HOLLYWOOD CITY OF
2600 Hollywood Boulevard
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA 33020
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Updated: May 29, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter
*****************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY****************************************The City of Hollywood is hiring for Firefighter. Testing for this position requires authorization from the City of Hollywood.Candidates who have filled out the City's application and meet minimum requirements will receive notification from the City of Hollywood to schedule testing.Apply to test through the NTN by City of Hollywood Invitation Only. Candidates without prior authorization will not be considered for this posting. All testing must be completed by June 21st, 2020.*******************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY****************************************
Salary Information: $55,036.87 - $91,544.01 Annually
The department was formed in 1924 and was originally comprised of 19 men and two pieces of fire apparatus. Since then, our department has evolved to its present size of almost 300 personnel, including 213 sworn firefighters and 19 pieces of fire apparatus. Firefighters and equipment are placed in six strategically located fire stations, which will respond to nearly 28,000 alarms per year. Additionally, there are more than 40 full-time civilian personnel, (26 at Beach Safety, 3 apparatus mechanics, and 12 support / technical staff) and just over 30 part-time lifeguards.
Full-Service Fire RescueThe department has transitioned from almost an exclusive fire suppression department to a full-service fire rescue and beach safety department. Additionally, the department provides emergency medical services and special operations, which include hazardous materials responses, technical rescue team, fire inspection and investigation, public education, and beach safety, as well as many other services. It is our mission to provide these services to enhance the quality of life and safety within the City of Hollywood.One of the Best in the NationIn 2001, the department was evaluated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and received the rating of a Class 1 Fire Department. Less than 1% of all departments in the country have received a Class 1 rating, which reflects our commitment to service and excellence.
The City of Hollywood is a beachfront community located in southeastern Broward County about midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Founded by Joseph Young in 1925, Hollywood is approximately 30 square miles in size and is Broward’s third-largest municipality with a population of roughly 143,000 residents. Hollywood has an average annual high temperature of 83 degrees and low temperature of 68 degrees.Hollywood is home to more than 60 parks, seven golf courses, seven miles of pristine beaches, and the one-of-a-kind Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, a promenade that stretches nearly 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Named one of America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine, this brick-paved thoroughfare hosts pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and millions of others every year. Dozens of eateries and inns line the Broadwalk and the promenade also features the Hollywood Beach Theatre, a children’s water playground at Charnow Park, and many other attractions. Hollywood Beach also offers dozens of luxury hotels and condominiums such as the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Trump Hollywood, and Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.Hollywood is home to 32 public and charter elementary, middle, and high schools. Students take advantage of the wide range of award-winning magnet programs including S.T.E.M.; the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate (AICE); Communication and Broadcasting; Military Academy; Health and Wellness; Montessori; and several others. All public schools located within the City of Hollywood are operated by the School Board of Broward County. Hollywood also has 13 private schools and a number of career schools. Nationally renowned higher learning institutions such as Barry University, Nova Southeastern University, and City College have research and educational facilities in Hollywood.Population: 151,000
Contact Information:Joshua KittingerHuman Resources Administratorjkittinger@hollywoodfl.org
Age: 18 years old
US Citizen: Lawfully work in the US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: Yes
Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; must be 18 years of age; must be certified as a Firefighter by the State of Florida; must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by the state of Florida; must be certified as a Paramedic by the state of Florida at date of hire; must be certified for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) by the American Heart Association (AHA) and possess a valid Countywide Physical Ability Card from Broward Fire Academy, Coral Springs Fire Academy or City of Hollywood's Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Department and must ensure the card is valid at date of hire; must possess a Class E Emergency Vehicle Operator's License and have a certificate of completion of an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
MUST HAVE NOT BEEN - convicted of a misdemeanor relating to the certification or to perjury or false statements, or a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States or of any state thereof or under the law of any other country, or dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. “Convicted” means a finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in any federal or state court or a court in any other country, without regard to whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of the case. F.S. 633.412 (2).
MUST NOT HAVE:
More than 5 moving violations in lifetime not including any with a disposition of “Not Guilty” or “Dismissed” History of suspended and/or revoked driver’s license
Any reckless driving or DUI arrest and/or conviction will be evaluated on a case by case basis."