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LAKE MARY FIRE DEPARTMENT
911 WALLACE COURT
LAKE MARY, FLORIDA 32746

Updated: March 13, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Firefighter/Paramedic

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SALARY: $60,565.96 – $81,390.40 (FF/Paramedic)

NEW STARTING SALARY

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION ON THE CITY OF LAKE MARY:

The City of Lake Mary Job Opportunities POSTING OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Applicants must have valid FireTEAM and CPAT through the National Testing Network Pre-employment. In addition, candidates must register with the National Testing Network (NTN) and complete a written examination (FireTEAM) and candidate physical agility test (CPAT); the city must receive the results of those assessments prior to the closure of this posting.

Applicants currently holding a firefighter /paramedic position in good standing with another career department within the State of Florida without a valid CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN) will be required to complete a physical ability test within 30 days of hire. FireTeam is still required for any experienced personnel.

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  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must meet all moral and criminal background guidelines.
  • Must meet medical and physical agility standards set forth by the City.
  • Must maintain current certifications for the position as hired.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.  Must possess Florida State Firefighter certification.  Must possess a current Paramedic certification.  Must have or be able to complete ICS 100, 200, and 700 courses within six (6) months of hire. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year, as evidenced by a sworn affidavit.

Must meet all moral and criminal background guidelines.

Must meet medical and physical agility standards set forth by the City.

Must maintain current certifications for the position as hired.

Florida Minimum Standards Certification

Certificate of Compliance (as defined by Florida Statute 633.352)

Florida Paramedic Certification. Preference will be given to applicants in possession of a valid State of Florida Paramedic Certification.

Paramedics must be cleared through the Seminole County Paramedic Protocol within 90 days of employment. Employees hired as Paramedics must maintain their Paramedic Certification as a condition of employment.

Applicants without any previous experience must have a valid FireTeam and CPAT through the National Testing Network (NTN).

Applicants currently holding a firefighter /paramedic position in good standing with another career department with the State of Florida without a valid CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN) will be required to complete a physical ability test within 30 days of hire. FireTeam is still required for any experienced personnel.

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO II)

Valid Florida State Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge of the street locations, geography and types of construction in the City and surrounding areas.

Knowledge of Emergency Medical procedures, practices and techniques.

Knowledge of the various types of fire hazards in the City and surrounding areas.

Knowledge and skill in the use of emergency medical treatment practices.

Knowledge of firefighting techniques, policies, procedures, and practices.

Ability to learn and perform many and varied firefighting techniques and procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with the general public, fellow employees and outside professional associates.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to exercise unusually good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.

Ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.

Ability to work at heights.

Ability to use both manual and mechanical tools.

Ability to drive rescue apparatus over the road safely under normal/emergency conditions.

Skill in the use and maintenance of firefighting equipment.

Ability to recognize and adapt to various and/or hazardous situations.

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Ability to work as a part of a team or individually.

Required Documentation

(All required documents must be submitted prior to date of employment.)

State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance

State of Florida Paramedic License

High School Diploma

Birth Certificate

Valid Driver’s License

Current AHA CPR Card

Current AHA ACLS Card (Paramedic Only)

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or CEVO

FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

Tobacco Affidavit – Must be notarized prior to submitting with application (attached at bottom of posting)

Personal Inquiry Waiver – Must be notarized prior to submitting with application (attached at bottom of posting)

Any Additional and/or Educational Certificates (if applicable)

POSITION FUNCTION:

This is specialized professional work requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative in protecting life and property through emergency and non-emergency services. Work is performed under the general supervision of the shift Lieutenant and is reviewed based on results achieved.

The City of Lake Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status.

The City will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to applicants with disabilities preventing them from completing a City application form. Please contact the Human Resources Manager immediately if you need a special accommodation.

The City of Lake Mary is a Drug-Free Workplace. Certain positions require pre-employment Drug Testing.

Drug testing is required for this position.  Successful applicant will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation including, but not limited to, driver’s license review, arrest/conviction records, and a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA).  A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history.  Applicants selected for employment will be required to sign a conditional offer pending successful completion of a drug screen.

