VENICE FIRE DEPARTMENT
200 N. GROVE STREET
VENICE, FLORIDA 34285
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Updated: August 13, 2019
Classification: Firemedic (Firefighter/EMT)
The Venice Fire Department is currently hiring for full time Firefighter/EMTs. All testing must be completed by January 31, 2019. Those interviewed but not selected will remain on the list for future consideration. Applicants selected for processing will be contacted after that. Please direct all questions to NTN Customer Support. Please DO NOT call the Fire Department or City Human Resources Department directly.
Applicants must complete FireTEAM and have a valid NTN CPAT.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
When updating profiles and completing the PHQ, applicants should provide complete details and information regarding all firefighting experience and certifications; information regarding experience is critical in the selection process. All certifications must be valid and current. Expired certifications will not be accepted.
City applications should not be submitted until applicants have been contacted by the department with invitations to proceed.
Salary Information: Starting salary, is $37,262 per year and may incrementally increases over five years up to $63,762 per year through the department’s pay for performance program Educational incentives and specialty pay available depending on current assignment and eligibility. All new hires are subject to the one-year probation.
Department Information: The Venice Fire Department is a professional career department providing fire protection, rescue and first responder EMS services to its residents. The Fire Department is led by Chief Shawn Carvey who has been with the City since 1996. The Venice Fire Department has three stations and is staffed by 41 professional firefighter/EMTs responding to an average of 4,000 emergency calls a year while protecting our 25,000 residents spread over 15 square miles. The City of Venice includes a mix of residential and commercial structures along with urban/wildland interface and marine operation response.
Fire Operations operates:
City Information: Venice is located in southern Sarasota County along the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1926, the City of Venice is a historic, warm, friendly, beachfront community with more than 30 miles of inter-coastal waterways along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico providing for an extensive range of activities for all ages to enjoy. Activities ranging from the 10-mile long Legacy Bike Trail to golfing to marine recreation opportunities. Venice has several elementary schools located within the city's boundaries.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: must maintain valid State of Florida Driver's License
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: State of Florida Minimum Standards Firefighter I & II, State of Florida EMT, Successful completion of CPAT and NTN FireTEAM Testing.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
Types, Locations, and Number of Tattoos/Decals/Piercings: Perspective members shall be evaluated by the Fire Chief, or his/her designee, and may be used as a disqualifier for potential employment or appointment as a member. At no time shall a perspective member be employed or appointed if said person has visible tattoos/decals/piercings that are offensive, in excess, vulgar, or otherwise deemed detrimental to the professional appearance and positive public image of members. No perspective member shall have tattoos/decals of any type that are visible about the neck, head, and/or face.
Requirements for Out-of-State Applicants: