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 TRAINING AND PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

The South Walton Fire District is now accepting applicants for one fulltime Beach Safety Training & Public Information Officer position.

The position of Training & Public Information 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.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a current Florida driver’s license.
  • 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 pass all SWFD pre-employment prerequisites.
  • 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 maybe considered.
  • Must have successfully completed a class in supervisory practices or have a minimum of 3000 hours employed by a USLA certified agency in a position of similar responsibility. The employee must be a non-smoker / non-user of tobacco (in any form) for at least one (1) year prior to application, remain smoke free during employment/application process and agree not to smoke or use tobacco (in any form) on or off duty during the tenure of their employment.

For additional job details click HERE

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.or

Application Deadline is July 5, 2019 at 4pm

 

 

HR COORDINATOR

The South Walton Fire District is currently seeking a Human Resources professional to fill a critical position within our administrative team.   This position will be the primary point of contact and a critical representative for our Fire District’s employee relations. This position will connect regularly with our employees and benefit providers.

 

Major Duties:

  • Develops and implements HR initiatives which are aligned with overall Fire District strategies
  • Creates HR documents i.e. policies, procedures, training and handbooks
  • Maintains employee personnel files and the HR filing system
  • Tracks and implements compensation and benefits administration and recordkeeping
  • Manages the Fire District’s recruitment and selection process
  • Manages the new employee orientation and development program
  • Educates and fosters healthy employee communications
  • Hardworking with a positive attitude and strong attention to detail
  • Works with the District’s Fiscal Officer to facilitate annual open enrollment and employee benefits opportunities 
  • Processes workers’ compensation claims
  • Provides backup for the District’s Fiscal Officer for payroll processing.   

 

Qualified applicants must enjoy internal customer service, working with employees, be engaging, and want to assist our team members succeed.  We are looking to fill this position immediately.

For additional job details click HERE

Applications being accepted until filled.

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

 

 

IT MANAGER

Professional management position with extensive experience in management; development, implementation and operation of computer-based information systems. Develops a wide area/large area network designs to create an IT system that maximizes the productivity of the District’s workforce. All work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant Chief of Support Services. Requires the ability to understand user requirements and the relevance to operational needs. The IT Manager will exercise independent judgment in the execution of his/her duties, within the parameters of District policies and applicable laws.

 

Major Duties:

  • Translates information system requirements into logical, economical and practical designs of wide-area network.
  • Writes detailed specifications; coordinates system testing; develops practical solutions to problems; creates master charts to track major milestones and critical path activities.
  • Prepares associated documentation, user/training manuals and any related set of instructions on the complete operating system.
  • Develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Develops and implements the IT equipment/infrastructure replacement and contingency plans.
  • Establish IT division goals, objectives, and operating procedures that coincide with the objectives and goals of the District’s strategic plan.
  • Responsible for initiating and maintaining a physical, professional, technological, creative and cultural environment of productivity.
  • Coordinates the development and design of the new technology environment. Provides support to all users related to maximum utilization of the information system and technology.
  • Provides for the repair and maintenance of all hardware and software associated with the information system. Reviews District wide systems operations and develops up-to-date recommendations for improvements and provides progress reports.

 

For additional job details click HERE

Application deadline is July 1, 2019 at 4PM

 

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

 

 

 

FIREFIGHTER

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently recruiting Firefighter / EMT’s to establish an eligibility list. POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to protect lives and property of the citizens and visitors of South Walton through fire suppression activities, emergency medical care, fire prevention, safety activities and education. Successful performance results in increased public safety and decreased property loss. To accomplish this, firefighters perform firefighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; provide emergency medical care to the sick and injured; operate and maintain apparatus and equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 18 years of age
  • Hold a Florida Certificate of Compliance as a Firefighter II
  • Possess a current Florida EMT or Paramedic license
  • Hold a valid CPR Health Care Provider certification
  • Hold a valid ACLS provider certification, if applicable
  • Possess a valid Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Hold a Florida approved 16 hour Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Must comply with NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, 2007 Edition
  • Complete the District’s physical ability, written assessment and oral interview process with a passing score.

 

ALL CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES MUST BE ACTIVE AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. COPIES ARE REQUIRED.

 

For additional job details click HERE

 

Application deadline is August 1, 2019 at 4PM

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

 

EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN

This position is responsible for repairing, servicing and maintaining the District’s emergency response vehicles in accordance with standard trade practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Valid unrestricted Florida Driver's License.

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 drug screen/background check requirements as a condition of employment.

National Incident Management System certification in IS-700, and IS-800

A combination of education, certifications, training and/or experience may be considered.

 

 

For additional job details click HERE

Applications are being accepted until filled.

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

 

SEASONAL LIFEGUARDS 2019 SEASON

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 drivers license and social security card.

Entry level pay: $13.00 per hour/ approx 40 hour work week.

Lifeguard towers are located at the following (10) regional access points: Inlet Beach, Santa Clara Beach Access , Van Ness Butler Beach Access, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulfview Heights, Ed Walline Park, Dune Allen, Miramar Beach - 2 locations.

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 dvaughan@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 and Full Time Positions Available.

$16.03/hour - Starting pay for non-certified - $17.37/hour for certified.

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.
  • 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.