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Firefighter/Paramedic
City of Petaluma, Northern Bay Area

Fire

For more info contact:
sricci@ci.petaluma.ca.us
(707) 778-4534
Close Date: Aug 5, 2013
Salary: $6,423.56 - $7,808.03 Monthly

The City of Petaluma Invites Applications for


FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

Petaluma Fire Department




Regular Salary Range: $6,423.56 - $7,808.03 per month

Employee pays 11.75% to CalPERS retirement on a pre-tax basis if a new member of CalPERS.  If a “classic” CalPERS member, employee pays 9%.  The City does not contribute to Social Security.


Filing Deadline: Monday, August 5, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. 


Assessment Process Tentatively Scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Applicants will be scheduled either on the 10th or the 11th




PETALUMA FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Petaluma Fire Department is a full service fire and rescue agency.  The Department operates from three stations strategically located around Petaluma.  In 2011, the Department responded to over 5,000 emergency calls for service.  The Department staffs two engine companies, one truck company, two Advanced Life Support transport ambulances, and a 24-hour Battalion Chief. Call volume is challenging and varied but still allows time for training and exposure to the many facets that makes Petaluma a place for an exciting career. Three shifts of personnel work a 48 hour on, 96 hour off schedule. You can expect to gain expertise in the following functional areas: EMS response; Structure and Wildland Fire Suppression; Public Education; Fire Prevention; Disaster Preparedness; Hazardous Materials; Rescue Systems; Water Rescue; Confined Space; and more.  The response area is a combination of urban, suburban, and rural.  We have significant vehicle related challenges, a wildland interface area, and often work with CalFire and surrounding paid and volunteer organizations in the greater Petaluma area.  The Petaluma Fire Department is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class Three department and recently celebrated its 150th anniversary of service to the community.


THE POSITION

A Firefighter/Paramedic responds to fires, medical emergencies, and other emergency and non-emergency situations and takes appropriate action to protect life and property; perform various staff support assignments in addition to normal emergency response activities.  Firefighter/Paramedics are assigned to both engine and ambulance shifts, with the majority of shifts worked on the ambulance.  General supervision is provided by the Fire Captain, and responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of support staff. For the complete copy of the job description go to
http://cityofpetaluma.net/hr/job-descriptions.html.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of an accredited firefighter academy or a Firefighter I certificate.


Experience:   One year of full-time paramedic experience or equivalent medical experience.  Previous firefighting experience in a volunteer or paid capacity is highly desirable. 


Certificates/Licenses:   A valid California Class C driver license. 

Once hired, a Firefighter/Paramedic must obtain a valid California Class C or higher driver license with a Firefighter Endorsement within 36 months of date of hire.


A current certification as a paramedic in advanced life support, either through the National Registry Paramedic or State of California.  Must maintain local certification requirements.


Once hired a Firefighter/Paramedic must obtain accreditation in the County of Sonoma as an EMT-Paramedic within three months of date of hire.


You are Required to have a Current California Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

An applicant is required to submit proof of successful completion of a California Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) with their application. The CPAT card of completion must have an issuance date on or after  August 5, 2012. for the proof to be valid.  Go to
http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/cpat/schedules/ for upcoming test dates.


An applicant and Firefighter/Paramedic must pass and maintain physical requirements as specified by the City and be able to wear self-contained breathing apparatus.


Must be willing to work shifts as structured in the fire department.


COPIES OF THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND PROOF OF CPAT COMPLETION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION


PLEASE ATTACH ONLY THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES


PLEASE NOTE - SCAN ALL CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES INTO A SINGLE PDF AND ATTACH TO YOUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.  CALOPPS ONLY PERMITS ONE ATTACHMENT.


Highly Qualified Applicants

Applicants demonstrating the following will be rated as most highly qualified: 



  • Full-time paid Firefighting experience.  

  • Experience as EMT and/or Paramedic on an ambulance responding to emergency 911 calls.




PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to palpate, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk occasionally require to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift weight in excess of over 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; explosives; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


A Firefighter is required to wear appropriate firefighting and chemical safety apparel and equipment, including turnout gear, helmet, hood, and self-contained breathing apparatus.


Application/Selection Process

To apply you are required to make application online at
www.Calopps.org.  Copies of your certifications may be attached to your application electronically, submitted in person, or by email or mail.  Documents submitted in person or by email or mail must be clearly marked with your name and the title of the position you are applying for.  All documents must be received by the final filing date.

 

You must have a working email address. All communication will be by email. 




Questions about application submittals or submission of certificates can be directed to Sally Ricci, Human Resources Assistant at
sricci@ci.petaluma.ca.us, 707-778-4534, or City of Petaluma, Human Resources, 11 English Street, Petaluma, CA  94952.


Questions about the selection process can be directed to Pamala Stephens, Human Resources Manager at pstephens@ci.petaluma.ca.us or (707) 778-4343.


Questions about the Fire Department and individual qualifications can be directed to Jeff Schach, EMS Battalion Chief at jschach@ci.petaluma.ca.us or 707-778-4492.


All completed application documents will be reviewed. An application submitted without complete information will not be considered. A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant who has met the minimum requirements for the position. The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decision of the screening committee is final.  Applicants will be notified within 10 business days after the filing deadline as to the status of his/her application.


Hiring Requirements

Candidates being considered for selection are subject to an oral interview, practical exercise or other qualification testing, background investigation, pre-employment medical examination, polygraph, psychological examination, and State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records. Successful candidates must pass a drug screen as part of the pre-employment medical examination to be considered for appointment. All statements made on application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification.


Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodation for any stage of the examination process, please visit the City’s website and complete the Special Testing Accommodation Request Form at
http://cityofpetaluma.net/hr/forms.html.  You may also contact the Human Resources Division at (707) 778-4534 or via email at humanresources@ci.petaluma.ca.us


Employee Benefits

Information on benefits plans is on the City of Petaluma’s Human Resources website (Refer to the Memorandum of Understanding for International Association of Firefighters, Local 1415, Unit 7, located at
http://cityofpetaluma.net/hr/mou.html.


 


This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.


 


 

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