SANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT
1303 William Clark Avenue
SANFORD, FLORIDA 32771
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Updated: November 16, 2021
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Sanford Fire Department is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires CPAT and FireTEAM testing. All testing must be completed prior to filling out the City application. Applications close on December 19, 2021.
Salary Information: Minimum annual salary of $42,229.07 - maximum annual salary of $71,198.80 with an additional $9,500 annual paramedic incentive. Employees that are currently certified by the State of Florida as Paramedics will receive one half of the paramedic incentive. Once the employee has been cleared to practice within Seminole County by the Medical Director the employee will then receive the remaining half of the paramedic incentive.
Education Incentives: Associate's Degree $500
Bachelor's Degree $1,000
Master's Degree $1,500
Engineer Incentive: $48.08 per pay-period for successfully completing the engineer program.
Specialty Pay: Specialty pay will be paid to employees who successfully complete the required courses.
Operational Level: $29 per pay-period
Technical Level: $29 per pay-period
Paid Time Off: 0-10 years of service accrue 24 hours PTO per month.
Kelly Days: Employees with less than 3 years of service with the City of Sanford Fire Department will receive (5) 24 hour shifts off per year.
Benefit Information: Part of the City of Sanford’s success is due to the efforts and loyalty of employees of our City. The City of Sanford offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, elected officials, and retirees. In assessing our comprehensive programs, the City has taken great care to seek a fair balance between business needs and employment security. There are many options available which afford City staff with coverage to best suit individual and family needs. In many cases, deductions are available on a pre-tax basis. The City engages in periodic Request for Proposals for benefits to ensure premiums and coverage’s remain competitive and comprehensive and help provide employees with financial security. We welcome ideas and suggestions from our covered members. City benefit offerings provide a competitive edge for employment recruitment and retention. In some cases the City funds 100% of the benefits; in most cases City subsidies are common. Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Health Reimbursement Account, FRS Retirement Plan, Police/Fire Pension Plan, Paid Time Off (General/Fire Employees), Paid Sick Leave/Paid Vacation Leave (Police), Bereavement Leave, Paid Military Leave, EAP Program, Short Term Disability Insurance, Paid Employee Life Insurance (1 x annual salary), (9) Paid Holidays, Paid Jury Duty, Worker’s Compensation, Tuition Reimbursement, Social Security/Medicare (50%), Protective Safety Equipment, Uniforms. Supplemental Benefits Hospitality Indemnity Plan, Personal Cancer Indemnity Plan, Voluntary Employee Supplemental Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan, Long Term Disability, 10 Year Level Term Life Insurance. Other Benefits Fitness Center, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Bi-Weekly Pay Checks, Direct Deposit, Employee Recognition Events, Free Flu Shot, Free Parking. Flexible Spending Account Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow employees to set aside dollars on a pre-tax basis to pay for dependent day care and medical, dental, and vision expenses that are not covered by insurance. In the last few years the IRS has broadened the definition of eligible reimbursable expenses to include most over-the counter medicines. Employees can contribute up to $2,500 on a pre-tax basis for medical expenses. Dependent day care expenses are set by the IRS at a maximum of $2,500 per plan year. Employees should estimate expenses to be incurred carefully, as penalties may be imposed by the IRS. For more information please contact our benefits department.
Contact Information:David Frost407-688-5046Battalion Chief - Trainingdavid.firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Treloar407-688-5047Battalion Chief - EMSShawn.email@example.com
Ronnie McNeilDeputy Chief407-688-5043Ronnie.McNeil@sanfordfl.gov
Population: Approximately 54,000
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA Driver's License: Must have upon hire.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: Yes
Example of Duties: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
Job Description: Under general direction, performs highly responsible work involving the prevention and suppression of fires, and highly skilled lifesaving and technical emergency medical services work in the field. The employee is responsible for responding to emergency situations and assisting in the control and resolution of the situation. Work includes commanding emergency scenes until relieved by a superior and assisting with in-service training programs for entry level personnel. The employee works within the scope of established Fire Department rules, regulations and procedures, however, is expected to exercise considerable judgment and initiative, in emergency situations. Objective is to prevent and minimize injury and/or the loss of life and property in emergency and fire situations. Performs related work as directed.
Physical Requirements: While performing the essential functions of this job some tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of sitting, standing and/or walking.
Emergency tasks and training involve the performance of physically demanding work, which may involve some combination of running, climbing or jumping, and may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy and/or heavy objects, materials and/or persons. (20-150 pounds).
Must be able to wear protective clothing and equipment up to 60 pounds and work in extremely high temperatures and toxic atmospheres.