General Description:

This is specialized professional work requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative in the protection of life and property through emergency and non-emergency services.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the shift Lieutenant and is reviewed through results achieved.

Essential Job Functions:

Performs fire suppression as a team member and/or individually by manning hose lines, operating fire suppression equipment, and carrying out related duties in emergency firefighting situations.

Performs emergency medical services on persons injured or ill according to National, State, and Departmental guidelines at either an EMT or paramedic level depending upon certification.

Performs rescue functions to extricate victims from occupancies filled with fire, heat, smoke, and toxic gases by entering occupancy and physically removing victims.

Performs rescue and extrication functions of victims involved in vehicular entrapments using specific hand and hydraulic equipment.

Performs salvage and clean-up functions as required at the conclusion of fire-related emergency scenes.

Maintains physical conditioning and physical stamina required to perform firefighting duties.

Performs regular inspections of apparatus and equipment and personal safety equipment in order to ensure equipment is in optimum condition and promptly notifies supervisor of deficiencies.

Conducts routine maintenance of equipment as required.

Attends training and drill sessions in order to continuously update knowledge and skills required for effective work performance.

Communicates and interacts with co-workers and/or the public either collectively or on a person-to-person level to receive emergency instructions or relay emergency information.

Participates in Public Relations activities, such as school demonstrations, safety demonstrations, etc., to promote the department’s image as a public safety provider in the community.

Provides a variety of non-emergency public assistance services in response to citizen’s requests and departmental policies.

To maintain a clean working and living environment, perform clean-up and janitorial duties in stations.

Provides calming patient care as practical.

Writes detailed reports for emergency calls.

Attends trials as witness related to actions or observations on calls.

Transports patients to hospitals and interacts with emergency department staff.

Follows safe working practices and has a working knowledge of safety practices and procedures in accordance with the City’s Safety Plan.

This position may serve an essential role in the City’s disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts, as may be designated by the City’s Emergency Manager.

Performs other related duties as required and other such work as may be assigned.

NOTE: THE LISTED DUTIES ARE ONLY ILLUSTRATIVE AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO DESCRIBE EVERY FUNCTION THAT MAY BE PERFORMED BY THIS JOB CLASS.  THE OMISSION OF SPECIFIC STATEMENTS DOES NOT PRECLUDE MANAGEMENT FROM ASSIGNING SPECIFIC DUTIES NOT LISTED IF SUCH DUTIES ARE A LOGICAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE POSITION.

Essential Job Tasks and Description:

Wearing personal protective ensembles and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), performing firefighting tasks (e.g., hose line operations, extensive crawling, lifting and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls using power or hand tools, forcible entry), rescue operations, and other emergency response actions under stressful conditions including working in extremely hot or cold environments for prolonged time periods.

Wearing an SCBA, which includes a demand valve-type positive-pressure face piece or HEPA filter masks, which requires the ability to tolerate increased respiratory workloads.

Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and/or heated gases, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA.

Able to climb six or more flights of stairs while wearing a fire protective ensemble, including SCBA, weighing at least 50lbs (22.6 kg) or more and carrying equipment/tools weighing an additional 20 to 40lbs (9to 18 kg).

Wearing a fire protective ensemble, including SCBA, that is encapsulating and insulated, which will result in significant fluid loss that frequently progresses to clinical dehydration and can elevate core temperature to levels exceeding 102.2 degrees F (39 degrees C).

While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, searching, finding, and rescue-dragging or carrying victims ranging from newborns to adults weighing over 200lbs (90 kg) to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility.

While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, advancing water-filled hose lines up to 2 ½ in. (65 mm) in diameter from fire apparatus to occupancy [approximately 150 ft. (50m)], which can involve negotiating multiple flights of stairs, ladders, and other obstacles.

While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces that might be wet or icy, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines or other hazards.

Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication(s), or hydration.

Operating fire apparatus or other vehicles in an emergency mode with emergency lights and sirens.

Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments, including hot, dark, tightly enclosed spaces that is further aggravated by fatigue, flashing lights, sirens, and other distractions.

Ability to communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) while wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, and drenching from hose lines and/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers).

