NORTH PORT FIRE RESCUE
4970 CITY HALL BLVD
NORTH PORT, FLORIDA 34286
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Updated: March 29, 2021
North Port Fire Rescue District is currently recruiting Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic. All testing must be completed by April 9, 2021.
To be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic (FF/PM) of FF/EMT with the City of North Port, please follow these steps:
Hiring to be determined by vacancies and need.
Candidates should not contact the department directly. Please direct all testing questions to NTN Customer Support. Please direct all application questions to the City of North Port Human Resources Department at (941) 429-7134.
Competitive benefits include:
Department Overview: Currently there are 111 (Including Battalion Chiefs, Lieutenants, Firefighter/Paramedics, and Firefighter/EMT's) line positions, not including administrative staff. We cover just over 104 square miles and an approximate population of 70,000+ from six fire stations. Our daily linestaffing covers 1 ALS Engine, two BLS Engines, three ALS Quints, one Tanker (Tender), Five ALS Rescues, and one Battalion Chief.
Essential Job Functions: Performs work in a safe and efficient manner compliant with City and District rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Promotes the well being of themself, the City and others through participation in external and internal District programs.
Knowledgeable and responsible for the application and practical use of the rules, regulations, general orders, standard operating guidelines, and general functions (Mission Statement) of the District.
Drive Emergency Vehicles operated by the department.
Performs strategic and tactical decision making in response to fire alarms, 911 calls, or other emergency incidents including but not limited to, transporting fire services and emergency medical personnel to incidents; exercising defensive/offensive driving skills in response to road and traffic conditions; determining most time efficient geographic route to the scene; strategic placement of assigned apparatus/equipment to best address an emergency incident or fire attack; determining which equipment to apply to firefighting actions applicable to the specific incident encountered; and determining attack logistics (e.g., selecting proper hoses and diameters, calculating friction loss and low rates/pressures to ensure proper flow volumes).
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned, including City-directed work assignments in the event of a declared emergency.)
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: In addition to the requirements listed in the License and Certificates section, graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma is required.
Progressive knowledge and application of firefighting and emergency medical skills; ability to understand and carry out verbal and/or written instructions promptly, effectively and efficiently under varied and difficult conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working skills and knowledge; ability to read, write and interpret English (documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, policy and procedure manuals); ability to speak, interpret and convey effectively in English, before groups of customers or employees of organization; ability to
apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, formulas, dosages, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; computer literate - must possess the skills necessary to use word processing type programs and basic computer operations.
Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications: Qualifying on pre-employment requirements may include clinical knowledge and skills evaluation; oral review panel, acceptable driving record, drug screening and medical evaluation; and background checks. Work schedule will include evenings, weekends and holidays - rotating shifts.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the abovequalifications.)
Licenses and Certifications: