BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
85 VETERANS AVENUE
BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 34601
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Updated: February 21, 2020
Classification: Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic
The Brooksville Fire Department is developing a hiring list of eligible applicants to immediately fill existing vacancies. The position is listed as Firefighter/EMT, however, the Department is transitioning to ALS service and Firefighter/Paramedics (certified) are encouraged to apply. Florida Minimum Standards (Firefighter II Certification) and Florida EMT is required. In addition to base salary, holiday pay, scheduled overtime and benefits, a stipend for Paramedics is added after completing provisional training is completed and ALS is implemented. The posting will remain open at this time
Interested parties should update their NTN Profile, complete or update the Personal History Questionnaire and select the City of Brooksville on their NTN Profile. Please insure that your profile is up to date, complete and accurate, includng prior job experience. Applicants failing to complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) WILL BE ELIMINATED. Applicants should go www.cityofbrooksville.us and download an application that should be completed and submitted to Human Resources with appropriate documentation. Candidates selected for interview and further processing will be contacted by the City of Brooksville with additional instructions. All required certifications must be valid from the State of Florida. A valid Florida Driver’s License is required.
Salary Information: $35,468.16 yearly
Benefit Information: 175 Retirement plan, life insurance, health & dental insurance, long term disability, paid vacation days, sick days.
Department Overview: The City of Brooksville Fire Department has a primary response area of just over 10 square miles. The Fire Department is an all paid department with 18 full time positions. Operations and Administration work out of one station that was remodeled in 2010 and is undergoing additional remodeling at this time. Line personnel work 24/48 hour shift (56 hour work week). The Department is currently BLS non-transport, (Transitioning to ALS first response). The Department has an inter-local agreement with the County Fire Department and is currently operating a joint city/county fire station as well as automatic mutual aid for closest unit response. Call volume average is eight (8) to nine (9) calls per shift
City Information: The City is the County Seat in Hernando County and is located where Hwy 50 and Hwy 41 meet. We are conveniently located so that I-75 and Suncoast Parkway are easily accessible. We are 45 miles northwest of Tampa and 65 miles east of Orlando. The area surrounding the city is filled with farms, state forests, and parks. There are several local beaches, parks, and boat ramps with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Population: Full-time resident population of 8000 people with a winter population of close to 9000. Daytime/workweek population increases to approximately 12000 due to the County Seat.