Position Detail:

Boynton Beach Fire And Rescue
100 East Boyton Beach Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Palm Beach County

561-742-6334 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter EMT/Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  June 16, 2021

Special Instructions:  



Purpose of Classification

Click on the following links for important required supplemental documents that must be attached to your online application at the time of submittal.

Supplemental Documents Checklist link:
https://www.boynton-beach.org/sites/default/files/documents/2021-05/Firefighter-Supplemental-Checklist-05262021.pdf (Download PDF reader).

Affidavit/Tobacco Products link:
https://www.boynton-beach.org/sites/default/files/documents/tobacco-affidavit-fire-applicants.pdf (Download PDF reader)
If you are unable to upload the required documents as attachments to your online application, first SUBMIT your online application. After submitting your online application, please print, complete, and submit the
supplemental pages along with all documents required on the checklist to the Human Resources and Risk Management department by June 16, 2021 (Note: Documents will not be accepted if received after June 16, 2021, regardless of postmarked date) to:
The City of Boynton Beach
ATTN: Firefighter Recruitment-DG
Human Resources Department
100 E. Ocean Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33425

The CPAT must be a Certified Physical Abilities Test and must be current on June 16, 2021 (posting deadline).

Contact NTN for testing sites.

The City of Boynton Beach is requiring candidates to take and submit the National Testing Network Fire Team Assessment and the Candidate Physical Abilities Tests (CPAT) at the following link:

You may schedule for the CPAT and the FireTeam test on NTN`s website www.nationaltestingnetwork.com .

The CPAT costs $140 - $150, if you have already completed the CPAT within the last twelve (12) months (prior to the closing date of June 16, 2021) you do not need to take this test again, please send a copy of the scores with the rest of your Supplemental Documents.

The FireTEAM test costs $45 - $55 and you must select City of Boynton Beach as a department to submit your scores to. (If you have already completed the FireTEAM test within the last twelve (12) months (prior to the closing date of June 16, 2021) you do not need to take this test again, please submit your scores through your NTN account.)

Salary: Annualized salary of $50,244.48, plus $3.75 hourly for certified Florida Paramedics once approved by the Fire Rescue Department`s Medical Director.

Live Fire/EMS scenarios will be conducted that highlights the job duties and essential functions of the position. Interviews will be held upon successfully passing the live Fire/EMS Scenarios. More details will be forthcoming.

The purpose of this classification is to perform emergency response work in firefighting, emergency rescue, and hazardous material response to protect the lives and properties of the citizens of the City. This position is responsible for performing fire suppression, emergency rescue, and/or hazardous material containment or cleanup work in response to alarms and operating associated equipment and apparatus; inspecting and maintaining equipment; performing fire inspections; and performing various maintenance and custodial duties at the assigned fire station.

Essential Functions
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Responds with a company of firefighters to incidents requiring firefighting, emergency rescue or hazardous material response; may make initial determination of necessary personnel, equipment and suppression containment tactics until relieved by a higher-ranking officer. Drives fire truck or emergency medical apparatus to the emergency response scene, ensuring that warning devices are in operation when necessary; operates and monitors equipment and apparatus, such as pumps, hoses, gauges, air compressors, ladders, aerial platforms, and other related equipment. at emergency response scenes.

Advances hose lines into fire area; selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire; lays and connects hoses; holds nozzle and directs stream of water onto fire; raises and climbs ladders; creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using various hand and power tools; enters premises for firefighting, rescue, and salvage operations; uses chemical extin?guishers, bars, hooks, lines and other equipment.

Provides emergency medical care in accordance with established protocols for Basic Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, and oxygen delivery systems; provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); transports patients to hospitals.

Inspects assigned emergency response apparatus and equipment daily to ensure efficient operating condition and readiness; cleans and maintains equipment after completion of emergency response operations; fuels vehicles.

Identifies hazardous materials and type of container or carrier at spill scene; uses various booms and barriers to contain spills and mitigate runoff; performs fire suppression activities; assists in evacuation and decontamination operations.

Attends and participates in training sessions on topics, such as, fire suppression techniques, equipment techniques, emergency medical care, hazardous material containment, street layout and building, hydrant location, and any other training sessions assigned by the department.
Prepares and maintains activity records, provides pertinent information to department personnel on following shift; reviews activity reports and confers with personnel from previous shift.


Coordinates Fire/Rescue Explorer Program; conducts training and meetings for Teen Explorers; supervises Teen Explorers on ride-alongs;

Instructs CPR courses; performs blood pressure screenings.

Speaks to children and other citizens about safety; conducts fire station tours.

Maintains cleanliness of fire station.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent; and
Must possess and maintain certification as a Certified Florida Firefighter; and
Must possess and maintain a Certified Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic; and
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver`s license.
Licensed Paramedic; or
Have no more than three (3) months of paramedic school remaining.
Supplemental Information

Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.

Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.

Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.


Comprehensive knowledge of the National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) 1001 guidelines.
Knowledge of and skill in the operation and maintenance of the various types of apparatus, tools, and equipment used in firefighting and fire rescue activities.

Knowledge of all requirements in the Fire Rescue Career Ladder as stipulated in the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Knowledge of modern firefighting/emergency/rescue tactics and principles, fire investigation and prevention.

Knowledge of the use and operation of a wide variety of fire motorized and auxiliary apparatus.

Skilled in the preparation and delivery of effective verbal and written communications.

Skilled in operating standard office equipment including a computer and related Microsoft Office software.

Ability to quickly formulate action plans during an emergency.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, officials
and the public.


Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (100 pounds or more).

Sensory Requirements: Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.

Starting Salary:  $50,244.48 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Boynton Beach - Human Resources
3301 Quantum Blvd.

Boynton Beach, FL 33435
(561) 742-6275

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 56,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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