Deadline: March 24, 2017
Salary: $5,926 per month
This classification is a non-sworn trainee position that receives basic instruction in firefighting work and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) involving the protection of life and property.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
City geography and street layout.
Mathematical computations such as averages, percentages and fractions.
Knowledge of and skill in:
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) procedures and equipment.
Exceptional customer service practices.
Paramedic practices and procedures.
Applying common sense and logic in decision making.
Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
Develop necessary skills from on-the-job training and meet standards of performance for the classification by the end of the recruit period.
Establish and maintain smooth working relationships, and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Foster a teamwork environment.
Lift Fire Department equipment in a safe manner.
Listen carefully to understand others.
Maintain physical activity over long periods of time.
Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Perform basic research.
Read, write and comprehend directions and training materials in English.
Work at heights and in confined spaces.
Applicants must be of good moral character.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Work outside in all kinds of weather.
Work overtime as requested.
Must be 18 years of age at time of appointment.
Must currently be employed as a Firefighter Paramedic and possess a minimum of one year of experience as a full time paid professional firefighter with a municipal fire department.
Completion of a certified Paramedic program is required.
Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate is required.
An Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree in a related field is desirable. Candidates who possess an AA Degree/CA State Fire Officer Certification or a higher degree may be eligible to receive educational/career development incentive pay ($200-$300/month).
Valid State of California Paramedic License at the time of application is required. For out-of-state applicants, must possess a valid National Registry Paramedic certification at the time of application; however, must possess a California Paramedic License by no later than June 15, 2017. You MUST attach a copy of the License/Certification to your application.
Valid California Class C driver’s license with an acceptable driving history is required. NOTE: Must possess a driver’s license which meets State and Department requirements for driving all emergency fire apparatus by the end of the training academy.
Completion of a Firefighter Level 1 Academy or equivalent.
Bilingual abilities in languages spoken in the community, such as Armenian, Korean, and Spanish. Upon successfully graduating from the Glendale Fire Recruit Academy, may be eligible to receive foreign language pay ($70-$140/month).
Appointees to the Glendale Fire Department will remain as non-sworn probationary Firefighter Recruits throughout the academy training period. Such employees serve on an “at-will” basis for the duration of the training academy and while on probation.
Upon successful graduation from the training academy, Firefighter Recruits will be placed in the classification of Firefighter/Paramedic A, a sworn position, which functions both as a Firefighter and a Paramedic and has a one-year probationary period. As such, appointees who are unable to meet the standards of a Firefighter and a Paramedic will be subject to termination during the probationary period.
TATTOO POLICY: Unless otherwise exempted, no employee of the GFD shall have any “visible” tattoos or other skin markings. Tattoos, or other skin markings, shall be covered while on duty with a long-sleeved uniform shirt, long-sleeved work t-shirt, work pants, sweat pants or a tattoo wrap/sleeve (100% cotton-NFPA compliant) approved by the Department. Cosmetic tattoos on the face (e.g. eye brows, eye liner, and lip liner) and wedding band tattoos on the ring finger will be reviewed by the Fire Chief on a case by case basis. Marks or scars from injuries or medical procedures are exempt from these policy restrictions. For further information regarding this policy, please contact Human Resources at (818) 548-2110.
Medical Standards/Non-Smoking Requirement
Upon being offered employment, candidates must pass a pre-placement medical examination, which includes a drug and alcohol screening, as well as a psychological examination. Candidates selected for the Glendale Fire Department must meet medical standards in compliance with National Fire Protection Association 1582 Standards on Medical Requirements for Firefighters, adopted by the City of Glendale Civil Service Commission. Newly hired employees selected for the Glendale Fire Department for this position will be required to sign a condition of employment statement that they do not smoke nor use tobacco products and shall not do so while employed with the City of Glendale.
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.
ORAL INTERVIEW EXAMINATION: Administered to evaluate the applicants’ experience, education and personal fitness for the position.