R E C R U I T M E N T  N O T I C E

As an employer, DeSoto County will not permit discrimination because of race, color, handicap, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or political affiliation. We make every effort to employ best-qualified individuals. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.       

                                 

POSITION #:                                      910___

DEPARTMENT:                                PUBLIC SAFETY

SALARY RANGE:                            $56,224.90 – $89,959.84

OPENING DATE:                             JUNE 12, 2023

CLOSING DATE:                              OPEN UNTIL FILLED

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Skilled technical work in the County Public Safety Department in the field of fire suppression, prevention, and emergency medical services. Work is performed under the general direction of a superior officer.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the positions of firefighter and driver engineer and the skills to perform the duties of each
  • Knowledge of the geography of the County with respect to streets, hydrants and building access information
  • Knowledge of the location and layout of all high risk and special hazard occupancies, and the problems encountered with each
  • Knowledge of the strategy and tactics of handling fire, rescue, and medical emergencies and the ability to analyze and respond effectively under stress to each
  • Knowledge of the record keeping system in use, the components of the system, and the functions of each
  • Knowledge of paramedic principles, practices, and techniques and how they are used in rescue operations
  • Ability to carry out orders and to see that Department and County policies are adhered to
  • Ability to perform Firefighter and ALS duties effectively and work rotating shift assignments

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.

(A comparable amount of training, education, or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.) LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:p

Possess a valid Class “E” Florida Driver’s License; State of Florida Firefighter Certification as authorized by F.S.S. 633; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; State of Florida Paramedic Certification.  Will accept EMT/Firefighter that will be Paramedic certified within six months from date of hire.

PLEASE SEE HIRING PROCESS FOR PARAMEDIC FIREFIGHTER AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLING DOCUMENTS                     

TO APPLY VISIT:            www.desotobocc.com        or            www.employflorida.com