TAMPA, CITY OF
306 E. JACKSON STREET
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33602
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Updated: February 24, 2020
The Tampa Fire Rescue is currently hiring for Firefighter. This position requires FireTEAM and CPAT testing. Closing Date for Applications is January 24, 2020. All documents must be submitted by January 24, 2020.
Employment applications are not accepted until CPAT and FireTEAM are successfully completed.
Salary Range: $17.68 - $32.55/hour
Benefits: Annual leave and sick leave; paid holidays; medical and life insurance; tuition reimbursement after six (6) months of employment. The first five (5) weeks of employment are spent in advanced training at forty (40) hours per week; upon completion, employees are assigned to a station and a forty-eight (48) hour work week, with a three (3) week Kelly Day.
Requirements for out-of-state applicants: If you received your Firefighter training in another state, contact the Florida State Fire College in Ocala to learn how to become certified in the State of Florida (www.floridastatefirecollege.org).
If you received your EMT or Paramedic training in another state, contact the State of Florida EMS Office in Tallahassee to learn how to become certified in the State of Florida (www.doh.state.fl.us/demo/ems/).
To become a Firefighter with the City of Tampa, the following requirements must be met:
APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered for employment as a Firefighter with the City of Tampa follow these steps:
TO APPLY: SELECTION PLAN:
Evaluation of training and experience; CPAT (pass/fail; scores valid one year from testing date); FireTEAM (take assessment; no minimum score required); driving record check; background investigation; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; pre-employment medical with drug testing.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION :
Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Working knowledge of: firefighting and rescue methods and techniques; first aid and CPR techniques; firefighting terminology; characteristics of fire; standard firefighting and rescue tools and equipment and their uses; search and rescue techniques and equipment; the street system and physical layout of the city.
Ability to: perform first aid or CPR; communicate effectively orally, in writing, and by use of hand signals; function efficiently under stressful conditions; lift, carry, and maneuver bulky and moderately heavy equipment; perform work requiring considerable physical exertion under hazardous conditions; work cooperatively and interact effectively with all types of people in a variety of situations; operate a variety of firefighting and rescue equipment.
Skill in: the use and care of all pertinent hand tools and equipment.
The City of Tampa is an Equal Opportunity Employer