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    Default Polk County Part Time Firefighter Openings

    Sorry I'm so late on the info guys. Closes on the 12th. Apply now.

    http://www.polk-county.net/jobs.aspx?menu_id=24&nav=gov
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    who in here applied? i applied but suprised they didnt have a spot in the application where you can put that you volunteer for polk county. I heard this time around is a little different then last years go around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanDRios View Post
    who in here applied? i applied but suprised they didnt have a spot in the application where you can put that you volunteer for polk county. I heard this time around is a little different then last years go around.
    I hope some of you applied. It was open for a short period. I hear there will be written and physical tests this time. It doesn't matter that you volunteer. Maybe mention it in your interview when they ask your qualifications.
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    I applied and had a voice mail message this afternoon about the written test.

    It is on the same morning that I start medic school, so I'm out of the race unless I can reschedule.

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    yes they changed it up a bit. the physical will be at Ridge Fire Academy.

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    Here is the timeline from our website:

    Timeline (updated 5/10/10):
    1. Job Posting: May 7,2010
    2. Part-Time Job Closing: May 12, 2010 (Closed. 132 applications)
    3. Personnel processing applications: week of May 13, 2010
    4. Part-Time Applicants Written Test: May 18, 2010- Location: New Polk County EOC (Click for map:http://polkfire.polkfl.com/LinkClick...0%3d&tabid=147)
    5. Part-Time Applicants PAT Test at Ridge Fire Academy*: May 27, 2010
    6. Set up Part-Time Interviews: May 31, 2010
    ∑ Personnel reserve 12 appointments for physical between June 11 – 27: May 31, 2010
    7. Interview Part-Time applicants , week of June 1-2, 2010
    8. Make Job offer: June 10, 2010
    9. Personnel notify the 12 new part-time firefighters of their physical examination appointment date and time: June 10, 2010
    10. New Part-Time Recruit Bunker Gear Fitting: June 14,2010 (at Bld.232 Bartow Air Airport)
    11. New Part-Time Recruit Start Date at Fire Training: June 28,2010
    Live Burns July 1, 2010
    New Part-Time Recruit Field Training: July 2, 2010 – July 20, 2010

    * Some PAT tests from other agencies may be accepted if they are six months old or less. PCFR will have the final say on which ones will be accepted.
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    Is Polk County going to hire Full time Firefighter or is the Part time the transition to Full time?

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    Full time firefighters will most likely be hired from the existing pool of part-time firefighters or those who transfer from other county divisions such as EMS.

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    the wait is killing me!! how did everyone feel they did?

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    More EMS transfers?
    ...at this time.

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    Will you guys be hiring more full tome positions in the future?

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    We had a very high pass rate on the written. HR should be contacting those who passed regarding thier PAT test. Ridge may offer multiple days if they have a high number needing to take the PAT.

    Full time openings will be limited. We will most likely be filling them with internal candidates. We currently have three new driver engineer positions in the budget for next year, but it is very early in the budget process and they could be cut at anytime. The remainder of the openings should come through retirements and other attrition.

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