WINTER GARDEN FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
1 EAST CYPRESS STREET
WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA 34787
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Updated: July 28, 2022
EXCELLENT CAREER DEPARTMENT – GREAT BENEFITS
Job Classification: Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic
The City of Winter Garden will be conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic. A preference may be given to Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN).
DO NOT call the City of Winter Garden or Fire Department for selection status.
Please visit the City of Winter Garden website for additional job information: http://www.cwgdn.com/402/Job-Information
Firefighter/EMT - $40,941.26 annuallyFirefighter/Paramedic - $48,949.26 annually (includes $8,000 Paramedic Incentive calculated by hour)
*Annual salary based on 2912 hours average per year calculated at straight time.*
*Additional Incentive Programs Available*
Department Overview: The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department is a professional career department consisting of 63 personnel covering a city of approximately 18 square miles. Winter Garden's Fire Rescue Department operates out of three fire stations, strategically located throughout the City. Each location is outfitted with state of the art vehicles equipped to provide fire suppression, Advanced Life Support care, and exceptional customer service. All of Winter Garden's Firefighters are certified to meet the professional Firefighter qualifications for the State of Florida and are medically trained and licensed as either Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics.
Area Information: Winter Garden is located along the south shore of Lake Apopka, 20 minutes west of Orlando, this former citrus hub and historic city is home to almost 49,000 residents. Winter Garden's proximity to Orlando and the theme parks has made it an ideal spot for growth. Winter Garden has grown into the commercial and cultural capital of West Orange County. Winter Garden is known for its warm charm, great schools, one of the lowest millage rates in Orange County, while enjoying a superior quality of life. Winter Garden has a thriving business community comprised mostly of small businesses. Winter Garden features a historic downtown district situated along the popular West Orange Trail bike and fitness path, a farmers market and one of Central Florida's premiere shopping centers, Winter Garden Village at Fowlers Grove.
As one of the fastest growing cities in Central Florida, Winter Garden is much more than just another bedroom community. It is a wonderful place for growing families and businesses.
Winter Garden’s slogan says it best: “A charming little city with a juicy past.”
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: As required in NFPA 1582
College: Two (2) year degree preferred but not required.
Academy Certification: Yes
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Two (2) year college degree (AS or AA) is preferred but not required.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Must be free of any felony convictions. All criminal violations of law must be disclosed upon application. For the purpose of this question, a plea of guilty, no contest, or nolo contendere, even if adjudication was withheld, is a conviction. (A conviction does not automatically mean you cannot be appointed).
*See F.S. 112.011(2)(b) and F.S. 633.34(2).
Tobacco Use: The applicant must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year prior to date of application and throughout their employment with this department
Types, Locations, and Number of Tattoos/Decals: Perspective members shall be evaluated by the Fire Chief, or his /her designee and tattoos/decals may be used as a disqualifier for potential employment. At no time shall a perspective member be employed or appointed if said person has visible tattoos/decals that are offensive, in excess, vulgar, or otherwise deemed detrimental to the professional appearance and positive public image of members. No perspective member shall have tattoos/decals of any type that are visible about the neck, head, and/or face.