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Hillsborough County Government

Fire Rescue Training Officer (#FRTOF40N) F40N
$0.00-$47.31 Hourly / $0.00-$8,200.40 Monthly / $0.00-$98,404.80 Yearly


Performs duties researching, developing and coordinating instructional courses in the areas of fire fighting, fire prevention, and/or medical rescue.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Six years experience as a Firefighter, Fire Medic I, Fire Medic III, Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, Driver Engineer, Captain, or Lead Fire Investigator with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue; and

Possession of a state of Florida Instructo I Certification; and 

Possession of a State of Florida Firefighter’s Certificate of Compliance; and 

Possession of a valid Florida Driver 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 Fire Rescue organization and its policies and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, practices, procedures, equipment and apparatus used in modern fire fighting and in the protection of life and property from fire.
  • Considerable knowledge in the theory and application of Incident Command procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of current developments in instructional presentation mediums.
  • Considerable knowledge of current Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to fire rescue.
  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make presentations to large groups of diverse people.
  • Ability to perform work requiring considerable physical exertion under hazardous conditions, such as fire fighting, mass casualty operations, and hazardous materials incidents.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed records and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain combat firefighter readiness status.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.


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 some or all of the activities described below.
  • Researches, develops and coordinates fire fighting and/or medical rescue instructional courses including the formulation and modification of curriculum to provide an effective and efficient training program.
  • Develops teaching plans, outlines and examinations to ensure quality training.
  • Instructs fire rescue personnel in fire fighting and fire prevention practices, equipment use and handling, and/or the proper treatment of the sick and injured to provide for the welfare and safety of citizens.     
  • Administers and scores examinations to evaluate student comprehension and instructor effectiveness.
  • Presents educational programs to community groups and personnel from other agencies on topics related to fire suppression and/or emergency medical services.
  • Reviews medical treatment records to ensure compliance with established medical treatment protocols and/or reviews fire reports to ensure compliance with fire fighting procedures according to the depth of experience of the fire rescue training officer.
  • Assists in developing protocols for medical and/or fire fighting techniques.
  • Attends formal training courses and conducts independent research to maintain currency with fire fighting and/or medical rescue innovations and instructor certifications.
  • Gathers data and completes reports pertinent to emergency medical and/or firefighting activities.
  • Performs medical rescue duties as necessary.       
  • Responds to fire alarms for suppression duties as directed by the incident commander.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Paramedic Training Officers must obtain within 6 months of appointment Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor certification within 2 years of appointment and must obtain a State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of compliance within 1 year of placement into the position.
  • Firefighter Training Officers must obtain a valid State of Florida Basic Instructor certification within one year of appointment and LFTI within 3 years.


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

CLASS: FRTOF40N; EST: 3/3/2008; REV: 12/12/2011;