"TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT RANGE SUBJECT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING"
This position is open/continuous. This designation indicates we accept applications for this position all year round and eligible applications are valid for six months.
Home to more than 300,000 residents in northwest Florida, Escambia County is the westernmost and one of the oldest counties in the state. The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community. With nearly 1,800 employees, we pride ourselves on being the perfect climate for everything - building a business, raising a family and enjoying recreational pursuits. Picture perfect white sand beaches and clear, emerald Gulf waters draw millions of vacationers to Escambia each year, especially to Pensacola Beach, named the #4 Top U.S. Beach in 2020 by TripAdvisor.
This class stays in constant preparation for and responds to all medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials accidents, and fire emergencies; performs public education services; and practices and trains for emergency situations.
This is a "mandatory-testing position" that requires Drug Testing.
Recruitment Range subject to Collective Bargaining
Relief ($12.49 hourly)
Volunteer positions are excluded from Collective Bargaining
Examples of Duties
Responds to all types of fires and other emergencies; extinguishes fires and performs related life and property protection; provides emergency medical care at a basic and advanced life support level
Participates in training opportunities and physical fitness activities
Ensures the proper condition, maintenance, and appearance of apparatus and equipment; prepares apparatus for immediate response
Assists in completing and maintaining records related to personnel, incidents, and/or other related items
Drives emergency vehicles and operates related apparatus in order to respond to emergency calls and scenes
Participates in the daily functions of the fire station, which may include: housekeeping, cooking, making crew assignments, and/or performing other related duties
Participates in fire department programs, such as pre-fire planning and fire hydrant checks
Participates in and/or facilitates training sessions to the public on fire related topics
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Training and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.
Licenses and Certifications:
Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance as issued by the State Fire Marshal`s Office
Basic Life Support & CPR Healthcare Provider Certification through the AHA
Must possess a valid driver`s license from state of residence
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
fire suppression techniques
modern firefighting and rescue principles and tactics
emergency medical care
physical fitness principles
vehicle, equipment, and apparatus maintenance principles and techniques
providing emergency medical care
using a computer and related software applications
maintaining vehicles, buildings, equipment, and apparatus
driving emergency response vehicles
conducting flow testing and service on hydrants
maintaining physical fitness
preparing and maintaining reports
communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
Employees that work a 56 hour work week will be paid at the rate of $10.79 an hour and those that work 45 hour work week will be paid at the rate of $12.49.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities:
All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County BCC`s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
Emergency Management Responsibilities:
During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and is expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, finger and hand dexterity as well as repetitive motions.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.
? Medical / Dental / Vision plans
? Prescription coverage
? Employee health clinic
? Employee fitness centers
? Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
? Deferred Compensation Plan
? Flexible Spending Account(s)
? Employee Assistance Program
? Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
? Group Life Insurance