Functioning as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of the street locations, geography and types of construction in the City and surrounding areas.

Knowledge of Emergency Medical procedures, practices and techniques.

Knowledge of the various types of fire hazards in the City and surrounding areas.

Knowledge and skill in the use of emergency medical treatment practices.

Knowledge of firefighting techniques, policies, procedures, and practices.

Ability to learn and perform many and varied firefighting techniques and procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with the general public, fellow employees and outside professional associates.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to exercise unusually good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.

Ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.

Ability to work at heights.

Ability to use both manual and mechanical tools.

Ability to drive rescue apparatus over the road safely under normal/emergency conditions.

Skill in the use and maintenance of firefighting equipment.

Ability to recognize and adapt to various and/or hazardous situations.

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Ability to work as a part of a team or individually.

Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.

Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.  Must possess Florida State Firefighter certification.  Must possess a current EMT or Paramedic certification.

Other Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year, as evidenced by a sworn affidavit.

Must meet all moral and criminal background guidelines.

Must meet medical and physical agility standards set forth by the City.

Must complete and pass annual medical screening pursuant to most current NFPA 1582 Standard.

Must pass annual drug testing set forth by the City.

Must maintain current certifications for the position as hired.

Must abide by all City and Department Policies and Procedures

Applicants must have valid Fire TEAM and CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN).

Applicants currently holding a firefighter/paramedic position in good standing with another agency without a valid CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN) will be required to complete a physical ability test within 30 days of hire.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:

Florida Minimum Standards Certificate of Compliance (as defined by Florida Statute 633.352)

Florida Paramedic Certification

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO II)

Valid Florida State Driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

ICS 100, 200, and 700 courses within six (6) months of hire.

Environmental Conditions:

Works inside and outside in various weather conditions.

Responds to emergency alarms and assumes risks found in emergency situations, including but not limited to fires, hazardous materials situations, auto accidents, and medical alarms.

Stressful situations.

Traffic, heights, confined spaces, dusty and dirty environments.

The City of Lake Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Job Requirements

Required Documentation :

  • State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance
  • State of Florida Paramedic License
  • High School Diploma
  • Birth Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current AHA CPR Card
  • Current AHA ACLS Card (Paramedic Only)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or CEVO
  • FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
  • Tobacco Affidavit – Must be notarized prior to submitting the application
    Personal Inquiry Waiver – Must be notarized prior to submitting the application.
  • Any Additional and/or Educational Certificates (if applicable)

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge, Abilities and Skills :

  • Knowledge of the street locations, geography, and types of construction in the City and surrounding areas.
  • Knowledge of Emergency Medical procedures, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the various types of fire hazards in the City and surrounding areas.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of emergency medical treatment practices.
  • Knowledge of firefighting techniques, policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to learn and perform many and varied firefighting techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with the general public, fellow employees, and outside professional associates.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to exercise unusually good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Ability to use both manual and mechanical tools.
  • Ability to safely drive rescue apparatus over the road under normal/emergency conditions.
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of firefighting equipment.
  • Ability to recognize and adapt to various and/or hazardous situations.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team or individually.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.

Preferred Education, Training, and Experience POSITION FUNCTION:

This is specialized professional work requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative in the protection of life and property through emergency and non-emergency services. Work is performed under the general supervision of the shift Lieutenant and is reviewed through results achieved.

The City of Lake Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status.

The City will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to applicants with disabilities preventing them from completing a City application form. Please contact the Human Resources Manager immediately if you need a special accommodation.

The City of Lake Mary is a Drug-Free Workplace. Certain positions require pre-employment Drug Testing.

Drug testing is required for this position. Successful applicants will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation including, but not limited to, driver’s license review, arrest/conviction records, and a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA). A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history.

Applicants selected for employment will be required to sign a conditional offer pending successful completion of a drug screen.
General Description: This is specialized professional work requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative in protecting life and property through emergency and non-emergency services.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the shift Lieutenant and is reviewed based on results achieved.

Essential Job Functions: Performs fire suppression as a team member and/or individually by manning hose lines, operating fire suppression equipment, and carrying out related duties in emergency firefighting situations.

