Firefighter Paramedic Job - St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue - St. Petersburg, Florida

Submitted on: 10/14/2013 Sign up for fire job alerts from FireRecruit

St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue

Position Title: Firefighter Paramedic
Position Type: Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Position Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Closed date: 11/14/2013
Job Description


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.

Salary Information:

Firefighter/Paramedic - $48,321 - $69,197 (top pay) based on 2704 hrs. annually.

Contact Person:
Danielle Malluck
Human Resources Employment and Recruitment


Department Overview:

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.

City Information:

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

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

    US Citizen: No

    Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes


    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 St. Petersburg’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 Paramedic

Salary Information
Salary: $48,321 annual

Contact Information
St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue
400 M.L. King R. St. South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

How To Apply
To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to 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 link on the main page of the website and then following the instructions.

For questions concerning the testing process, contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882 or by clicking on the Support link on the website.

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