City of Haines City
  • Fire
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 13.8583 to 19.5177
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

***Position open until filled***

The City of Haines City is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, religion, creed, national origin, veteran status or any other legally protected status. The City of Haines City is a Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants who successfully complete the initial screening process will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical. Police Department applicants will also be required to take a Polygraph Examination. All information provided by an applicant will be verified for truthfulness and accuracy if a conditional offer of employment is made. Applications and other submitted documents are consider public record.

 

The City of Haines City is requiring candidates to take and submit the National Testing Network Fire Team Assessment and the Candidate Physical Abilities Tests (CPAT) at the following link: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. You may schedule for the CPAT and the FireTeam test on the NTN's website www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. A Ridge Physical Abilities Test (RPAT) will be accepted in lieu of the CPAT.

If you have already completed the CPAT or RAPT within the last twelve (12) months you do not need to take this test again. Please send a copy of the scores with the rest of your Supplemental Documents.

When registering for the FireTeam test, you must select City of Haines City as a department to submit your scores to. (If you have already completed the FireTeam test within the last twelve (12) months, you do not need to take this test again. Please send a copy of the scores with the rest of your Supplemental Documents.)

 

POSITION FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Lieutenant, responsible for driving and operating all emergency vehicles and staff vehicles used by the Department. Positions apparatus on emergency incidents to ensure operational efficiency and safety of responding personnel. Operates the pump of fire apparatus to provide water to the fire scene for supplying hose lines to extinguish fires. Also pumps water to other apparatus on the fire scene when designated as water supply unit. Employee is also responsible for the operation and minor maintenance of fire apparatus and auxiliary equipment. Work is frequently performed under conditions where personal injury or injury to others can occur; employees must be capable of reacting with speed and composure under these conditions and must exercise some initiative and independent judgement in determining proper actions to take. Work is generally performed on a 24 hour shift, including weekends and holidays, and is reviewed through observation, records, reports and results obtained. Performs responsible fire prevention and administrative functions as directed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Performs all duties of a firefighter and an EMT. Performs all additional jobs necessary that are associated with firefighting and emergency medical care, including but not limited to forcible entry, basic life support, vehicle extrication, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, raising ground ladders, and hazardous materials mitigation.
  2. Drives & operates automotive fire apparatus to fire scenes and other emergency scenes as well as during routine daily activities. Positions apparatus on emergency incidents to ensure operational efficiency and safety of responding personnel. Operates the pump of fire apparatus to provide water to the fire scene for supplying hose lines to extinguish fires. Also pumps water to other apparatus on the fire scene when designated as water supply unit.
  3. Enters hazardous atmospheres in single family dwellings, commercial occupancies, industrial sites or scenes or motor vehicle accidents and hazardous materials incidents to provide medical care, or search for and remove victims to safety.
  4. Performs minor repairs to equipment and apparatus, performs routine preventative maintenance, tasks, and keep records of such action. Assists in maintaining that station, grounds, and other property used by the department or owned by the City. Performs in inspecting equipment and apparatus and notifies Company Officer of any defects.
  5. Completes incident reports using the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
  6. Performs and executes training under the direction of the Company Officer. Participates in training to maintain certification levels and attends training programs as required to maintain proficiency. Works special details related to fire prevention, public education, fire suppression or other related areas when assigned.
  7. Performs additional duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of a curriculum resulting in either a High School Diploma or GED, two (2) years of firefighting experience with a full-time career department, State of Florida Firefighter II Certificate of Compliance, State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License / Certification, State recognized emergency vehicle operator's course (E.V.O.C.), Florida State certified Pump Operator, and Florida State Aerial Operations Class. Must complete the Haines City Fire Department Driver Operator and Aerial Operator task book prior to promotion.
  • Must be able to communicate and present oneself in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to spend extensive time outside exposed to extreme weather conditions; tolerate extreme fluctuation in temperature while performing duties; perform physically demanding work in hot, humid atmospheres while wearing equipment that significantly impairs body-cooling mechanisms; and perform a variety of tasks on wet, icy, muddy and otherwise hazardous surfaces such as on ladders and rooftops.
  • Exposure risk to traumatic or thermal injuries are possible; infectious disease; grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma, burn victims and death; loud noises; confined spaces; heights; chaotic situations; and chemical and electrical hazards.
  • Must be able to rely on senses of sight, hearing, smell and touch to help determine the nature of the emergency.
  • Ability to work long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.
  • Ability to work under high demands, short time constraints, and pressure of a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work wearing in excess of 50 lbs. of personal protective clothing.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks during life threatening emergencies.
  • Ability to remain up-to-date on Federal, State and City regulations, and Occupational Health and Safety standards in order to implement best practices and policies affecting department activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships with City and other public employees, public officials, contractors, consultants, business and the general public.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry 50 pounds.
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of fire prevention and safety education, and fire suppression methods, practices and principles.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid Florida Class E driver license.
  • Must pass post offer pre-employment Drug Screen and Physical Examination, and applicable Background Checks to include CJS screening.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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