MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
2631 SE 3RD STREET
OCALA, FLORIDA 34471
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Updated: January 22, 2020
Classification: Firefighter/ParamedicMarion County Fire Rescue will be conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/Paramedic; job posting opens December 18, 2019, and will remain open until January 25, 2020. 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 complete the FireTEAM test and have a valid NTN CPAT (only). These tests must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting.(www.nationaltestingnetwork.com)Please direct all testing questions to the National Testing Network Customer Support at 855-821-3761. Candidates selected to move forward in the process will be contacted by Marion County Fire Rescue at a later time.
Step #2: Applicants are required to apply for the Firefighter Paramedic (Probation) position on the Marion County Human Resources website at: https://selfservice.marionfl.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx**TENTATIVE HIRING PROCESS TIMELINE**DATE: DESCRIPTION:18 Dec 19-21 Jan 20 Job Advertisement Open28-29 Jan 20 Applicant Testing/Interviews31 Jan – 28 Feb 20 Applicant Physical & Pre-Employment Processing9 March 20 MCFR Employee Orientation (Fire & EMS) (Paramedics)16 Mar 20 MCFR Employee Orientation (EMTs)
Age: 18 Years of Age
US 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: State of Florida Minimum Standards Certificate of Compliance
State of Florida Paramedic License
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for paramedics
BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR)
NTN CPAT (only)
Schooling Post hiring: Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: 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.
Additional Contact Information: James Lucas
Public Information Officer
Marion County Fire Rescue
Office: (352) 291-8094
Cell: (352) 572-5191
Division Chief, Support Services
Marion County Fire Rescue
Office: (352) 291-8075
Cell: (352) 512-4220