NORTH PORT FIRE RESCUE
4970 CITY HALL BLVD
NORTH PORT, FLORIDA 34286
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Updated: August 30, 2019
The North Port Fire Rescue is currently building an ongoing eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must complete the City of Northport application at www.cityofnorthport.com. The application must be completed by the closing date.
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.
Candidates should not contact the department directly. Please direct all questions to NTN Customer Support. Salary Information:Pay Grade Step 1Annual: $55,130.56 (includes 323 hours of overtime per FLSA) Benefit Information: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, Paid Days Off, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program.
Contact Information:Human Resources941-429-7200
General Description: Performs skilled work in fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, inspection and training. This is a progressive apprenticeship position in accordance with the North Port Fire Rescue District Apprenticeship Fire Medic Program.
Work schedule is shift work and will include evenings, weekends and holidays; rotating shifts.
Department Information: The North Port Fire Rescue District is a full-service, career department offering fire suppression, advanced life support emergency medical services; disaster preparedness, response and recovery; and fire prevention functions. The District provides emergency services to the City of North Port, and under interlocal and mutual aid agreements to portions of unincorporated Sarasota County and Charlotte County.
City Information: Located in Sarasota County on Florida's Gulf Coast, North Port is approximately halfway between Tampa and Naples. North Port is one of Florida's largest cities in land area, but only about 25% developed. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 149.69 percent, making it one of Florida's fasted growing cities. North Port is now a relatively young community with a median resident age of 39.1. The City was ranked on CNN's Money's "Best Places to Live" section in August 2012, as number two, for affordable housing, reasonable property taxes (about 15% lower than the state average) and quality of life.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license by date of hire.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Vision requirements follow the guidelines as outlined in NFPA 1582.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
A criminal background check will be conducted.
Florida Driver’s License must be valid. Must meet all state qualifications to drive an emergency vehicle.
Drug Use Disqualifiers
City of North Port has a Zero Tolerance, Drug-Free Workplace Policy. A pre-employment drug screen is conducted prior to hire.
Previous employers will be contacted regarding past employment history.
Offer of employment will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical and drug screen.
Job Functions and Qualifications:
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to extreme heat. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; the employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.
The employee frequently works near ill, injured or diseased people. Response work is outside and exposed to all elements, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic fumes or airborne particles, and accounts for approximately 45% of time. Training - exterior work accounts for approximately 15% of time. Remainder of time is inside. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.
The employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is required to frequently stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, and or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Selection Process: To be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of North Port, please follow these steps: