Position Detail:

Colton Fire Department
303 East E Street
Colton, CA 92324

San Bernardino County

909-370-6146 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  February 10, 2021

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Under the general supervision of the Fire Captain, perform the full array of duties assigned to the Firefighter Medic class including responding to all-hazard calls for life support, fire suppression and fire prevention; demonstrate a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; occasionally assist in the training of lower level Firefighter positions; perform a variety of other tasks in support of assigned area of responsibility.

The Firefighter Medic is the journey level class primarily responsible for responding to fire alarms, providing life support at emergency scenes and protecting life and property endangered by fire. This classification is distinguished from the next lower classification of Firefighter by the performance of advanced medical and life-support duties.

May occasionally exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level Firefighter staff.
Essential Functions
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Perform the full array of duties assigned to the Firefighter Medic classification including the provision of medical aid and life support at an emergency scene and perform fire suppression and fire prevention duties.
Provide full range of medical aid and life support at an emergency scene; may perform victim extrication; and interact with hospital personnel.
Integrate with law enforcement to respond to active shooter or other terror related incidents.
Test and maintain medical and rescue equipment and drug inventory.
Perform the full range of duties assigned to the Firefighter series at a fire scene such as responding to alarms, hooking lines to hydrant, laying lines of hose, making initial attack, directing streams of water, carrying and set?ting up ladders, ventilating buildings, performing search and rescue, administering first aid, and mopping, sweep?ing, and cleaning after fires, and performing salvage and overhaul; may participate in fire investigations of cause and origin.
Test, wash, polish and service fire apparatus and equipment; test, wash and hang hose.
Drill with engine company members; attend special training sessions on firefighting and prevention techniques; study City layout and water systems.
Stay current on latest cancer prevention best practices and techniques for fire fighters.
Participate in engine company fire prevention inspections of local businesses and companies.
Participate in station maintenance and upkeep.
Participate in department public education program regarding fire prevention.
Prepare reports and documentation related to paramedic and fire suppression calls.
Demonstrate a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.
Respond to questions and concerns from the general public; provide information as is appropriate and resolve complaints.
Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
Perform other related duties as required.
Colton Firefighter Paramedics are represented by the Fire Fighter Association
Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: None required

Possession of or ability to obtain upon hire, a valid California Class C license driver license; and a satisfactory driving record at the time of hire and throughout employment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain upon hire, appropriate, valid EMT-P, CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications.
Additional Information
Recruitment, Examination and Selection Process
The City of Colton is offering an exciting opportunity for career minded individuals interested in pursuing rewarding work in a progressive field and department. Our Fire Department has a strong Fire Union/Fire Chief working relationship and encourages an outstanding working environment. The department is constantly staffed with 13 personnel on duty each day. The department is also very active in the state wide mutual aid system, with both a type three, wild land engine and OES type one engine. The department encourages employee participation in department committees in areas such as EMS, Rescue, Training, and Apparatus/Equipment.

The Ideal Candidate-
An ideal candidate will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the Firefighter Medic job description. Further, an ideal candidate will possess the following:
Completion of a state approved Fire Academy.
Possession of a CSFM FF1 certificate.
Valid California Class C Driver License, with Firefighter Endorsement.
**Lateral candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary will be negotiated with the established salary table for Firefighter Medic.

Examination Process-
All interested candidates must be on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (list requirements include the written and physical agility components).

How to be placed on the FCTC list: Please visit www.FCTConline.org for more information on how to register for upcoming CPAT physical ability tests and written tests. Information and study materials can be found on the web-site along with information about financial hardship grants and testing fees. Human Resources will confirm eligibility to move forward with the recruitment process.
Recruitment/Examination process will include, but is not limited to:
Complete City of Colton application (www.governmentjobs.com)
Paramedic Skills Assessment Center
Captain`s Oral Interview
Background check includes: review of your personal, professional and educational history; fingerprinting; psychological evaluation; physical examination, including a drug screening; and polygraph.
Chief`s Oral Interview
Candidates successful in all phases of the recruitment process will have their names certified to an eligibility list. This list will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur. The list will be active and valid for one (1) year.

Starting Salary:  $73,016.36 - $88,751.94 Annually L
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Colton
650 North La Cadena Drive

Colton, CA 92324

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 181,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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