• Full Time
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Salary: $7,326.08 - $8,795.25 Monthly

Website City of Santa Rosa

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oin the City of Santa Rosa!

The City of Santa Rosa is recruiting for the exciting and challenging position of entry- level Firefighter-Paramedic!

This recruitment is being conducted to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future entry-level Firefighter-Paramedic vacancies within the Santa Rosa Fire Department.  Firefighter-Paramedics serve the public by performing fire suppression, prevention, and rescue activities while protecting life, property and the environment; providing basic and advanced life support medical care and treatment; and performing fire prevention duties.

What is an Entry-Level Firefighter-Paramedic?
Prospective entry-level Firefighter-Paramedic candidates may be currently enrolled in either an accredited Paramedic School or Firefighter I Academy; or possess the required licenses and certifications with less than two years of qualifying full-time experience as a Firefighter.

In addition to a competitive salary, retirement through CalPERS, and a generous benefits package, the Firefighter-Paramedic position offers opportunities for incentive pay and career advancement!

Incentives may include:A 10% incentive pay while working in a paramedic assignment
Educational Incentive Pay: 3% for possession of an AA/AS or 60 semester units (or quarter equivalent); or 6% for possession of a BA/BS or 120 semester units (or quarter equivalent) after completion of probation
A 3% bilingual premium pay for unit members designated by the City as proficient in the Spanish language
A 3% hazardous materials incentive when assigned to the Hazardous Materials Response Team

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Drive and operate all fire apparatus and equipment
Respond to rescue calls as part of an engine or truck company and administer medical care
Operate a variety of tools and equipment related to fire suppression, rescue and hazardous materials emergency activities
Serve as a hose operator in firefighting situations including laying hose lines, pulling working lines, holding the nozzle to direct the stream of water on the fire, placing, raising, lowering and climbing ladders and assisting in overhaul and salvage operations
Inspect and perform routine maintenance on rescue equipment, fire apparatus, hoses and other support equipment
Participate in continuous training in fire suppression, prevention and inspection through both simulated and on-the-job exercises
Operate engine pumping equipment
Inspect commercial, residential and other occupancies for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
Conduct fire prevention inspection and education programs
Operate communication equipment
Learn and study Fire Department rules and regulations, fire hazards and firefighting techniques, and related subjects
To view the complete Firefighter job description, inclusive of the required qualifications and working conditions, please click HERE.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the abilities would be:
Experience – Full-time or part-time work experience of sufficient length to demonstrate good work habits;
Education – Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certification:Possession of a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I Academy and possession of a current California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (CFFJAC) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is required.
Current Emergency Medical Technician – 1 (EMT-1) certification and current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification are required and must be maintained throughout employment.
This classification requires the use of a City vehicle while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess, and maintain throughout employment, a valid California Class C driver’s license.   Possession of a Firefighter Endorsement and a current Health Questionnaire (DL 546) must be obtained during the probationary period and maintained throughout employment.
Firefighters working in a paramedic assignment are required to possess and maintain a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License and Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation. Successful entry-level candidates will possess a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License at time of hire, with the ability to obtain and maintain Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation.
Candidates who are not currently accredited with Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) as a Paramedic in Sonoma County must obtain and maintain accreditation within the first four months of employment with the City of Santa Rosa.
If currently enrolled in either an accredited Paramedic School or Firefighter I Academy, successful candidates must meet the below criteria:
Current Paramedic School Attendees: Candidates who have successfully completed a Firefighter Academy or possess a Firefighter I certificate, and are currently enrolled in an accredited paramedic school must have completed the classroom portion of the paramedic program and be in possession of a valid State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) license prior to employment.
Current Firefighter I Academy Attendees:  Candidates currently enrolled in a California State accredited Firefighter I Academy and not already in possession of a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal must demonstrate successful completion of the Firefighter I Academy and possess a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic)  license prior to employment with the City of Santa Rosa.
Additional Information:Successful candidates must be on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL); Applicants must be active on FCTC’s SEL. Applicants must have a passing score on the FCTC Written Test between March 27, 2019 and the final application filing date of March 27, 2020 and a FCTC Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) issue date on or after March 27, 2019.  Information on these tests can be obtained at www.fctconline.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
About the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department:The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) responds to over 28,500 incidents per year, operating out of 10 fire stations. SRFD staffs ten (10) paramedic engine companies and two (2) paramedic truck companies. SRFD is looking for candidates who are highly motivated, hardworking, honest, forward thinking, mechanically inclined, problem solvers and who are used to working in a team environment.
Firefighter-Paramedics are expected to successfully complete a comprehensive firefighter training program.  Firefighters are also expected to perform the full range of fire suppression, safety and prevention duties on an in-service training basis and to learn and perform journey-level skills in all areas of work assigned.

bout the City of Santa Rosa:The City of Santa Rosa is located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 170,000. Santa Rosa is the seat of Sonoma County and the center of trade, government, commerce and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards, many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including 16 golf courses, and the spectacular Northern California coastline. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. It boasts many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally-recognized restaurants, yet still retains the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.

Selection Process:
Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in a selection process that may consist of an application screening, oral appraisal, and/or other activity selected by the Human Resources Department.  An eligible list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill future vacancies. The oral board interview process will be tentatively scheduled for mid to late-April.

Additional Instructions:
Candidates must attach all required licenses and certifications to the employment application.

 

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