Professional Standards

Hiring Process

Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic

SCFD is currently accepting applications for Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic until July 31, 2024. The employment posting can be found at Seminole County's Human Resources site for job vacancies.

Requirements for Employment

  1. Firefighter Certificate of Compliance
  2. Florida Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic License
  3. Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)
  4. Tobacco Affidavit
  5. Grooming and Appearance Standards Affidavit
  6. FireTEAM Test (Find Jobs > Firefighter Jobs)
  7. Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)  (Exams > CPAT)
  8. Driver's License

Hiring Process

  1. Job Posting
  2. Application
  3. Fire & EMS Skills Assessment
  4. Oral Interview
  5. Notification of Selection
  6. Pre-Employment Physical
  7. Orientation

Details for Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Process:  Additional Information

If you wish to be notified when a Firefighter job posting opens, please complete the SCFD Fire Interest Form.


Emergency Communications Dispatcher

Applications for Emergency Communications Dispatcher are accepted only when there is an open position and job posting.  Employment postings can be found at the County’s Human Resources site for job vacancies at

Requirements for Employment

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation, driving record check, and drug test.
  • Lawful to work in the US for an unlimited duration
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License upon hire.
  • Following a successful interview, applicants must pass a skills test to move on to the next phase in the hiring and background screening process.
  • Applicants may choose to take the test, at their own cost, prior to the interview at:(
  • Must take and pass a typing test with a minimum of 35 WPM.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must obtain CPR certification, Florida State 911 Telecommunicator Certification, and the International Academy of Emergency Medical and Fire Dispatch Certification within one year of hire.

Additional Information:

  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • All Emergency Communication Employees are considered essential personnel and may be called in for mandated events, such as storms.
  • Essential personnel may be required to perform alternate duties.


  • Nigh Shift Differential
  • On-call Pay
  • Career Path Opportunities

To be considered for employment as an Emergency Communications Dispatcher, please follow these steps:

PART 1 - Complete a Job Application:

Applications can be completed at

If an applicant wishes to shadow in the communications center after submitting a job application, they may contact the training coordinator at 407-665-5167 to schedule a shadow date and time. 

PART 2 – Wait to be Contacted by the Seminole County Emergency Communications Center (ECC):

If your job application meets all requirements, and the ECC wishes to schedule an interview, they will contact you by phone to schedule the interview date and time.

PART 3 – Following the Interview

After the interview, the ECC will contact you to advise one of the following:

  • You were not selected to move forward to the next step in the process.
  • You were selected to move forward and need to schedule your skills assessment. 

The National Testing Network (NTN) offers ECOMM; sign up at

During the NTN registration process, make certain you select Seminole County Emergency Communications as a recipient of your test results; upon completion of the ECOMM test, your results will automatically be forwarded to the Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD).

Tests can be completed virtually or in person.  

If testing prior to the interview, applicants will be responsible for the $41 testing fee. If invited to complete the test by the SCFD following the interview, the SCFD will offer to cover the cost of the test.

Further info regarding ECOMM can be found at:

PART 4 – Wait to be Contacted by Seminole County Human Resources

Seminole County Emergency Communications will review ECOMM results and notify Human Resources of their selections.

Human Resources will reach out to the selected candidates and make a conditional job offer.

Candidates will then start the background screening process.

Once the background is approved, drug test completed, and all hiring documents submitted, Human Resources will contact the applicant again to confirm the job offer and schedule a starting date.

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