Full-time, Non-Exempt

Starting Salary: $43,852 (+$3.00/hr Paramedic Incentive)

Firefighter/EMT may also be considered.

This job is located in the Operations Section of the Mount Dora Fire Department and is under the general supervision of the Lieutenant. Firefighters will perform individually and/or as a member of a firefighting team and will participate in fire suppression activities, including: firefighting, rescue, first aid, ventilation, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, and inspection practices. Firefighters will attend classroom and drill ground training sessions on a regular basis in order to continuously update their knowledge and skills required for effective work performance. Decisions are made with guidance of a supervisor and on an individual level, and have a direct effect on life and property. General job functions include; (1) Firefighting ­Emergency; (2) Firefighting - Non-Emergency; (3) Emergency Medical Services; (4) Work Related Activities.



  • High school graduate or GED required.  Post high school education, especially in fire service, desirable. 
  • State of Florida Certification as firefighter and paramedic is mandatory. 
  • Applicants must have a 16 hour EVOC or CEVO certificate, a current CPR and ACLS certificate.
  • Maintains current EMT Paramedic certification.
  • Applicants who are currently in paramedic school may be considered.
  • Meets the requirements of the Florida Firefighter Standards Council.
  • Must complete the FireTEAM and CPAT testing through the National Testing Network.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License.
  • Complete the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) training within 6 months of completion of probationary period.


Paramedic Incentive is payable upon completion of the Paramedic Provisional Program in the amount of $3.00/hr.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. E-Verify Works for Everyone For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS.


The City of Mount Dora is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Mount Dora will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Mount Dora is a drug-free, smoke-free, EOE.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at
Phone: 352-735-7164

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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