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Fire Emerg Comm Spec ELIG LIST
>> TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE <<
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE TO APPLICANTS. See below.
LIST EXPIRES AUGUST 31, 2013 OR WHEN EXHAUSTED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
Starting Salary: $13.21 per hour (plus $.90/hour for evening/night shifts)
NATURE OF WORK:
Performs skilled work in emergency fire communications. Receive, screen, and dispatch major emergency calls for fire, emergency medical services, and aircraft emergencies; provide limited medical advice; and prepare various reports.
WORK LOCATION: Operations Center, 110 Andes Avenue, Orlando
WORK SCHEDULE varies and may rotate through the first year of employment and includes midnights, most weekends, and most holidays. May be required to work additional hours with little or no notice based on operational needs.
High school diploma plus one year experience with computers and/or communications systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must have demonstrated keyboarding skills: either (a) must have a typing score of 25 CWPM on file within 12 months, or (b) must pass a data-entry test. (Data entry test administered by invitation only.) May also be required to pass practical exam to measure multitasking skills. Must pass police background check, which includes a polygraph examination. Must meet strict drug-free standard.
ADVICE TO APPLICANTS: Applications for Employment must be complete and must account for periods of unemployment. Resumes will be accepted if all required information is provided (employers, job titles, duties, reasons for leaving, supervisors' names, phone numbers, etc.). Incomplete applications and resumes will be disqualified.
All testing occurs after application, screening, and interview. Qualified candidates will be advised/invited to proceed to each step in the process when and if appropriate.
Must obtain Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) Certificate within six months of employment and maintain while employed. All employees required to complete 24 CDE's (Continuing Dispatch Education) every two years. Employees holding EMT certifications required to complete 32-hour EMT refresher every two years.
New employees make a two-year commitment to the Fire Department and are required to sign a contract promising to reimburse the cost of training if they quit before two years are completed.