Career

The application period is currently open. 

Please click here for open positions descriptions and applications. For more information, email Caitlin Bourassa, or call 305-289-6004. 

Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Monroe County Fire Rescue requires its employees to be drug and tobacco-free. Employees must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year immediately preceding application and sign a sworn statement attesting to this fact as required by Florida Statute 633.34. Once hired, the use of tobacco or tobacco products is prohibited during employment.

Schedule

Employees work a 24/48 hour schedule. As a member of an emergency response team, emergencies include:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Hazardous Materials Dents
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Structure, Vehicle and Brush Fires, Gas Leaks

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Vocational, or technical school, certification, training, or apprenticeship required beyond high school. Must have the following:

  • State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 633.
  • Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, current CPR and EVOC (16 hours) certifications.
  • 1-year prior related work experience as a firefighter or volunteer firefighter preferred, preferably in Monroe County.
  • Trained, experienced and otherwise qualified to drive fire apparatus and emergency medical care vehicle, maintain the appropriate class of driver’s license and completion of an approved 16-hour EVOC course in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Starting Salary

  • $45,625 - 27 day work period

Firefighter / Paramedic

Vocational or technical school, certification, training or apprenticeship required beyond high school. Must have the following:

  • State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 633.
  • Florida certified Paramedic, and current CPR, ACLS, and EVOC (16 hours) certifications.
  • 1-year prior related work experience as a firefighter or volunteer firefighter preferred, preferably in Monroe County.
  • Trained, experienced and otherwise qualified to drive fire apparatus and emergency medical care vehicle, maintain the appropriate class of driver’s license and completion of an approved 16-hour EVOC course in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Starting Salary

  • $45,625 - 27 day work period
  • Upon becoming a charge paramedic, base salary will increase by 10 percent.

Selection Process

Monroe County Fire Rescue will review applications for overall qualifications, relevant training, and experience. Qualified applicants will participate in a pre-employment screening process which includes a physical abilities test, written exam, practical skills exam, background investigation, and post-offer pre-employment medical exam and drug test.

Hot Shots Training Program for Locals

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a Monroe County Fire Rescue program that provides free firefighting and first responder training for qualified Monroe County residents in exchange for a commitment to work or volunteer as a firefighter anywhere in the Florida Keys. For more information, click here