Professional Standards

Hiring Process

Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic

SCFD currently does not have any job listings posted for Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic. If you are interested in a Fire Department Career, please fill out the SCFD Fire Interest Form and we will keep you posted on future job openings, recruitments, information sessions, etc. Any open employment postings can be found at the County’s Human Resources site at


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. FireTEAM Test (Find Jobs > Firefighter Jobs)
7. 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 during an employment posting for Emergency Communications Dispatcher.  Employment postings can be found at the County’s Human Resources site for job vacancies at

Requirements for Employment

Minimum Required Certifications (Prior to application):

Preferred Certifications (preferred, but not required):

  • 3 months or more related experience

  • Florida State 911 Telecommunicator

  • Emergency Medical Dispatch

  • Healthcare Provider –level CPR training

  • Emergency Medical Technician

  • Foreign Language fluency

  • Some college related work experience

Other Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass a background investigation, driving record check, and a medical examination that includes drug testing.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Lawful to work in the US for unlimited duration

  • HS Diploma or equivalency certificate issued by a State Board of Education

  • Must possess a Florida DL upon hire

    Application Process:
    To be considered for employment as an Emergency Communication Fire/EMS Dispatcher with Seminole County Emergency Communications, follow these steps:

    PART 1 - Complete ECOMM testing
    Prior to submitting an application or during the job posting process for employment as an Emergency Communication Dispatcher, you must successfully complete the ECOMM assessment. The National Testing Network (NTN) offers ECOMM; sign up at Tests are offered on multiple days and at multiple locations. 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 us. Applicants will be responsible for the $41 testing fee due at the time of test registration.

    Further info regarding ECOMM can be found at:

    PART 2 – Wait to be contacted by Seminole County Emergency Communications Seminole County Emergency Communications will review ECOMM results and contact candidates directly regarding an employment application. Employment applications are accepted only upon request from Seminole County Emergency Communications and must include supporting documents as detailed in the “Required Certifications” and “Preferred Certifications” sections. All information provided on your application (as well as in all other phases of the employment process) must be true, accurate, up-to-date, and without omission.

    PART 3 – In-house testing Seminole County Emergency Communications will review applications and successful candidates will be invited to move forward in the application process. Further information will be provided to those candidates at that time.

    Examinations: Evaluation of training and experience; ECOMM (scores valid one year from testing date); typing test; driving record check; background investigation; pre-employment medical exam including drug testing.

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