City of Haines City
  • Fire
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 12.5984 to 17.7433
  • 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: You may schedule for the CPAT and the FireTeam test on the NTN's website 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.)



An employee in this class of work is responsible for performing a variety of firefighting and emergency medical tasks. Positions in this class require the performance of physically demanding work involving fire suppression and emergency medical care. Employee is also responsible for the operation and minor maintenance of various 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.


  1. Performs firefighting activities, including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishing tasks. Performs emergency aid activities, including administering first-aid and providing other assistance as required.
  2. Participate in fire drills and attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials and related subjects. Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants and other structures in fire prevention programs.
  3. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment. Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment; cleans and washes walls and floors; cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.
  4. Performs duties as a certified EMT, according to criteria and standards set forth by the department.
  5. Receives and relays fire calls and alarms. Operates radio and other communication equipment.
  6. Performs salvage and overhaul operations to minimize property damaged from structure fires and to ensure fire extinguishment. Restores order and security of damaged structures.
  7. May be required to function as a Pump Operator when operationally necessary.
  8. Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of a curriculum resulting in either a High School Diploma or GED. State of Florida Firefighter II Certificate of Compliance and State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License / Certification.
  • 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.
  • Proof of completion of an approved Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) in accordance with Florida State Statutes.
  • Must possess a valid AHA BLS Providers CPR card.
  • Must possess a valid CPAT card or equivalent. Equivalency determined by the Fire Chief.
  • Must possess a valid Florida EMT Certification or Paramedic Certification. (Paramedic preferred)
  • 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.


  • 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 CJIS screening.


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

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