CITRUS COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
3600 West Sovereign Pass Suite 141
LECANTO, FLORIDA 34461
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Updated: December 27, 2019
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
Citrus County Fire Rescue will be conducting a hiring process for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. County applications will be accepted only during open job posting and must be submitted online by visiting the Citrus County Human Resources website. After the closing date, the Department will contact applicants regarding the next phase of the selection process. Citrus County accepts a valid NTN CPAT as the physical agility requirement for the application process. Only CPAT from an NTN location will be accepted for this position. In lieu of a valid NTN CPAT, applicant will be required to successfully complete department physical abilities testing.
Salary Information: $44,945.98 - $56,623.42 Annually
Submit Application Through: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/citrusfl
The purpose of the position is to contribute to the comprehensive Countywide Fire Rescue and Emergency Services program. This position performs technical work in the field of emergency response in the application of the prevention, control, and suppression of fire; emergency medical care; and in response to natural and human-made disasters. This position is responsible for responding to fires, or other emergency scenes, natural disasters or other critical incidents including, but not limited to, hazardous materials spills, hurricanes, automotive accidents, building collapses, civil disturbances, explosions, water incidents, and aircraft crashes. Provides advanced life support emergency medical care in accordance with Florida law, EMS protocols, physician written or verbal orders, and in compliance with County and departmental policies. Works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.
Citrus County Fire Rescue (CCFR) is a countywide combination, non-transport, fire department primarily serving an urban community, covering approximately 773 square miles of land and serving a population of approximately 142,000 permanent residents. The Department currently operates 11 fire stations, nine (9) of which are operating as career stations supplemented by volunteers. CCFR is a professional fire rescue organization that operates twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.
US Citizen: Yes or resident alien
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Must possess and maintain a current/valid Florida Driver’s License.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, and Skills: Proof of Certification as a State of Florida Firefighter II and Paramedic; American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification; Emergency Vehicle Operator certification (EVOC); Ability to exercises sound judgment and discretion in decision making and all phases of responsibilities. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Must have or be able to obtain within 90 days certification in FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses 100C, 200B, 700B and 800B.
All certifications must be current and valid. All applications are to be submitted through: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/citrusfl
Physical Requirements: Requires medium to heavy work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and involves exerting between 50 and 80 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, up to 150 pounds on occasion; standard keyboard operations. The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, depth perception, and texture perception. Must successfully complete the Fire Rescue Abilities Test (FRAT) as required by policy.
Supplemental Information: Basis of Rating: Some positions may require a written and/or skills test. Applications will be carefully reviewed to assess each individual's qualifications. Selected persons will be interviewed to determine who will be hired for the job. The kind and length of related work experience, training and education shown on the application will be an important consideration in the screening process.
Must successfully pass an employment reference check, criminal background check, physical examination check. Drug screens will be in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act and/or the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.
Citrus County, Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.
Citrus County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the Citrus County, Florida Board of County Commissioners in advance to allow sufficient time to provide an accommodation.