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Gainesville Regional Utilities Firefighter Non-certified in Gainesville, Florida

Firefighter Non-certified

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Firefighter Non-certified


$36,284.98 - $50,720.00 Annually


Gainesville, FL

Job Type

Full-Time Regular



Job Number



5/23/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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Job Ad

Inviting applications for the position of:

Non-Certified Firefighter

The City of Gainesville/Gainesville Fire Rescue is seeking professional Non-Certified Firefighters who are committed to protecting and serving.


Interested applicants should find required qualifications and submit application HERE ( or go to This application process is open, candidates are encouraged to submit their applications, test results, and qualifications. For questions about the minimum qualifications or application process and time line, please call Kymberly at 352-393-8717. Fire TEAMS test must be completed prior to May 23, 2021 and CPAT must be completed prior to June 6, 2021 for consideration.

Minimum Qualifications to complete TEAMS Test and CPAT with the National Testing Network:

• Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma

Required by Start Date – Estimated to be August 9, 2021:

• Valid Driver's License required upon appointment

Required Within One Year of Employment:

• Valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and/or Paramedic certification

• Valid State of Florida Fire Fighter I and II certification required in compliance with criteria set forth by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshall


IMPORTANTThird party CPAT scores will not be accepted. CPAT must be completed through the National Testing Network**

• Training to be a Certified Firefighter/EMT is sponsored, and will require a 2 year employment agreement. Should the agreement not be met, you will be responsible for the cost of your training

• May establish an eligibility list

• May fill multiple positions

• Additional assessments may be required

Job Description


This is responsible technical work protecting life and property by responding to emergency calls; providing emergency medical treatments; performing rescue operations; and combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; and includes maintaining fire department equipment and quarters.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished other classes by its emphasis on providing emergency medical treatment and firefighting.

Note: The Firefighter Certified classification is the second in a series of two Firefighter Classifications of progressively more demanding job competencies and firefighting duties. It should be understood that the job competencies, duties and requirements of the Firefighter Non-Certified are inherently included in this position. The inability to acquire and develop the required job competencies for each progressively higher-level classification may result in performance management action up to and including employment termination.


*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Provides compassionate care at the Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) level by creating and delivering responsible treatment and thorough documentation.

Responds to fire incidents and alarms with an engine or truck company. Lays and connects hose, serves as nozzle person, and performs interior fire attacks. Raises and climbs ladders. Uses water, carbon dioxide, and chemical extinguishing agents. Uses hydraulic tools, power tools, hand tools and other specialized equipment.

Makes forcible entry into building when necessary. Ventilates building to drive out smoke and gasses. Opens walls and other structures which impede effective firefighting, or to effect a rescue.

Assists in performing rescue operations in hazardous environments, and renders medical aid when needed.

Drives and operates ladder trucks, fire pumpers, and rescue trucks to and from incidents in response to emergencies.

Prepares for pumping operations by ensuring that hydrant connections are made. Uses varied hose connections to connect hose to pump, join hose sections, and connect hose to nozzles. Pumps water to fire at designated pressure. Watches condition of motor and unit during operation and makes necessary adjustments or reports defects to mechanic.

Prepares written and computerized reports after medical and fire incidents.

Makes periodic inspections of buildings, gasoline storage tanks, theaters, and other structures for compliance with fire prevention laws.

Performs pre-fire planning of target hazards within the community.

Performs fire safety and public education presentations as assigned.

Attends recertification classes in order to maintain required certifications.

Attends company training, drills, and classes on duty as directed.

Accesses fire station computers for report entry, electronic mail communications, department calendar updates, and various data entry and retrieval.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Receives fire alarms by telephone, radio, or industrial alarm systems and other public safety emergency calls. Ascertains nature of fire or emergency and its location, and dispatches by radio all necessary personnel and equipment to scene.

Performs general maintenance work of Fire Department property. Cleans and washes walls and floors. Makes minor repairs to property and equipment. Washes, cleans, polishes, and tests apparatus and related equipment.

May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials (other than cans of gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel or access to normal janitorial cleaning materials) or may be responsible for facilities or equipment carrying current, fluids or gas that could endanger the public or other employees.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



Valid Florida Driver’s License required (Class “D” or Commercial Driver License valid for driving emergency vehicles).


Valid State of Florida Fire Fighter certificate of compliance is required.

Valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certification is required within one (1) year from date of hire.


Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public.

Ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.

Ability to learn a wide variety of firefighting duties and methods within a reasonable training period.


Age: Requirement - 18 years old by date of hire.

FSS Firefighter; qualification for employment – any person initially employed as an firefighter must:

Be a high school graduate or the equivalent, as the term may be determined by the division.

Not have been convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, as the term is defined by law. If an applicant has been convicted of a felony, such applicant must be in compliance with s.112.022(2)(b). If the sentence is suspended or adjudication is withheld in a felony charge involving moral turpitude and a period of probation is imposed, the applicant must have been released from probation.

Have his fingerprints on file with the division or an agency designated by the division.

Have the good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the division.

Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination as prescribed by the division. Such examination may include, but need not be limited to, provisions of the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 1001.

Must be a United States citizen or permanent alien status.

Must be able to read and write the English language.

Smoking Prohibition - Article 37 IAFF/City of Gainesville 37.1 - The Surgeon General of the United States has determined that smoking tobacco, particularly cigarettes, contributes to the development of a number of heart and lung diseases.

The State of Florida has enacted a presumptive law which treats certain conditions, such as heart disease, hardening of the arteries, and hypertension as work related.

Due to the documented effects of cigarette smoking and the special hazards and exposures associated with the occupation of firefighting, the City and Union agreed to the following:

The City of Gainesville will hire as firefighters only individuals who do not smoke.

Although employees have the right to grieve disciplinary actions after their initial probationary periods have been completed, the Union agrees that the policy itself will not be grieved.

Background - Thorough investigation of applicant’s character, reputation, past/present employment, credit references and medical history.

Examination Process - successful completion of each phase of examination process.

The City is proceeding with a Policy that will require applicant to be tested for drugs, hepatitis B and Aids, as part of the pre-employment screening.

Benefits - Refer to the Benefit Information Sheet.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.


Applicants must meet age, moral, educational, health, and physical requirements as prescribed by the City. Pre-employment medical examination required, including satisfactory drug screening.

Work requires physical strength and agility.


Work requires emergency call duty.

Work may require performing tasks in and around heavy traffic.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals.

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climactic conditions.

Applicants must comply with Gainesville Fire Department’s tobacco use prohibition policy.

To learn more about benefits available to eligible City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities employees, please CLICK HERE ( Benefit Booklet.pdf) .


City of Gainesville


222 E. University Ave PO BOX 490 Gainesville, Florida, 32627


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