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Hillsborough County Government

Rescue Lieutenant (#RSCULTEMPN) EMPN
$12.65-$27.42 Hourly / $2,192.67-$4,752.80 Monthly / $26,312.00-$57,033.60 Yearly


Performs advanced emergency paramedic duties by assessing patients with illnesses or injuries and rendering appropriate emergency care.  Provides leadership and advanced training to subordinate personnel and is the person in charge of an advanced life support ambulance crew.


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

Three years of experience as a paramedic two of which must have been with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida certification as a Paramedic; and

Possession of a Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course certification; and

Possession of a valid American Heart Association approved Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification; 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.


  • Extensive knowledge of medical conditions, their diagnosis and appropriate treatment procedures to include knowledge of procedures available at Rescue Lieutenant's discretion and procedures reserved for physician approval.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing emergency vehicle operation.
  • Considerable knowledge of relevant paramedical pharmacology and equipment used for patient care such as defibrillators and vital signs monitors.
  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Working knowledge of safe driving techniques for emergency vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of roads, streets, hospitals, schools, and other facilities within response area.
  • Working knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
  • Skill in the placement of basic and advanced airway devices, initiating intravenous lines, and interpreting EKG's.
  • Ability to identify patient conditions based on signs and symptoms.
  • Ability to identify mechanical failures of equipment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • 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 some or all of the activities described below.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by, assigning and reviewing work, providing
  • training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Provides and supervises advanced life support emergency medical care within limits established by standing orders and protocols to include; defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, surgical airways, rapid sequence induction, IV and IO infusions, medication calculation and administration, 12 lead EKG interpretation and transmission, transport destination determination, and any other advanced or basic life support procedure mandated by the department or medical director.
  • Manages patients care en route to emergency facility, seeks online medical advice when needed and administers additional care as directed by physicians.
  • Oversees an advanced life support ambulance crew.
  • Functions as the paramedic assigned to an Advanced Life Support engine in a non-fire   fighting capacity as required.
  • Provides verbal, written and computer generated reports pertaining to conditions and care of patients at emergency scene and in transit; to include preparing appropriate follow-up reports.
  • Maintains and reviews all station administrative paperwork and training logs to ensure each shift's paperwork is correctly completed.
  • Complies with all regulations concerning the handling of deceased persons to include, notifing authorities, preserving evidence, and initiating appropriate documentation as required.
  • Responds to fires and assumes paramedical role on the fire ground as assigned by the Incident Commander.
  • Maintains and reviews vehicle equipment inventory to maintain equipment condition and readiness.
  • Provides daily verbal and written evaluations as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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

CLASS: RSCULTEMPN; EST: 3/3/2008; REV: 10/14/2011;