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Firefighter Paramedic

Company: National Testing Network
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Job Description:

LONGBOAT KEY FIRE RESCUE 5490 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA 34228 Updated: April 21, 2016 Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic Longboat Key Fire Rescue is accepting applications for five Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics. This job posting will be open until filled. Applicants must have FireTEAM Testing and NTN issued CPAT. A Town of Longboat Key employment application must be completed and submitted to be eligibile for an interview. Salary Information: $51,309.44 Benefit Information: Retirement Florida State Retirement System "Special Risk" pension (shared contribution between the employer and the employee) Voluntary Tax-deferred 401k Plan Voluntary Tax-deferred 457 Plan Vacation, Holidays, Leave 11.5 paid holidays per year 10 to 20 vacation days per year Paid Sick Leave Other Benefits Competitive Salaries Paid major health insurance program for employee and cost-shared for family members in HMO/PPO Specialty Team incentive pay: Florida Fire Safety Inspector, QA/QI Member, Fire Boat Captain, Fire apparatus Driver/Operator Education Incentives FMLA Group life insurance provided up to one year salary IAFF Local 2546 AFLAC Insurance Options available Vision Plan Options available Employer Paid Long Term Disability Contact Person: Lisa Silvertooth Human Resources Manager 941-316-1999 FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Fire Chief and the supervision of the Station Officer, responsible for the protection of life and property through the combating, extinguishing, and preventing of fires. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES : 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. The area is popular among retirees and is also a popular resort and second home community. 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: State of Florida Firefighter Certification State of Florida Paramedic Certification Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification (EVOC) - 16 hours Successful completion of CPAT and NTN FireTeam Testing Requirements for Out-of-State applicants: If 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. If 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. PROBATIONARY PERIOD " 1 YEAR: Must be able to successfully negotiate the basic training program as conducted by the Training Division of the Department. Detailed job description and formal application for submittal can be found at the Longboat Key website. To schedule pre-employment testing (FireTEAM), go to National Testing Network's website 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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