ST. PETERSBURG FIRE AND RESCUE
400 M. L. KING JR. STREET SOUTH
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
Web Site: http://www.stpete.org/fire/
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The City of St. Petersburg is currently reviewing NTN applications in order to produce a pool of candidates for future hiring. Selected candidates will be contacted via email for further processing. DO NOT call the City of St. Petersburg or Fire Department for selection status. Please visit the SPFR website for FAQs regarding the hiring process.
State certified Firefighter/Paramedics are strongly encouraged to apply. If hired in a Firefighter/EMT position, a qualified paramedic will be eligible to receive a pay differential, can maintain their certification and will be given strong consideration for promotion to classified Firefighter/Paramedic when positions become available.**
The City of St. Petersburg is accepting results for Fire Fighter EMT and Fire Fighter Paramedic to establish an eligibility list. In this first step of the process, applicants must achieve a passing score on the Fire Team and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). This is accomplished through the National Testing Network (NTN). See the NTN link below.
Firefighter/Paramedic - $48,321 - $69,197 (top pay) based on 2704 hrs. annually.
St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue is recognized by local businesses, residents, and regional fire agencies as a progressive, well trained and customer-centered fire rescue organization, which places a high premium on quality service. St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue has an energetic staff at all levels of the organization who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service delivery possible. St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue is consistently working to achieve the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves. St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue has recognized that developing customer focus is an absolute necessity. Our workforce culture reflects a respectful team atmosphere that is nurtured by fair practices, open communication processes and up-to-date procedures that guide the decisions of our personnel. Our mission will be accomplished by a physically fit, healthy, and increasingly diverse work force, well trained in a multitude of specialized skills, and empowered with a high level of involvement in our success.
St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue and is a proud organization made up of 30 pieces of firefighting apparatus, 12 fire stations and employs a total staff of 345 personnel. St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue responds to a high volume of fire suppression and emergency medical calls. Our A, B and C shifts work 24-hours on duty and 48 hours off. The department also responds to other types of incidents through specialized teams which include a Technical Rescue Team, Hazardous Materials Team, and a Dive and Marine Rescue Team.
St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue is proud to be an internationally accredited agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Under the direction of Chief James Large, and with support from the City Government, there is a commitment to outlining and forecasting future goals and initiatives that will ultimately lead to an even more effective and efficiently operated agency.
St. Petersburg and Pinellas County offer an unequaled environment for work and play. Wonderful weather and miles of sandy beaches, a relatively low cost of living, agreeable taxes, and progressive employment opportunities draw people to the area from around the nation and the world. Add to these amenities quality schools, colleges and universities, top-notch health care, affordable housing, and outstanding arts and recreational facilities, and it is easy to see why St. Petersburg and Pinellas County are so attractive to new residents and visitors alike. The downtown area is located on one of our nation's most beautiful waterfront parks, and is fast-becoming one of the most attractive, livable and viable downtowns in the country. As Florida's fourth largest city, with an average age of 39, St. Petersburg in recent years has hosted the NCAA Men's Final Four, the 1996 Vice Presidential debates, welcomed the Rays Baseball team into our city's Tropicana Field as their permanent home and shared in the job growth of the Tampa Bay region that has led the nation. St. Petersburg is home to one of the world's finest year-round climates, offers a stunning array of attractions including world-class museum exhibitions, major league sports activities, boating, sailing, fishing and just pure enjoyment relaxing on our world-class beaches. Pinellas County is a beautiful peninsula located on Florida's West coast; the area is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and by Tampa Bay to the east. Pinellas County offers 35 miles of white-sand beaches on some 20 barrier islands. Pinellas County is within minutes of many popular Florida attractions.
City of St. Petersburg: 248,232 (4th largest city in Florida)
Pinellas County: 921,482
US Citizen: No
High School Grad/GED
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License
Ability to Read and Speak the English Language
Candidate Testing For this position, candidates must achieve a passing score on the video-based FireTEAM test at National Testing Network.
A current CPAT and Fire Team test are required for this position. After scheduling their Fire Team test, candidates can schedule a CPAT on this same web site, www.NationalTestingNetwork.com
Certified State of Florida Firefighter II
Certified State of Florida Paramedic
To Pre-Test and Qualify for this position, go to: www.NationalTestingNetwork.com and select "Fire" on the front page, then select the department, read the job requirements and if qualified, select "I Qualify" at the bottom of their page. Select the test location, schedule your test date and time on the calendar for that test center, and fill out the application and personal history forms. Be at the testing facility 30 minutes prior to test times for paperwork and a briefing. If you have any questions, you can call 866-563-3882.
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