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    Anyone have any idea how many they are picking up this go around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherhead3 View Post
    Hahaha 10-4 congrats. Yeah from what I've read on here it goes pretty quick after this. Goodluck!!!
    You've read wrong my friend. It seems to be different every time but I've heard anywhere from months to a year from this point. Just get your packet in as quickly as possible, don't wait until the last minute.

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    Got my packet as well. Good luck everyone.

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    Just curious did anyone here also apply for and turn in the PHQ and application packet for St. Petersburg Fire?? and if so have you heard anything back from them??
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    I did not, I didn't apply as it never changed from building an eligibility list to hiring so I assumed that they were not ready to hire yet. Wish I had applied now that they are actively hiring. I believe a guy that works at my current department did apply, I will see if I can find anything out about it if you would like.

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    error, sorry wrong post lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck-10-VES View Post
    I did not, I didn't apply as it never changed from building an eligibility list to hiring so I assumed that they were not ready to hire yet. Wish I had applied now that they are actively hiring. I believe a guy that works at my current department did apply, I will see if I can find anything out about it if you would like.
    That would be great I would really appreciate it. I'm just curious because I filled out the background packet and read on their letter they sent that it would be 5-8 weeks before hearing back and its been well over 8 weeks. I was also told they would contact you by email weather or not you were removed from the list or made it to the next step. I'm assuming they just have a lot of applicants and the background process is taking longer than expected. Tampa is still my first choice but getting on anywhere in Florida would be a step up from where I am now lol. But again I would appreciate any info you can find out. Thanks again!!
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    I asked and from what I gathered he hasn't been scheduled an interview as of yet.

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    Awesome thanks a lot
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    You are welcome, from the previous testing process it seems like we should expect something from Tampa about interviews in about 1-2 more weeks.

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    Sweet deal it can't happen fast enough lol
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    Yeah right I second that. Do you work for Charleston S.C.?

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    Na Charleston West Virginia, I moved here after I got out of the Academy in Florida just for the job. Besides the experience I regret it every day lol. How about you where do you currently work?
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    I work in Florida. I would rather keep the department private though. Its tough finding a job here, i've been actively searching for a few years. Even with experience and classes its difficult.

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    Whats the good word? Anything?

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    Haven't heard a thing. I called a few of my references and they haven't received any calls either. Guess it's just more of the waiting game.
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    No word yet.

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    Anyone hear anything? Been a couple weeks.

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    Had my panel last week. Waiting on a call back to see if I move on.

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    figure about another week on the chief interview call

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    I know they literally just put a class through, but does anyone know how often they open their application process up, like once a year or every couple of years? Also does anyone know how the D.R.O.P. looks for them? I know other departments in that area I.E. HCFR are losing over 150 in a couple of years. Thanks
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    TFD is a private pension system with a different multiplier so they do not correspond with the FRS dept's such as HCFR. FRS dept's are losing a lot of people due to pension system changes that occurred in 2011. TFD normally puts on a class every 1-2 years. Their process is VERY long. If its going to open up again at the same time it did last year, then it would be about now through June as far as a time frame.

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    Thanks for the info. So is it safe to say if I don't see anything by the end of June, then they are probably going to hire in 2014? Also do you know if they give preference to guys with experience or do they want fresh guys? Thanks
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    Just got my email from Tampa saying they will send me a background packet to fill out . Does anybody know how many there looking to hire this time around ? Any info would be greatly appreciated .

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    I had just recently applied with Tampa Fire and Im waiting to hear back if I get an interview or not. Anyways, I was browsing the city's website today and came across the job descriptions and pay scales for the entire city. There are 2 positions as "firefighter" on this list and it shows one as EMT with a starting mimimum hourly pay at $17.86 and the other firefighter position showing $19.79 and hour. I'm curious if this is a typo? Seeing that the website states the pay scales are updated daily and the starting pay on the application I applied for was about $1-2 less an hour for paramedic incentive. Any input would be appreciated, thanks!

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