LONGBOAT KEY FIRE RESCUE
5490 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA 34228
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Updated: February 03, 2021
Longboat Key Fire Rescue is accepting applications for a Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics. This job posting will be open until filled. Applicants must have FireTEAM Testing and NTN issued CPAT.
A Town of Longboat Key employment application must be completed and submitted to be eligible for an interview.
Salary Information: $47,494.72 with possible step movement to step four, based on training
Benefit Information: Retirement
Vacation, Holidays, Leave
Contact Person:Lisa SilvertoothHuman Resources Manager941firstname.lastname@example.org
Longboat Key Fire Rescue is a small progressive Fire/EMS ALS-Transport department with 37 employees (33 combat, 2 non-commissioned, 2 administrative) located on a barrier island in Southwest Florida. 2 fire stations protect 4.26 square miles of land and an additional 17 square miles of surrounding water areas. Work schedule shift duty comprised of 24-hour on/48-hour off. Each shift includes a Deputy Chief, 2 Lieutenants and 8 Paramedic/Firefighters. Longboat Key Fire Rescue responds to approximately 1,500 calls for service annually, with about 72% being requests for Emergency Medical Services.
Longboat Key is a barrier island community located on Florida's west coast. The northern portion of Longboat Key is in Manatee County and the southern portion is in Sarasota County. Our neighboring inland communities are Bradenton and Sarasota Florida. The island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Sarasota Bay on the east.
The area is popular among retirees and is also a popular resort and second home community.
Population: 8,000 permanent - 20,000 peak tourist season
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes - Class "E" - EVOC Certified
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: Florida State Minimum Standards FF1
Requirements for Out-of-State applicants:
: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
No record of a conviction of a felony or a conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
Driving records background check
Drug Use Disqualifiers
Pre-employment testing required
Must successfully pass pre-employment:
PROBATIONARY PERIOD – 1 YEAR: Must be able to successfully negotiate the basic training program as conducted by the Training Division of the Department.
Detailed job description and formal application for submittal can be found at: www.longboatkey.org
FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Fire Chief and the supervision of the Station Officer, responsible for the protection of life and property through the combating, extinguishing, and preventing of fires.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES : This is skilled, specialized work of varied difficulty in preventing, suppressing and extinguishing fires; performing rescue and emergency medical services and/or performing special assignment duties in support of fire-rescue operations.
OTHER TASKS: Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description.
JOB PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Successful completion of the probationary period will be certified by the Fire Chief or his designee, who will base his recommendation on employee's performance as evaluated by the immediate supervisor (Lieutenant and/or Field Training Officer, FTO) and Deputy Chief. The employee is evaluated, tested, graded, disciplined and commended by the immediate supervisor in addition to the FTO and administration of the department.
Ability to develop and demonstrate knowledge of streets, hydrants and buildings within the Town. Be able to utilize safety equipment properly, personal protective gear, clothing, and, observe standard departmental safety procedures.
Ability to develop and demonstrate knowledge of auxiliary extinguishing equipment and devices including sprinkler, standpipe systems, fire alarm systems, etc. Develop ability to recognize potential fire hazards and possible extinguishment problems while on inspections.
Is alert to hazardous conditions and takes precautions to prevent accidents to himself and others.
The employee must exhibit the degree of initiative and ingenuity required to satisfactorily perform reasonable training, work, and alarm assignments. Must be capable of executing written and oral instructions with a minimum degree of correction required.
Shall be familiar and obey the Town Personnel Rules and Regulations as well as departmental General Orders and Directives.
Ability to demonstrate cooperative working relationship within the department as well as with the public and reflect a positive identification as a member of the fire service. A high degree of physical fitness is a definite advantage towards the successful completion of the training objectives.
Competent in use of ambulances, bio-medical communication equipment, cardiac monitors, and other associated emergency medical pieces of equipment.
Candidate must successfully complete (pass):
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a variety of locations, inside and outside, as required. Emergency situations may require a return to work or longer than normal hours.
REQUIRED Florida Paramedic certification. Florida Firefighters' Standards certification. valid Florida Drivers License, Class E endorsement. (MVR background check).
Must possess/obtain EVOC card (16 hours). Must be able to successfully negotiate the basic training program as conducted by the department including but not limited to a successful completion of the Paramedic Field Training Program.
Ability to develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of basic firefighting skills and knowledge.
Hepatitis B vaccination, proof of same, or signed Acknowledgement declining the vaccination (see attached Information to Employees - Hepatitis B) must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.
The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in § 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
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