Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral)


Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral)
Selection Process
The process will include a panel interview, paramedic skills assessment, background investigation,
medical and psychological exams and other related
components. The examination process is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-May.
Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements
and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications
does not guarantee an invitation to participate in
the process.
Invites Your
Interest In The
Position Of
Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral)
Human Resources will make reasonable
efforts in the examination process to accommodate
persons with disabilities. Please advise Human
Resources of any special needs in advance of the
selection process by calling
(510) 494-4660.
The information contained herein is
subject to change and does not constitute
either an expressed or implied contract.
Contact the City
Phone: (510) 494-4660
Job Hotline: (510) 494-4669
Human Resources Department
City of Fremont
3300 Capitol Avenue, Building B
Fremont, CA 94538
Are you interested in being part of a dynamic Fire Department
equipped with state of the art apparatus and modern fire houses? Do
you enjoy interacting with and making a difference in the community?
Can you use your firefighting/paramedic skills in collaboration with a
team of dedicated professionals to provide top notch service? Then the
City of Fremont’s Fire Department may be the place for you!
Application Deadline
April 25, 2011
8:00 a.m.
Your Future is in Fremont
This is Our Fremont Community
The City of Fremont is a full-service city with a
budget of $134.6 million in fiscal year 2010-2011,
employing 846 regular employees. It is one of the
most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the
Bay Area, with over 145 languages and dialects
spoken in our schools. It is a family friendly
community with great schools, beautiful parks
and a low crime rate. The City is an innovator in
municipal government, with dynamic leadership
provided by the City Council and City Manager.
Fire Department
The City of Fremont Fire Department is nationally recognized for excellence. Our state of the
art rolling stock includes 11 front line engines, 2
ladder trucks and 3 specialty rigs stationed at 11
modern fire houses nearing completion after a
$51 million rebuild and renovation project, including construction of a new training center and
tower. The Fire Department maintains an innovative and cutting edge paramedic program; community disaster preparedness training; a Statecertified rescue team at the “heavy” level; hazardous materials management services for over 1,000
facilities; Urban Search and Rescue services with
California Task Force 4; and is one of 124 Metropolitan Medical Response System Cities nationwide with enhanced terrorism response plans and
Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral)
The Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) will perform
first responder Advanced Life Support in a prehospital emergency care setting and provide emergency medical assistance to victims of accidents, injuries or illness; participate in fire suppression, fire
prevention and fire administration activities; respond
to fires, hazardous material and rescue emergencies;
maintain, test and operate tools and equipment; perform fire station maintenance; drill and train; participate in public relations activities; and perform related duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills
Compensation and Benefits
Highly Desirable
 Two (2) years experience as a full-time, paid firefighter-paramedic with a federal, state or municipal
fire department within the state of California or
completion of a firefighter I academy and continuous employment since graduation as a firefighterparamedic in a federal, state or municipal fire department within California.
 Current accreditation as a paramedic in the County
in which the applicant is now employed.
The annual salary is $76,384 - $92,835 depending on
qualifications. Current benefit features include:
 3% @ 50 public employment retirement
(CalPERS) package; the 9% employee-paid portion of the CalPERS retirement contribution is
tax-deferred; five years to vest
 Cafeteria Benefit Plan for employees/dependents
that includes medical, dental and vision plans;
child care and medical expenses can be paid with
pre-tax dollars
 Annual vacation of 158 hours for years 1 through
5, increasing to a maximum of 295 hours after 20
 144 hours of holiday pay, with pay out options
 City paid life, accidental death and dependent insurance; supplemental life insurance coverage is
 Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
The probationary period for this IAFF represented
position is twenty-four (24) months.
Minimum Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum of six (6) months experience as an Advanced Life Support provider
California Paramedic License
Current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support
(PALS or PEPP), and Pre-hospital Trauma Life
Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support
(BTLS) or equivalent required at time of background investigation
Alameda County Paramedic Accreditation by the
completion of the City of Fremont EMS Preceptor
Ability to obtain a California State Accredited Firefighter I certificate within the first year
Ability to obtain a California State Accredited Firefighter II certificate and complete the Fremont Fire
department acting Engineer program by the end of
the probationary period
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C
California Driver’s License by time of appointment
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class B California Driver’s License with tank endorsement by
the completion of probation
Vision requirements: Not less than 20/100 in each
eye correctable to not less than 20/30 in each eye
with glasses, without functional color-blindness or
impairment. Limitations in the field of vision may
be disqualifying.
Application Instructions
To be considered for this position, submit a completed
City application and copies of California Paramedic License, Class C California Driver’s License and paramedic
credentials/certifications (ACLS, PALS or PEPP, and
PHTLS or BTLS or equivalent):
 Through our online application system at or;
 To the Human Resources Department at 3300
Capitol Avenue, Building B, Fremont, CA 94538 or;
 In the Employment Application drop box located
near the entrance to City Hall.
The application deadline is 8:00 a.m., April 25, 2011.
Late applications will not be accepted.