Firefighter/Paramedic: South Pasadena California Deadline: November 22, 2017


Deadline: November 22, 2017

Salary: $75,168.00 – $91,368.00 Annually

Job Description:


The City of South Pasadena Fire Department is seeking highly motivated candidates that demonstrate exceptional customer service and exhibit a passion for public service to apply for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.  Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2017 or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early, this recruitment may close at any time.

Example of Duties
The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties, which are not listed below.

Under general supervision, Firefighter/Paramedics are part of a fire suppression/rescue team that responds to emergency medical incidents, structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials, spills/releases, and additional types of routine and non-emergency calls for service. Duties include, but are not limited to, fire prevention, completion of written reports and memoranda, public education, emergency/disaster preparedness, and station and apparatus maintenance.

Firefighter/Paramedics are required to participate in emergency medical services continuing education, firefighting proficiency training, and in-house educational programs. Firefighter/Paramedics may be directed to perform additional duties as required.Qualification Guidelines

Requirements Education/Experience
Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.  All candidates must have and attach:  (1) certificate of completion of California State Fire Marshal’s Office accredited fire academy, or California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I certification; (2) applied with National Testing Network (NTN) – Select City of South Pasadena AND completed entrance exam qualification requirements; (3) proof of passing the Los Angeles Area/Orange County Fire Chiefs Firefighters Physical Ability Test (Biddle) or IAFF CPAT within the last 12 months; (4) A valid California EMT-P License.

Selection Process
Candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of education and experience shall be invited to participate in an examination consisting of an oral interview (weighted 100%), psychological profile and pre-employment medical examination which includes drug/alcohol screening.  Applicants must pass all portions of the selection process and a thorough background investigation prior to final offer of employment.

To Apply
Employment Applications are available online only.  Please submit your completed application and attach copies of ALL certificates and licenses online at

NOTE:  All applicants must submit a completed online application and attach all certifications to the online application.  Failure to submit all required documents by the filing deadline will result in disqualification of the applicant.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED ON YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION.  Therefore, it is imperative that you provide an email address to which you have access, and it is recommended you frequently check your email for notices.

All applicants must be able to prove legal United States residency at the time of appointment.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Physical Demands
Exposure to extreme physical demands would require the candidate to be in excellent condition.  This position requires heavy lifting and/or dragging of heavy weight, carrying, climbing, pushing, pulling, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, running, jumping, twisting and other forms of moderate to extreme physical exertion.

Working Conditions
All Fire Department personnel work under extreme conditions that require excellent physical conditioning.  Requires exposure to extreme heat, flammable liquids, hazardous gases, smoke, explosions, chemicals, electrical hazards, faulty structures, inclement weather and communicable diseases.

Special Requirements

A valid California Class “C” Driver’s License by time of appointment.
After candidate is appointed, conditions of continued employment include:  Los Angeles County EMT-P accreditation required within three months of hire date and continued accreditation to practice as an EMT-P in Los Angeles County.

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

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