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Recruitment #190327-007051-002


Please read the entire Job Posting as it will provide important information regarding the application process and promotional exam.       

  • All documents MUST be submitted prior to the deadline indicated in the “Filing Deadline” area of the posting- NO EXCEPTIONS       
  • The submitted documents will be reviewed prior (typically 1-3 weeks) to the postings deadline and emails will be sent to notify applicants of missing documents at that time. No determinations of eligibility to participate in the promotional exam will be made in person, via phone or email or prior to the referenced time frame
  • Documents received after the filing deadline will not be accepted by Employment Services.       
  • If you have taken an exam in prior years, you MUST resubmit all required documents along with your application       
  • To check the status of your application, you may log in to Job Aps or contact Employment Services directly at 813-274-8911

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class are responsible for performing a variety of firefighting and rescue tasks which include driving and maintaining emergency equipment. Positions in this class require the provision of emergency medical care. 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 and must exercise some initiative and independent judgment in determining proper actions to take. Under general supervision, employees are required to participate in training in order to maintain and increase proficiency in skills necessary to perform assigned duties. Work is usually performed on a 24 hour shift, including weekends and holidays and is reviewed through observation and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Drives apparatus; conducts daily checks and performs routine maintenance and cleaning of apparatus.

Is responsible for maintenance of drugs and equipment, including daily and weekly inventories of stocks; monitors expiration dates of drugs; maintains the rescue module at a level of serviceability and cleanliness for transporting patients.

Maintains records and submits reports as required.

Performs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other emergency medical procedures; takes individuals' vital signs, records and evaluates to determine status; prepares individuals for transport and accompanies to hospital; trains others in emergency medical care as requested.

Performs station duties; participates in daily drills on both firefighting and rescue subjects.

Maintains proficiency in advanced life support techniques; maintains high level of continuing education in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and principles of patient handling.

Maintains current certification in CPR, ACLS, a nationally recognized trauma curriculum, and State Paramedic certification.

Occasionally participates in demonstrations for the general employees, citizens of Tampa, members of allied health services, and other Fire Rescue personnel.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: rescue methods and techniques; first aid and CPR techniques; emergency medical techniques, practices, supplies, and equipment; firefighting methods and terminology; characteristics of fire; standard firefighting and rescue tools and equipment and their use; search and rescue techniques and equipment; the street system and layout of the City.

Ability to: perform emergency patient care and CPR; communicate effectively 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 situations; operate a variety of rescue, firefighting and when required, communications equipment.

Skill in: the use and care of all pertinent hand tools and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of employment with Tampa Fire Rescue as a Firefighter or Driver Engineer.
  • Approval by Tampa Fire Rescue Medical Director.

Eligibility to Take Exam: Must be a current employee with Tampa Fire Rescue in a sworn capacity.

Eligibility for Promotion: One (1) year of employment with Tampa Fire Rescue in a sworn capacity. Approval by the Tampa Fire Rescue Medical Director

NOTE: All of the required education for eligibility purposes must be submitted prior to the deadline.  Required experience must be obtained by the date of the test.

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, Department of Health, Bureau of EMS certification as a Paramedic.
  • a valid Florida Class E or higher driver's license.

Submit all applicable licensures and  certifications with application  


SOURCE MATERIALS FOR EXAM:   *** In effect the date of this announcement***

  • Standard Operating Guidelines
  • Rules and Regulations  
  • Medical Protocol
  • Current Collective Bargaining Agreement    


Education and Seniority points will be added after a score of 60% is obtained.(Submit all applicable degrees, transcripts and certifications with application. All documents must be submitted prior to the posting deadline date/time).        

EXAMINATION DATE:  February 19, 2020  (Location TBD)


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.

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