Careers

We need more like you.

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.


Beach Safety Officer Position
Employment Opportunity

 
SALARY & BENEFITS
$17.50 Hourly rate ($36,400 base) with full-time, year-round employment accrued PTO and Sick leave benefits, sponsored group health insurance, 401a retirement plan, & other benefits.
 
The South Walton Fire District is now accepting applicants for multiple fulltime, year-round Beach Safety Officer positions.
South Walton’s beaches are nestled along the Emerald Coast in the Florida Panhandle. This area runs from the Okaloosa/Walton County Line on the west, to the Walton/ Bay County Line on the east, and from the Choctawhatchee Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) north, to the Gulf of Mexico on the south.

The South Walton Fire District offers its residents a full complement of firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, including ambulance service, seasonal lifeguards, 911 call taking, public fire education, and prevention duties for an area of 84 square miles within Walton County, Florida. The Department's 200 employees are assigned to support five fire stations and fifteen lifeguard towers located throughout the District.

The position of Beach Safety Officer is a highly responsible Beach Safety / Lifeguard supervisory position. Duties may include, coordinating, implementing and monitoring training, logistic oversight and participation in surf rescue emergency response activities as required.
 
Position Summary:
 
The position of Beach Safety Officer is a highly responsible frontline Beach Safety / Lifeguard supervisory position. Duties include, creating, coordinating, implementing and monitoring budgetary, training, logistic oversight, and participation in surf rescue emergency response activities as required.
 
Illustrative Duties:
  • Supervises seasonal personnel who patrol the beach area monitoring beach patron education and safety;
  • Assists in development and execution of training programs for employees;
  • Assists Beach Safety administrative staff in planning and assigning work to subordinate personnel.
  • Makes daily inspections of the beach conditions, rescue equipment and personnel.
  • Reports maintenance needs on beach safety equipment, as well as beach environment facilities such as walkways, signs and in the restrooms.
  • Performs minor maintenance tasks.
  • Fosters and promotes positive beach experience for beach patrons.
  • Assists in development and delivery of educational programs.
  • Submits, reviews emergency & medical treatment reports, and maintains daily activity reports on weather and beach conditions.
  • Prepares reports on daily activities for management review.
  • Recommends changes in methods and procedures to ensure effectiveness and efficiency, as well as maintaining a casual recreation atmosphere.
  • Oversees compliance to minimum standards for environmental and natural resource protection.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
 
Knowledge Required for the Position:
 
  • Certification to instruct all USLA Open Water Manual material;
  • Certification of CPR, and First Responder level first aid;
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and procedures;
  • Ability to extend a hospitable attitude toward visitors and customers on the beach assuring they will have a safe and enjoyable stay and want to return for future visits;
  • Ability to exercise tact, firmness and good judgment in enforcing rules and regulations;
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies;
  • Ability to minimize and contain dangerous situations;
  • Ability to recognize emergencies and to take effective action;
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel engaged in aquatic rescue and law enforcement functions.
 
Supervisory Controls:
 
  • Reports to the Beach Safety Lieutenants, Beach Safety Director and other SWFD administrative staff as designated by the Fire Chief. 
 
Physical Demands:
 
Typically required to run, swim, paddle and walk long distances; stand and sit for long periods; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear both in person from close and long distances and by phone or radio; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate lifesaving equipment; and safely drive emergency vehicles. The employee regularly lifts, pushes or pulls persons or equipment over 100 pounds.
 
Work Environment:
 
The work is typically performed on the beach.  The employee is exposed to direct sunshine, wind, salt air & saltwater and inclement weather including rain, heat, humidity and cold. Exposure to adverse ocean conditions including water temperatures as low as fifty degrees.
Work requires analysis and judgment and concentration in accomplishing diversified duties, in particular, the monitoring of large crowds of beach patrons in the aquatic environment. Work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of guidelines, policies, standards, and precedents. Requires constant SWFD Fire Radio monitoring while on duty and ability to respond to afterhours incidents.
NOTE:  Reasonable accommodation considerations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:
 
