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Firefighter Medic
City of Colton, San Bernardino County


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(909) 370-5089
Close Date: Apr 10, 2017
Salary: $5,905.73 - $7,178.47 Monthly


Joint Recruitment between

the Cities of Colton and Loma Linda


FILING DEADLINE: April 10, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

 The Cities of Colton and Loma Linda are conducting a joint recruitment for the position of Firefighter Paramedic. A single eligibility list will be established from this recruitment. Candidates who successfully complete the testing process may be selected to fill vacancies occurring in either city for the duration of this eligibility list. For more specific information about each city please review this job announcement or visit each city's web page.

 Monthly Salary:

$5,905 - $7178 (Colton)

$5,557 - $7,274 (Loma Linda) 


Under the general supervision of the Fire Captain, perform the full array of duties assigned to the Firefighter Medic class including responding to all 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; perform a variety of other tasks in support of assigned area of responsibility.


Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Firefighter Medic. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of a high school diploma, a valid California driver license and a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a valid EMT-P, ACLS and CPR Certifications and a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), or BIDDLE certificate issued no more than one (1) year from application date are required at the time of a scheduled Captain's Oral Board interview.


 1) Will have completed a state approved Fire Academy and be in possession of a CSFM FF1 certificate.

 2) Will possess a valid California Driver License with a Firefighter Endorsement.



The City offers an attractive benefit package to include 2.7% @ 57 for the new PEPRA rate and 3% @ 55 CalPERS retirement plan for classic members(actual benefits paid at retirement may vary based on prior CalPERS service); employee pays 9% member portion of required retirement contributions; Cafeteria Plan - $1,100/month to purchase medical, dental & vision; tuition reimbursement plan; City paid life insurance policy and employee assistance program (48/96 work schedule).


Founded in 1875 and incorporated in 1887, the City of Colton covers an area of approximately 19.1 square miles.  Colton is a general law city operating under the Council/Manager form of government.  The operating budget for fiscal year 2016-17 is $156.5 million, including operating and capital expenditures and reflects approximately 372 full and part-time staff.


The City of Colton is offering an excellent opportunity to join a progressive Fire Department that 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 members participation in department committees in such areas as EMS, Rescue, Training and in Apparatus/Equipment.



The City provides retirement benefits through the Public Employees' Retirement System, 3% @ 55; single highest year for existing (Classic) CalPERS members; 2.7% @ 57, highest consecutive 3 years for new CalPERS members (pursuant to recent pension reform legislation); with the employee paying the member contribution. Medical, Dental and Optical - $1,100 cafeteria-style insurance reimbursement plan; Deferred Compensation Plan is coordinated with the cafeteria-style plan; City paid life insurance policy; city paid long term disability; generous paid/sick leave; Uniform Allowance; and EAP. Please see the MOU for details on additional incentives and benefits. 


Loma Linda is a balanced blend of quality residential, industrial, and commercial developments. Residents enjoy the range of amenities for which Southern California is famous. The community offers gracious living with hillside homes that provide a panoramic view of the valleys and mountains. Loma Linda is freeway close to beaches, mountains, ski and desert resorts.

There are several colleges and universities within commuting distance of the City. Loma Linda is also the home of the world renowned Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Located in the Redlands/San Bernardino area, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, Loma Linda has a population of 22,500 and encompasses 7.8 square miles. The Civic Center houses City offices, Fire Station 251, the Chamber of Commerce and the San Bernardino County Branch Library.


 The Fire Department responds to emergency incidents, including fires of all types, medical emergencies, rescues and other wide-ranging requests for service from two fire stations housing the full spectrum of fire/emergency response apparatus. The stations are staffed 24-hours per day with multiple companies. Advanced Life Support is provided by a combination of an engine and truck company.

In addition to staffing both stations 24 hours, the department deploys an additional paramedic engine during peak hours to meet the service demands driven by a daily influx of employees, visitors, and commercial traffic to the city's large institutions.


Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: Human anatomy and physiology; pharmacology; physics; paramedic protocol; and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; complex principles, practices and procedures of modern fire fighting and rescue and the operation and general maintenance of fire fighting vehicles, equipment and apparatus; purposes and uses of a variety of vehicles, equipment, tools, and apparatus used in fire fighting, rescue, and medical assistance operations; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations; occupational hazards and standard safety practices; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; methods and techniques for record keeping; and proper English, spelling and grammar.

Demonstrated physical endurance, agility, strength, and stamina in the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions. Think and act quickly with good judgment in emergency situations. Apply applicable laws, codes and regulations. Work a variety of shifts including weekends, holidays, and emergency call-back, when off duty. Operate an office computer and applicable software. Understand and follow oral directions promptly and accurately. Work independently. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Operate and use equipment for fire fighting, rescue, and medical assistance operations. Perform advanced first aid and CPR.  







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