Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District California

Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: Continuous 

Salary: $87,180.00 – $125,400.00 Annually

Job Description:

 

Want to reach out and serve the community as a highly trained Firefighter/Paramedic?  Interested in doing that as part of a dynamic and progressive fire district?

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is seeking highly motivated Firefighter/Paramedics who desire to actively support our commitment to providing a high level of service to our community through innovation, training (employees and the community), and cutting edge technology.  We have it all here – residential, commercial, manufacturing, wildland, freeways, EMS, not to mention the occasional pet rescue, which will constantly challenge you and enhance your knowledge and skills. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of our dedicated team of professionals and to be actively involved in taking our District forward through participation in projects, committees, training, education, and specialty teams (HazMat, Rescue, CERT). We are committed to personal and professional growth and provide opportunities for you to stay current on training requirements, trends, and technology.

Plus, we offer competitive pay and benefits and a great work schedule (See the Benefits tab for additional information):

Compensation:

  • Firefighter – $7,265 – $9,103 (for the duration of the Academy)
  • Firefighter Paramedic – $8,611 – $10,450 (while on shift as Paramedic)

Salary while on shift includes a holiday differential, FLSA differential, as well as a 12.5% Paramedic differential. Differentials will be applied when serving in a paramedic/shift assignment after successful completion of the recruit academy.  

**NOTE:  For lateral candidates:  For those currently employed as a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic, the determination of entry salary step will be dependent upon experience.

Work Schedule:  Firefighter/Paramedics work a 48×96 schedule.ABOUT THE DISTRICT

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an independent Special District in Contra Costa County responsible for providing a high level of emergency and non-emergency services to the communities it serves. The District’s service area encompasses approximately 155 square miles, serving the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, the southern boundary of Morgan Territory, and the Tassajara Valley. The communities are primarily residential, commercial, office park, and controlled manufacturing, along with wildland areas, protected by 10 stations, 187 employees, and 47 volunteers.  Financial oversight and strategic policy direction are provided by an elected 5-member Board of Directors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The following minimum qualifications are required at the time of application unless noted otherwise:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED. College degree from an accredited university preferred.
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the District. Firefighter Endorsement will be required by end of probationary period.

**NOTE:  For out-of-state candidates:  Must possess a valid California driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the District by the time of appointment.  Firefighter Endorsement will be required by end of probationary period.

  • Must possess a California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I certification under the 2001 curriculum or proof of completion of a California State Fire Marshal accredited Firefighter I Academy under the 2013 curriculum by the time of application. If your Firefighter I Academy certification predates 2013, your application will not be considered for review.  

**NOTE:  For candidates with Department of Defense (DoD) or out-of-state certifications:  Must possess a Fire Fighter I Certificate issued by another State or the Department of Defense (DoD) with an IFSAC and/or Pro Board seal. You will be required to provide proof of Fire Fighter I certificates. If the Fire Fighter I certificate is issued by another State or the DoD you will be required to provide certificates with IFSAC and/or Pro Board seals showing you are certified to Fire Fighter I and HazMat Awareness/FRO.

  • Must possess a valid State of California Paramedic license with ACLS certification at time of application. ACLS certification must be equivalent to AHA ACLS standards and include a hands-on skills demonstration sign off consistent with standard ACLS protocol. One year of paramedic experience preferred.

**NOTE:  For out-of-state candidates:  Must possess a valid National Registry certification and valid ACLS certification at time of application. ACLS certification must be equivalent to AHA ACLS standards and include a hands-on skills demonstration sign off consistent with standard ACLS protocol.  Must have applied for a State of California Paramedic license by time of application and must possess a valid State of California Paramedic license by time of appointment.  One year of paramedic experience preferred.

  • A Health Care Provider CPR certificate/card consistent with AHA, including a skills component, is also required at time of application.
  • Current PHTLS or ITLS and PALS or PEPP certifications required by time of final offer of employment. Candidates must present valid certificates in order to receive a final offer of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) issued after January 1, 2016, by time of conditional offer. CPAT not required for lateral appointments.
  • Must be a California resident by time of appointment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The following qualifications are highly desirable.  In order to ensure these certifications are considered during the application review, a copy of the certifications must be submitted, along with the required supporting documentation, at the time of application.

  • Firefighter II certification, Auto Extrication, Firefighter Survival, RIC Operations,
  • HazMat FRO, Rescue Systems I, Confined Space Operations, Driver/Operator 1A, EVOC

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must apply online through NEOGOV.
 
completed application must be entered into NEOGOV.  All other required supporting documentation including resume; copies of advanced educational degrees to be considered; paramedic license; ACLS, CPR, PHTLS or ITLS, PALS or PEPP, CPAT, FF1, must be included with the application as required. If you are missing any of the above documents, your application will not be considered for review.
 
**NOTE:   The application and documentation uploads must be completed and submitted together. 
 
This is a continuous posting that will be reviewed periodically. Selected candidates will be invited to a panel interview and Firefighter skills assessment on a rolling basis. A Chief’s interview will be conducted on a rolling basis for successful candidates. The anticipated Firefighter/Paramedic Academy duration will be for 16 weeks.
 
Candidates considered for employment will be required to undergo an extensive background investigation, including polygraph, a psychological evaluation, a thorough medical examination and a pre-employment drug screening.

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

 

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