PINELLAS PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT
11350 43RD STREET NORTH
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA 33762
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Updated: October 16, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Pinellas Park Fire Department is currently hiring and building an eligibility list for future Firefighter/Paramedic positions. All testing must be completed by October 23, 2020.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
A current NTN CPAT and FireTEAM test are required for this position. After scheduling their FireTEAM test, candidates can schedule a CPAT on this same web site, www.NationalTestingNetwork.com.
Salary Information: Starting salary $42,460.34 w/ $6,000.00 incentive bonusBenefit Information: Competitive pay package including incentives certain duty assignments. Health and Dental Insurance available at group rates for employees and dependents.Group life insurance provided up to $50,000 maximum. Supplemental and dependent life coverage available for purchase. Short term and long term disability coverage available for purchase. All benefits take effect on the first day of the month following 60 days of continuous employment. Firefighters participate fully in the City's retirement program that includes:•Annual COLA •Deferred retirement option •Normal retirement at age 55 or 25 years of service •Eligibility for deferred compensation program Contact Person: Human Resources DepartmentPhone:727-369-0635Email:email@example.com City/County/Area Information:The City of Pinellas Park is located in the heart of Pinellas County on the west coast of Florida. White sandy beaches and beautiful Florida weather make Pinellas County a great place to work and raise a family. Population:The Pinellas Park Fire Department serves a municipal population of over 48,000 and a surrounding fire district of over 16,000 citizens.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 1. Far visual acuity: Far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular corrected with contact lenses or eyeglasses. Far visual acuity uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles. Successful long-term soft contact lens wearers shall not be subject to the uncorrected criterion.
2. Peripheral vision: Visual field performance without correction shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
3. Required to pass the Titmus II Color Vision test (ability to distinguish between red, yellow and green).
4. Any recent or former history of ophthalmic surgery will require a medical clearance from the City of Pinellas Park’s medical provider.
5. Any other eye condition that results in a person not being able to perform the essential job functions of a Firefighter, NFPA 1582.
Necessary Certifications: Certified State of Florida Firefighter II
Certified State of Florida as a Paramedic
Paramedics must also be certified in ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS, and CPR.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Must not have any felony convictions within the last 4 years. Conviction or plea of nolo contendere of a felony, or conviction of a misdemeanor directly related to the position of firefighter, shall exclude an applicant from employment for a period of four (4) years after the expiration of sentence or final release by the Parole Commission unless the applicant, prior to the expiration of the four (4) year period, has received a full pardon or has had his or her civil rights restored. Where the sentence of an applicant is suspended or adjudication is withheld and a period of probation is imposed, the applicant must have been released from probation before being eligible for employment. See F.S. 112.011(2)(b) and F.S. 633.34(2).
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Pre-employment testing required.
Employment Disqualifiers: Failure of any of the following pre-employment tests:
•Driving records check
•Physical examination, including drug screening
Additional Disqualifiers: The applicant must be a non user of tobacco products for at least one year prior to date of application and throughout their employment with this department. Must be able to wear a respirator as prescribed by NFPA 1500 standards and meet the physical requirements of NFPA 1582.