Website City of Seminole

Job Description
Responsible professional, administrative, and technical position involved in developing, coordinating, implementing, and delivering continuing and in-service training programs for Fire Rescue Department employees.  Requires applying and combining technical knowledge and firefighting and emergency service skills with training knowledge and with considerable latitude in decision making, initiative, and leadership.  Required to wear Department uniform and must maintain communications with the Department while on and off-duty.  The position requires considerable discretion, independent judgment, and latitude in decision-making.  The person in this position is solely accountable for fulfillment of all duties and authority commensurate with assigned responsibilities.  During occasions of local emergencies, this position shall be required to perform emergency tasks, which may result in extended work hours as well as extended periods away from family members.


Minimum Associate Degree from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university as recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education with a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a sworn Lieutenant, or command level equivalent, or higher.  Non-user of tobacco, tobacco products, or nicotine products, both on and off the job, at time of employment and maintain the same status throughout the term of employment. Considerable knowledge and background in fire service training practices and knowledge of modern data processing equipment, audio and visual equipment.   Extensive knowledge of fire suppression and prevention methods, procedures, and techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees within the Department.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Excellent physical condition and the ability to pass a physical examination.  Ability to use considerable independent judgment and discretion in routine and non-routine situations.   Ability to apply analytical skills for all related activities and interpret data for making effective decisions, recommendations, and reports.  Ability to use a variety of electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and digital devices.


Possess and maintain State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Compliance Certificate.  Possess and maintain minimum Florida EMT Certification and Medical Control with Pinellas County.   Possess and maintain minimum Florida Class E Driver’s License.  Certification as Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor II, or higher, through the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards required within one (1) year of appointment.  Certification as Hazmat Technician required within one (1) year of appointment.


This position requires frequent repetitive motion, including fine manipulations, grasping, reaching and lifting objects weighing 25 pounds or less.  Occasionally this position requires bending/stooping, pulling, pushing and heavy lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing over 50 pounds.  The employee is required to stand, walk, sit or reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, jog, or run.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must have the ability to: safely wear and work in all assigned personal protective equipment, including a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) without medical or physical restrictions; stamina to perform administrative functions and to meet physical and mental demands during an extended emergency.

Pay Range: $70,422.21 – $105,633.31

Position is open until filled.


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