City of Deltona
  • 08-Oct-2021 to 07-Nov-2021 (MST)
  • Fire
  • Deltona, FL, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Firefighter/EMT (Paramedic Preferred)

ISSUE DATE: 10/8/2021

CLOSING DATE: 11/7/2021

ELIGIBILITY: Internal & External LOCATION: Fire Dept.

The City of Deltona is currently hiring for a full time, non-exempt, Florida certified Firefighter/EMT vacancy. These positions require both an in-house practical and an in-house written examination after meeting all pre-application requirements.

City Overview: Deltona is located along the I-4 corridor between Daytona Beach and Orlando. The city occupies approximately 47 square miles and sits between I-4 and SR 415 as the main transportation corridors. We have a population of approximately 90,000. The city is mostly residential in nature but is presently booming with commercial growth.

Department Overview: Deltona Fire Rescue has (5) stations, (1) logistics station, (78) operations personnel, 13 administrative personnel, (4) ALS engines, (1) ALS Quint, (2) ALS Transport unit, (1) Division Chief's vehicle, (1) Heavy Rescue, Several specialty vehicles. We have an ALS Bike Team, Honor Guard, Special Operations Team (LTRT532) plus more.

Anticipated Hiring Range: FF/EMT $15.00/HR ($44,850.00 Annually), (After clearing as a Lead Paramedic with Agency and County Medical Director an additional $2.35/HR ($7,026.50 Annually) will be paid. Other incentives possible when qualified are things such as:

· Transport Seat Pay EMT - $1.00/HR

· Transport Seat Pay Paramedic - $2.00/HR

· Bilingual Speaking - $0.21/HR

· Educational Pay - Up to $0.40/HR

· Other incentives as qualified - $0.21/HR

BENEFITS: Full City benefits currently include Firefighter 175 Pension System, paid employee health/dental, accrued vacation, sick leave, and more.

POSITION DEFINITION: Under general supervision, the purpose of this position is to protect life and property from all hazards within the department skill sets. This position is responsible for fire duties, rescuing persons and property from hazards, emergency medical service duties as assigned and performing any other related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Not all inclusive):

  • Responds to emergencies with a fire company or rescue unit, and answers Advanced or Basic Life Support medical emergencies as part of a fire or rescue company.
  • Operates under Lead Paramedic or as a Lead Paramedic and performs medical skills within Volusia County Protocols.
  • Operates under the guidance of the Engineer and supervision of the Officers in charge.
  • Removes, extracts, and rescues persons from danger, recognizes acute symptoms requiring immediate care, and assists in administering lifesaving rescue procedures to injured or afflicted persons.
  • Connects hose to hydrants and pumps; joins hose sections and connects nozzles to hose; connects to standpipes and sprinkler systems where applicable; enters burning buildings with or without hose lines; operates nozzles and sprays water, foam, and/or other specialized control agents as applicable.
  • Operates hand fire extinguishers and similar equipment in extinguishing fires; raises and climbs ladders; works from aerial apparatus where applicable; ventilates burning buildings to remove smoke and gases.
  • Performs salvage operations including sweeping water, removing debris, and placing smoke ejectors. Makes daily inspections of apparatus and equipment and notifies supervisor of defects; performs cleaning and maintenance tasks in and about assigned station.
  • Aids in the mitigation of both all hazard emergencies and non-emergencies as directed by supervisor.
  • Able to swim and self-rescue from a water environment.
  • Able to climb aerial ladders 100 feet or more in height.
  • Attends instructional sessions in firefighting methods, equipment operation, rescue procedures, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation and related subjects.
  • Conducts station tours; provides public information and strives to set a professional standard within the community. Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the essential functions of this job some tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of sitting, standing and/or walking. Emergency tasks and training involve the performance of physically demanding work, which may involve some combination of running, climbing or jumping, and may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy and/or heavy objects, materials and/or persons. Must be able to wear protective clothing, SCBA and equipment required for the job and work in extremely high temperatures and toxic atmospheres. In responding to critical incidents, the incumbent may be exposed to fire, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, temperature extremes, and dampness/humidity. The incumbent may be exposed to possible bodily injury from falling from high, exposed places; moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery.


  • Must work out of rank as an engineer within 24 months of employment.
  • If hired as an EMT you must be a cleared Deltona Lead Paramedic within 48 months from hire date or be released from employment.
  • If hired as a paramedic, must show continuous progression during monthly evaluations toward successfully clearing as a lead paramedic and be a fully cleared paramedic within 18 months or be released from employment.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Florida State Firefighters Certificate of Compliance
  • Florida State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification
  • Current Basic Life Support CPR Certification (AHA is preferred issuing agency)
  • EVOC or CEVO 16 Hour Emergency Driving Certification
  • Current Florida State Driver's License Do not upload with application.


  • Florida State Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) Certification
  • Current AHA Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Current AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  • Current International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification

Please upload all required or preferred certificates to the Work Bright resume tab to include your High School Diploma/GED equivalent, certificates listed in the minimum qualifications, certifications from preferred qualifications (if applicable), and DD214 (if applicable) with your application prior to the posting being closed. Do not upload your driver's license.

In order to be eligible for Veteran Preference you must furnish a Department of Defense document, commonly known as form DD-214 (Member 4 Copy recommended) or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the DVA, listing military status, dates of service and discharge type PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE OF THE JOB POSTING. (uploaded to resume tab) Please redact social security number and date of birth information from all documents submitted. In addition, the disabled veteran shall also furnish a document from the Department of Defense, the DVA, or the Department certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability (bring documentation with you to interview)

If you require an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application/selection process, you must notify the Human Resources Department at 386-878-8750 at least 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) prior to the meeting or activity.

We are proud to be a Drug-free, Smoke-free and Equal Opportunity Employer!

If you are experiencing any issues submitting your application please contact Workbright at 1-844-370-1783 for help.

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