County Administrator HR Clerk of the Circuit Court

Fire Fighter

Recruitment #1507-FFF48K-001

Introduction

Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies and thousands of employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, fire protection, street construction and maintenance, courts, libraries, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

Read below to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Must have a valid CPAT through 8/31/2015.

Must have valid NTN Fire Team Test through 8/31/2015.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida Firefighter's Certificate of Compliance; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician certification; and 

Successfully passing the National Testing Network (NTN) administered Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) within the past 12 months; and  

Completion of the NTN Fire Team Test within the past 12 months; and 

Possession of a valid Florida Driver License.  

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Working knowledge of fire fighting and search and rescue methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing emergency vehicle operations.
  • Working knowledge of safe driving techniques for emergency vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of fire fighting and hazardous materials terminology.
  • Working knowledge of characteristics of fire.
  • Working knowledge of standard fire fighting and rescue tools and equipment and their correct use.
  • Working knowledge of roads, streets, hospitals, schools, and other facilities within response area.
  • Working knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit to which assigned.
  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Some knowledge of diseases and emergency medical conditions, their diagnosis, and appropriate treatment procedures.
  • Some knowledge of equipment used for patient care such as defibrillators and vital signs monitors.
  • Some knowledge of building construction as it relates to fire behavior and fire suppression and control.
  • Skill in the use and care of hand tools and equipment.
  • Ability to identify patient conditions based on signs and symptoms.
  • Ability to identify mechanical failures of equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.
  • Ability to perform duties under hazardous conditions requiring considerable physical exertion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability and willingness to perform housekeeping activities.   
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability to maintain combat firefighter readiness status.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Responds to fire alarms and performs search, rescue and fire suppression operations to combat fires.
  • Operates hand and power tools to ventilate structures; positions and climbs ladders; pulls hoses from truckbed and connects to hydrant and pump apparatus; operates water charged hose lines of various sizes to combat fires
  • Performs salvage and overhaul operations to minimize damage.
  • Provides emergency medical care within limits established by standard operating procedures and protocols.
  • Assists paramedic in providing patient treatment and medical procedures.
  • Provides verbal, written and computer reports pertaining to condition and care of patients at emergency scenes and in transit as required.
  • Safely and efficiently operates emergency response vehicles.
  • Conducts pre-fire planning of commercial buildings, hospitals, schools and other buildings
  • Performs maintenance on department equipment, grounds, furnishings or structures.
  • Participates in station drills, allied emergency procedures and actions refresher training.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

SPECIAL PROBATIONARY NOTE

Employees assigned to this classification will serve a one year probationary period.

Conclusion

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.
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