Firefighter/EMT; Marion County Fire Rescue

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
National Testing Network - , Washington

Jun 7, 2021

Application Deadline:
Jun 17, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$32,983.00-$35,231.00 annual

Job Description

Marion County Fire Rescue will be conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/EMT; job posting opens 3 June 2021, and will remain open until 17 June 2021. County applications will be accepted only during open job posting and must be submitted online by visiting the Marion County Human Resources website. After the closing date, the department will email applicants regarding the next phase of the selection process.

STEP #1: Applicants are required to complete the FireTEAM test and have a valid NTN CPAT (only). These tests must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting.

Please direct all testing questions to the National Testing Network Customer Support at 855-821-3761. Candidates selected to move forward in the process will be contacted by Marion County Fire Rescue at a later time.

Step #2: Applicants are required to apply for the Firefighter EMT(Probation) position on the Marion County Human Resources website at:

**TENTATIVE HIRING PROCESS TIMELINE** ++DATE:++ ++DESCRIPTION:++ 3 June 2021                            Job Advertisement Open 17 June 2021                          Job Advertisement Closes TBD                                         Applicant Testing/Interviews 1 Aug 2021                             MCFR Employee Orientation (Fire & EMS)

++WORK SCHEDULE AND STARTING SALARY INFORMATION:++Firefighter/EMT - This position works 24 hours on-duty / 48 hour off –duty (24/48), after orientation has been successfully completed. Starting salary is $32,983 annually. Possibility of additional stipend of $2,248 for being assigned to transport. ($35,231)++BENEFIT INFORMATION:++MCBCC – Contributed benefits; Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Florida Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Nine Paid Holidays, and Employee Assistance Program. MCBCC - Optional benefits; Deferred Compensation Program, Dental, Vision and 125 Flexible Spending Account.  ++ADDITIONAL CONTRACTUAL BENEFITS:++Annual Firefighter Personal Day available as time off or 24 hours of “Buy Out”. 96 hours of Holiday pay converted to Annual Leave (4 Shifts) also available for “Buy Out” annually. 48 hours Incentive Pay converted to Annual Leave for non-use of sick leave annually. 120 hours maximum for “Buy Out.” 104 hours of accrued sick leave annually. $1000.00 annually for tuition reimbursement. Paramedic Program fully funded by department. ++ANNUAL LEAVE ACCUMULATION SCHEDULE:++Years of ServiceLeave EarnedLeave Earned Per Year0-4.99 Years5.18 Hours134.68 Hours5-9.99 Years6.47 Hours168.22 Hours10 + Years8.61 Hours223.86 Hours ++DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:++MCFR is the second largest fire rescue department north of Orlando and more than 500 employees strong with a $76.8 million budget and 25 career fire stations. The department's full-time state certified firefighter/paramedics, firefighter/EMTs, EMTs and paramedics serve more than 350,000 citizens, cover 1,600 square miles and respond to an average of 220 emergencies a day. MCFR provides an array of services to include ALS/BLS and Critical Care Transport, Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue, and Hazmat. ++COUNTY INFORMATION:++On average, Marion County is about a two-hour drive from many of Florida's major cities, Gainesville is 40 minutes north and Orlando is 75 minutes to the south, while Daytona Beach is about 90 minutes to the east. Tampa is about 75 minutes to the southwest. Jacksonville is roughly a two-hour drive northeast.

Additional Information

Age : 18 Years of Age

US Citizen : Lawfully work in the U.S.

High School Grad/GED : High School diploma or G.E.D.

Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License : Must Have a Valid Florida Driver License.

Ability to Read/Speak English : Must be able to read and speak the English Language.

Vision : Vision requirements follow the guidelines as outlined in NFPA 1582.

Necessary Certifications : State of Florida Minimum Standards Certificate of Compliance State of Florida EMT License BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR) NTN CPAT (only) FireTEAM

SCHOOLING POST HIRING : Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)

Disqualifications :

  • A criminal history background investigation is conducted prior to hire, following Florida Statute 112.011 regarding felony convictions.
  • A poor driving record will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
  • Marion County is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen is conducted prior to hire.
  • A poor employment history will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
  • Tobacco Use Disqualifiers: The applicant must have abstained from the use of tobacco products for twelve months prior to the application and may not use tobacco products during employment.

Contact Information :

James Lucas Public Information Officer Marion County Fire Rescue Office: (352) 291-8094 Cell: (352) 572-5191

Drew Rogers Division Chief, Support Services Marion County Fire Rescue Office: (352) 291-8075 Cell: (352) 512-4220

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: No experience necessary

Contact Information

National Testing Network Support

National Testing Network
, Washington
phone: 8558213761

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