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Firefighter/EMT Job - City of Clearwater - Clearwater, Florida

Submitted on: 02/27/2014 Sign up for fire job alerts from FireRecruit

City of Clearwater

Position Title: Firefighter/EMT
Position Type: Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Position Location: Clearwater, FL
Closed date: 06/30/2014
Job Description

Updated: February 25, 2014

Classification: Firefighter/EMT

The City of Clearwater is currently building an eligibility list for future positions.

Salary Information: $38,039 starting salary

Benefit Information:

Health and Wellness
  • 100% Health Care employee coverage
  • Option for dependent health care
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional Dental Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • General Employee Pension Plan
  • Voluntary Tax-deferred 457 Plan

Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • 10 to 20 vacation days per year

Other benefits
  • Competitive Salaries
  • IAFF Local 1158
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and development
  • Travel compensation
  • Military leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Credit union membership
  • Discount coupons
  • Service awards
  • Special Team opportunities (SWAT, Dive, Technical Rescue and Honor Guard)
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Vision Plan

The Organization:
The City of Clearwater operates under a Council/ Manager form of government. The Fire Chief reports directly to the City Manager and is assisted in his administration of the department by a Deputy Chief, four Assistant Chiefs and support staff. In August 2011, Clearwater Fire & Rescue became a Nationally Accredited Fire Agency. The Department serves a fire protection district of 42.5 square miles that includes approximately 133,000 City/County residents. The community is currently served by 8 fire stations. The stations are strategically located to provide 4-6 minute response times throughout the City. Clearwater Fire responds to approximately 25,000 calls for service annually, with about 85% being requests for Emergency Medical Services. Clearwater Fire is a full-service Department providing non-emergency and emergency response services including Fire Prevention, Fire and Life Safety Education, Emergency Management, Advanced Life Support Rescue, Fire Suppression, Heavy Rescue and Extrication, and Marine Rescue.

Community Background:
Located between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, the City of Clearwater combines the natural beauty of a tropical environment with safe, affordable, active living and opportunities for personal and professional prosperity. From relaxing on our world acclaimed white sandy beaches to boating, from dolphin watching to fishing, from cheering the Philadelphia Phillies in spring training to attending theater and concert events at Ruth Eckerd Hall and Coachman Park, Clearwater offers a lifestyle for everyone. No better location can be found which places more of an emphasis on integrating career, community and lifestyle than the City of Clearwater.

Clearwater’s quality of life is reflective of the people who live in it. Our vital, growing city has an active population of 110,000 citizens who are accustomed to high quality services and resources, and who are active partners with the City through numerous neighborhood and community programs.

Population: 110,000

Job Requirements
  • Age : 18
  • Education : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience : Entry
  • Additional Requirement :

    Job Requirements

    Age: 18
    US Citizen: Yes, Lawfully work in US
    High School Grad/GED: Yes
    Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
    Vision: Vision correctable to 20/40 or better in both eyes

    Necessary Certifications:

    • State of Florida Firefighter Certification
    • State of Florida EMT Certification
    • Successful completion of CPAT and NTN FireTeam Testing

    Residency Requirements:
    Individuals hired as Firefighters are required to establish and/or maintain a bona fide residence in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando County.
Salary Information
Salary: $38,039 annual

Contact Information
City of Clearwater
610 Franklin Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756

How To Apply

To Apply:

  • Complete City of Clearwater application at
  • To schedule Fireteam testing, go to and click on FIREFIGHTER JOB. 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, contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882.

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