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ORLANDO FIRE DEPARTMENT
78 W. CENTRAL BLVD.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32801
407-246-3473
https://www.orlando.gov/Our-Government/Departments-Offices/Orlando-Fire-Department

Updated: May 23, 2024

Job Classification: Firefighter

The City of Orlando Fire Department is currently hiring Firefighters! All candidates must complete a department application, located here, prior to testing.

All candidates must complete FireTEAM and CPAT testing through National Testing Network by June 28, 2024, at 1700 hours. All CPAT tests must be valid and completed within 12 months of the date of application.

The department also requires candidates to complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1. You can access this assessment through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSA as soon as possible so your process does not delay.

Salary Information: STARTING SALARY between $54,452 and $56,873 based on experience. Additional $6,083 per year for those employed as Paramedics. Incentive pay for those assigned to special teams.

Benefit Information:

INSURANCE: Life and health insurance are available at 95% cost coverage for employees. Optional dental and vision insurance are also available. Dependent coverage is available.

VACATION: Start to 2 years, 130 hours per year; 2 to 8 years, 156 hours; 8 to 18 years, 206 hours; 18 years to retirement, 250 hours per year.

HOLIDAYS: Eleven paid holidays. Shift personnel receive twelve hours of straight-time pay for each holiday.

HOURS: 24 hours on, 48 hours off. 48-hour work week, additional 24 hours off (Kelly Day) each 8th working day, plus two regular days off.

COLLEGE: 100% reimbursement of educational expenses, including tuition and required books, up to $1,800 per year.

EDUCATION INCENTIVE: Additional money paid for a college degree in a Fire or EMS-related field. AS is $50 per month; BS or higher is $110 per month.

PENSION: Retire at 68% of salary for 20 years of service or 85% of salary for 25 years of service. A 5% cost of living increase is provided every three years to those who retire with at least 20 years of service. A 5-year forward or back DROP is available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP):

LONGEVITY: Annual longevity payment based on years of service: 5 to 10 years, $600; 10 to 15 years, $1100; 15 to 20 years, $1,600; 20 to 22 years, $2,000; 22 years or more, $2,300.

Candidate Contact:

Human Resources
[email protected]

Department Overview: The City of Orlando Fire Department (OFD) provides the community a full range of fire suppression, emergency medical service, hazardous materials management, dive rescue, and high angle/below grade tactical rescue. The OFD also offers fire prevention/inspection services, city-wide disaster planning and coordination, and public education. The department answers more than 60,000 alarms each year and operates eighteen engines, eight tower-ladder trucks, eleven rescues, one heavy rescue, and multiple other specialized units (dive, hazmat, arson/bomb, etc.).

Population: 307,573 (2020 Census)Job Requirements

Age: 18

Citizenship Required: Required

High School Grad/GED: Required

Valid FLORIDA Driver’s License: A valid driver’s license is required upon application. Upon initial application, the license does not necessarily have to be a Florida driver’s license. However, a candidate must possess a Florida driver’s license upon the date of hire.

Ability to Read/Speak English: Required

Academy Certification: Required to be a certified firefighter in the state of Florida by the close of the application date. We do not accept National Registry Certifications for Firefighters.

Necessary Certifications:

  • State of Florida Firefighter Certification is required by the close of the application date.
  • EMT/Paramedic Certification is required by the application deadline. Upon being hired, a candidate must specifically possess a state of Florida EMT or Paramedic certification.
  • We accept National Registry EMT and Paramedic certifications for testing purposes.
  • Successful completion of CPAT and NTN FireTEAM and PSSA Part 1 Testing*
  • Process: Hiring firefighters with both EMT and Paramedic certification

Candidates must submit a city of Orlando job application via https://www. governmentjobs.com/careers/orlando website by June 28, 2024, at 1700 hours. Candidates must have passed FireTEAM exam via National Testing Network* (see IMPORTANT NOTE below) and CPAT exam within 12 months from the date a candidate submits their application.

Certain candidates will be selected for additional screening. Selected candidates must also successfully complete interviews, polygraph exams, a background check, a psychological exam, and a medical exam.

CPAT results from testing centers other than NTN will be accepted. If candidates have passed the CPAT exam via another entity other than NTN, you must upload documentation of your passing status to your online application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/orlando

Candidates must also complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1 with NTN. The PSSA has no minimum passing score, but it must be completed by the close of the job application.

*IMPORTANT NOTE:
All candidates must complete FireTEAM and CPAT testing and the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1 through the National Testing Network by June 28, 2024, at 1700 hours.

If you have already completed FireTEAM and CPAT, your results must have been completed within twelve months of the date of application. If your results are older than 12 months from the date of application or you have never completed FireTEAM or CPAT, you will be required to schedule and complete your exams with NTN by June 28, 2024, at 1700 hours.

Candidates must also complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1 with NTN. The PSSA has no minimum passing score, but it must be completed by the close of the job application.

CPAT results from testing centers other than NTN will be accepted. If candidates have passed the CPAT exam via another entity other than NTN, you must upload documentation of your passing status to your online application.

Nature of Work: General job functions include (1) Firefighting – Emergency, (2) Firefighting – Non-Emergency, (3) Emergency Medical Services, and (4) Work-Related Activities. This job is located in the Field Operations Bureau of the Orlando Fire Department and is under the general supervision of the Company Commander. Firefighters will perform individually and/or as members of a firefighting team and will participate in fire suppression activities, including firefighting, rescue, first aid, ventilation, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, and inspection practices.

Probationary Status: If you are hired by the Orlando Fire Department, you will begin as a Probationary Firefighter, which requires the successful completion of an orientation. Failure to complete the orientation for any reason will result in immediate termination of employment and the removal of your name from further consideration.

Veterans’ Preference: Candidates eligible for Veteran’s Preference must attach appropriate documentation, such as a DD-214 Member Form 4, to their application (application link below).
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/orlando

Equal Opportunity Employer: The City of Orlando provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the City of Orlando complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The City of Orlando expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the City of Orlando’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Disqualifiers from the Selection Process :

WORK HISTORY:
Candidate has been terminated for cause or resigned to avoid termination within the past three (3) years prior to the date of application. Note: This category does not apply to layoffs due to a reduction in force or business closure.

DRIVING RECORD:

Within four (4) years prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment.

conviction for DUI/DWI or failure to submit to a chemical test for impairment
Within three (3) years prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment.

  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Five convictions for traffic violations (excluding parking tickets)
  • Within one (1) year of application and continuing to date of employment:

Failure to pay two or more traffic fines

DRUG USE:
Used or possessed, within the last three (3) years prior to application and continuing to employment, any controlled substance defined as a violation under Chapter 893, Florida Statutes, the possession of which constitutes a criminal offense under Florida law.

CRIMINAL CONDUCT:
Candidate has been convicted of, pled nolo contendere to, or had adjudication withheld for any charge of a felony crime; OR,
Candidate has been convicted of, pled nolo contendere to, or had adjudication withheld for a misdemeanor offense directly related to the position sought, AND it has not been four (4) years since the expiration of sentence; OR,
A candidate is currently on probation following any criminal, juvenile, or traffic charges.

***PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COMPLETE LIST OF DISQUALIFIERS. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC SITUATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THAT YOU BELIEVE MAY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY OF ORLANDO HUMAN RESOURCES AT 407.246.3286 OR [email protected]

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