Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/Paramedic (56-hour**)

Seminole County Fire Department - Sanford, Florida

Application Deadline:

Salary Information

13.74 hourly

Job Description

Please submit your application via the following link:

++Summary of Requirements:++

-->> Two tests must be taken prior to job posting closing -- see "Required Tests" below.

-->> Four documents must be attached to your application -- see "Required Documents" below.

-->> Skills Assessments/Interviews scheduled for the week of 3/25/2019 -- see details below. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

**Annual Salaries are not inclusive of any automatic FLSA overtime for shift employees on a 56-hour workweek schedule.

++Per Collective Bargaining Agreement:++ Effective October 1, 2019, all employees covered by this Agreement who are employed as of that date shall receive a 3% increase to their base rate of pay.

++Paramedic Incentive Information:++ Starting salary for State-certified Firefighter/Paramedic, after County-certified, is $48,008. This is inclusive of the County paramedic incentive of $2.75/hour, half of which will be paid from date of hire and the remaining half once County-certified by the County Medical Director.

++Required Tests:++ The following tests must be completed and sent to our department through National Testing Network prior to the closing date of this job posting:

  • FireTEAM Test - The FireTEAM test must be taken through National Testing Network ( > Find Jobs > Firefighter Jobs). This test must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting. You must visit the NTN website and select our department to receive your scores.
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) - The CPAT must be taken through National Testing Network ( > Exams > CPAT). This test must be passed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting. (When you visit the NTN website and select our department to receive your FireTEAM scores, we will also receive your CPAT results.)

++Required Documents:++ The following four documents must be scanned, uploaded, and attached to the online application. Failure to submit any of these items will disqualify your application. Once your application is submitted, you will not be able to add documents. Please be sure all required documents are attached to your application before submitting.

1.Tobacco Affidavit (must be notarized prior to submission, with a date no earlier than February 1, 2019) -

2.Valid Firefighter Certificate of Compliance (issued by Florida State Fire Marshal)

3.Valid Florida EMT or Paramedic License (issued by Florida Department of Health)

4.Valid EVOC Certificate or Letter of completion – This is the 16-hr. Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (must be EVOC . . . CEVO is not sufficient). Typically, this certification is obtained during EMT training. However, if EVOC certification is needed, please visit for locations where EMT programs are offered, to determine where EVOC might be obtained.

++Internal Fire/EMS Skills Assessment:++ Candidates who submit all required paperwork and receive passing scores on both the CPAT and FireTEAM tests will be notified by email to sign up for our internal Fire/EMS Skills Assessment, which will take place the week of March 25, 2019.

++Panel Interview:++ Upon successful completion of the Internal Fire/EMS Skills Assessment, candidates will be scheduled for interviews the week of March 25, 2019. Please be prepared to provide two letters of recommendation at the interview.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email:

++What the Seminole County Fire Department Offers:++

•Special Hazards & Operations Team (hazardous materials, rope rescue, vehicle/machinery rescue, dive rescue, trench rescue, and confined space rescue)

•Tower Team

•Burn Team (performs prescribed wildfire burns)

•Bike Team

•Seminole County currently offers a Paramedic Education Sponsorship Program and a Tuition Reimbursement Program. (Eligible to apply after one year of employment for both programs)

•SCFD has 20 fire stations.

•SCFD responds to over 36,000 alarms annually, with an average response time of 5 minutes in the urban area.

•SCFD Fire Training Center delivers National Fire Academy and State level courses, most of which are available at no cost to Seminole County firefighters.

•SCFD is a member of Florida Task Force 4 (Urban Search & Rescue Team for Central Florida).

•SCFD is an all hazards, CAAS-accredited agency.

•SCFD provides fire, advanced life support and transport services to the residents and visitors of unincorporated Seminole County, as well as the cities of Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs, and Casselberry.

Job Requirements


Contact Informaton

Shannon Bonardy

Seminole County Fire Department
150 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, Florida 32773
phone: 407-665-7944

How to Apply

Please submit your application via the following link:

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