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Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee

  • National Testing Network
  • 04/22/20
  • The Villages, FL
  • 32163
  • $44,149 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Villages Public Safety Department is currently hiring and forming an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee.

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.

Salary Information: $44,149 during initial period of training (Scheduled to be 90-120 days). Salary shall increase to $48,500 once the candidate receives State of Florida Certificate of Compliance as Firefighter II.

Benefit Information:
Included, but are not limited to:

Competitive Salary & Benefit options
24/48 Work Schedule
Education Incentives available for both Fire and EMS continuing education and development as up to 100 % well as college level coursework up to 50% reimbursement.
Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Benefits paid for/contributed by the District include:

Employer paid 401(a) retirement account contribution equal to 15% of employees gross bi-weekly salary
Health Insurance " Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance is fully paid for the employee by the district; competitively priced family coverage option available.
Short and Long Term disability
Group life & AD&D insurance at 1.5 times annual salary
Employee Assistance program
Competitively priced employee-paid supplemental benefits available:

Family medical coverage
Vision Plan options
Dental Plan options
457(b) deferred compensation retirement savings plan
Supplemental Life, Short Term Disability, Accident, Hospital
AFLAC offered
Ability to enroll eligible dependents in our A-Rated Villages Charter School, Pre-K through 12th Grade
Paid Time Off:

72 holiday hrs per year
7 - 12 vacation shifts per year
2 Personal days per year
Department Information:

This ISO Class-2 fire department, established in 1999, is located in a vibrant, growing Central Florida community that sits in three counties " Sumter, Lake and Marion. The Villages Public Safety Department "Fire Rescue Division", boasts state-of-the-art technology and equipment. In our short 16-year history, we have quickly grown from one fire station with nine firefighters and one fire chief to eight fire stations with 100 operations personnel and 15 administrative staff.

If you are interested in joining The Villages Public Safety Department "Fire Rescue Division", you will help protect over 120,000 residents who live across 55 square miles in The Villages. Named the "Fastest Growing City" by the U.S. Census Bureau for the last two years, this dynamic area includes close to 55,000 homes, ranging from 600 square feet Villas to million dollar homes that span over 6000 square feet. There is also over 4 million square feet of commercial property under our protection.

We responded to 22,000 calls in 2016
Of those, we responded to over 1200 fires, not including fire response for mutual aid.
We provide non-transport, ALS response.
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 (we have 40 percent cardiac save rate!)

The Villages is also home to an exceptional "A" rated charter high school, middle school and elementary school. "A" rated charter high school, middle school, and elementary school are provided services by The Villages Public Safety Department "Fire Rescue Division" and the children of The Villages Public Safety Department "Fire Rescue Division" personnel may attend these schools. So if you have children and you join our department, you can be rest assured that they are going to receive an excellent education.

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