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Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter Paramedic

Company: National Testing Network
Location: Palm Harbor
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Job Description:

EAST LAKE TARPON SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 3375 TARPON LAKE BOULEVARD PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA 34685 Updated: August 08, 2016 Job Classification: Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District is a drug free workplace, and an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce that is currently building an eligibility list for both Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM testing through National Testing Network (NTN) and a valid CPAT. CPATs from any verifiable IAFF CPAT testing site will be accepted. All testing must be completed by August 31, 2016. Interviews for selected candidates will be September 7th and 8th, 2016. Salary Information: Starting salary for Firefighter/EMT is $45,001.62. Starting salary for Firefighter/Paramedic is $49,502.23; working a 24/48 hour work schedule averaging 56 hours per week. Benefit Information: 100% Health Care employee and dependent coverage 100% Dental Coverage employee and dependent coverage Life Insurance: $80,000 Accident and Specified Sickness/Disease Coverage, State Death Benefit and Heart/Lung Coverage Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Retirement: Chapter 175 Local (3% multiplier) 5% employee contribution, drop plan Voluntary Tax-deferred 457 Plan Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves: Holiday Pay: 120 hours annually on or off duty Vacation Leave: 1-3 years - 168 hrs, 4-7 years - 192 hrs, 8-11 years - 216 hrs, 12-15 years - 240 hrs, 16+ years - 264 hrs Sick Leave: Earn 144 hours per year, no maximum, sick leave incentives, 100% payout into a 401A plan after twenty years of service Other Benefits: Longevity Awards: 0-4 years - no reward, 5-9 years - $1,000 per year, 10-14 years - $1,500 per year, 15-19 years - $2,000 per year, 20-24 years - $2,500 per year, 25-29 years - $3,000 per year Annual Physical Fitness and Education incentives Florida State Supplemental Compensation: 100% dollar match of Florida State Supplemental pay for academic degrees Competitive Salaries Representation by IAFF Local 1158 Tuition Reimbursement Training and development Travel compensation Military leave Bereavement leave Service awards Employee recognition awards Colonial Life supplemental insurance - optional Vision Plan - optional AFBA Insurance - optional Contact Information: George Bessler (727) 784-8668 ext. 206 Assistant Chief Department Overview: East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District (East Lake Fire Rescue) is a full-service Department, directed by five elected Fire Commissioners, providing Fire Prevention, Public Education, Suppression and Investigation as well as Advanced Life Support Rescue, Hazardous Materials First Response, Vehicle Extrication, and Mutual Aid assistance to neighboring departments and countries. East Lake Fire Rescue also offers many community interactive services/opportunities such as: CPR and first aid instruction, Certified Child Safety Seat Installation, Blood Pressure Checks, Home Safety and Pool Inspections, free smoke detectors, "Santa's Helper" Christmas Program, Fire Safety Programs with local Schools, an annual "Safety Day" Open House, and a "Safe Place" for troubled teens and "Safe Haven" for newborns. The East Lake Fire Rescue is located in North East Pinellas County and is primarily a suburban community covering 33 square miles in unincorporated Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and Oldsmar. East Lake Fire Rescue is a full time paid fire department consisting of 33 line personnel (including Division Chiefs, Lieutenants, Driver-Engineers, Paramedics and EMTs), three administrative chiefs and two administrative assistants. East Lake Fire Rescue has three stations, two ALS engines, an ALS squad, a reserve engine, a brush truck, a water truck, an antique fire engine and four staff vehicles. East Lake Fire Rescue is part of the Pinellas County, Florida EMS system. Pinellas County EMS is an integrated countywide system which provides first response ALS by fire departments coupled with a contracted ambulance transport service, using a priority dispatch methodology. East Lake Fire District is also part of an integrated automatic aid network with other fire departments in Pinellas County. This means that East Lake will respond as the closest appropriate unit to emergency incidents outside the District borders, and surrounding departments will do the same for the East Lake District as needed. Population: 30,000 Job Requirements Age: 18 US Citizen: Lawfully work in US High School Grad/GED: Yes Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Vision: Meet minimum requirements in current NFPA 1582 Academy Certification: Yes Necessary Certifications: Current State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST) Minimum Standards Firefighter Certification Current State of Florida Paramedic Certification NTN Fire Team Testing completion within the last year and valid CPAT at time of conditional job offer Preference may be given for current Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Paramedic certification Must be able to swim 100 yards nonstop, float for 5 minutes and tread water for 5 minutes. The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate NTN account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered to continue in the process. To schedule Fireteam testing, go to National Testing Network's websiteand 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.

Keywords: National Testing Network, Palm Harbor , Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter Paramedic, Healthcare , Palm Harbor, Florida

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