ORANGE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
6590 AMORY COURT
WINTER PARK, FLORIDA 32792
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Updated: October 30, 2020
Classification: Firefighter 56Location: Fire Operations FLSA Status: Regular (Non-Exempt)
Orange County Fire Rescue is currently building an eligibility list for future Firefighter 56 positions. The department requires passing FireTEAM scores and a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
TO APPLY:Complete an online application through our website: (www.ocfl.net > Employees Tab >Career Opportunities > All other applicants: Orange County Career Center >Search Firefighter 56 Position).
Effective March 29, 2015, individuals hired must successfully complete all State of Florida and local requirements to become a Certified Paramedic within three years from the date of hire and serve as a paramedic for Orange County Fire Rescue. Possession and maintenance of Paramedic Certification is a condition of continued employment with Orange County Fire Rescue.
Salary: $42,340.00 Annually
Paramedic Certification - After meeting all requirement for an Orange County Fire Rescue Firefighter, employee must complete all requirements to become a Paramedic (within 3 years of becoming a firefighter) which has an additional $8,008.80 per year added to the salary for a Certified Firefighter.
Overview:At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly Company,” facilitating a healthy work-life balance. This is specialized work in the protection of life through emergency services to the citizens and visitors of Orange County.
Work is performed under the general supervision of a Lieutenant with considerable independence requiring discretion, sound judgment, and initiative while being committed to organizational values and providing on-target customer service and positive community relations.
FIREFIGHTER ENTRY LEVEL TESTING (Fire Team Video Test and CPAT): All candidates must pass the Ergometrics Fire Team Video Test and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) to participate in the hiring process. Applicants with a passing test score on file do not need to re-take these tests. The Fire Team test scores are valid for 2 years* and the CPAT test scores are valid for 1 year. OCFRD also accepts passing scores of the Ergometrics Fire Team Video Test and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) completed though the National Testing Network (NTN). For more information about NTN's testing process, you can visit their website at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.
*Please note, FireTEAM test scores taken through National Testing Network are valid for one year. If you took the FireTEAM test with NTN over a year ago, you will need to retest. If you have taken the FireTEAM test for Orange County Fire Rescue historically, please reach out to the department for the next steps in the process.
Candidates who do not have a valid test score can obtain information on taking the entry-level testing by emailing Orange County Fire Rescue Department at OCFRDCareers@ocfl.net.
OCFRD also accepts passing scores of the Ergometrics Fire Team Video Test and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) completed though the National Testing Network (NTN). For more information about NTN's testing process, you can visit their website at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.
Veterans Preference: If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.