Firefighter: Pasadena California Deadline: February 11, 2016

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Deadline: February 11, 2016

Salary: $24.50 Hourly

Job Description:

The City of Pasadena is looking for Firefighter Trainees. The mission of the Pasadena Fire Department is to provide protection of life, property, and the environment from the effects of fires, medical emergencies, and hazards.

We are looking for individuals who have the ability to embody accountability, integrity, and flexibility. Our city is small enough to provide a hometown feeling, yet large enough to offer interesting and varied work. Our Fire Department is top-notch – Come and get mentored, coached and trained by the best!

Click the link for details about the Pasadena Fire Department and more information about the recruitment process



1  Firefighter Trainee: $24.50/Hour (four month training)

2  Firefighter I: $4,544.24 – $5,700.95/Mo.(upon graduation/18 Mo. probation)

3  Firefighter II: $6,192.40 – $7,278.46/Mo.(post probation)


1  Written Examination: March 2nd & 3rd, 2016.

2  A Study Guide is available by clicking the following link: 2016 Firefighter Trainee Study Guide 

3  Written exam results will be emailed during the week of March 21, 2016.

4  Only the top scoring candidates will proceed to the structured interview.

5  Structured Interviews: April 4, 2016 through April 8, 2016 (Required certificates will be collected if you have them at this time)

6  Fire Chief’s Oral Interviews: Tentatively Scheduled for the week of May 9, 2016.

 Essential Functions:

Upon successful completion of the Basic Training Drill Tower Academy, a Firefighter I is an entry level position designated for advancement to Firefighter II, which is the journey level position.

A Firefighter I is trained to perform the full range of fire safety activities, including:

1  Lay hose; set up ladders; operate Fire Department equipment;

2  Conduct rescue and salvage work;

3  Administer first aid and assist in medical incidents;

4  Perform basic fire prevention and code enforcement duties, including life safety inspections;

5  Perform support and maintenance activities such as servicing fire hydrants, fire equipment maintenance and repair, and station and grounds maintenance;

6  Keep abreast of current fire fighting methods and operations, city geography, and departmental policies and procedures;

7  Conduct public education and information activities including assisting in the preparation and dissemination of informational materials and making public presentations;

8  Perform vehicle and apparatus repair and maintenance; may operate fire apparatus;

9  Perform other duties as assigned.

 Qualification Guidelines:


1  Graduation from high school or GED equivalent

2  Must be 18 years of age or older at time of appointment

3  Possession of a  valid Class C Driver’s License at time of hire


The following certificates are not required at the time of filing or throughout the examination process. However upon passing all examinations, your name will not be referred to the Fire Chief  until both certificates are received.

1  A current California issued EMT-B Certification or a current National Registry EMT- Basic certification that is eligible for California certification.

2  Biddle or CPAT physical ability certificate issued as of June 1, 2015 or later. Certificates issued before June 1, 2015 will not be accepted.


California State Paramedic License or A.A. or A.S in Fire Science or California State Fire Fighter I certificate.


The following list represents some of the core competencies for this position; see the job description for more detailed information:

Trainable – Ability to be trained, instructed and supervised in all aspects of fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical procedures.

Cooperation-Interpersonal Skills – Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships in a community living environment and with the public.

Physical Abilities – Possess the physical endurance and ability to perform a wide variety of strenuous fire suppression activities, ability to lift heavy loads, bend in all directions, climb ladders and poles, squeeze with arms and hands, pull and lower heavy loads, operate machinery using hands and legs, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Accountability – Members of the Pasadena Fire Department will be accountable to each other and the community we serve. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.

Integrity – As members of the Pasadena Fire Department, we strive for honesty and fairness in our dealings with our customers and each other. We are honorable to our profession, and we inspire each other to maintain trustworthiness, openness, and sincerity.

Flexibility – Pasadena Fire Department members will adapt to the ever changing needs of our community, the organization, and the environment.


Candidates who have a California State Paramedic’s License may be referred ahead of other candidates based upon departmental needs.

 Special Requirements:

1  Applications are accepted on-line only.

2  Do not submit certifications along with the application.

Please do not contact Human Resources or the Fire Department for information regarding the recruitment process. Instead, read all emails sent to you. Email notices will contain specific directions that must be followed. You may also find more information by clicking the following links:1. Firefighter Trainee Information Sheet 2. 2016 Fire Department Information Guide.

4  Candidates will be required to undergo a thorough background and medical review including psychological screen and drug test.

5  Candidate must be a non-smoker and remain a non-smoker for duration of employment.

6  Paramedic certified candidates must maintain paramedic certification for duration of employment.

7  New hires may be required to obtain a state of California Paramedic training and certification.

8  Out-of-state candidates must apply for a state of California Driver’s License when the conditional offer of employment is made.

9  The Firefighter Trainee is a FLSA Non-exempt and At-will classification.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE


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