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FIREFIGHTER - 60004929

Date:  Sep 6, 2022


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Requisition No: 710001 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: FIREFIGHTER - 60004929

Position Number: 60004929 

Salary:  $41,600.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2023 



This is work detecting, preventing, controlling and suppressing fires, responding to non-fire emergencies, protecting life and property and conducting rescue efforts.


Please Note:  Applicants must possess State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance and

Applicants must also possess State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician Certification.


Working Title: Firefighter/EMT


This advertisement is for an anticipated vacancy and may be utilized to fill multiple positions.


Minimum qualifications:


Applicants must possess State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance and applicants must also possess State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician Certification. In accordance with Florida Statute 633, applicant must: be a high school graduate or the equivalent, not have been convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude as defined by Florida Statute 112.011(2)(b), have his/her fingerprints on file with the Division or an agency designated by the Division, have a good moral character as determined by investigation under procedures established by the Division.  Be in good physical condition as determined by medical examination as prescribed by the Division, such examination may include but need not be limited to provisions of the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 1001, be a nonuser of tobacco or tobacco products for at least 1 year immediately preceding application as evidenced by the sworn affidavit of the applicant. Required to maintain current phone numbers, pagers, addresses, etc. with the Fire Department for contact and notification when off-duty with minimum delay.





Responds to fire alarms and other emergencies.

Assesses fire and situation, reports to superior, and receives instructions.

Establishes fire lines to prevent unauthorized persons from entering area.

Drives and operates fire fighting vehicles and equipment.

Maintains firefighting equipment and apparatus, vehicles, hydrants, fire stations and other agency facilities.

Participates in fire drills and demonstrations of firefighting techniques.

Participates in courses in hydraulics, pump operation, firefighting techniques, and other agency appropriate training.

Inspects buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances.

Provides information and education programs.

Conducts natural resource management work on public and private lands.




Performing General Physical Activities

Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

Communicating With Other Workers

Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Handling and Moving Objects

Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

Operating Vehicles or Equipment

Fire and Rescue equipment.

Controlling Machines and Processes

Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

Estimating Needed Characteristics

Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

Assisting and Caring for Others

Providing assistance or personal care to others.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

Getting Information Needed to Do the Job

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Evaluating Information Against Standards

Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

Judging Qualities of Things, Services, People

Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge

Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.





Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Critical Thinking

Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches


Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

Equipment Maintenance

Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems

Idea Evaluation

Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

Judgment and Decision Making

Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

Stress Management

Ability to perform effectively under stressful conditions


Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems

Solution Appraisal

Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

Active Listening

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

Idea Generation

Generating a number of different approaches to problems

Identification of Key Causes

Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of some or all of the following: weaponry, public safety, security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, protection of people, data and property


Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations

Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

Therapy and Counseling

Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects


Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance




This occupation requires that the incumbent must meet employment and certification requirements outlined in Chapter 633, Florida Statutes.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee