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Firefighter/EMT, Marion County Fire Rescue, FL

  • National Testing Network
  • 06/07/21
  • US
  • 34471
  • $32,983.00-$35,231.00 / Yearly
  • Full-Time


Marion County Fire Rescue will be conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/EMT; job posting opens 3 June 2021, and will remain open until 17 June 2021. County applications will be accepted only during open job posting and must be submitted online by visiting the Marion County Human Resources website. After the closing date, the department will email applicants regarding the next phase of the selection process.

STEP #1: Applicants are required to complete the FireTEAM test and have a valid NTN CPAT (only). These tests must be completed within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on the job posting.

Please direct all testing questions to the National Testing Network Customer Support at 855-821-3761. Candidates selected to move forward in the process will be contacted by Marion County Fire Rescue at a later time.

Step #2: Applicants are required to apply for the Firefighter EMT(Probation) position on the Marion County Human Resources website at:

3 June 2021 Job Advertisement Open
17 June 2021 Job Advertisement Closes
TBD Applicant Testing/Interviews
1 Aug 2021 MCFR Employee Orientation (Fire & EMS)

Firefighter/EMT - This position works 24 hours on-duty / 48 hour off duty (24/48), after orientation has been successfully completed. Starting salary is $32,983 annually. Possibility of additional stipend of $2,248 for being assigned to transport. ($35,231)
MCBCC Contributed benefits; Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Florida Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Nine Paid Holidays, and Employee Assistance Program. MCBCC - Optional benefits; Deferred Compensation Program, Dental, Vision and 125 Flexible Spending Account.

Annual Firefighter Personal Day available as time off or 24 hours of Buy Out.
96 hours of Holiday pay converted to Annual Leave (4 Shifts) also available for Buy Out annually.
48 hours Incentive Pay converted to Annual Leave for non-use of sick leave annually.
120 hours maximum for Buy Out.
104 hours of accrued sick leave annually.
$1000.00 annually for tuition reimbursement.
Paramedic Program fully funded by department.

Years of Service Leave Earned Leave Earned Per Year
0-4.99 Years 5.18 Hours 134.68 Hours
5-9.99 Years 6.47 Hours 168.22 Hours
10 + Years 8.61 Hours 223.86 Hours

MCFR is the second largest fire rescue department north of Orlando and more than 500 employees strong with a $76.8 million budget and 25 career fire stations. The department's full-time state certified firefighter/paramedics, firefighter/EMTs, EMTs and paramedics serve more than 350,000 citizens, cover 1,600 square miles and respond to an average of 220 emergencies a day. MCFR provides an array of services to include ALS/BLS and Critical Care Transport, Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue, and Hazmat.

On average, Marion County is about a two-hour drive from many of Florida's major cities, Gainesville is 40 minutes north and Orlando is 75 minutes to the south, while Daytona Beach is about 90 minutes to the east. Tampa is about 75 minutes to the southwest. Jacksonville is roughly a two-hour drive northeast.
Job Requirements
Age : 18 Years of Age

US Citizen : Lawfully work in the U.S.

High School Grad/GED : High School diploma or G.E.D.

Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License : Must Have a Valid Florida Driver License.

Ability to Read/Speak English : Must be able to read and speak the English Language.

Vision : Vision requirements follow the guidelines as outlined in NFPA 1582.

Necessary Certifications :
State of Florida Minimum Standards Certificate of Compliance
State of Florida EMT License
BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR)
NTN CPAT (only)

SCHOOLING POST HIRING : Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)

Disqualifications :

A criminal history background investigation is conducted prior to hire, following Florida Statute 112.011 regarding felony convictions.
A poor driving record will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
Marion County is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen is conducted prior to hire.
A poor employment history will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
Tobacco Use Disqualifiers: The applicant must have abstained from the use of tobacco products for twelve months prior to the application and may not use tobacco products during employment.
Contact Information :

James Lucas
Public Information Officer
Marion County Fire Rescue
Office: (352) 291-8094
Cell: (352) 572-5191

Drew Rogers
Division Chief, Support Services
Marion County Fire Rescue
Office: (352) 291-8075
Cell: (352) 512-4220

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