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Thank you for showing an interest in one of Florida's leading fire-rescue agencies. The most important thing we can do for our community is to hire the "best of the best". We are actively pursuing committed individuals who are not only willing to become South Walton Fire District team members but also members of our community. We hope the following pages and links will familiarize you with our hiring process, the required qualifications, and provide information about our organization.

South Walton Fire District employees see themselves as more then just co-workers. We truly think of each other as family! We take pride in what we do and whom we represent. We strongly believe in fostering an environment that encourages values that promote personal and professional achievement--and it shows!

There has never been a better time to join South Walton Fire District! The Beaches of South Walton are world class and our District is experiencing unprecedented growth. This new growth will translate into great opportunities for current and future members. Our team of professionals is on the cutting edge of fire, EMS and Beach Safety, and our results-driven approach is obvious to our community.

Are you the "best of the best"? If you are, please consider our department for a rewarding fire-rescue service career. Take the steps to compete in becoming part of the South Walton Fire District family and the South Walton community! We appreciate your interest in the South Walton Fire District and look forward to hearing from you.



FIREFIGHTER - EMT

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently recruiting Firefighter/EMTs to establish an eligibility list. Applicants must hold a Florida Certificate of Compliance as a Firefighter and possess a current Florida EMT or Paramedic license. Beginning wage for FF/EMT=$14.22 / hour (approximately $41,522 annual) and excellent benefits.

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is a professional fire/rescue agency located in the premier beach community of the Florida panhandle. Nestled in the southern portion of Walton County with 26 miles of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, our District is responsible for the Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services Transport, Beach Lifeguards, Hazardous Material Mitigation and Public Education and Prevention activities for 84 square miles. Our population ranges from 20,000 to over 100,000 depending on our tourist season.

Applications may be requested by phone (850-267-1298), or download APPLICATION. Completed applications can be mailed or delivered to SWFD, 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 or emailed to career@swfd.org. To be considered for this test period your application must be received by November 1, 2014 at 4pm.



COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR



Includes a career advancement program and excellent benefits

Full Time
40 hours/week
$13.70/hour - Starting pay with growth potential.

Part Time opportunities are available.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Highly responsible work receiving and disseminating all fire rescue, and medical calls for service via the E911 System, VHF radio system and an 800MHz radio system. This critical position is the community's first place for help on the majority of calls that our team responds to. Answers all telephone lines (E911 and administrative), receives complaints, calls for help, reports of deaths, injuries, etc. and dispatches the proper unit(s) to respond (ambulance, fire apparatus, etc.). Records all data reported for response and analyzes the information for input into a Computer-Aided Dispatch System. Operates radio console for Fire Department and uses Computer-Aided Dispatch, E911 PSAP and administrative telephones. Performs clerical duties and computer related work as required. Ability to learn Dispatch Signals, to speak with a clear, well-modulated voice, and to use proper grammar required. Ability to maintain poise, to think clearly, remain calm, and to respond to emergencies under stressful conditions. The ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers and citizens is required. Be available for emergency call-out during off-duty hours and weekends, as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High School graduate or equivalent diploma required.
  • The Florida State PST Certification and a minimum of one year experience are preferred
  • National Academy EMD certification preferred.
  • Clerical experience useful but not required.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must pass a pre-employment assessment center.
  • Work is performed on a rotating shift basis; including weekends, nights and holidays.
  • Must have a reliable telephone service.


If you are interested in this opportunity, complete the APPLICATION and return it to SWFD at 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371. Completed applications and questions may also be e-mailed to career@swfd.org






EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The South Walton Fire District is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or disability. As part of our commitment to a drug-free workplace, a job applicant is offered employment conditional upon successfully passing a drug test. Refusal to take the test, or failure to pass the test according to minimum standards, is cause for disqualification. If you become employed with the District, you may be required to again submit to a drug test as requested. Your refusal, or failure to pass the test according to minimum standards, will result in your termination.

The District will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to applicants with disabilities preventing them from completing a Department application form. Please contact our Administrative Office immediately, if you need special accommodations.


TO APPLY

You may print off an application from HERE and mail it to the following:

South Walton Fire District
911 N. County Highway 393
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371

You may also request an application by calling 850-267-1298.