*Updated to include the Escambia County Fire Rescue career firefighter $2,000 sign-on bonus
On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the amended Recruitment Initiative Pay Policy and designate numerous full-time positions as positions eligible to receive the Recruitment Incentive under the policy. Under the adopted policy, newly hired Escambia County firefighters, paramedics and emergency communications dispatchers will receive a $2,000 sign-on bonus.
On May 6, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners approved the Recruitment Incentive Pay Policy. This proposed Agreement was to be utilized as the mechanism to facilitate the Recruitment Incentive Pay Policy and be provided to candidates for employment in a classification that qualifies for the Recruitment Incentive Pay and who agree to the terms set forth in the Agreement.
“Just like in every county, we’re constantly competing to hire the best personnel,” said Escambia County Public Safety Director Eric Gilmore. “This pay incentive makes us competitive and gives us a better chance to recruit and hire the best possible candidates for Escambia County.”
Escambia County Public Safety is responsible for keeping citizens safe from emergencies and both man-made and natural disasters. Its divisions include Emergency Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Rescue, and Pensacola Beach Lifeguards. For the latest information on emergency management services in Escambia County, residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts on myescambia.com.