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Firefighter

Company: City of Palm Bay
Location: Palm Bay
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

The City of Palm Bay is accepting applications for State of Florida Certified Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedicto establish an eligibility list to be used in order to fill Firefighter vacancies. The first 100 fully qualified candidates with complete application packetswill be accepted for the testing process. A complete application package includes the following:

* City of Palm Bay online Employment Application (required) * State of Florida Certificate of Compliance or Certification of Completion per Florida Statute 633.35(required) * State of Florida Department of Health EMT or Paramedic License (required) * Current ACLS Certification for Paramedics, or a BLS Certification for EMTs, from a Florida Division of EMS approved provider (required) * DD Form 214(if applicable) * Copy of College degree or transcript (if applicable)

Certifications should be attached electronically.

Please do not provide any additional documentation at this time; do not attach anything other than the items listed above.As you move forward in the process, we may add additional items to your application package for review.

National Registry certifications are not accepted. You must provide State of Florida documentation.

Special Consideration to test with Palm Bay Fire Rescue -If your graduation date or your State Certification Test was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Palm Bay Fire Rescue is granting a one-time exemption for you to take the new hire written and physical ability test.

No consideration will be given for lack of knowledge or skills during this test. All candidates will be ranked according to their scores; however, no job offer will be made to any candidate without having first obtained the required State of Florida certifications.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident alien (birth certificate or green card). Must hold a valid State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or Certification of Completion as a Firefighter. Must be a State of Florida certified EMT or Paramedic. Must possess a current ACLS certification for paramedics, or a BLS certification for EMTs, from a Florida Division of EMS approved provider.Must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes but is not limited to: satisfactory employment history; driving record; national fingerprint check (not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, as defined by law, or be in compliance with Florida State Statute 112.011(2)(b)., history subject to review); Have good moral character as determined by investigation; Meet the medical requirements as outlined in NFPA standard 1001 & 1582.

NOTE: Florida Statute 633.34(6) requires Firefighters to be nonusers of tobacco and tobacco products for one (1) year immediately preceding application. Palm Bay Fire Rescue Department has a Tobacco-Free policy which requires that you must meet the statute requirement and remain tobacco free during your employment with PBFR. Nicotine tests are part of the Firefighter pre-employment physical.

Examination Process:

1. Written Examination: Will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Specific times will be announced once the number of candidates is determined. This is the only test date for this portion of the process. The written exam is an entry level examination that is designed to measurecognitiveability,situationalawareness, and mechanical aptitude.

Applicants are required to successfully pass the validated written exam to continue in the process.

2. MEGA Codes and Physical Ability: Friday, July 16th or Monday, July 19th, 2021. These are is the only test date for this portion of the process. Candidates invited will be notified of which day they are expected to attend.

Must pass the EMT or Paramedic MEGA Codes (dependent upon certification) and Physical Ability to continue in the process.

3. Panel Interview: Upon successful completion of steps 1 and 2, the top 30 candidates will be invited to a panel interview. Dates for the panel interviews are to be determined.

Candidates who successfully complete the written examination, MEGA Codes, Physical Ability and the panel interview will be ranked by total score to create an eligibility list. Veteran's preference points will be added in accordance with Florida State Statute. Additional points may also be added for local preference.

Upon completion of acomprehensive background check, and receipt of a Conditional Offer of Employment, the candidate will then be required to submit to a polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, drug screen, and medical examination.

Note 1: Prior to attending the panel interview, those invited to interview must provide an official Driving Record (complete driving history) from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles and Highway Safety. Directions on how to obtain your driving record can be found at: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/abstract.html

Note 2:If selected for hire, prior to employment, the candidate must possess a Florida approved 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course (EVOC) certificate.

Applicants must complete a City of Palm Bay Employment Application (Resumes alone are not acceptable). Please attach all required documents listed above. Applications are available for completion online atwww.palmbayflorida.org.

Be sure to verify that you have provided a current and accurate email address and telephone number as contact via your application will be made by email and/or telephone.

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Keywords: City of Palm Bay, Palm Bay , Firefighter, Other , Palm Bay, Florida

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