ST. PETERSBURG FIRE AND RESCUE
400 M. L. KING JR. STREET SOUTH
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
Updated: June 03, 2013
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The City of St. Petersburg is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT. All testing through National Testing Network must be completed by November 15, 2013.
DO NOT call the City of St. Petersburg or Fire Department for selection status. Please visit the SPFR website for FAQs regarding the hiring process.
State certified Firefighter/Paramedics are strongly encouraged to apply. If hired in a Firefighter/EMT position, a qualified paramedic will be eligible to receive a pay differential, can maintain their certification and will be given strong consideration for promotion to classified Firefighter/Paramedic when positions become available.
Firefighter/Paramedic - $48,321 - $69,197 (top pay) based on 2704 hrs. annually.
Human Resources Employment and Recruitment
St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue and is a proud organization made up of 30 pieces of firefighting apparatus, 12 fire stations and employs a total staff of 345 personnel. St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue responds to a high volume of fire suppression and emergency medical calls. Our A, B and C shifts work 24-hours on duty and 48 hours off. The department also responds to other types of incidents through specialized teams which include a Technical Rescue Team, Hazardous Materials Team, and a Dive and Marine Rescue Team.
St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue is proud to be an internationally accredited agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Under the direction of Chief James Large, and with support from the City Government, there is a commitment to outlining and forecasting future goals and initiatives that will ultimately lead to an even more effective and efficiently operated agency.
St. Petersburg and Pinellas County offer an unequaled environment for work and play. Wonderful weather and miles of sandy beaches, a relatively low cost of living, agreeable taxes, and progressive employment opportunities draw people to the area from around the nation and the world. Add to these amenities quality schools, colleges and universities, top-notch health care, affordable housing, and outstanding arts and recreational facilities, and it is easy to see why St. Petersburg and Pinellas County are so attractive to new residents and visitors alike. The downtown area is located on one of our nation's most beautiful waterfront parks, and is fast-becoming one of the most attractive, livable and viable downtowns in the country. As Florida's fourth largest city, with an average age of 39, St. Petersburg in recent years has hosted the NCAA Men's Final Four, the 1996 Vice Presidential debates, welcomed the Rays Baseball team into our city's Tropicana Field as their permanent home and shared in the job growth of the Tampa Bay region that has led the nation. St. Petersburg is home to one of the world's finest year-round climates.
City of St. Petersburg: 248,232 (4th largest city in Florida)
Pinellas County: 921,482