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.



 

 


CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST
 
The South Walton Fire District is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Customer Service Specialist. We're looking for a dynamic individual with excellent communication and customer service skills to come work for one of the premier Fire/Rescue agencies in North West Florida.
This entry level key position works in a team environment to ensure the highest customer experience. If you’re a motivated professional, we want to hear from you.

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.

Please email your resume and completed SWFD application to career@swfd.org.
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  

Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2017.

 


HUMAN RESOURCE COORDINATOR

This position will be the main point of contact and an important representative of our Fire District. This person will be the one who connects regularly with our employees and benefit providers so first and lasting positive impressions are critical. You must enjoy working with employees, be engaging, and want to help our team members succeed. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

This can be a demanding position at times. At other times, it is quiet and laid back but there is always something to do! It is critical that this person be a self-starter, energetic, outgoing, and organized with the ability to multitask. We are seeking someone who enjoys a professional, results -driven culture, as that is what those that require our services seek. This person should thrive off customer interaction and happiness.

The primary duties will consist of: 

  • Answer phone calls and promptly respond to emails
  • Provide informationand general support for employees inquiring about their employee benefits, change in status and related activities
  • Offer advice and instruction as needed
  • Solve problems presented from employees
  • Respond to customer service issues if needed
  • Coordinate with benefit providers
  • Prepare documents for current and new employees
  • Manage updates and changes to our external and internal website
  • Assist with the development and update of employee handbook
  • Other tasks that may be required to complete day-to-day operations

 

Personal & Professional Experience Desired: 

  • Proven experience in human resources, office management; minimum of 2 years.
  • You must have a genuine appreciation for public safety and our role in the community.
  • We desire to fill this position with someone who is looking for stability, longevity, and the option for career advancement within the Fire District.
  • Knowledge and experience with employee benefits.
  • Excellent and appropriate written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to problem-solve with a smile.
  • Ability to stay flexible and open to change in a professional manner.
  • Extremely personable with the ability and desire to connect with our employees.
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic.
  • Quick to learn and grasp new tasks and concepts.
  • Diligent work ethic and desire to learn.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task, keep deadlines, and prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Ability to convey a warm, friendly tone of voice in person, by email, and over the phone.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and be very dependable and accountable.
  • Can work well independently or as a team player.
  • Any and all talents and skills helpful in human resources are welcome! Share your ideas and work within your strengths.

 

Computer Skills & Experience Requirements: 

  • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Proficient in data entry.
  • Tech savvy with user-friendly website templates; experience and ability to update the website frequently.

Salary: Competitive based on experience.

Hours & Shifts:  Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30pm. This position is full-time and you can expect 40 hours per week.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Santa Rosa Beach FL

Required education:

  • Associate Degree

Required experience:

  • Human Resources: 2 years
  • Office Management: 2 years

Required language:

  • English

Required license or certification:

  • Valid 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.

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   Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017.

 



SEASONAL LIFEGUARDS 2018 SEASON

 

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

Position Requirements include:
  • at least 18 years of age
  • high school diploma
  • able to work weekends and public holidays
  • in good physical condition
  • possession of a valid Florida driver's license
  • complete a 500 meter swim in less than 10 minutes
  • complete a 1.2 mile beach run in less than 11:30 minutes
  • successful completion of background check and drug screen
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. 

Emergency Medical Responder/CPR Class will commence in February. 

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 vehicle


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. 
$14.96/hour - Starting pay for non-certified - $16.21/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 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.