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Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic 56 - Alachua County Board of County Commissioners

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic 56 SAFER GRANT
$33,327.92 - $51,658.55 Annually
Closing Date: 03/31/2017
 
Minimum Qualifications: 

To qualify for this position you must complete an Alachua County Board of County Commissioners Employment Application and complete the National Testing Network process described below:

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Human Resources Office offers full testing services for the position of Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic through National Testing Network, Inc.
 
A passing test score must be submitted to Alachua County Human Resources Office by National Testing Network (NTN) for your application to be considered for the position.  An application for the position must be submitted to Alachua County Human Resources Offices before the position closing date.
 
To schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Fire and signup for the Alachua County Fire Rescue Department.
 
What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
  • Completion of the NTN application process;
  • Review all information related to the Alachua County Firefighter/EMT and/or Firefighter Paramedic position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits;
  • Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry level test and CPAT testing;
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at www.fireteamtest.com.
  • Schedule your own convenient test time.Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays; and
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.
Upon completion of the entry level exam and CPAT testing, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Alachua County BoCC Human Resources Office.  Candidates who attain a passing score on the physical abilities test will be placed on the Alachua County BoCC Fire Rescue department’s referral list. The Alachua County BoCC Fire Rescue Department will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the departmental selection process.
 
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing and CPAT testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Alachua County BoCC Fire Rescue Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate testing results are provided to Alachua County Board of County Commissioners Human Resources Office where the applicant's minimum qualifications, and certifications, are reviewed and submitted to the Fire Rescue Department.
 
For all Firefighter/EMT 56 or Firefighter/Paramedic 56 positions. 
Upon submission of application on-line or in person, proof of the certifications listed below must be provided in the following manner by the closing date of this position or your application will not be forwarded to the hiring manager: Certification can be submitted by person, by mail, by attaching to your application, or by FAX # 352-374-5233 to Human Resources 
 
FIREFIGHTER/EMT 56 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE FIREFIGHTER/EMT 56:
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check are required prior to employment.
  1. Current State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.
  2. Current State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate.
  3. A valid State of Florida Drivers license free from moving violation citations for a period of not less than six months preceding employment; and within the past three years applicant must have had no convictions for reckless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances and must not have had a driver's license suspended pursuant to Florida law.
  4. Sworn affidavit attesting to the non-use of tobacco products. Click this link to retrieve the document.
  5. Certification by the Alachua County Medical Director is required and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
  6. CPAT Passing score submitted to Alachua County Human Resources Office through National Testing Network.com (NTN)
FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC 56
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC 56:
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check are required prior to employment. Upon submission of application, proof of the following must be provided:
  1. Current State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.
  2. Current State of Florida Paramedic certificate with expiration date shown and attending privileges as approved by the County’s Medical Director. 
  3. Current designation as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider. 
  4. A valid State of Florida Drivers license free from moving violation citations for a period of not less than six months preceding employment; and within the past three years applicant must have had no convictions for reckless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances and must not have had a driver's license suspended pursuant to Florida law.
  5. A sworn affidavit attesting to the non-use of tobacco products.  Click this link to retrieve the document.
  6. Certification by the Alachua County Medical Director is required and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
  7. CPAT Passing score submitted to Alachua County Human Resources Office through National Testing Network.com (NTN)
Upon appointment to position, the following must be completed and maintained as a condition of employment:
  1. Successful completion of a course in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support / International Trauma Life Support must be obtained within the first twelve months upon appointment to position.
  2. Certification by the Alachua County Medical Director within the first month of employment and maintain this certification as a condition of employment.
 
NOTE: APPLICANTS SELECTED FROM THIS POSTING MAY BE PLACED ON AN ACTIVE ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR 24 MONTHS.


Please apply on-line at http://www.alachuacounty.us/employment. Please direct inquiries regarding this position to (352) 374-5219.

Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated in the application process.
Preference in initial appointment will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans.

ALL OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
OF A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M.F.V.D.

TDD users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)


Pursuant to Florida’s open records law, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.


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