Join the City of Santa Rosa!
The City of Santa Rosa is recruiting for the exciting and challenging position of lateral- level Firefighter-Paramedic!
This recruitment is being conducted to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future lateral-level Firefighter-Paramedic vacancies within the Santa Rosa Fire Department. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of applications are received, and can close at any time. A starting salary is commensurate with years of experience performing full-time paid experience in an all-risk fire agency!
What is a Lateral-Level Firefighter-Paramedic?
Prospective lateral-level Firefighter-Paramedic candidates will possess at least two years of full-time paid experience as a Firefighter with no breaks in service, in an all-risk fire agency and the required licenses and certifications.
Firefighter-Paramedics serve the public by performing fire suppression, prevention, and rescue activities while protecting life, property and the environment; providing basic and advanced life support medical care and treatment; and performing fire prevention duties.
In addition to a competitive salary, retirement through CalPERS, and a generous benefits package, the Firefighter-Paramedic position offers opportunities for incentive pay and career advancement!
Incentives may include:
- A 10% incentive pay while working in a paramedic assignment
- Educational Incentive Pay: 3% for possession of an AA/AS or 60 semester units (or quarter equivalent); or 6% for possession of a BA/BS or 120 semester units (or quarter equivalent) after completion of probation
- A 3% bilingual premium pay for unit members designated by the City as proficient in the Spanish language
- A 3% hazardous materials incentive when assigned to the Hazardous Materials Response Team
- A 2% longevity pay incentive (based on time in CalPERS)
- A starting vacation accrual rate that matches the total years of service as a Firefighter
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
- Drive and operate all fire apparatus and equipment
- Respond to rescue calls as part of an engine or truck company and administer medical care
- Operate a variety of tools and equipment related to fire suppression, rescue and hazardous materials emergency activities
- Serve as a hose operator in firefighting situations including laying hose lines, pulling working lines, holding the nozzle to direct the stream of water on the fire, placing, raising, lowering and climbing ladders and assisting in overhaul and salvage operations
- Inspect and perform routine maintenance on rescue equipment, fire apparatus, hoses and other support equipment
- Participate in continuous training in fire suppression, prevention and inspection through both simulated and on-the-job exercises
- Operate engine pumping equipment
- Inspect commercial, residential and other occupancies for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
- Conduct fire prevention inspection and education programs
- Operate communication equipment
- Learn and study Fire Department rules and regulations, fire hazards and firefighting techniques, and related subjects
To view the complete Firefighter job description, inclusive of the required qualifications and working conditions, please click HERE.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the abilities would be:
Experience - Full-time or part-time work experience of sufficient length to demonstrate good work habits;
Education - Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Prospective lateral-level Firefighter candidates will possess at least two years of full-time paid experience who have passed probation and with no breaks in service as a Firefighter in an all-risk fire agency. Additional requirements include the following:
License or Certificate:
- Firefighters working in a paramedic assignment are required to possess and maintain a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License and Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation. Successful lateral level candidates will possess a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License at time of application, with the ability to obtain and maintain Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation.
- Candidates who are not currently accredited with Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) as a Paramedic in Sonoma County must obtain and maintain accreditation within the first four months of employment with the City of Santa Rosa.
- Possession of a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I
Academy. If a Firefighter I accreditation was received from another State, the accreditation will be reviewed and accepted on a case-by-case basis.
- Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification are required and must be maintained throughout employment.
- This classification requires the use of a City vehicle while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess, and maintain throughout employment, a valid California Class C driver's license. Possession of a Firefighter Endorsement and a current Health Questionnaire (DL 546) must be obtained during the probationary period and maintained throughout employment.
About the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department:
The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) responds to over 28,500 incidents per year, operating out of 10 fire stations. SRFD staffs ten (10) paramedic engine companies and two (2) paramedic truck companies. SRFD is looking for candidates who are highly motivated, hardworking, honest, forward thinking, mechanically inclined, problem solvers and who are used to working in a team environment.
Firefighter-Paramedics are expected to successfully complete a comprehensive firefighter training program. Firefighter-Paramedics are also expected to perform the full range of fire suppression, safety and prevention duties on an in-service training basis and to learn and perform journey-level skills in all areas of work assigned.
The City of Santa Rosa provides a full range of services including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure; water, storm water, and wastewater utilities; housing services through its Housing Authority; economic development; transit; parking; and recreation, parks, and cultural services, including a municipal golf course.
The City of Santa Rosa's residents work in a well balanced mix of management, professional, manufacturing, sales, tourism, transportation, construction, and service jobs. The City also plays an important role in supporting the agriculture and tourism industries of California's north coast.
Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you will find a vibrant City overflowing with all there is to love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa where everything comes together: Wine country, farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and the ocean. In the center of all that is a thriving downtown lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicurean alike. A charter city incorporated in 1868, Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, one of California's premier wine growing regions and is the gateway to tourist destinations in the redwoods and on the coast. Santa Rosa occupies 41 square miles and serves a population of 170,000. The City has a historic preservation program and has environmental diversity.
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