Assists with Beach Safety Command Staff’s supervision unit of assigned lifeguards.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Must have or obtain within 30 days, a valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record;
  • Current CPR certification as accepted by Florida Department of Health;
  • 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Operations Certificate (EVOC) required within 1 month of taking position;
  • Certification to instruct all CPR/BLS for Professionals & Emergency Medical Responder within 1 month of taking position or as soon as the ASHI Trainer’s Training Academy is held;
  • USLA Personal Rescue Watercraft Certification within 1 month of taking position or as soon as the PRWC Training Academy is held;
  • Must be a Florida Licensed Emergency Medical Technician or be a current FL and/or nationally registered EMT within 6 months of taking position. A combination of additional training and/or experience may be considered;
  • USLA certification and a minimum of 1500 hours as an open-water lifeguard; a combination of additional training and/or experience may be considered;
  • Must pass advanced physical testing requirements set by Beach Safety staff;
  • Must have successfully completed the USLA SER Training Officers Academy or similar within 6 months of taking position or as soon as the annual USLA SER Training Academy is held;
  • Must have successfully completed a class in supervisory practices or have a minimum of 1500 hours employed by a USLA certified agency, preferably in a position of similar responsibility; a combination of additional training and/or experience may be considered;
  • The SWFD will at its sole discretion, assist with costs of the above-mentioned training to applicants hired.
  • Must be a non-smoking/non-tobacco using person, both on and off the job, at the time of employment and maintain same non-smoking and non-use throughout the term of employment;
  • Must successfully pass the Fire District’s medical/physical, drug screen and background check requirements as a condition of employment.
 
DURING OCCASIONS OF LOCAL EMERGENCIES, THIS POSITION MAY BE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO PERFORM EMERGENCY TASKS, WHICH MAY RESULT IN EXTENDED WORK HOURS, AS WELL AS EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME AWAY FROM FAMILY MEMBERS.
 
  
Applications may be requested by phone (850-267-1298) or are available at 
https://www.swfd.org/SWFD/media/data/pdf/Admin_-_Application.pdf

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.

Complete applications must be submitted prior to 05/21/2021 at 4:00 pm to be considered. Qualified applicants will be sent a take home packet of testing material and required to attend & participate in locally staged SWFD Advanced physical training testing TBA to applicants after Friday, 5/21/21.




Beach Safety Lieutenant
Employment Opportunity

 
SALARY & BENEFITS
$48,000 annual salaried compensation with full-time, year-round employment
accrued PTO and Sick leave benefits, sponsored group health insurance, 401a retirement plan, & other benefits.
The South Walton Fire District is now accepting applicants for a fulltime, year-round Beach Safety Lieutenant position.
South Walton’s beaches are nestled along the Emerald Coast in the Florida Panhandle. This area runs from the Okaloosa/Walton County Line on the west, to the Walton/ Bay County Line on the east, and from the Choctawhatchee Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) north, to the Gulf of Mexico on the south.

The South Walton Fire District offers its residents a full complement of firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, including ambulance service, seasonal lifeguards, 911 call taking, public fire education, and prevention duties for an area of 84 square miles within Walton County, Florida. The Department's 200 employees are assigned to support five fire stations and fifteen lifeguard towers located throughout the District.

The position of Beach Safety Lieutenant is a highly responsible Beach Safety / Lifeguard supervisory position. Duties may include, creating, coordinating, implementing and monitoring training, logistic oversight and participation in surf rescue emergency response activities as required.
 
Position Summary:
 
The position of Beach Safety Lieutenant is a highly responsible administrative Beach Safety / Lifeguard supervisory position. Duties include, creating, coordinating, implementing and monitoring budgetary, training, logistic oversight, and participation in surf rescue emergency response activities as required.
 
Illustrative Duties:
 
  • Primarily supervises fulltime staff and seasonal personnel who patrol the beach area monitoring beach patron education and safety;
  • Plans and assigns work of subordinate personnel;
  • Appraises employees’ productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in status;
  • Handles employee and public complaints and grievances, disciplines employees;
  • Recommendations given particular weight as to the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion, or any other change of status of other employees;
  • Recommends and helps determine techniques and policies to be used in operations;
  • Recommends and helps determine types of materials, supplies, machinery, equipment or tools to be used or merchandise be bought & distributed;
  • Provides for the safety and security of the employees and SWFD property;
  • Provides recommendations and participation in the budget creation process;
  • Understands, monitors and implements legal compliance measures;
  • Develops and executes training programs for the Beach Safety Division and its employees;
  • Makes daily inspections of the beach conditions, rescue equipment, personnel’s required certifications acquisition and maintenance compliance;
  • Performs equipment maintenance tasks;
  • Develops and deliver educational and special events programs with internal SWFD divisions and external agencies;
  • Reviews, prepares, and submits reports on all daily activities for management review and execution;
  • Reviews emergency and medical treatment reports, maintains, reports and promotes daily information on weather, beach conditions, public education and agency messaging via social and traditional media releases;
  • Recommends changes in methods and procedures to ensure effectiveness and efficiency, as well as maintaining a casual recreation atmosphere for the public;
  • Oversees compliance to minimum standards for environmental and natural resource protection;
  • Performs minor maintenance and personnel related tasks;
  • Fosters and promotes positive beach experience for beach patrons;
  • Performs other related supervisory duties as required and directed.
 
