Firefighter/Paramedic: Montebello California

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Salary: $5,685.03 – $7,261.36 Monthly

Job Description:

$5,685.03 to $7,261.36 / Monthly
56-Hour Work Week
This Salary Range Includes

Plus $250 per month for Firefighter I Certificate or AA/AS Degree or 60 units
Or $400 per month for Firefighter II Certificate or BA/BS Degree of 120 units 

A four (4%) percent pay increase is scheduled for January 1, 2020
A four (4%) percent pay increase is scheduled for January 1, 2021


This recruitment is Open Until Filled.  We encourage interested applicants to please apply promptly as this recruitment may close at any time, without notice, once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, the Firefighter/Paramedic responds to fire alarms and other related requests for emergency assistance; participates in fire prevention inspections, training activities, public relations program, station and equipment maintenance; performs other related work as required.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Responds to fire and emergency alarms; drives vehicles; lays and connects hoses; holds nozzles and directs fog or water streams; raises and climbs ladders; uses chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, line, and other equipment; ventilates burning buildings to deal with emergency situations; removes persons from danger; administers first aid and/or emergency medical services to injured persons; performs clean-up and salvage operations; may be specially assigned to paramedic rescue squad duty, responding to a variety of calls requiring the performance of special rescue and emergency medical assistance; maintains oxygen breathing equipment, resuscitation equipment, and other rescue equipment; participates in demonstrations of accident prevention, rescue, and first aid; performs regular station and equipment maintenance work; cleans living quarters, maintaining them in a clean and orderly condition; tests fire hydrants, reviews and receives training in Fire Department rules and regulations, fire hazards, firefighting techniques, and emergency service procedures; participates in training exercises; performs fire inspection and prevention work;  may meet the public, making presentations to further Department public relations; may assume the duties of a Fire Engineer in an Engineer’s absence or in a training capacity.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education / Training / Experience:
High school graduation or GED is desirable. Graduation from a State approved fire academy with Paramedic certification. One year of experience as a Paramedic with a private ambulance company or municipal fire department is highly desirable.

Knowledge of:
Basic knowledge of methods and principles of fire suppression, fire investigation, fire prevention, emergency medical response and hazard material control.

Ability to:
Understand and act in accordance with the Department policy, rules and regulations; learn a variety of firefighting, emergency service and rescue methods, duties and techniques; respond quickly to emergency situations and work under pressure; assist with fire inspection and prevention activities; interpret, explain and apply fire codes and regulations; learn and perform special assignments as delegated; understand and carry out oral and written directions; meet established standards of physical endurance and agility; effectively represent the fire service functions of the Department with the public; communicate effectively orally and in writing.


  • A completed City of Montebello on-line employment application via NEOGOV.
  • Picture Identification.
  • Copy of State certified Fire Academy Diploma or Firefighter 1 Certificate (or State equivalent if not California).
  • Copy of current California State Paramedic License (or, if not California, a State equivalent accompanied with a Current National Registry Certificate).
  • A copy of your High School diploma or equivalent (highly desirable)
  • Proof of successful completion of a Biddle Physical Ability Test or CPAT (dated within twelve months).

At time of appointment the successful candidate must have:

  • A Valid California State Class C driver’s License
  • A signed Non-Tobacco Use Statement
  • Successfully passed all qualifying examinations, the City’s pre-employment physical, and extensive background check.
  • Must successfully obtain Los Angeles County paramedic accreditation.

Supplemental information

You must submit a City application and your required documentation directly to the City of Montebello’s Human Resources Department. Only On-Line applications will be accepted.  To apply please go to the City’s website: 
You may upload the required documents to your NEOGOV application.
Candidates will be invited to participate in a CPS entry-level Firefighters written examination & Paramedic supplement examination after the review of their applications and supporting documentation. Candidates who successfully passed the written examination will be invited to an oral examination and paramedic skill assessment.


Candidates who pass the testing process will be placed on an eligibility list which may remain valid for up to one year.

Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete all of the following:

  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Evaluation including Drug Screen
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Proof of authorization to work in the United States
A comprehensive investigation is conducted into each candidate’s background in order to evaluate the candidate’s suitability for the position. Areas of inquiry include:
  • Work History
  • School Record
  • Criminal Conduct
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Driving Record
  • Credit History

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


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