Position Detail:

Coronado Fire Department
1001 6th Street
Coronado, CA 92118

San Diego County

619-522-7374
619-435-2742 - fax
www.coronado.ca.us

Hiring Information:


Position: Firefighter/Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  January 31, 2018
 

Special Instructions:  

 

Requirements

The City of Coronado is seeking highly-motivated, community-oriented individuals who desire a career in the fire service serving the City of Coronado. There are currently two (2) permanent, full-time/benefited Firefighter/Paramedic positions, however the eligibility list established from this positing will be used to fill any future vacancies that may occur within the next 6 months. Currently one to two additional vacancies are slated to become available in early spring.

Please note that the City of Coronado is now using the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) statewide eligibility list as part of the qualification requirements. Candidates who wish to be considered must meet the minimum qualifications below and be on the FCTC statewide eligibility list as of the closing date of this posting (January 31, 2018). A minimum score of 70% on the FCTC written exam is required. Applicants to the City of Coronado must have passed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within 4-months prior to the closing date of this application period (after September 30, 2017). Please see the hyperlink below to view and schedule your written and CPAT test dates (if applicable):

FCTC Testing Dates

We have received tentative confirmation from the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) that there may be an additional written test date added in San Diego, location to be determined, on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Please check the FCTC website for updates but be prepared to take the written test on one of the already confirmed dates and locations if need be.


Firefighter/Paramedics are responsible for performing a variety of duties involved in responding to fire and other emergency calls for the protection of life, property and environment; to render medical aid and lifesaving assistance; to participate in fire prevention, public education, disaster preparedness, and training activities; to maintain and operate a variety of firefighting, emergency medical, and fire station equipment; and to perform a variety of related duties in a safe, efficient, and professional manner.

Key Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
1) Respond to fire and emergency alarms; perform all phases of fire suppression work; place fire hoses, set ladders, operate fire streams, ventilate and enter burning structures to extinguish fires and rescue victims; operate pneumatic and auxiliary equipment such as genera-tors or pumps; perform rescue, ventilation, overhaul, salvage and clean-up activities at fire scene.
2) Respond to emergency and non-emergency medical calls; determine and perform appropriate emergency medical interventions within guidelines of certification including to perform rapid defibrillation and place advanced airway in accordance with EMS protocols; transport patients to appropriate medical facility, communicating with medical staff via two way radio; write medical response reports as needed.
3) Respond to and performs skilled tasks at the scenes of emergency calls including: rescues, hazards identification, hazardous materials identification, radiological monitoring and spills, public assistance and service.
4) Perform tasks and duties relating to confined space rescue operations.
5) Perform station maintenance; clean and maintain station living quarters in an orderly condition; operate, inspect and maintain emergency apparatus, fire engine and other fire equipment; perform minor repairs inside and outside of facilities.
6) Operate, inspect and maintain emergency response equipment and vehicles; perform minor repairs on equipment and vehicles or report deficiencies to proper staff for other disposition; order necessary supplies; clean and maintain patient care compartment of emergency vehicles.
7) Participate in drills and training exercises including those related to fire fighting, emergency medical service, technical rescue, extrication, physical fitness and other related areas.
8) Facilitate and participate in public relations, disaster preparedness, fire/safety education, and fire prevention activities including school education programs, group activities, fire drills, and station tours.
9) Respond to hazardous material incidents; make recommendations regarding the storage, handling and use of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials.
10) Perform fire safety inspections of all types on commercial, public, and multiple occupancy dwellings; identify fire and life safety hazards; provide suggestions for correction and technical information as needed concerning fire code requirements; issue orders to comply with fire building ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
1) Respond to fire and emergency alarms; perform all phases of fire suppression work; place fire hoses, set ladders, operate fire streams, ventilate and enter burning structures to extinguish fires and rescue victims; operate pneumatic and auxiliary equipment such as genera-tors or pumps; perform rescue, ventilation, overhaul, salvage and clean-up activities at fire scene.
2) Respond to emergency and non-emergency medical calls; determine and perform appropriate emergency medical interventions within guidelines of certification including to perform rapid defibrillation and place advanced airway in accordance with EMS protocols; transport patients to appropriate medical facility, communicating with medical staff via two way radio; write medical response reports as needed.
3) Respond to and performs skilled tasks at the scenes of emergency calls including: rescues, hazards identification, hazardous materials identification, radiological monitoring and spills, public assistance and service.
4) Perform tasks and duties relating to confined space rescue operations.
5) Perform station maintenance; clean and maintain station living quarters in an orderly condition; operate, inspect and maintain emergency apparatus, fire engine and other fire equipment; perform minor repairs inside and outside of facilities.
6) Operate, inspect and maintain emergency response equipment and vehicles; perform minor repairs on equipment and vehicles or report deficiencies to proper staff for other disposition; order necessary supplies; clean and maintain patient care compartment of emergency vehicles.
7) Participate in drills and training exercises including those related to fire fighting, emergency medical service, technical rescue, extrication, physical fitness and other related areas.
8) Facilitate and participate in public relations, disaster preparedness, fire/safety education, and fire prevention activities including school education programs, group activities, fire drills, and station tours.
9) Respond to hazardous material incidents; make recommendations regarding the storage, handling and use of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials.
10) Perform fire safety inspections of all types on commercial, public, and multiple occupancy dwellings; identify fire and life safety hazards; provide suggestions for correction and technical information as needed concerning fire code requirements; issue orders to comply with fire building codes; schedule re-inspections for verification of correction; submit reports as needed; assist in maintaining, organizing, and filing of inspection and re-inspection reports.
11) Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
12) Maintain records and logs of work completed and in-progress; prepare statistical and analytical reports as required; retrieve and enter information into computer system.
13) Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
14) Render emergency medical aid as a Paramedic with a Paramedic team consisting of a communicator and an attendant, examine victims, communicate vital medical data to medical personnel and administer medical treatment in accordance with established guidelines and the specific instruction of hospital medical personnel.
15) Perform primary and secondary physical assessment of ill or injured persons.
16) Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
17) Maintain an effective airway for patients with compromised breathing.
18) Operate defibrillation equipment.
19) Operate radio-telephone equipment and communicate medical information to base hospital medical personnel and others.
20) Operate and supervise the operation of the Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulance.
21) Transport patients in accordance with San Diego County Emergency Medical Services protocol.
22) Supervise a non-certified paramedic assigned to the MICU.
23) Serve as a preceptor for paramedic and emergency medical technician trainees.
24) Assist in the maintenance and replenishment of medical equipment and drug supplies.

