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Updated: March 06, 2015
Classification: Firefighter/EMT
Villages Public Safety Department is currently hiring and forming an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT. National Testing Network (NTN) FireTEAM and a valid CPAT are required for this position.
All testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by March 30, 2015.
Salary Information: $32,653.14
Benefit Information:
Included, but are not limited to:
oCompetitive Salary & Benefit options
o24/48 Work Schedule
oEducation Incentives available for both Fire and EMS continuing education and development as well as college level coursework; up to 100% reimbursement.
oHealth & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Benefits paid for/contributed by the District include:
oEmployer paid 401(a) retirement account contribution equal to 12.4155% of employee's gross bi-weekly salary - Will increase to 15% October 1, 2015.
oHealth Insurance - Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance is fully paid for the employee by the district; competitively priced family coverage option available.
oShort and Long Term disability
oGroup life & AD&D insurance at 1.5 times annual salary
oEmployee Assistance program
Competitively priced employee-paid supplemental benefits available:
oFamily medical coverage
oVision Plan options
oDental Plan options
o457(b) deferred compensation retirement savings plan
oSupplemental Life, Short Term Disability, Accident, Hospital
oAFLAC offered
oAbility to enroll eligible dependents in our A-Rated Villages Charter School, Pre-K through 12th Grade
Paid Time Off:
o3 holiday shifts per year
o5 - 9 vacation shifts per year
o6.5 "Kelly" shifts per year
Department Information: The Villages Public Safety Department, which was established in 1999, is located in a vibrant, growing Central Florida community that sits in three counties - Sumter, Lake and Marion. The department, which boasts state-of-the-art technology and equipment, is an internationally accredited fire department that challenges the norms and standards within the emergency services community. In our short 16-year history, we have quickly grown from one fire station with nine firefighters and one fire chief to seven fire stations with 81 operations personnel and 12 administrative staff.
If you are fortunate enough to join The Villages Public Safety Department, you will help protect the 100,000-plus residents who reside across 43 square miles in The Villages. That dynamic area includes close to 55,000 homes and 4 million square feet of commercial property.
If that's enough to entice you to join the best, then please consider these additional facts. We responded to 17,345 calls in 2014 - up 14 percent from the previous year. We are a paramedic-based service with non-transport responsibilities. We have excellent satisfaction ratings from the residents we serve. We offer a very aggressive CPR training schedule to a community that has 150 AED programs in place. And we are very proud our 40 percent cardiac save rate.
Population: Approximately 100,000
Job Requirements
Age: 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Per NFPA 1582
Academy Certification:
oEVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation Course) 16-hour certificate
oCPR Certification
oState of Florida Firefighter II Certification
oState of Florida EMT Certification
oSuccessful completion of National Testing Network FireTeam Testing and CPAT
Preferred Certificates:
oFFP1301 Fire Service Hydraulics certification
oFFP1302 Fire Apparatus Operations certification
Preference will be given to applicants who have these certifications. Firefighters hired without these certifications must obtain them within one year of the date of hire.
Qualifying on pre-employment requirements will include clinical knowledge and skills evaluation; oral review panel; acceptable driving record; drug screening and medical examination; tobacco certification; and background reference checks. Candidates must not have any disqualifiers (see below) in background.
oWork schedule will include evenings, weekends and holidays; rotating shifts.
oProbationary Period - 1 Year
oAble to successfully complete orientation and probationary performance requirements as conducted by the Department
oAble to meet and maintain Department requirements of health, physical and mental condition
Please direct all questions to NTN Customer Support. Do NOT call the department directly. Do NOT fill out the District application. Candidates moving onto the second hiring phase will be invited to fill out the District application at that time. Candidates must fill out the NTN application as part of the testing process. If you have been a Villages Public Safety Department volunteer for at least one year, please add this to the certifications section of the NTN application.
To schedule FireTEAM testing, go to and click on Firefighter Jobs. Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled through the website by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page and following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook. - Free Classified Ads in US on Craigslist