Paramedic 12 Hour - 22544

Orange County, FL
Jun 25, 2019
Aug 24, 2019


At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a Top 100 Family Friendly Company, facilitating a healthy work-life balance.

We are currently looking for State of Florida certified paramedics to join Orange County Fire Rescue department. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a great organization that proudly serves the citizens of Orange County.

This is specialized work in the protection of life through emergency services to the citizens and visitors of Orange County. Day-to-day functions depend on the quick reaction and competent care to citizens. An employee in this position is responsible for Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) of others.

Work is performed under the general supervision of a Lieutenant with considerable independence requiring discretion, sound judgment, and initiative while being committed to organizational values and providing on-target customer service and positive community relations

Representative Duties

Responds to emergencies and performs basic and advanced life support functions.

Performs emergency medical services on persons injured or ill according to National, State, and Departmental guidelines.

Documents patients care according to specific policies. Demonstrate awareness of legal issues, patient rights, and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Transports patients to emergency medical facility, reports observations and actions to emergency medical staff, and may provide additional emergency treatment.

Replaces used supplies and check equipment after transport, decontaminate the interior emergency vehicle, if patient had a contagious disease, and immediately reports case to the proper authorities.

Provides extensive pre-hospital care such as administer drugs orally, and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs); perform endotracheal intubation, and use monitors and other complex equipment.

Provides patient care at the scene of emergencies and in route to medical facility. Assess a patients condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.

Performs routine inspections of personal safety equipment in order to ensure equipment is in optimum condition and promptly notifies superiors of deficiencies.

Attends classroom and drill ground training sessions in order to continuously update knowledge and skills required for effective work performance.

Communicates and interacts with co-workers and/or the public either collectively or on a person to person level to receive emergency instructions or relay emergency information.

Participates in Public Relations activities such as school demonstrations, safety demonstrations, etc., to promote the image of the Department as a public safety provider in the community

Performs clean-up and janitorial duties in stations to maintain a clean working and living environment.

Operates Fire Rescue Department emergency vehicles as required.

Performs other duties, as assigned, or as may be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must not have used tobacco products for at least one year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by a sworn affidavit of the applicant and continuing as a requirement of employment.

Must possess and maintain a current State of Florida paramedic certification as a requirement of employment.

**Students that are currently attending Paramedic School in the State of Florida can apply for this hiring process. If you are a current student this must be indicated on your application, please include expected graduation date.**

Must possess and maintain a State of Florida class E drivers license upon the application date and continuing as a requirement of employment.

Selected applicants will be required to successfully complete a Level II Background Check which includes fingerprinting and polygraph and pre-employment drug and physical test.

Applicants selected for hire will be enrolled into Firefighter Minimum Standards by Orange County Fire Rescue and must successfully complete and maintain the State of Florida Firefighter Certification within three (3) years of hire date.

All OCFRD personnel are required to maintain a level of physical fitness consistent with their job assignment.


Applicants who have passed the Ergometrics Fire Team Test between October 2016 - October 2018.

Applicants who have passed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) between October 2017 - October 2018.


If selected, the employee typically works a rotating 12 hour shift schedule, equaling 7 shifts in a two week pay period. This schedule can be changed based on operational needs.

Applicants must provide a valid email address; all correspondence will be through the email address that is provided.


All candidates must pass the Ergometrics Fire Team Video Test and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) to participate in the hiring process. Applicants with a passing test score on file do not need to re-take these tests. The Fire Team test scores are valid for 2 years and the CPAT test scores are valid for 1 year. OCFRD also accepts passing scores of the Ergometrics Fire Team Video Test and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) completed though the National Testing Network (NTN). For more information about NTN's testing process, you can visit their website at

Candidates who do not have a valid test score can obtain information on taking the entry-level testing by contacting Orange County Fire Rescue Department at

Application Deadline

Opening Date: October 19, 2017

This posting is subject to close without prior notice.


$16.79 per hour.

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

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