Minimum Requirements
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of part-time or volunteer department experience or 6 months of full time employment with a municipal fire department is desirable.

Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and;
completion of a state accredited regional fire academy or the possession of a CSFM Firefighter 1 certificate.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver`s License with a safe driving record. Incumbents must obtain a Firefighter endorsement and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A certification prior to completion of probation.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain prior to completion of probation, an appropriate, valid Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Level certificate.
Possession of, an appropriate valid Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) license with the State of California and the ability to obtain prior to appointment current EMT-P accreditation with the County of San Diego EMS.

Special Requirements:
As a condition of continued employment, the Firefighter/Paramedic must maintain current license as an EMT-P with the State of California and current EMT-P accreditation with the San Diego EMS office.

Knowledge of:
General principles and practices of fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical response.
Procedures, techniques, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in modern fire suppression, fire prevision, and emergency medical response.
Principles, methods and techniques used in confined space and rescue operations.
Proper operation, use and maintenance of fire suppression apparatus and emergency medical equipment.
Proper hazardous materials handling techniques.
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Geography of the City and water systems.
Basic mathematics and mechanical relationships.
Basic record keeping principles and practices.
Basic office procedures and methods including computer equipment and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations governing.
Basic and advanced life support principles and procedures.
San Diego County Emergency Medical System (EMS) regulations.

Ability to:
Perform a variety of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical response and technical rescue activities.
Read, understand and apply technical firefighting materials and concepts.
Select and properly administer first aid and medical treatment appropriate to the emergency.
Deal effectively with upset or emotional persons or patients.
Operate fire suppression apparatus and equipment.
Think and act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and stressful conditions.
Operate assigned vehicle, fire truck or ambulance safely in varying traffic and weather conditions observing legal and defensive driving practices.
Perform mechanical work involved in fire equipment operations.
Observe and follow safe firefighting work practices.
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
Operate office equipment including computer equipment.
Work 24 hours shifts including during weekends and holidays.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Supplemental Information
The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Productivity: Incumbents must perform work in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimal direction.

Mobility: Incumbents require mobility to walk, stand, run, climb, crawl, reach, and bend for prolonged periods at heights above the ground and below ground and in unlit areas wearing gear weighing in excess of fifty pounds; lift, push and pull objects weighing over 100 pounds; drive and operate fire suppression equipment and apparatus.

Vision: Vision sufficient to assess emergency situations and recommend effective courses of action.

Environment: Travel to emergency scenes and/or firefighting incidents; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases. extreme heat, hazardous materials and biomedical hazards; work at heights on ladders; work with water.

Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.

EXAMINATION PROCESS:
A completed City of Coronado on-line employment application, copies of all licenses and/or certificates, resume and supplemental questionnaire must be received in the Human Resources Division at www.coronado.ca.us (under the Quick Link to Employment) by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience, education, training, statewide eligibility list through the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC), an completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within the last four months (after September 30, 2017. This will include a review of the candidate`s application, resume, answers to supplemental questionnaire and FCTC scores and test dates. Highly rated applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process designed to evaluate the applicant`s skills, knowledge, and abilities related to the position.
Listed below are the examination components, relative weights:

Paramedic Skills Testing (50%) - Tentatively scheduled for the week of February 5, 2018
Oral Panel Interview (50%) - Tentatively scheduled for the week of February 12, 2018

*Please note only qualified candidates who successfully pass the Paramedic Skills Testing will be invited to continue onto the Oral Panel Interview. Per our Civil Service Rules a Minimum score of 70% is required for all components of the examination process to be placed on the eligibility list

Applicants must obtain a passing score in all portions of the examination process to be placed on the eligibility list. The eligibility list will be in effect for a period of at least six months. Applicants will be notified by e-mail of their eligibility status. All appointments are subject to successful completion of a background check and pre-employment physical examination including a drug screening. All new employees are required to submit verification of legal right to work in the United States.

The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities who will require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or testing process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for the accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

 
Starting Salary:  $5,821.42 - $7,801.26 Monthly
Top Salary:   N/A
 
Contact:   City of Coronado only accepts on-line applications
1825 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
619-522-7300
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coronado/jobs/1595974/firefighter-paramedic

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 25,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A
 

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