Knowledge Required for the Position
 
  • Certification to instruct all USLA Open Water Manual material.
  • Certification of CPR, and First Responder level first aid.
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Ability to extend a hospitable attitude toward visitors and customers on the beach assuring they will have a safe and enjoyable stay and want to return for future visits.
  • Ability to exercise tact, firmness and good judgment in enforcing rules and regulations.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to minimize and contain dangerous situations.
  • Ability to recognize emergencies and to take effective action.
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel engaged in aquatic rescue and law enforcement functions.
 
Supervisory Controls:
 
  • Reports directly to Beach Safety Director and other SWFD administrative staff as designated by the Fire Chief.
 
Physical Demands:
 
Typically required to run, swim, paddle and walk long distances; stand and sit for long periods; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear both in person from close and long distances and by phone or radio; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate lifesaving equipment; and drive a vehicle. The employee regularly lifts, pushes or pulls persons or equipment over 100 pounds.
 
Work Environment:
 
The work is typically performed on the beach, in administrative office, as well as in dynamic mobile based environments.  The employee is exposed to direct sunshine, wind, salt air & saltwater and inclement weather including rain, heat, humidity and cold. Exposure to adverse ocean conditions including water temperatures as low as thirty degrees.
Work requires analysis and judgment and concentration in accomplishing diversified duties, in particular, the establishment and maintenance of proper agency training and public relations. Work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of guidelines, policies, standards, and precedents. Requires constant SWFD Fire Radio monitoring while on duty.
NOTE:  Reasonable accommodation considerations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:
 
Supervises unit of assigned lifeguards to execute above listed duties.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Current CPR certification as accepted by Florida Department of Health
  • 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Operations Certificate (EVOC) required
  • Must be a Florida Licensed Emergency Medical Technician or be a current FL EMTB. A combination of additional training and/or experience maybe considered
  • USLA certification and minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an open-water lifeguard.
  • Must have successfully completed the USLA Training Officers Academy and be certified as USLA Instructor.
  • USLA Personal Rescue Watercraft Operator Certification; Instructor certification preferred and required to be obtained at first Certification Opportunity.
  • FAA Part 107 and/or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) pilot certification preferred and required to be obtained at first Certification Opportunity upon hiring.
  • Must have a minimum of 3000 hours employed by a USLA certified agency in a supervisory position of similar responsibility;
  • The SWFD will at its sole discretion, assist with costs of the above-mentioned training to applicants hired.
  • Must be a non-smoking/non-tobacco using person, both on and off the job, at the time of employment and maintain same non-smoking and non-use throughout the term of employment.
  • Must successfully pass the Fire District’s medical/physical, drug screen and background check requirements as a condition of employment.
 
DURING OCCASIONS OF LOCAL EMERGENCIES, THIS POSITION MAY BE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO PERFORM EMERGENCY TASKS, WHICH MAY RESULT IN EXTENDED WORK HOURS, AS WELL AS EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME AWAY FROM FAMILY MEMBERS.
 
Applications may be requested by phone (850-267-1298) or are available at 
https://www.swfd.org/SWFD/media/data/pdf/Admin_-_Application.pdf

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.
 
Complete applications must be submitted prior to 05/4/2021 at 4:00 pm to be considered. Qualified applicants will be sent a take home packet of testing material and required to attend & participate in locally staged SWFD Advanced physical training testing TBA to applicants after Friday, 5/4/21.




DIVISION CHIEF OF TRAINING
 
The South Walton Fire District is currently seeking applicants for the position of Division Chief of Training.  This position is a confidential management position and is excluded from the bargaining unit. This position is an at-will, exempt employee, who will normally work a 40-hour, Monday – Friday schedule, but will be expected to vary hours to fit the needs of the District.  The Division Chief of Training works under the direction of the SWFD Assistant Chief of Support Services, to design, coordinate, implement, and monitor training programs within the South Walton Fire District (“District”). Additional duties to include the implementation of professional performance standards and will act as the “District” Safety Officer. 
 
