MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
2631 SE 3RD STREET
OCALA, FLORIDA 34471
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Updated: March 18, 2019
Classification: Firefighter/ParamedicMarion County Fire Rescue will be conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/Paramedic; will remain open until April 24, 2019. County applications will be accepted only during open job posting and must be submitted online by visiting the Marion County Human Resources website. After the closing date, the department will email applicants regarding the next phase of the selection process. Apply here
Applicants are required to complete the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network. This test must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting. Please direct all testing questions to National Testing Network Customer Support at 866-563-3882. Candidates selected to move forward in the process will be contacted by Marion County Fire Rescue at a later time.
Firefighter/Paramedic – This position works 24 hours on-duty / 48 hour off –duty (24/48), after orientation has been successfully completed.
Salary: Starting at $50,014 annually (Possible additional transport stipend: $5,997)Benefit Information: MCBCC – Contributed benefits; Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Florida Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Nine Paid Holidays, and Employee Assistance Program. MCBCC - Optional benefits; Deferred Compensation Program, Dental, Vision and 125 Flexible Spending Account.
Department Information: MCFR is the second largest fire rescue department north of Orlando and more than 500 employees strong with a $67.9 million budget and 24 career fire stations. The department's full-time state certified firefighter/paramedics, firefighter/EMTs, EMTs and paramedics serve more than 330,000 citizens, cover 1,600 square miles and respond to an average of 190 emergencies a day. MCFR provides an array of services to include ALS/BLS and Critical Care Transport, Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue, and Hazmat.County Information: On average, Marion County is about a two-hour drive from many of Florida's major cities, Gainesville is 40 minutes north and Orlando is 75 minutes to the south, while Daytona Beach is about 90 minutes to the east. Tampa is about 75 minutes to the southwest. Jacksonville is roughly a two-hour drive northeast.
Age: 18 Years of Age
US Citizen: Lawfully work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or G.E.D.
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Must Have a Valid Florida Driver License. A poor driving record will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and speak the English Language.
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