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Firefighter/Paramedic

Company: National Testing Network
Location: Largo
Posted on: September 9, 2018

Job Description:

SOUTH PASADENA, CITY OF 911 OLEANDER WAY S. SOUTH PASADENA, FLORIDA 33707 Updated: August 19, 2016 Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic The City of South Pasadena is currently accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid NTN CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN). All testing must be completed by August 29, 2016. Starting Salary: $47,549 base Benefit Information: Major medical insurance fully paid for the employee Dental, Vision and AFLAC insurance plans available Educational incentive program Holiday pay for 11 holidays per year Pension plan Optional deferred compensation plan Liberal shift exchange program Major Job Functions: This is general duty work in fire prevention, fire suppression, and ALS emergency medical response. Work includes training and study; cleaning equipment, apparatus and quarters as well as emergency response. Work is performed as a team member and a Shift Officer assigns specific duties. Department Information: The South Pasadena Fire Department is a small, single station fire department providing Fire and EMS service to the City of South Pasadena, Florida, and surrounding areas. South Pasadena is about 0.6 square miles, and contains one hospital, three nursing homes, and several high rise residential buildings. The population of the city is approximately 5,200 and the average age is just over 70 years. South Pasadena is bordered on the north by St. Petersburg, to the east by Gulfport, to the south by St. Pete Beach, and to the west by Treasure Island. The fire department consists of 15 line personnel: 12 firefighters, who are also EMTs or paramedics, and 3 Lieutenants, all presently certified paramedics; and three administrative staff: the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations and an Administrative Secretary. Normal schedule for line personnel is 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off duty, but subject to mandatory recall to duty for minimum staffing needs in 12 hour increments. Being a small department, all personnel must be capable of performing most firefighting functions, including apparatus operator. Our shift personnel rotate assignments on a regular basis to maintain skills in all areas. Cross-training and multi-function capabilities are essential in our personnel. In fiscal 2013, the department responded to 2684 emergency service calls, approximately 75% of them for EMS. Our general trend over the last two years has been a stable number of calls around 2700. Located in Pinellas County, the South Pasadena Fire Department, like all Fire Departments in the County, is dispatched from one central location for both fire and EMS, and has automatic aid agreements with all other fire agencies in Pinellas County. With a standard set of basic SOGs known as the Pinellas County 600 Series, all the fire agencies work together in a functionally consolidated fashion. We regularly train with four closely adjacent and similarly sized fire departments since we routinely respond to fires with them. Job Requirements US Citizen: US Citizen or lawfully work in the US High School Grad/GED: Yes Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Vision: Must pass NFPA Medical & Fitness Exam Academy Certification: FL State certified firefighter II and FL State certified Paramedic Necessary Certifications: Prerequisite Training and Certifications: Graduation from high school (or GED) Florida Certification as a Firefighter II (State Minimum Standards Curriculum) Florida certified Paramedic Must have current valid Florida drivers license Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: High School Diploma or G.E.D Specific Disqualifiers: o Prior felony conviction or nolo contendere plea o Current or prior suspended or revoked drivers license o Dismissal from previous employment as firefighter (other than staff reduction) The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate NTN account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process. Candidates must also fill out the department application which can be found at the city's website. To schedule FireTEAM testing, go to National Testing Network's website and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, Like National Testing Network on Facebook.

Keywords: National Testing Network, Largo , Firefighter/Paramedic, Healthcare , Largo, Florida

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