POLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
2470 CLOWER LANE
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830
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Updated: January 21, 2021
Job Classification: Firefighter-Paramedic 2021
The Polk County Fire Rescue is currently building an on-going list for Firefighter Paramedic. All interested candidates are required to complete FireTEAM exam and must have a valid CPAT certification. To be considered for this round of hiring, all testing must be completed by February 7, 2021.The department also requires candidates PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ should be completed as soon as possible to be considered further in the process.
This is responsible technical and skilled work in firefighting and paramedicine work inrendering out of hospital life support functions, other emergency care and rescue services including the preservation of life and protection of property against fire and related hazards. Duties include the operation and maintenance of Fire Rescue Division vehicles and equipment.
Department Information: Polk County's Board of County Commissioners is one of the county's top employers. And why wouldn't it be? The county offers a comprehensive benefits package, a friendly working environment and a diverse culture. For 10 years in a row, the county has been recognized by CareerSource Polk, formerly Polk Works, as a Best Places To Work.
Polk County Fire Rescue provides Advanced Life Support transport to all residents and visitors of Polk County. It also provides fire suppression, rescue services and fire prevention services to all of unincorporated Polk County and the municipalities of Eagle Lake, Polk City, Mulberry, Lake Hamilton and Hillcrest Heights. Polk County Fire Rescue has nearly 600 full-time employees, responds to more than 90,000 calls for service each year and covers more than 2,000 square miles.
City/County/Area Information: Polk County, Florida Cities and surrounding areas / Polk CountyPopulation: 603,000
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma and have a valid Certificate of Compliance as outlined in the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal Uniform Fire Safety Rules and Standards Chapter 69A-37, or a verification letter indicating that the individual meets the above requirements, and will be issued a Certificate of Compliance from the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Office.
Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician License or State of Florida Paramedic License (preferred) and:
Must obtain and maintain Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Awareness certification through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Employees hired into this position after January 1, 2013 must obtain and maintain this certification as a condition of employment.
Applicant/employee shall be fingerprinted and subject to personal background investigation procedures to ascertain an evaluation and determination of moral character according to Chapter 69A-37 Firefighters Standards and Training.
Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure. Work requires lifting very heavy weight occasionally, heavy weight frequently and moderate weight constantly.
Ability to cope with mental and emotional stresses of the job.
Must have a telephone while employed with the Fire Rescue Division as employee is subject to call in emergencies.
Applicants who have not been employed by the Polk County Fire Rescue Division in a
firefighter-emergency medical technician capacity will be required to produce documentation that they have successfully completed the following from the National Testing Network: