Position Detail:

Alameda City Fire Department
1300 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501

Alameda County

(510)747-4900
alamedaca.gov/

Hiring Information:


Position: Firefighter - Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  November 16, 2020
 

Special Instructions:  

 

Requirements

Nature of Position
FIREFIGHTER (PARAMEDIC)

While in Academy: $55,638 annually
Academy is 20 Weeks and is Tentatively Scheduled to Begin March 15, 2021
Upon Graduation Paramedics start at Step 3: $89,123 annually

Upon graduation from the academy Paramedics assigned to the Paramedic Program and working as a Paramedic will receive a 12.5% pay differential.

Qualifications to Apply for Firefighter ? Paramedic:
Possess a valid State of California Paramedic License.
Possess the ability to swim 250 yards.
Possess a valid State of California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of employment at the time of appointment.
Be at least 18 years old by the application deadline, November 16, 2020.
Physical and Mental Health - Must meet standards required to perform duties of this position. Typically this includes: demonstrating a state of physical and mental health consistent with the ability to perform assigned duties; normal hearing or hearing corrected to normal levels; normal vision or vision corrected to 20/20 in each eye; color vision sufficient to identify color coded lights, placards, signs, maps, hydrant caps, sprinklers, etc. plus smoke and flame colors used in identifying combustibles, their location and potential; and participation in a wellness/fitness program.

Application Process for Firefighter ? Paramedic
Complete and submit the application and supplemental questionnaire, including attaching the required documentation. We will review your application, questionnaire responses, and required documentation; if you receive a passing evaluation, the next steps in the examination process are as follows:
Qualified applicants will be scheduled for an examination consisting of (1) oral board (panel interview), (2) paramedic assessment, and (3) 250 yard swim test. Exams are tentatively scheduled the week of December 7, 2020 in Alameda, CA. Attendance in person is required.
Applicants passing all components of the exam will be placed on the eligible list and may be invited to a Chief's Interview. Applicants will be invited in rank order but placement on the eligible list does not guarantee an interview or continuation in the selection process.
Applicants passing the Chief's interview process, will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
Applicants passing the background investigation, may receive a conditional offer of employment and if made, will be required to successfully complete a medical and psychological evaluation.

EXAMINATIONS INCLUDING THE (1)STRUCTURED PANEL INTERVIEW, (2) PARAMEDIC ASSESSMENT, AND (3)SWIM TEST AND ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 7, 2020


IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR APPLICATION, IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED:
1) Valid State of California Paramedic License
2) Valid State of California Driver's License

The City of Alameda Fire Department is currently seeking career-minded individuals whose performance is reflective of a very high level of dedication and commitment to public service. Alameda firefighters are trained professionals who provide a wide range of services to include: fire suppression, fire prevention, ambulance transport and emergency services to protect the lives and property of a diverse community of over 79,000. The Fire Department's goal is to develop staffing that reflects the rich make-up of the diverse population residing within the City of Alameda. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be committed to fostering respect, dignity, and fairness, and is driven by a strong commitment to providing quality service.
Distinguishing Features
This examination is being conducted to fill both civil service and temporary grant funded positions. Select positions may be funded by the temporary rehiring initiative established under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program grant
Examples of Duties
Under general supervision, Firefighters perform duties to prevent or limit loss of life and property in emergency situations; maintains related equipment and records; and performs other related work as required. Essential duties may include, but are not limited to:

