Flagler County is hiring firefighter/paramedic

Flagler County

Bunnell, FL




$51,338.30 – $58,065.80 Annually


1769 East Moody Blvd. Bunnell, FL

Job Type

Full Time


Fire Rescue

Job Number


DescriptionReports directly to the assigned supervisor, is responsible for responding to and participating in mitigation activities pertaining to fire suppression and rescue services including hazardous materials incidents.

Works under general direction and guidance, planning details of procedures and methods to attain definite objectives.  Requires use of initiative and resourcefulness in making decisions within established or widely accepted standards.

Employee decisions regarding what needs to be done involve the use of vocational or technical knowledge and skills necessary to apply and adapt standard practices to a variety of situations.  Standard guidelines are available; however, they do not cover all situations, requiring some interpretation of standards of acceptable work.  The employee may choose methods from a wide variety of alternatives.  Employee’s work routine may change from day to day or even hour to hour; however within reasonable and expected bounds.

Responsible for high degree of accuracy, control and presentation of details.  Decisions made at this level can directly have a positive impact on the productivity of the entire department.  Errors have a significant effect on operating results or, may negatively effect the reputation of the organization.  Consequences of actions would only be correctable through action of members of division or departmental management.
Examples of Duties

  • Determine type of fire, mode of combat, source and amount of suppressant and how and when a burning structure will be entered.
  • Responds to major incidents involving Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression and Hazardous Material mitigation.
  • Maintains records, conducts special studies and prepares reports.
  • Ensures equipment and apparatus is properly maintained.
  • Participates in periodic equipment and facility inspections, and directs and assists in grounds and station maintenance.
  • Monitors radio traffic.
  • Participates in special assignments as required.
  • Participates in in-service training classes for departmental personnel.
  • Participates in activities for efficient communication among departmental personnel.
  • Addresses civic and other groups regarding the activities and programs of the Fire Rescue Division to explain and promote public understanding of its responsibilities.
  • Acts as division liaison with other internal departments and outside agencies relative to the division’s functions.
  • Participates in the use of firefighting apparatus and vehicles; tests equipment operations for response readiness.
  • Completes EMS patient reports, fire company incident and inspection reports; maintains department records.
  • Ensures completion of all required reports and paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensures safety of crews in station and on responses.
  • Provide assistance to the assigned supervisor.

These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  All employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess Florida State Certification as a Fire Fighter 2 upon date of employment.
  • Must possess Florida State Certification as a Paramedic upon date of employment.
  • Must possess a Valid Florida State Driver’s License.
  • Must possess a Valid High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card.
  • Must possess current BLS provider card.
  • Must possess current Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification (EVOC).
  • Preferred- current Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or (ITLS) card.
  • Preferred- certificates in NIMS I-700, I-800, I-100, I-200.
  • Preferred- certificate in wild land firefighting S-130 and S-190.

Flagler County is a drug free workplace, some positions may require a pre-employment drug screen.

Flagler County, Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Flagler County, Florida will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Supplemental InformationKnowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Has knowledge of modern principles, methods and equipment for an efficient, effective Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
  • Has thorough knowledge of all ALS protocols
  • Has knowledge of report and record maintenance principles and practices.
  • Is skilled in the care and safe operation of a variety of fire emergency service equipment.
  • Is skilled in the operation of motorized vehicles under adverse conditions.
  • Is able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Is able to analyze situations quickly and objectively.
  • Is able to determine proper courses of action within the established framework of policies and procedures.
  • Is able to maintain composure under emergency situations.
  • Is able to work effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Is able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Is able to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public.
  • Has knowledge of modern office equipment such as but not limited to; copy machine, scanner, calculator, fax machine, cell phone and portable radio.
  • Has knowledge of computer software such as but not limited to; Microsoft office, acrobat, excel, ext.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  .
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit, walk, talk and hear, taste or smell, use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.
  • Work is performed primarily in office, vehicle and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day or night.  Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations.  Individuals in this environment are exposed to hearing alarms and the hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, dry chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils, fall hazards, building collapses, traffic hazards, blood borne pathogens and infectious disease.
  • An individual in this position occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings, and loud at an emergency scene.

** Salary depends upon qualifications.