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    Quote Originally Posted by zago07 View Post
    Congrats brother best of luck. i placed first on the emt list . but the HR lady clearly said medics will be given preference. i imagine that some EMT's could get hired from the safer grant but who knows how long till that happens. keep us updated on the timeline of your recruitment and again good luck. huge dept in a good location.
    Thanks man. I'm not counting my chickens yet, but definitely planning on going to the interview prepared.

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    Just for all of you EMT's that took the test i receive a called from the chief of training and theyre planning to get medics thru before interviewing emt so with that said i could be a while .

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    Hey I have my interview scheduled on Thursday I'm ranked 7 but I'm not sure if that's a total ranking? Or my Medic ranking? Anyway last time i checked they are hiring 23 total starting in Oct

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    Hey when you say number 3 on the paramedic list does this mean they're two separate list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmedic View Post
    Hey when you say number 3 on the paramedic list does this mean they're two separate list?
    I'm assuming there are two separate lists. one for EMT's and one for medics, and you're ranked in your respective column by the written test score. My interview is Thursday as well, best of luck!

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    Definetly two separate list . SAFER grant positions and they need medics

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    I had my interview Tuesday, very impersonal interview, HR dept definitely put together the question bank. Chief Gordan says they are still ironing out the grant and decided how to manage the money, he said there are 7 positions as of right now. Hopefully 23 positions in the next 8 weeks as they iron out the grant. For those 7 positions medics get first interviews, if they don't fill 7 then they will interview EMTS.

    Best of luck, if you have worked customer service in your life you will do fine in the interview.

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    Went through the interview a few days ago, all went smooth. Great group of people in charge of hiring. Chief Gordon just said that during the process of figuring out how the Grant will play through, they will likely hire 6-7 firemedics by mid October. If all goes well with the grant, they plan on hiring 23 total over the next few months- and trying their damndest to keep those hired via grant after it expires in 2014. Those 6-7 being hired within the next 6 weeks will find out before mid sept if they got the job (provided a solid background check and physical of course)..
    Keep us posted on your take and correct me if I am mistaken in the above at all. Best of luck

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    Anybody get a call or letter?

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    Chief Gordan told me it would be 5-6 weeks until they make offers. How did your interview go? Mine felt really impersonal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpemberton View Post
    Chief Gordan told me it would be 5-6 weeks until they make offers. How did your interview go? Mine felt really impersonal.
    Interview went great. Very straightforward and easygoing I thought. Not so much impersonal as they were interested in my background, past experiences, and what I like to do in my free time, etc. You're right about HR questions though. I got the feeling even the interviewers weren't crazy about some of the questions themselves. Chief Gordon had said to me that those moving forward would receive notice within two weeks via mail. A few of my references and previous employers contacted me last week and said that PCFR called them- so I'm assuming my background is pretty close to complete.

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    Does anybody know what else is involve it the next step of the hiring process? is it just one interview , conditional , polygraph, background, credit, driving, reference, medica, ?

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    If I'm not mistaken after my interview they said they were going to conduct background checks, reference and conditional offer then you do your medical. No Poly no credit check
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    Talked to chief Gordon over the phone last week, He said that everyone's backgrounds are all pretty much done, that they are now sorting out how/when to hire and that the union still has to vote regarding the whole hiring process with the grant, etc. so he said it might be a few more weeks til we hear further.

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    Thank you for finding out that info and sharing! I got my medic done JUST in time to get an interview and be considered as a medic. I assumed the reason it was taking so long was due to sorting out the safer grant positions. Hopefully we will be congratulating each other soon. Good luck everyone!

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    Any guys from the emt list currently in the hiring process? according to the lady i called i ranked number 1 on the list but i havent even gotten a call so im wondering ..

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    Hey Guys just wondering if you saw that Pasco opened up again for Fire/Medic might mean that they dont have enough Medics so whoever is in this process is most likely in. And could be a good sign that the safer grant was approved..

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    Has anyone heard anything from pasco?

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    Nope. I believe the firefighter's union still has yet to vote on how to handle the county Admin's decision to withhold utilizing the grant/hiring unless a grievance is dropped by the union. Chief Gordon said we might not hear back for another few weeks.

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    Any news from the quiet pasco county .

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    still waiting Chief said as long as you don't get a letter saying no thank you your good for now

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    it was a pleasure waiting and hoping with you guys .... im out

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    Quote Originally Posted by zago07 View Post
    it was a pleasure waiting and hoping with you guys .... im out
    Where to brother?

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    Got hired by a very good dept and most importantly not on a grant . pasco should have been more clear and communicative they are handling this process very poorly

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    Quote Originally Posted by zago07 View Post
    Got hired by a very good dept and most importantly not on a grant . pasco should have been more clear and communicative they are handling this process very poorly
    Like anywhere else, Pasco is going through budget problems and they are making do with what resources they have in regards to administration within the fd. Have you guys kept up with the news at all? Do you know why the hiring is being pushed back further? The department admin has very little pull when it comes to this sort of thing. The county admin will ONLY accept the grant if the firefighters union votes to drop a grievance over lost wages. Talked to Chief Gordon and a number of the firefighters at Tampa General and it seems like it could be a while before the union votes. So read up before knocking the department. This is all politics and unfortunately, we are stuck in the middle.
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