Responding to emergency calls and performing duties necessary to prevent or limit loss of life and property in emergency situations dealing with fire, disasters, medical emergencies, water rescue, technical rescue, and hazardous materials.
Following directions for suppression and other activities including the laying of hose and placement of ladders, rescue, ventilation, salvage and overhaul operations.
Maintaining knowledge of location and operation of all equipment on all Fire Department apparatus.
Operating fixed and portable electrical generators, air and hydraulic equipment, and portable power equipment.
Performing fire prevention duties including inspections of residential, business, mercantile, educational, industrial, institutional and public assembly occupancies; may perform fire cause and origin investigations.
Examining and maintaining facilities, apparatus, equipment and grounds.
Participating in station training and drills.
Maintaining apparatus records and logs and prepares required reports.
May be assigned to duty on an engine, truck, ambulance or specialty vehicle, or to a particular division such as Preventive or Emergency Services, and performs related activities as required.
May be assigned, as an instructor for department training programs, to conduct programs, demonstrations or lectures; may work in a higher classification.
Following department and City rules, regulations, policies and Memorandum of Understanding.
Employment Standards
Possession of the employment standards does not guarantee advancement to the examination or placement on the eligible list. This is a competitive examination where a candidate's performance in the examination will be evaluated in comparison with the core competencies required of the job.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXAMINATION, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years of age by the application deadline (NOVEMBER 16, 2020).
Possess a valid State of California Paramedic License.
Possess a valid State of California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of employment at the time of appointment.
Physical and Mental Health - Must meet standards required to perform duties of this position. Typically this includes: demonstrating a state of physical and mental health consistent with the ability to perform assigned duties; normal hearing or hearing corrected to normal levels; normal vision or vision corrected to 20/20 in each eye; color vision sufficient to identify color coded lights, placards, signs, maps, hydrant caps, sprinklers, etc. plus smoke and flame colors used in identifying combustibles, their location and potential; and participation in a wellness/fitness program.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR APPLICATION. CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD ALL MATERIALS DIRECTLY TO THEIR APPLICATION.
1) Valid State of California Paramedic License
2) Valid State of California Driver's License

Knowledge of or the Ability to Learn
Knowledge of materials, principles and practices to achieve and maintain required training and/or certifications; the characteristics and capabilities of all fire department apparatus, equipment and systems; operation of all fire department equipment and systems; types, sizes and capabilities of hydrants; fire service hydraulics; D.O.T. markings; mathematics; fire chemistry; modern office practice methods and equipment, including computers and designated software; communication equipment; fire department terminology especially as related to equipment and apparatus; supplies necessary to maintain proper operations; fire behavior and control; forcible entry practices and techniques; ventilation practices and techniques; salvage and overhaul techniques; rescue practices and techniques; basic mechanics and basic principles of electricity; and be trained to at least Firefighter II certification within 24 months of employment.

Willingness to work 24 hour shifts, weekends, holidays, various work schedules, overtime (including mandatory overtime) and on call; respond to mutual aid calls requiring in or out-of-state travel; attend meetings and educational sessions as required; perform routine, repetitive work; train other employees; wear a uniform and safety equipment; work outside in inclement weather; work under undesirable and hazardous conditions; conform to department grooming standards; take a loyalty or affirmation of allegiance to the United States and to the State of California.

For a complete listing of all essential functions, review the comprehensive job description for Firefighter.

EXAMINATION PROCESS:
All applications will be reviewed to confirm candidates meet the employment standards listed above. Those meeting the employment standards will be invited to the examination. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position. Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of the interview approximately two weeks in advance. The Structured Panel Interview, Paramedic Assessment and 250 yard Swim Test are tentatively scheduled for the week of December 7, 2020. If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative testing dates, you should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.

Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on the City of Alameda Eligible List for Firefighter - Paramedic. A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City's Civil Service Rules. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check and background investigation which includes a thorough investigation of personal history not limited to work history, education, military, arrest record, driving record, etc. will be conducted on applicants being considered for hire. Pre-employment testing will also include a swim test and city-paid medical and psychological evaluations which will include a drug test. The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CREDIT: A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran's preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

 
Starting Salary:  $77,880.00 - $113,267.00 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
 
Contact:   City of Alameda, Human Resources Department
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290

Alameda, CA 94501
510-747-4900
hr@alamedaca.gov
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alamedaca/jobs/2873825/firefighter-paramedic?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 75,000
Number of Firefighters: 116
 

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