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Job Information


Updated: March 21, 2024

Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic

The Pinellas Park Fire Department is currently hiring for

Firefighter/Paramedic positions.

The department requires the completion of the candidate’s PHQ.

A current NTN CPAT and FireTEAM test are required for this position.

Pay Information: $59,893 – $87,776 annually

Additional pay not included in base annual pay:

  • Holiday Pay – Additional 1.5 hours pay per hour worked on holidays
  • Pass-on-Pay $650 annually
  • Associate Degree: $600 annually
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $1,320.00 annually
  • Specialty Team Incentives: (if assigned)
  • Technical Rescue: $910.00 annually
  • Hazmat: $910.00 annually
  • SWAT: $910.00 annually
  • FTO: $910.00 annually
  • Car Seat Technician: $260 annually

Benefits Information:

  • 24/48 schedule with a Kelly Day every six weeks
  • 144 hours of sick leave annually (unused time paid out annually at 50%)
  • 180 – 300 hours of vacation leave annually
  • 24 hours of personal time annually
  • Funeral/Bereavement time available
  • Two weeks Parental Leave
  • Health and dental insurance is available for employees and dependents at group rates.
  • Group life insurance provided up to $50,000 maximum.
  • Supplemental and dependent life coverage available for purchase
  • Short-term disability provided by the city
  • Long-term disability coverage is available for purchase.
  • All benefits take effect on the first day of the month following 60 days of continuous employment.

Firefighters participate fully in the City’s retirement program, which includes:

  • 3% annual multiplier
  • Normal retirement at age 55 or 25 years of service
  • Annual COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment)
  • Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)
  • Eligibility for Deferred Compensation Program 457 or ROTH
  • Training, Education, and Career Development:

Pinellas Park Fire Department offers the following classes needed for promotion and career advancement in-house and free of charge:

  • FO1- Fire Officer 1
  • FO2- Fire Officer 2
  • Fire Service Hydraulics
  • Apparatus Operator
  • Aerial Operator
  • ICS 300 & 400
  • For more information regarding this position, please use any of the following:

Thomas Layfield/Division Chief of Training

(727)798-9085 cell
[email protected]

Pinellas Park Fire Department strives to make significant investments in each employee. Starting with an extensive onboarding process and sending veteran firefighters to conferences and seminars, Pinellas Park likes to punch above its weight class and have the best of the best out in the field to serve our citizens. We send firefighters to advanced training yearly to bring back and teach the newest techniques and cutting-edge technology available. Each class we offer is tailor-made to this department and the districts we serve so that we develop and mold the most qualified and knowledgeable officers and firefighters in the county.

Job Requirements

Age: 18

Citizenship Required: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid FLORIDA Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Vision: 1. 1. Far visual acuity: Far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular corrected with contact lenses or eyeglasses. Far visual acuity uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binoculars for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles. Successful long-term soft contact lens wearers shall not be subject to the uncorrected criterion.

2. Peripheral vision: Visual field performance without correction shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.

3. Required to pass the Titmus II Color Vision test (ability to distinguish between red, yellow and green).

4. Any recent or former history of ophthalmic surgery will require a medical clearance from the City of Pinellas Park’s medical provider.

5. Any other eye condition that results in a person not being able to perform the essential job functions of a Firefighter, NFPA 1582.

Necessary Certifications: Certified State of Florida Firefighter II

Certified State of Florida as a Paramedic

Paramedics must also be certified in ACLS, ITLS, or PHTLS, and CPR.

Job Requirements: Necessary Certifications:

  • Certified State of Florida Firefighter II
  • Certified State of Florida as a Paramedic
  • Current certifications in ACLS and BLS (CPR)
  • All Paramedics will have to work toward Pinellas County Certification:
  • This includes the addition of EPC and PHTLS certifications

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Must not have any felony convictions within the last four years. Conviction or plea of nolo contendere of a felony or conviction of a misdemeanor directly related to the position of a firefighter shall exclude an applicant from employment for a period of four (4) years after the expiration of sentence or final release by the Parole Commission unless the applicant, prior to the expiration of the four (4) year period, has received a full pardon or has had his or her civil rights restored. Where the sentence of an applicant is suspended, or adjudication is withheld, and a period of probation is imposed, the applicant must have been released from probation before being eligible for employment. See F.S. 112.011(2)(b) and F.S. 633.34(2).

Drug Use Disqualifiers: Pre-employment testing is required.

Employment Disqualifiers: Failure of any of the following pre-employment tests:

•Psychological profile
•Driving records check
•Physical examination, including drug screening
•Background check

Additional Disqualifiers: The applicant must not have used tobacco products for at least one year prior to the date of application and throughout their employment with this department. They must also be able to wear a respirator as prescribed by NFPA 1500 standards and meet the physical requirements of NFPA 1582.