Position Detail:

Escambia County Fire Department
213 South Palafox Place, Room 213
Pensacola, FL 32501

Escambia County


Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter
Last Filing Date:  April 30, 2023

Special Instructions:  



Volunteer positions are excluded from Collective Bargaining

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.

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 Qualifications
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 (KSAO`s):
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
suppressing fires
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.

Physical Requirements:
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.

Starting Salary:  $12.99 - $16.80 / Hour
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Escambia County Department of Human Resources
221 Palafox Place
HR Suite 200
Pensacola, FL 32502

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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