MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
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OCALA, FLORIDA 34471
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Updated: August 05, 2022
Position: Paramedic (14-hour: Delta/Echo Schedule)
Issue Date: 1 August 2022
Eligibility: External Applicants
Location: Marion County Fire Rescue
Contact: Drew Rogers, Division Chief, Marion County Fire Rescue
Marion County Fire Rescue will be conducting a hiring process for Single-Certified Paramedic; job posting on 1 August 2022, and will remain open until filled. County applications will be accepted only during open job posting and must be submitted online by visiting the Marion County Human Resources website. After the closing date, the department will email applicants regarding the next phase of the selection process.
STEP #1: Applicants are required to apply for the Paramedic (Probation) position on the Marion County
Human Resources website at: https://selfservice.marionfl.org/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
Paramedic – Delta/Echo schedule, after orientation has been successfully completed. Starting salary is $49,203.44 annually. 6% competency matrix moved based on time in grade.
MCBCC – Contributed benefits; Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Florida Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Nine Paid Holidays, and Employee Assistance Program. MCBCC - Optional benefits; Deferred Compensation Program, Dental, Vision and 125 Flexible Spending Account.
Years of Service
Leave earned per year
10 + Years
MCFR is the second largest fire rescue department north of Orlando and more than 726 employees strong with an almost $90 million budget and 25 career fire stations and 3 EMS stations. The department's full-time state certified firefighter/paramedics, firefighter/EMTs, EMTs and paramedics serve more than 350,000 citizens, cover 1,600 square miles and respond to an average of 300 emergencies a day. MCFR provides an array of services to include ALS/BLS and Critical Care Transport, Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue, and Hazmat.
On average, Marion County is about a two-hour drive from many of Florida's major cities, Gainesville is 40 minutes north and Orlando is 75 minutes to the south, while Daytona Beach is about 90 minutes to the east. Tampa is about 75 minutes to the southwest. Jacksonville is roughly a two-hour drive northeast.
Age: 18 Years of AgeUS Citizen: Lawfully work in the U.S.High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or G.E.D.Valid Florida State Driver's License: Must Have a Valid Florida Driver License.Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and speak the English Language. Vision: Vision requirements follow the guidelines as outlined in NFPA 1582.Necessary Certifications:
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)
FELONY/CRIMINAL ACTIVITY: A criminal history background investigation is conducted prior to hire, following Florida Statute 112.011 regarding felony convictions.
DRIVING: A poor driving record will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
DRUG USE: Marion County is a drug-free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is conducted prior to hire.
EMPLOYMENT: A poor employment history will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
TOBACCO USE: The applicant must have abstained from the use of tobacco products for twelve months prior to application and may not use tobacco products during employment.
Drew Rogers Division Chief, Support Services Marion County Fire Rescue Office: (352) email@example.com