LEESBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT
201 S CANAL STREET
LEESBURG, FLORIDA 34748
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Updated: April 13, 2021
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
Leesburg Fire Department is currently building an ongoing eligibility pool for the position of Firefighter/EMT. This position requires a Fire Team and a valid CPAT through the National Testing Network.
Candidates wishing employment MUST NOT contact the City of Leesburg Human Resource Department or the Fire Department until they are notified of being selected to move forward in the process.
Salary Information: $14.11 hourly, $38,153.44 plus 120 hours holiday pay (Paramedic "Add Pay" $3.31 per hour based on 2,704 hours per year)
The City of Leesburg Fire Department is an I.S.O. Class II department that responds to approximately 10,000 calls per year. The department currently operates under 3 divisions: Operations, Training and Safety, and Inspections.
The Operations Division works out of four (4) stations with 14 members per shift. The Department provides advance life support through non-transport ALS engines, and fire suppression. 24/48 hour shift schedule totaling 2704hrs/year with a “Kelly Day”.
Leesburg is a progressive community in northwest Central Florida with a population of 22,000 residents, growing commercial and industrial development, an international airport, two local colleges and one of the country’s top hospitals.
Leesburg also is an ideal residential destination, consisting of 40 square miles nestled among the Harris Chain of Lakes offering scenic and historic neighborhoods, a quaint downtown business district, a wide variety of local schools, parks and recreational programs. The city is just 40 miles from Orlando, 80 miles from Tampa and midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes with Class E endorsement, and with less than 7 points on the license.
Hiring Process: All candidates must successfully take and pass the Fire Team and CPAT test through the National Testing Network. Selected candidate(s) will be notified by the Fire Department based upon Fire Department criteria and subsequently invited to move forward in the process, which will consist of an oral interview and the completion of a City of Leesburg job application. Candidates are asked to NOT contact the City of Leesburg Human Resource Department or the Fire Department. Selected candidate(s) must be able to pass a medical evaluation, criminal background and driving record check post-job offer.
Must be able to meet physical qualifications of NFPA 1582 and pass an annual Incumbent Physical Agility Test (IPAT) as a condition of continual employment.
Essential Functions: This is a responsible and skilled position, which requires the ability to perform specialized work as an individual and/or team member in fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire loss management, and other diversified emergency/non-emergency activities. Operates specialized equipment and participates in fire suppression, emergency medical operations, and related diversified emergency activities. Participates in mandatory physical training program and evaluation as prescribed by department policies, utilizing department physical training program. Personnel are subject to mandatory call-back as required by operational needs.