COCOA, CITY OF
65 STONE STREET
COCOA, FLORIDA 32922
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Updated: February 03, 2020
Job Classification: Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT
The City of Cocoa is currently hiring for Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT. Candidates must schedule and take their FireTEAM exam by the closing date of: 02/14/2020. A CPAT is not required for this position.
For further information on the job posting and to submit the application please see the department job bulletin here.
Salary Information: Base Salary of $35,594.00 based on a 50-hour work week at $13.69 hourly with annual increases for the next two years.
Contact Information:Savi PooranHuman Resources Coordinator321firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Information: The City of Cocoa is a small community with an employee base of approximately 430 employees. Our mission is “to enrich the quality of life for our unique and diverse community by delivering Professional, Responsive, Innovative, Dedicated and Exceptional public services.” The Cocoa Fire department was organized in 1920 by volunteers operating out of one fire station in the area that is now Historic Cocoa Village. In 1927 the department appointed its first Volunteer Fire Chief and in 1959 the City hired its first career Fire Chief. Today, the department provides reliable emergency medical care, fire suppression, hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness and management through innovative service delivery that is responsive to the needs of the community. Headed by the Fire Chief the department is comprised of three District Fire Chiefs and thirty-nine Firefighters and/or Paramedics. Serving from three fire stations, the department responds to approximately 4,500 incidents per year with more than 90% of the calls being first responder medical calls.
City Information: The City of Cocoa is ideally located in Central Brevard County accessible by Interstate 95, State Roads 528, 520 and 524 and within minutes to Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, and beautiful beaches. The City is just a short drive to Orlando International Airport and area attractions. Centrally located in the Space Coast region of Florida, Cocoa is rich in history and offers many unique experiences. We have a historic downtown shopping district with a variety of stores and restaurants with waterfront views and historic venues. The City has a historic charm and boasts several historic landmarks such as the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, Porcher House, Derby Street Chapel, and the Moore Center to name a few.
Population: The City of Cocoa is a diverse and unique community with a population of 19,286. The diverse make-up of the City consists of 54.5% of the population is White, 27.8% of the population is Black, 15.8% of the population is Hispanic and 0.12% is other.
Age: Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. F.S. 633.412(1)
US Citizen: Lawfully work in the US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: Preferred:
State of Florida Pump Operator
State of Florida Fire Officer One
State of Florida Aerial Operations Course
Necessary Certifications: Must hold Certificate of Compliance' as a firefighter from the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards. Must hold current Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Standard High school diploma from a school accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or State issued GED. F.S. 633.412(1)
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Applicants must neither have been convicted of a felony nor of a misdemeanor directly related to the position of employment sought, nor have pled nolo contendere to any charge of a felony. If an applicant has been convicted of a felony, such applicant must be in compliance with 112.011(2) (b). If an applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor directly related to the position of employment sought, such applicant shall be excluded from employment for a period of 4 years after expiration of sentence. If the sentence is suspended or adjudication is withheld in a felony charge or in a misdemeanor directly related to the position or employment sought and a period of probation is imposed, the applicant must have been released from probation. F.S. 633.412. Criminal background data obtained for employment screening purposes pursuant to Chapter 435, Florida Statutes.
Driving Disqualifiers: A State of Florida Driver's License (Class E or higher) is required within 45 days of appointment and must be maintained valid throughout employment.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: The City of Cocoa is a Drug Free Workplace. Applicants selected for hire will require a post-offer medical examination. A drug screen is also required. F.S. 633.412
Employment Disqualifiers: Applicants must possess and maintain a State of Florida Firefighter Certification. Candidates must complete City of Cocoa application of employment online at http://www.cocoafl.org/jobs