Performs emergency medical services on persons injured or ill according to National, State, and Departmental guidelines at either an EMT or paramedic level depending upon certification. Performs rescue functions to extricate victims from occupancies filled with fire, heat, smoke, and toxic gases by entering occupancy and physically removing victims.

Performs rescue and extrication functions of victims involved in vehicular entrapments using specific hand and hydraulic equipment.

Performs salvage and clean-up functions as required at the conclusion of fire-related emergency scenes.

Maintains physical conditioning and physical stamina required to perform firefighting duties. Performs regular inspections of apparatus and equipment and personal safety equipment in order to ensure equipment is in optimum condition and promptly notifies supervisor of deficiencies.

Conducts routine maintenance of equipment as required.

Attend training and drill sessions to continuously update the knowledge and skills required for effective work performance.

Communicates and interacts with co-workers and/or the public either collectively or on a person-to-person level to receive emergency instructions or relay emergency information.

Participates in Public Relations activities, such as school demonstrations, safety demonstrations, etc., to promote the department’s image as a public safety provider in the community.

Provides a variety of non-emergency public assistance services in response to citizen’s requests and departmental policies.

To maintain a clean working and living environment, perform clean-up and janitorial duties in stations.

Provides calming patient care as practical.

Writes detailed reports for emergency calls.

Attends trials as a witness related to actions or observations on calls.

Transports patients to hospitals and interacts with emergency department staff.

Follows safe working practices and has a working knowledge of safety practices and procedures in accordance with the City’s Safety Plan.

This position may serve an essential role in the City’s disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts, as may be designated by the City’s Emergency Manager.

Performs other related duties as required and other such work as may be assigned

NOTE: THE LISTED DUTIES ARE ONLY ILLUSTRATIVE AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO DESCRIBE EVERY FUNCTION THAT MAY BE PERFORMED BY THIS JOB CLASS. THE OMISSION OF SPECIFIC STATEMENTS DOES NOT PRECLUDE MANAGEMENT FROM ASSIGNING SPECIFIC DUTIES NOT LISTED IF SUCH DUTIES ARE A LOGICAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE POSITION.

Essential Job Tasks and Description: Wearing personal protective ensembles and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), performing firefighting tasks (e.g., hose line operations, extensive crawling, lifting and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls using power or hand tools, forcible entry), rescue operations, and other emergency response actions under stressful conditions including working in extremely hot or cold environments for prolonged time periods.

Wearing an SCBA, which includes a demand valve-type positive-pressure facepiece or HEPA filter mask, which requires the ability to tolerate increased respiratory workloads.

Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and/or heated gases, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA.

Able to climb six or more flights of stairs while wearing a fire protective ensemble, including SCBA, weighing at least 50 lbs (22.6 kg) or more, and carrying equipment/tools weighing an additional 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg).

Wearing a fire protective ensemble, including SCBA, that is encapsulating and insulated, which will result in significant fluid loss that frequently progresses to clinical dehydration and can elevate core temperature to levels exceeding 102.2 degrees F (39 degrees C).

While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, they searched, found, and rescued victims ranging from newborns to adults weighing over 200 lbs (90 kg), dragging or carrying them to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility.

While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, advancing water-filled hose lines up to 2 ½ in. (65 mm) in diameter from fire apparatus to occupancy [approximately 150 ft. (50m)], which can involve negotiating multiple flights of stairs, ladders, and other obstacles.

While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces that might be wet or icy, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines or other hazards.

Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication(s), or hydration.

Operating fire apparatus or other vehicles in an emergency mode with emergency lights and sirens.

Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem-solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments, including hot, dark, tightly enclosed spaces is further aggravated by fatigue, flashing lights, sirens, and other distractions.

Ability to communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) while wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, and drenching from hose lines and/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers).

Functioning as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members.

Environmental Conditions: Works inside and outside in various weather conditions.

Responds to emergency alarms and assumes risks found in emergency situations, including but not limited to fires, hazardous materials situations, auto accidents, and medical alarms.

Stressful situations.

Traffic, heights, confined spaces, dusty and dirty environments.

The City of Lake Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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