HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
9450 EAST COLUMBUS DRIVE
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33619
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Updated: July 22, 2021
Job Classification: FIRE FIGHTER
Benefit Information: Excellent health insurance plan options; paid vacation and sick leave; 24/48 shift with 3 week R-day, Florida Retirement System (3% multiplier); tuition reimbursement; short and long term disability, and much more.
Department Overview: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue provides fire suppression and emergency medical services for the unincorporated areas of Hillsborough County. From its beginnings in the 1950s as an all-volunteer force, HCFR has seen many changes. Since hiring our first full-time career firefighters in 1973, the department has steadily evolved into one the largest, most progressive departments in the state, answering more than 100,000 calls for service per year.
City Information: Hillsborough County covers more than 1,200 square miles of urban, suburban, and rural areas with a diverse population of more than 1.2 million. The cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City are within the county. We have 160 miles of coastline; lakes, rivers, professional sports, and a wide variety of activities for any interests. Hot summers give way to mild winters and beautiful weather for the rest of the year.
High School Grad/GED: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes, Valid Florida Driver License
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: As required in NFPA 1582
Introduction: Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability. Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.
Learn more about Hillsborough County, www.hillsboroughcounty.org, or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.
Minimum Qualifications: Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.
Probation: Employees assigned to this classification will serve a one year probationary period.
Job Description: MAJOR FUNCTION
Performs fire rescue duties combating, extinguishing, and preventing various types of fires and basic life support emergency medical duties in treating illnesses or injuries.
Employees in this class perform duties of more than average difficulty requiring reasonable initiative and independent judgment under general supervision.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
Conclusion : VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug and Nicotine test.
NOTE: Individuals hired will be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.
NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County. They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.
EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience.