TREASURE ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
180 108TH AVENUE
TREASURE ISLAND, FLORIDA 33706
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Updated: July 08, 2021
Classification: Firefighter/EMT, Paramedic Preferred
This posting is currently open until filled. Please check back for future updates.
Treasure Island Fire Rescue is hiring one Firefighter/EMT; Paramedics preferred. The position is open until filled. All testing must be completed before submitting an application which can be found at:
A current CPAT and FireTEAM test are required for being placed on the eligibility list. After scheduling the FireTEAM test, candidates can schedule a CPAT on the same web site, www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. For this position, candidates must achieve a passing score on the video-based FireTEAM test at National Testing Network.
State of Florida Firefighter and State of Florida EMT or Paramedic Certification required.A pre-employment medical examination, including drug screening and polygraph will be conducted for candidates that are offered a job.Applicants must be non-user of tobacco products.
City and Department Overview
Treasure Island is a barrier island resort community on the Gulf of Mexico located west of St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with small town ambiance, wide beaches and a seasonally fluctuating population.
Treasure Island Fire Rescue is an ISO class 2 fire department with 15 full-time firefighters, a fire captain, a fire chief, and a part-time administrative assistant. Services are provided utilizing an ALS rescue staffed by two firefighter/paramedics and an ALS Engine staffed with three personnel. There are five sworn personnel on duty at all times who work a 24/48 schedule. An automatic aid agreement is in place with surrounding departments and the County’s EMS transport service.
In-service training is accomplished through a consortium of departments in the region that support a robust training schedule. The Department’s leadership values formal education and supports job related opportunities for employee development whenever possible. The successful candidate will complete annual lifeguard certification/water rescue training and have the opportunity to be assigned to our marine rescue boat or rescue jet ski. TIFR also staffs a high water vehicle/brush truck, reserve engine/squad and has a 1927 American LaFrance antique fire apparatus that is used for parades and public education events.
Candidate Contact Person Tiffany MakrasHuman Resources DirectorHR@mytreasureisland.orgwww.mytreasureisland.org/Jobs
US Citizen: Lawfully work in US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 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.
Peripheral vision: Visual field performance without correction shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
Required to pass the Titmus II Color Vision test (ability to distinguish between red, yellow and green) per state standards.
Any recent or former history of ophthalmic surgery will require a medical clearance from the City of Treasure Island’s medical provider.
Any other eye condition that results in a person not being able to perform the essential job functions of a Firefighter, NFPA 1582.
Academy Certification: Yes
Necessary Certifications: State of Florida Firefighter II and State of Florida EMT or Paramedic
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Applicant must possess or obtain Emergency Vehicle Operator's Certification (EVOC); AHA CPR-Healthcare Provider; AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); International Trauma Life Support (ITLS); and Pinellas County Certification as prescribed by the Office of Medical Director. If hired as an EMT, applicant must be able to complete paramedic certification during probationary period. City will pay for related paramedic training tuition and expenses with signed agreement.
Specific Disqualifiers: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Must not have any felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.
A poor driving record will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration
Drug Use Disqualifiers:
Any current (within the last twelve months) use or experimentation with drugs classified as controlled substances, or any other illegal drugs, while not under the care of a licensed physician.
A poor employment record will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
A poor credit history and financial background will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
Tobacco Use Disqualifiers:
The applicant must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year prior to the date of application and may not use tobacco products during employment.
A pre-employment medical examination, including drug screening, and a polygraph examination will be conducted for candidates that are offered a job.
For this position, candidates must achieve a passing score on the video-based FireTEAM test at National Testing Network.
A current CPAT and FireTEAM test are required for this position. After scheduling their FireTEAM test, candidates can schedule a CPAT on the same website, www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.