Company: National Testing Network
Posted on: October 7, 2018
ST. PETERSBURG FIRE RESCUE 400 M. L. KING JR. STREET SOUTH ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701 Updated: June 23, 2016 Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic The City of St. Petersburg is building an ongoing eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN). 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. The City of St. Petersburg is accepting test results for Firefighter/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). Salary Information: Firefighter/Paramedic: $48,321 (entry level) - $70,581 (top pay) based on eight annual steps, each new step starting on the employees anniversary date. All certified Firefighter/Paramedics will start day one at the entry level pay rate. Work Schedule: 24 hours on, 48 hours off, with a relief day (R-Day) every 7th shift. (48 hour work week) Note: Firefighter/Paramedics may be assigned to either a 24 hour, 3 shift schedule, or a 12 hour, 2 shift schedule for peak call volume hours. SPFR provides ALS first response, with a private third party providing EMS transport. Benefit Information: A cost-shared major health insurance program for employee and family members with several options: HMO, PPO, EPO. The city pays 75% of the health insurance premium,while the employee pays 25%. City pension system with a 3% multiplier per year for all credible years of service. 7-year deferred retirement option plan (D.R.O.P.) Optional deferred compensation program with ICMA. Credit Union Program. Life Insurance provided, plus additional life insurance offered through the St. Petersburg Association of Firefighters. Fully vested in the pension system after 10-years of service. Annual vacation leave of 144 hours for years 1 through 5, which increases with additional years of service up to 240 hours max at 20+ years. Ten paid holidays. Tuition reimbursement program. Relief day (R-Day) every 7th shift (every three weeks.) Incentive pay for driver/engineer, EMT, and specialty teams (haz-mat, technical rescue, dive team and boat operator, SWAT paramedics.) Kid Leave- six weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave from date of childs birth. Annual physicals provided. Contact Human Resources Employment and Recruitment if further assistance is needed: Attn: Stuart Ellington Department Overview: 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 is a proud organization with a total staff of over 350 personnel, consisting of over 30 pieces of frontline firefighting, medical, and specialty apparatus. This includes 10 ALS Rescues, 12 ALS capable engine companies (2 of which are quints,) 4 truck companies, 1 squad, 1 heavy rescue, a fire/rescue boat, and other specialty equipment, all located within our 12 fire stations. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue responds to a high volume of fire suppression, emergency medical, and specialty team calls, totaling just under 60,000 incidents in 2015. The department also responds to other types of incidents through specialized teams which include a Technical Rescue Team, Hazardous Materials Team, SWAT Paramedics, and a Dive and Marine Rescue Team. City Information: 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 fifth 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. Population: City of St. Petersburg: 257,083 (5th largest city in Florida, US Census Bureau, 2015) Pinellas County: 938,098 (Pinellas County Website, 2014) Job Requirements Age: 18 US Citizen: No High School Grad/GED: Yes Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Required Certifications: Currently Certified as a State of Florida Firefighter II Currently Certified as a State of Florida Paramedic If the applicant does not currently hold the two above requirements, the applicant will not be considered for hiring as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Vision: 1. Far visual acuity: Far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular corrected with contact lenses or eyeglasses. Far visual acuity uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles. Successful long-term soft contact lens wearers shall not be subject to the uncorrected criterion. 2. Peripheral vision: Visual field performance without correction shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye. 3. Required to pass the Titmus II Color Vision test (ability to distinguish between red, yellow and green). 4. Any recent or former history of ophthalmic surgery will require a medical clearance from the City of St. Petersburgs medical provider. 5. Any other eye condition that results in a person not being able to perform the essential job functions of a Firefighter, NFPA 1582. Candidate Testing: For this position, candidates must achieve a passing score on the video-based Fire Team test at National Testing Network (NTN). 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. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882.
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