Major Duties:
  • Coordinates training programs and classes with other chief officers in order to provide an effective management team.
  • Reads and reviews materials to determine types of training; researches, develops and implements necessary training programs; schedules and coordinates various training schedules; prepares materials for distribution.
  • Provides administrative and practical support for the District’s overall day to day operations. 
  • Serves as an instructor for special programs or classes; assures appropriate level instructor is assigned to teach programs or classes.
  • Maintains records and reports related to training and ensures that training is conducted in order to meet ISO recommendations.
  • Creates public presentations and trains others in the methods required for effective delivery.
  • Develops the annual & monthly training calendar. 
  • Assists with budget preparation as it relates to training, safety and career development.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • During occasions of local emergencies this position may be required to report to perform emergency tasks, which may result in extended work hours as well as extended periods of time away from family members.  
  • Reviews all safety incidents to include employee injury/accidents and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Acts as the District Safety Officer serving as the chair of an internal safety committee.  
 Knowledge Required for the Position:
  • Knowledge of administrative functions of the District.
  • Knowledge of laws, ordinances, policies and procedures governing Fire District operations, principles and practices of planning and organization.
  • Knowledge of principles of fire behavior and effect of weather conditions on fires.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of technical firefighting subjects sufficient to effectively train and direct staff in the use of equipment in fire tactics, strategy and control.
  • Knowledge of fire control safety, practices and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration as they relate to training, supervising, motivating and evaluating staff.
  • Knowledge of budgeting techniques and record keeping practices. 
  • Knowledge of the staff, operations and equipment of other related agencies and mutual aid systems and knowledge of Fire District funding sources. 
  • Skill in the use of tools, equipment and apparatus to fight fires, rescue or provide emergency medical care. 
  • Effectively direct personnel as part of the command staff.
  • Ability to assess job skill levels of staff to manage and lead fire companies.
  • Ability to assess training needs and plan training programs accordingly.
  • Ability to retain and recall technical information under stress.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form with technical accuracy in English.
  • Ability to use a variety of computer programs to include Microsoft suite. 
  • Ability to keep records and answer correspondence with staff and the public with patience, tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to direct and review the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with fellow employees and the public.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • An Associate Degree in Fire Service or related fire service field.  Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Seven (7) years’ experience with progressive responsibilities in an organized fire department, two (2) years as a full-time supervisor at the Lieutenant level or higher. Previous experience in providing departmental training and professional development preferred. 
  • State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance
  • State of Florida EMT or Paramedic Certification, BLS, and AHA ACLS if applicable.
  • NIMS ICS 100,200,300,700,800  
  • Florida Forestry certifications of FFCA equivalent in S130/S190 for wildland firefighting
  • Must possess or be able to obtain the following within eighteen (18) months of appointment:
    1. State of Florida Fire Instructor’s II Certificate
    2. State of Florida Fire Officer II Certificate
    3. State of Florida Safety Officer Certificate
    4. State of Florida Live Fire Training Instructor I Certificate 
    5. All Hazards Division/Group Supervisor L-960
    6. Florida Forestry certifications of FFCA equivalent S330 Strike Team Leader
    7. ICS 400
 
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required minimum qualifications as may be determined by the Fire Chief. 
  • Must be a non-smoking/non-tobacco using person, both on and off the job, at the time of employment and maintain same non-smoking and non-use throughout the term of employment.
  • Must successfully pass the Fire District’s medical/physical, drug screen and background check requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Residency of within a 20-mile radius of South Walton Fire District Headquarters is required for participation in the district’s take home vehicle program. 
 
Supervisory Controls:  
 Assistant Chief of Support Services assigns work in terms of Fire District goals and objectives.  
 
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  
This position is one of program management with no direct personnel supervision.
                             
Physical Demands: 
The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching, and stooping.  The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools and equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. 
 
Work Environment:  
The work is typically performed at the fire station or at fire scenes.  The employee may be exposed to inclement weather, extreme temperatures, smoke, fumes, and hazardous situations and materials that require the use of protective equipment.
 
NOTE:  Reasonable accommodation considerations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
 
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 no later than Friday, April 16, 2021.  Completed applications/resumes and questions may also be emailed to career@swfd.org.



 

Communications Director
 
The South Walton Fire District is currently seeking applications for the position of Communications Director. The successful candidate will be involved in the planning and development of goals, policies, guidelines, coordination of the Communications Center staff activities, and evaluating the quality of dispatching.  This position includes the responsibility to deal with internal and external customers in a professional manner, to maintain and promote the mission of the South Walton Fire District.  Required to wear District uniform and civilian clothes, as appropriate.
 
