Fire Rescue Training Officer (Current Fire Rescue Employees)

Recruitment #1708-FRTOF40N-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

WHAT MATTERS MOST

Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate;

and

Six years' of  experience as a Firefighter, Fire Medic I, Fire Medic III, Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, Driver Engineer, Captain, or Lead Fire Investigator with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue;

and

Possession of a state of Florida Instructor I Certification; 

and 

Possession of a State of Florida Firefighter’s Certificate of Compliance;

and 

Possession of a valid Florida Driver License.        

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR CURRENT HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE EMPLOYEES ONLY.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Considerable knowledge of the Fire Rescue organization and its policies and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, practices, procedures, equipment and apparatus used in modern fire fighting and in the protection of life and property from fire.
  • Considerable knowledge in the theory and application of Incident Command procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of current developments in instructional presentation mediums.
  • Considerable knowledge of current Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to fire rescue.
  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make presentations to large groups of diverse people.
  • Ability to perform work requiring considerable physical exertion under hazardous conditions, such as fire fighting, mass casualty operations, and hazardous materials incidents.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed records and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain combat firefighter readiness status.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

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.
  • Researches, develops and coordinates fire fighting and/or medical rescue instructional courses including the formulation and modification of curriculum to provide an effective and efficient training program.
  • Develops teaching plans, outlines and examinations to ensure quality training.
  • Instructs fire rescue personnel in fire fighting and fire prevention practices, equipment use and handling, and/or the proper treatment of the sick and injured to provide for the welfare and safety of citizens.     
  • Administers and scores examinations to evaluate student comprehension and instructor effectiveness.
  • Presents educational programs to community groups and personnel from other agencies on topics related to fire suppression and/or emergency medical services.
  • Reviews medical treatment records to ensure compliance with established medical treatment protocols and/or reviews fire reports to ensure compliance with fire fighting procedures according to the depth of experience of the fire rescue training officer.
  • Assists in developing protocols for medical and/or fire fighting techniques.
  • Attends formal training courses and conducts independent research to maintain currency with fire fighting and/or medical rescue innovations and instructor certifications.
  • Gathers data and completes reports pertinent to emergency medical and/or firefighting activities.
  • Performs medical rescue duties as necessary.       
  • Responds to fire alarms for suppression duties as directed by the incident commander.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

SPECIAL PROBATIONARY NOTE

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

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*