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.



 

 


LIFEGUARD SUPERVISOR

 

The South Walton Fire District is now recruiting applicants to establish an eligibility list of Lifeguard applicants for one fulltime Lifeguard Supervisor 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 107 full time employees are assigned to support five stations located throughout the District.

This 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.

Salaried position, plus medical, Paid/Sick Time and 401A benefits.

Complete applications must be submitted prior to Tuesday, 09/26/2017 at 4:00 pm to be considered for this test period.

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 and/or nationally registered EMT within 6 months of taking position. A combination of additional training and/or experience maybe considered
•  USLA certification as an open-water lifeguard 
•  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 3000 hours employed by a USLA certified agency in a position of similar responsibility
•  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.

If you are interested in this opportunity, complete the APPLICATION  and relevant accompanying materials, then return it to SWFD at 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371.

This job description is illustrative, and not all inclusive.

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.



 



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.