Firefighter Paramedic

Updated: March 20, 2015
Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
Longboat Key Fire Rescue is currently accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic for FUTURE VACANCIES only. FireTEAM through National Testing Network (NTN) and a valid CPAT are required for this position.
Salary Information: $51,309.44
Benefit Information:
oFlorida State Retirement System "Special Risk" pension (shared contribution between the employer and the employee)
oVoluntary Tax-deferred 401k Plan
oVoluntary Tax-deferred 457 Plan
o11.5 paid holidays per year
o10 to 20 vacation days per year
oPaid Sick Leave
oCompetitive Salaries
oPaid major health insurance program for employee and cost-shared for family members in HMO/PPO
oSpecialty Team incentive pay: Florida Fire Safety Inspector, QA/QI Member, Fire Boat Captain, Fire apparatus Driver/Operator
oEducation Incentives
oGroup life insurance provided up to one year salary
oIAFF Local 2546
oAFLAC Insurance Options available
oVision Plan Options available
oEmployer Paid Long Term Disability
Contact Person:
Lisa Silvertooth
Human Resources Manager
email removed
This is skilled, specialized work of varied difficulty in preventing, suppressing and extinguishing fires; performing rescue and emergency medical services and/or performing special assignment duties in support of fire-rescue operations.
Department Information:
Longboat Key Fire Rescue is a small progressive Fire/EMS ALS-Transport department with 37 employees (33 combat, 2 non-commissioned, 2 administrative) located on a barrier island in Southwest Florida. 2 fire stations protect 4.26 square miles of land and an additional 17 square miles of surrounding water areas. Work schedule shift duty comprised of 24-hour on/48-hour off. Each shift includes a Deputy Chief, 2 Lieutenants and 8 Paramedic/Firefighters. Longboat Key Fire Rescue responds to approximately 1,500 calls for service annually, with about 72% being requests for Emergency Medical Services.
City Information:
Longboat Key is a barrier island community located on Florida's west coast. The northern portion of Longboat Key is in Manatee County and the southern portion is in Sarasota County. Our neighboring inland communities are Bradenton and Sarasota Florida. The island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Sarasota Bay on the east.
Population: 8,000 permanent - 20,000 peak tourist season
Job Requirements
Age: 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes - Class "E" - EVOC Certified
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification:
Florida State Minimum Standards FF1
Necessary Certifications:
oState of Florida Firefighter Certification
oState of Florida Paramedic Certification
oEmergency Vehicle Operator Certification (EVOC) - 16 hours
oSuccessful completion of CPAT and NTN FireTeam Testing
oMust Possess or obtain within 2 years of hire a Florida State Municipal Fire Inspector Certification to be maintained for the duration of employment
Requirements for Out-of-State applicants:
oIf you receive your Firefighter training in another state, contact the Florida State Fire College in Ocala to learn how to become certified in the State of Florida (www.floridastatefirecollege.org).
oIf you received your Paramedic training in another state, contact the State of Florida EMS Office in Tallahassee to learn how to become certified in the State of Florida (www.doh.state.fl.us/demo/ems/).
Detailed job description and formal application for submittal can be found at: www.longboatkey.org
To schedule pre-employment testing (FireTEAM), go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com 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 through the website by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.

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