City of Tampa

Rescue Lieutenant (#007052) F05

$37.33-$54.89 Hourly / $6,470.88-$9,513.92 Monthly / $77,650.56-$114,167.04 Yearly


This is responsible fire rescue supervision.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is in command of an Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit and is responsible for all medical care given at the scene of a medical emergency until relieved by a Senior Medical Officer. Irrespective of rescue assignment, employees must maintain their combat firefighting readiness as they are subject to deployment in that capacity. Work is frequently performed under conditions where personal injury or injury to others can occur. Employees must be capable of reacting with speed and composure under these conditions. The employee is responsible for ensuring the conduct, efficiency, discipline, and morale of the unit under their command. Work is usually performed on a 24 hour shift, including weekends and holidays and is reviewed through observation, reports submitted and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Takes command of medical emergencies, which includes coordinating communications between the unit and physician, supervising the administration of pre-hospital emergency care to the patient, and ensuring that adjunct agencies which may be involved, such as first responder personnel and/or police department, carry out their duties in the best interest of the patient; is proficient in advanced life support techniques.

Responds to fires or emergencies with the assigned company and is responsible for search and rescue of occupants from fires, explosions, disasters, and other life threatening situations.

Provides for general safety of department personnel.

Directs company drills and training of members under command to maintain combat readiness; participates in demonstrations and conducts classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for general city employees, members of allied health services, Fire Department personnel, and citizens of Tampa.

Maintains records and makes reports in accordance with department standard operating guidelines.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: rescue methods and techniques; first aid, CPR and ACLS techniques; emergency medical techniques, practices, supplies, and equipment; firefighting techniques, equipment and terminology; search and rescue techniques and equipment.

Working knowledge of: effective supervisory and evaluation techniques; standard reports and forms, their completion and purpose; effective communication techniques.

Ability to: master integral comprehension of anatomy and physiology; apply standards of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and principles of patient handling; communicate orally, in writing and by use of hand signals; perform work requiring considerable physical exertion under hazardous conditions; work cooperatively and interact effectively with all types of people in a variety of situation; assess situations accurately, reach valid conclusions and take appropriate actions; react calmly and quickly in emergencies; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of others; evaluates others work, recommend improvements and conduct attendant training; maintain accurate and complete records.

Skill in: the use and care of rescue and firefighting tools and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

- Four (4) years of service with the Tampa Fire Department including one (1) year endorsed as an acting Rescue Lieutenant.

- Successful completion of 24 college credits (15 of which must be in the area of fire science/administration, emergency medical services, business or public administration, or industrial education with a major in fire science/administration).

- Successful completion of a college level course in personnel management.

- Approval by the Tampa Fire Department Medical Director.

- A copy of the diploma should be submitted if a degree was conferred.  If a copy of the diploma is not available, an official transcript clearly showing a diploma conferred date can be used as proof of graduation.  In cases where graduation did not occur, an official transcript copy should be submitted to show the total number of credits attained from each institution attended where credits were earned.  This includes recognized fire science college credit equivalent courses which may yield educational points if accompanied by regional/national accredited college or university course catalog (HCC, Polk State, St. Pete College, etc.;) citing equivalent course name and course description.

Licenses or Certifications

- Possession of: - State of Florida, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, certification as a Paramedic.

 - a valid Florida driver's license.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 007052; EST: 8/13/2013;