FLSA: Hourly

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(F07) $27.90 - $35.45 an hour     $69,638.40 - $88,483.20 a year


Serves as commanding officer of a station or fire company on an assigned shift; exercises command of firefighting operation at the scene of a fire until the arrival of a higher ranking officer. Keeps required reports; related work as required.


Must currently be a Driver Engineer or Rescue Lieutenant to sit for exam and be pomoted:

Eligibility to Take Exam:

Seven (7) years as a certified firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue including two (2) years of experience as a Driver-Engineer or Rescue Lieutenant. Successful completion of 30 college credits (18 of which must be in the area of fire science/administration, emergency medical services, business or public administration, or industrial education with a major in fire science/administration). All candidates must submit a copy of their degree or transcript (with signature and/or seal affixed) prior to the closing date. This also applies to candidates who may have applied for past examinations. The transcript or diploma may be scanned and attached via upload to the online application or forwarded via email to careers@tampagov.net.

NOTE: All of the required education for eligibility purposes must have been obtained prior to the close of business, September 13, 2014. Required experience must be obtained by the date of the test.

Eligibility For Promotion:

Eight (8) years of total service with Tampa Fire Rescue, including three (3) years as Driver Engineer

or Rescue Lieutenant and must currently be a Driver Engineer or Rescue Lieutenant. Successful completion of an approved Pump and Aerial Operator course.

Licenses/Certificates: Possession of a valid Florida Driverís License, and current State of Florida EMT-B Certification.



  • (Multiple choice 25%

  • (In-Basket 25%

  • (Counseling 25%

  • (Tactical 25%

    Education and Seniority points added after a grade of 60% is obtained. (Submit all applicable transcripts and certifications with application.)

    SOURCE MATERIALS FOR EXAM: Test questions will be drawn from the following resource materials:

    - Current Collective Bargaining Agreement *

    - TFR Daily Station Lesson Plans *

    - Standard Operating Guidelines *

    - Rules and Regulations *

    * In effect through May 1, 2014

    - IFSTA Fire Department Company Officer, 3rd Edition

    Closing Date for Applications: September 13, 2014.

    DATE OF EXAM: (Multiple Choice Component) October 14, 2014.

    How to Apply: Apply online at www.tampagov.net. Select Fire Promotional Online Application Instructions to view instructions on completing the online application.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    6-13-14 (007294)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 9/13/2014 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.