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    Default Polk County Fire part time openings

    Apply while you can.
    ...at this time.

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    I did and thanks for the heads up .. now the waiting game begins.

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    105 applied, 10 openings

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    LOL wow that's a lot of folks for PART TIME positions. I have no clue how long that process will take.
    ...at this time.

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    Shoot, them aint bad odds anymore ... in Deltona FL it was 100 applicants for 1 (ONE) job.

    Too bad because i am not really sure that im a 1 in 10 guy .. i could prolly beat out 5 guys for 1 spot or even 7 guys for one spot ..... but prolly not 9 guys.

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    Anyone hear yet? Where's the process?
    ...at this time.

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    Really, no kiddin' ...... shoot .. i arn't smart enuff for you?

    Fancy city slicker with education ....

    I do know how to read and write correct English. Sometimes humor does not cross the forum as well as it should.

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    We are processing the list. 116 has been cut to 110 due to lack of certifications. We are running DL checks now to ensure applicants meet our standard as well as considering other factors. Do to the high number, we are looking at doing a written test and sending the top "x" amount (perhaps about 30) on for some form of interview / further review.

    The good news is that we extending the amount to hire from 10 to 15.

    Good luck to those who have applied.

    PS. We love the "POKE" County jokes. Be sure to throw some in during your interview.

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    Just wondering those that are going through background and DL checks, have they been notified? I applied and was just wondering if i am one of those cut? Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlinkins View Post
    The good news is that we extending the amount to hire from 10 to 15.
    15??? Will there be enough work for 20 part timers?
    ...at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanDRios View Post
    Just wondering those that are going through background and DL checks, have they been notified? I applied and was just wondering if i am one of those cut? Thanks in advance
    I don't think anyone has been notified yet, unless they were cut due to not being FL FF & EMT. Other than that, no news is good news at this point.

    UC, we should be able to keep 20 part-timers well fed. Chief Cash met with us today about some staffing plans that should keep all the part-timers busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlinkins View Post
    I don't think anyone has been notified yet, unless they were cut due to not being FL FF & EMT. Other than that, no news is good news at this point.

    UC, we should be able to keep 20 part-timers well fed. Chief Cash met with us today about some staffing plans that should keep all the part-timers busy.
    Can you tell me how working part time there works? are 24 hour shifts available? 3rd or 4th man on the engine? will medics get any preference at all?

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    Medics do have an edge up, but nothing is automatic. Most part-timers are scheduled to work for someone when they are off. This means a lot of the shifts are for 24 hours, but shorter spans do happen. Some assignments will be on a set schedule for a period of time. For example, right now we have some vacancies in the Driver Engineer positions. We fill them through ride-ups and assign a part-timer to replace the person riding up. These assignments can last for months, but are not as common as the other assignments.

    The best people to talk to are current or recent part-timers. If you don't know any, send me an email and I'll put you in contact with some.

    mikelinkins@polkfl.com

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    Thanks MLinkins im in the process of joining the volunteer department with polk county. I finished the medical physical this past week at the wellness center. Hope i hear something from the Department. Thanks again

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    Firefuss,

    Just wondering your location says Philly, did your certs from the FSFC transfer?

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    Will there actually be a testing process for these positions? I was pretty shocked last time to hear so quickly after the last "hiring process" that everyone had been hired from a group of over 100 applicants without anything even resembling a test or interview to narrow down the group...

    Quote Originally Posted by mlinkins View Post
    We are processing the list. 116 has been cut to 110 due to lack of certifications. We are running DL checks now to ensure applicants meet our standard as well as considering other factors. Do to the high number, we are looking at doing a written test and sending the top "x" amount (perhaps about 30) on for some form of interview / further review.

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    I don't think anyone has been notified yet, unless they were cut due to not being FL FF & EMT.
    My buddy Rob was EMT schooled but not a FL cert. EMT .... he got the phone call and was disqualified.

    EDIT: mlinkins, thanks for the info. Not to often do the Depts let us know who and what is going to happen next. It is appreciated.
    Last edited by owenscott; 08-30-2009 at 12:05 PM.

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    The tests are ordered. Our normal venue is booked, so we are looking for an alternate location. Personnel should be notifying candidates once we have a location and date determined. My quess would be as early as next week or at least the week after.

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    Part-time firefighter written test information:

    Location: Bartow Civic Center 2250 S. Floral Ave. Room -1

    Date: September 16, 2009

    Time: 09:00 hr. (sharp)


    Personnel should be making the notifications to the candidates beginning today.

    Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...h&z=16&iwloc=A
    Last edited by mikelinkins; 09-03-2009 at 07:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelinkins View Post
    Part-time firefighter written test information:

    Location: Bartow Civic Center 2250 S. Floral Ave. Room -1

    Date: September 16, 2009

    Time: 09:00 hr. (sharp)


    Personnel should be making the notifications to the candidates beginning today.

    Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...h&z=16&iwloc=A
    Mr. Linkins, do you know how many people are they taking to test for the positions? Thanks for all your information...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFIT863 View Post
    Mr. Linkins, do you know how many people are they taking to test for the positions? Thanks for all your information...
    We ordered 110 tests. The last time we did this, we had about a 10% "no show" rate, but we are ready for everyone on the list in case we get a full turnout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelinkins View Post
    We ordered 110 tests. The last time we did this, we had about a 10% "no show" rate, but we are ready for everyone on the list in case we get a full turnout.
    Thanks again for your answer.. Do you know what will be covered on the test.. I am assuming IFTSA 4th edition for fire and possibly brady 9th for EMT.. Will it be 50 fire and 50 emt questions or a different format?

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    Default Test results

    Does anyone know how or when we will be notified of our Polk test results?

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    when i handed in the test the guy told me it could take 2-3 weeks. they need to send the tests out to california to get graded.

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    I don't recall it taking that long the last time. Good question though. I'll try and find out for sure. I heard that 84 tested out of the 110 applicants, so the odds are improving.

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