Under general supervision, performs responsible work involving the prevention and suppression of fires and delivery of other emergency and non-emergency services. The employee is responsible for responding to emergency situations and assisting in the control and resolution of the situation. The employee works within the scope of established fire department rules, regulations, and procedures. The employee is expected to exercise considerable judgment and initiative when required.
This position is non-exempt. Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provisions will apply.
Per Florida Statute 295.065, certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply.
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Some positions may be funded through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.
These job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.
Responds to various uncontrolled and life-threatening emergencies throughout the City and requests for aid outside of the City.
Operates all fire department equipment and apparatus safely and efficiently.
Operates basic to sophisticated fire, rescue, emergency medical services (EMS), and special operations related equipment.
Performs all tasks and duties required and assigned related to a full-service and all-hazards fire department.
Understand, follow, and obey all verbal and written orders, directives, guidelines, and instructions from fire department officers or incident commanders.
Maintains and checks fire equipment for daily operational readiness, requests repairs, assists in minor repairs, and performs preventative maintenance of fire department facilities, equipment, and apparatus.
Attends instructional training and educational sessions in firefighting, rescue, EMS, special operations and other disciplines related to fire department duties.
Communicates, prepares, and submits routine records and reports using proper verbal and written English and grammar.
Maintains method of contact (home telephone, personal cellular telephone) for routine and emergency contact.
Required to work rotating shifts (24/48), on-call duties, and extended hours in normal and emergency situations in various environmental conditions and perform at maximum ability.
Performs other duties on shift to include custodial, maintenance, and repair duties, answers phones, provide information and assist the public when required, and other administrative duties as assigned.
Successfully complete the Clermont Fire Department Physical Ability Test (PAT) annually as a condition of employment.
An equivalent combination of higher education and experience may be considered, provided that the education and experience is in a relevant and related field.
Education and Experience:
High school graduation or possession of acceptable equivalency diploma.
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:
Florida Certified Certificate of Compliance
Florida Emergency Medical Technician Certification or certified as a Paramedic (Must be current and shall maintain one or both)
Valid Florida Driver License with acceptable driving record
Valid CPR for Health Care Providers
Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) (minimum of 16 hours)
Copies of current listed certifications are due at the time of application submission.
Essential Physical Functions & Environmental Conditions
The City of Clermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with management.
Moderately to heavy work for extended periods of duration with limited rest and rehabilitation.
Walking, standing, lifting 50+ lbs., running, jumping/leaping, climbing, stooping, reaching, bending, carrying/pushing/pulling 50+ lbs.
Good hand/finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination.
Acceptable eyesight, hearing and speech.
Ability to wear protective clothing and equipment of 60 lbs. or more and work in extremely dangerous situations associated with extreme atmospheric conditions and temperatures during prolonged and arduous working conditions.
Ability to successfully complete the Clermont Fire Department Physical Ability Test (PAT) annually as a condition of employment
Works inside in an office environment.
Works outside in various weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc., including extremes of each).
Encounters hazardous conditions such as flames, chemicals, smoke, heat, gases, moving vehicles, falling structures and debris, electricity, poor ventilation, poor lighting, heights, cold, extreme weather conditions, exposure to contagious diseases, etc.