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Villages Public Safety Employment Opportunities

The Villages Public Safety Department (VPSD) provides essential services in the areas of Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic) and Advanced Life Support (Ambulance Transport) to The Villages community and surrounding areas – a response area spanning over 90 square miles. In addition to firefighting and emergency medical response, VPSD personnel also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of specialty areas including high-angle rope rescue, vehicle machinery rescue, confined space rescue, trench collapse rescue, structural collapse rescue and hazardous materials response as a member of VPSD’s Technical Rescue Team (FL-TRT-424).

Are you interested in a career with The Villages Public Safety Department? View our current open positions below.

Candidates interested in a career as a Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT must complete a two-part process:

1. District Application

Our application process is online only. You may only complete an application for current open positions.


  • Current Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Florida State Minimum Standards (F.S.S.633)
  • State of FL Firefighter II Certificate
  • State of Florida EMT or PM Certificate
  • EVOC 16 HR Certificate - EMT & Paramedic
  • CPR - EMT & Paramedic
  • ACLS - Paramedic

Pay Scale:

  • Firefighter/EMT
    • $43,680 Annually ($15.00/Hour)
    • + Transport Stipend up to $5,824 Annually ($2/Hour)
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
    • $56,172 Annually ($19.29/Hour)
    • + Transport Stipend up to $8,736 Annually ($3/Hour)
  • Single Cert Paramedic
    • $51,804.48 Annually with FLSA OT ($15.57/Hour)
    • + Transport Stipend up to $ 8,736 Annually ($3/Hour)


  • 7-12 paid vacation shifts a year
  • 72 hours of holiday leave
  • 48 hours of personal leave
  • 120 hours of sick leave a year
  • Employer paid 401(a) retirement account, 18% + 3% match
  • Employee health insurance
  • Fully paid short-term and long-term disability


  • Fire and EMS certifications 100%
  • Paramedic school $6,000 max
  • College courses up to 50% ($3,000 max annual reimbursement)
  • On duty CME’s, CPR, ACLS, PALS and EVOC

If you have any questions or would like more information on employment opportunities with The Villages Public Safety Department, you may contact VPSD by phone at 352-205-8280 or by email at

Contact Us
In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1

Public Safety
3035 Morse Boulevard
The Villages, FL 32163

Phone: 352-205-8280
Fax: 352-205-8290
Email Public Safety

Business Hours for Administration:
8am to 5pm, EST
Monday – Friday
Excluding Holidays

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430

or click the link below to file your request electronically.

     Public Records Requests

Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at to report any concerns you might have.