Town of Palm Beach Shores

Town of Palm Beach Shores Hiring Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics

June 21, 2017

Town of Palm Beach Shores, Florida

Employment Opportunity


Department/Division: Fire Department

Status: Full-Time Salary: $40,000.00

Position: Firefighter / Paramedic

FLSA: Non-Exempt Union Status: Open



The Town of Palm Beach Shores is seeking skilled and qualified individuals for full-time employment as a Firefighter / Paramedic with the Town’s Fire Department.


Employees in this classification are responsible for the protection of life and property through firefighting, rescue, fire prevention, and Paramedic activities. Work involves providing rescue, first aid, cardio- pulmonary resuscitation services and prompt attention at the emergency scene for purposes of managing and stabilizing the critically ill and injured. Employee may also drive, operate and maintain Fire Rescue vehicles and equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Engages in firefighting duties
  • Responds to fire and emergency alarms and requests for assistance
  • Performs routine firefighting duties and maintenance work on fire apparatus, vehicles, tools, equipment and at fire station
  • Provides basic and advanced life support medical care (non-transport)
  • Participates in departmental classes, meeting, drills and training, as required
  • Operates a variety of equipment including firefighting equipment, extrication equipment, hand and power tools
  • Drives and operates fire apparatus
  • Participates in public education, fire prevention, and community risk reduction activities
  • Complies with established policies, procedures, and Standard Operating Guidelines for efficient and effective fire department operations
  • Maintains personal and communal fire house living space
  • Performs any other related work as required.

Individuals must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. High School Diploma or GED.
  3. Florida Firefighter II certification or National Pro-Board Firefighter II rating or equivalent.  Successful candidates must obtain Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification within six months of employment.
  4. National Registry Paramedic or Florida Paramedic certification. Successful candidates must obtain Florida Paramedic certification within 60 days of employment.
  5. Current BLS Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR certification.
  6. Current AHA ACLS Provider certification.
  7. Valid driver’s license at the time of application with a minimum of two years driving experience and a satisfactory driving record.
  8. Two years of validated experience in driving and operating an emergency vehicle in the emergency mode.

•    Letter from Department attesting to applicant’s driving history for apparatus equipped with an attack or fire pump    during a time period of not less than 2 years.  NOTE: The experience letter must be an original document, on official department letterhead, specify the apparatus type per the application, signed in a contrasting color ink AND include a day time phone number for the signing official. Photocopies or facsimiles will not be accepted.

  1. Meet NFPA 1002-P  Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications for Pumper Apparatus OR

•     Successful completion of FFP 1301 Fire Hydraulics.

•     Successful completion of FFP 1302 Fire Apparatus and Equipment

  • Valid license to drive apparatus equipped with a fire or attack pump in the jurisdiction of affiliation.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator (39 hours) or equivalent (NFPA 1002, Chapter 4 Certification) OR
  • Combination of a Recognized Pump Operator Course (36 Hours) or equivalent AND Valid license to drive apparatus equipped with a fire or attack pump in the jurisdiction of affiliation.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator (39 hours) or equivalent (NFPA 1002, Chapter 4 Certification)
  1. NIMS ICS 100, 200, and IS 700.



Tasks involve the intermittent performance of physically demanding work. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: remain stationary; position self-close to ground; traverse to and from multiple areas and facilities; bend; sit; use hands to finger, handle, touch or feel; reach with hands and arms; exchange information efficiently and effectively in fast-paced, loud environment; and smell. The employee is occasionally required to: push; pull; kneel; crouch; crawl; or swim. The employee must regularly lift and/or carry moderately heavy objects (20-50 pounds) and intermittently lift, carry, push and/or pull heavier objects (100+ pounds). Specific vision abilities required by this job include: near vision; mid-range vision; field of vision; color vision; peripheral vision; and depth perception.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in: noisy, hot, outside weather conditions and occasionally encounters dirt, dust, heat, fumes, odors, mechanical, chemical, electrical and fire hazards.


Successful applicants are subject to a criminal background check and a post-offer drug test will be conducted. To request an application packet: All applications must be submitted via email to Jennifer Rivera, Assistant to the Fire Chief at by July 7, 2017.


Full employment packet can be found for download at:



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