Major Duties: 

  • Cultivate and maintain a positive environment within the Communications Division.
  • Coordinate the activities of dispatchers.  Develop goals, policies and guidelines for the SWFD Communications Center and plan activities to meet these goals.
  • Schedule the dispatchers and adjust the work assignments for staffing requirements.
  • Respond to all requests from the county, community, or individuals on matters concerning the Communications Division, demonstrating knowledge of the customer’s business needs and expectations.
  • Orient new employees and identify training needs for the Communications Division.
  • Develop and prepare training materials and conduct on-the-job training and testing.
  • Review and follow-up on unusual reports, recommending recognition, corrective action and procedural changes when necessary.
  • Review recordings of calls for accuracy of data entry and need for improvements in dispatcher response time, operational procedures and training programs.
  • Provide an annual budget for the Communications Division for the operating expenses as well as any capital expenses to the Assistant Chief of Support Services.
  • Assure fiscal management of the approved budgets for the Communications Division.
  • Monitor all equipment associated with the Communications Center and arrange/coordinate for repair and maintenance as necessary.  Prepare formal requests for purchasing new equipment.
  • Establish contacts, develop relationships and evaluate opportunities within Walton and our surrounding counties 911 personnel.
  • Perform related work as required.
 
Knowledge Required for the Position:
  • Knowledge of the equipment used in emergency radio and telephone communications.
  • Knowledge of computer-aided dispatch processes and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with the public, subordinate personnel, emergency personnel and personnel of other agencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to train personnel.
  • Ability to schedule staff into shifts.
  • Ability to develop training programs, policies and operational procedures.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate activities of a work group.
  • Ability to analyze reports, training needs and operational procedures. 
  • Ability to effectively manage all communications division functions of the District; prepare clear, concise and complete oral and written reports; interpret and explain laws, district policies, codes and regulations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain a positive work environment. Work cooperatively with people, carry out the District’s mission with integrity.
 
  Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Public Administration, Management, Communications, Business Science, or other closely related field is preferred.
  • Valid unrestricted Florida Driver's License.
  • Six (6) years of experience in emergency communications dispatching, including one (1) year in computer-aided dispatch and two (2) years of documented experience as a supervisor; or, two (2) years of experience as a South Walton Fire District Communications Supervisor. (A combination of work, experience and education may be considered.)
  • Must be a certified 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator certified by the State of Florida.
  • Current CPR certification as accepted by Florida Department of Health
  • National Incident Management System certification in IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, and IS-800
  • Must be a non-smoking/non-tobacco using person, both on and off the job, at the time of employment and maintain same non-smoking and non-use throughout the term of employment.
  • Must successfully pass the Fire District’s medical/physical, drug screen and background check requirements as a condition of employment.
 
Special Requirements:
National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch Certifications
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification
  • Emergency Fire Dispatch Certification
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher Quality Assurance Certification

 
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 no later than Friday, March 26, 2021.  Completed applications/resumes and questions may also be emailed to career@swfd.org.



SEASONAL LIFEGUARD


SWFD NEEDS LIFEGUARDS ASAP!!!


STARTING PAY - $15/HOUR!!!
PAID TRAINING - UP TO 40 HOURS @ $10/Hour!!!

PART-TIME AVAILABLE!

GET PAID TO WORK ON THE BEACH!

EMAIL
CAREER@SWFD.ORG

CALL
850-803-2601


The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently gearing up for the upcoming beach season.

 

Position Requirements include:

Upon employment, candidates must successfully complete the SWFD's 40 Hour Open Water Lifeguard Orientation (USLA Curriculum), and Emergency Medical Responder/CPR Course.

Swim tryouts are ongoing. You will need to bring your driver’s license and social security card.

Entry level pay: $15.00 per hour/ up to 40 hour work week.

Lifeguard towers are located at the following (11) regional access points: Inlet Beach, Santa Clara Beach Access , Van Ness Butler Beach Access, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulfview Heights, Ed Walline Park, Ft. Panic, Dune Allen, Miramar Beach - 2 locations.

2 Towers are located on Sandestin Properties

2 Towers are located on Rosemary Beach Properties

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently accepting applications for the upcoming beach season.

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  

 

 

EMT FOR NON-EMERGENCY TRANSPORT TECHNICIANS

Part-time opportunities available

Compensation depends on qualifications and experience, approximately 16-24 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Patient Transport Technicians (PTT) assists patients by transporting them into, around, and out of hospitals, convalescent facilities, dialysis centers, rehabilitation centers, medical offices, health care facilities, and private residences in a safe and professional manner. Drivers will be responsible for maintaining assigned transport vehicles and the assigned transport equipment. The PTT shall ensure that the assigned vehicle has all required supplies, and that all transport trip reports are completed each shift.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • Possess a current Florida EMT or Paramedic license
  • Hold a valid CPR Health Care Provider certification
  • Possess a valid Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record
  • Hold a Florida approved 16 hour Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course

 

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Includes a career advancement program and excellent benefits

Part Time/On Call opportunities are available.

$17.51/hour - Starting pay for non-certified - $18.97/hour for certified.


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.
  • Clerical experience useful but not required.
  • 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 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.