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Hillsborough County Government

Company Fire Captain (#CFCPTF40N) F40N
$0.00-$47.31 Hourly / $0.00-$8,200.40 Monthly / $0.00-$98,404.80 Yearly

Company Fire Captain (#CFCPTF48N) F48N
$0.00-$39.43 Hourly / $0.00-$6,834.53 Monthly / $0.00-$82,014.40 Yearly


Performs supervisory and administrative duties directing a fire company and/or shift in combating, extinguishing and preventing various types of fires, responding to hazardous materials alarms, medical incidents and other emergencies in an assigned area to ensure operational readiness.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years of experience as a Driver/Engineer within the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Department; and
Possession of a valid State of Florida Fire Fighter's Certificate of Compliance; and
Possession a valid Driver's License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, practices, procedures, equipment and apparatus used in modern fire fighting and in protection of life and property from fire.
  • Considerable knowledge of rescue and evacuation principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of ventilation principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of first-aid principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of ladder principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of water supply and hoseline operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of overhaul and salvage operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit to which assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of safe driving techniques for emergency vehicles.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Incident Command System.
  • Considerable knowledge of roads, streets, hospitals, schools, and other facilities within response area.
  • Working knowledge of diseases and emergency medical conditions and appropriate treatment procedures.
  • Working knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of personnel management.
  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Some knowledge of equipment used for patient care such as defibrillators and vital signs monitors.
  • Skill in the use and care of hand tools and equipment.
  • Ability to assimilate, identify, and analyze fireground conditions to determine type of firefighting problems present and courses of action to initiate.
  • Ability to make judgmental decisions when several alternative courses of action are present.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to objectively evaluate and document employee performance.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.
  • Ability to perform duties under hazardous conditions requiring considerable physical exertion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability and willingness to perform housekeeping activities.  
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability to maintain combat firefighter readiness status.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Commands a fire company and/or shift: assigns firefighters to duty in quarters; supervises the care and upkeep of quarters and equipment; and maintains discipline to ensure operational readiness.
  • Commands resources at the scene of an emergency until the arrival of a superior officer.
  • Conducts drills and instructs subordinate personnel in fire and medical methods and techniques and facilitates access to mandated electronic training.
  • Prepares and submits activity reports as required.
  • Conducts pre-fire planning of public facilities within a designated area to include preparing floor plans and records with key items to facilitate firefighting operations.
  • Trains employees on the duties and responsibilities of higher level positions to maintain operational readiness.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Employees assigned to this classification will serve a one year probationary period.


  • Must know and comply with the current requirements of the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Completion of an annual physical ability test to maintain combat readiness.

CLASS: CFCPTF48N; EST: 3/7/2008; REV: 7/30/2012;