior to submitting your application for points, moving violations, DUI, refusal to submit to drug or alcohol testing, failure to comply with traffic related summons or court orders, or criminal offenses?
Checkbox Yes
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* 7. Have you accumulated the status of habitual violator of traffic laws during the five (5) years prior to applying for this job?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 8. Have you been convicted or arrested of DUI in the last 3 years? Do you have a history of multiple arrests for DUI, regardless of convictions?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* Required Question


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