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Hillsborough County Government

Driver/Engineer (#DRVENGF48L) F48L
$0.00-$32.80 Hourly / $0.00-$5,685.33 Monthly / $0.00-$68,224.00 Yearly


Performs duties driving and operating fire fighting vehicles and equipment to respond to emergency incidents.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years employed as a Firefighter, Fire Medic I, or Fire Medic III within the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Department; and
Possession of a valid State of Florida Firefighter's Certificate of Compliance; and
Possession of a valid Florida 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 safe driving techniques for emergency vehicles.
  • Considerable knowledge of roads, streets, hospitals, schools, and other facilities within response area.
  • Considerable knowledge of ventilation principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of first-aide 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.
  • Working knowledge fire fighting and search and rescue methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit to which assigned.
  • Working knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
  • 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 safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
  • 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.

  • Drives emergency vehicles to the scene of emergencies following a predetermined route or selecting an alternate route when necessary.
  • Positions vehicle considering wind direction, sources of water, and potential hazards to ensure operational effectiveness.
  • Operates fire apparatus effectively to ensure smooth fire ground operations.
  • Completes daily check of apparatus and equipment to insure operational response readiness.
  • Restores apparatus and equipment to operational readiness status at completion of incident.
  • Participates in station drills, allied emergency procedures and actions, and required refresher training.
  • Participates in pre-fire planning of public facilities within a designated area to include preparing floor plans and records with key items to facilitate firefighting operations.
  • Performs maintenance on department equipment, grounds, furnishings or structures.
  • Performs fire suppression duties as required.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.

CLASS: DRVENGF48L; EST: 6/20/2008; REV: 10/14/2011;