Full-Time, Regular
East Bay
5/31/2019 at 5pm
$6,630.00-$8,886.00 Monthly


1000 San Pablo Ave Albany, 94706


The City of Albany Fire Department is a full service fire department providing the community with many diverse services including fire protection, advance life support patient care transport, emergency and disaster response, structural and wildland fire suppression, public education, charity outreach, community education, fire prevention, hazardous incident mitigation, and open water rescue, earthquake preparedness and special events. In 2017, the Albany Fire Department responded to 2,031 incidents from a single station. The Albany Fire Department also works in conjunction with its surrounding agencies to provide automatic and mutual aid assistance in Alameda County and the State of California.

The Fire Department is a committed partner with the residents and businesses of Albany to provide the best service according to the needs of the community. 

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The Position

  • Insures all equipment is working properly
  • Responds to medical emergency incidents and provide care to critically ill and/or injured patients
  • Assesses the nature and extent of illness or injury and establish priority of required medical emergency care
  • Stabilizes patients at emergency scenes
  • Checks and maintains various firefighting and fire prevention equipment
  • Responds to fire, emergency rescue, and public service incidents
  • Lay and connect hose lines, position nozzles to direct a proper stream of water on fires
  • Operates engine pumping equipment as required
  • Raises, lowers, and climbs ladders
  • Assists in conducting salvage and clean-up operations
  • Effectively operates all gas-powered tools, portable extinguishers, ladders, and miscellaneous tools
  • Assists in maintaining fire hydrants, hoses, automotive equipment, SCBA’s etc.
  • Inspects buildings and properties for fire hazards
  • Assists in the maintenance and orderly condition in and about the fire station
  • Studies and participates in training sessions on Fire Department rules and regulations, advance life support, fire hazards, firefighting techniques and equipment, City geography and hydrant locations
  • Participates in fire drills and exercises
  • Receives and transmits radio and telephone messages
  • Answers general questions from the public appropriately

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a minimum 18 years of age at time of application

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Class C driver’s license with the ability to obtain a DMV Firefighter endorsement within 12 months of hire

  • Valid California Paramedic License

  • Current ACLS, PALS or PEPP, ITLS or PHTLS, and health care provider CPR certificates at time of application

  • Possession of a California Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) that is valid (dated within the past 1 year) at the time of application

Lateral Candidates Must Also:

  • Be an active full-time firefighter/paramedic with at least 1 year of experience
  • Possess California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I and II Certificates

Salary & Benefits

  • Incentive Pay (please note:  employees are eligible to receive one of the following incentive pays:
    • Paramedic License Incentive at 11% of base salary - OR -
    • EMT-1 Certification Incentive at 3.5% of base salary
  • Holiday pay: 6 hours of straight-time pay each pay period
  • Vacation Leave:  5.54 hours accrued each pay period
  • Sick Leave:  5.54 hours accrued each pay period
  • Uniform Allowance:  $1,000 per year
  • FLSA 24-day compensation
  • Longevity pay is paid during 25th - 33rd years of service
  • CalPERS Retirement:  3% @ 55 for Classic members, or 2.7% @ 57 for employees who are new to the CalPERS system (PEPRA New)
    • Classic Members (employees who became members of CalPERS prior to 1/1/13 and satisfy all criteria for Classic membership)
      • Employee pays 12% of employer contribution
      • Employer pays 9% of employee contribution (EPMC)
    • PEPRA New Members (employees who have never been a member of CalPERS, or who became a member on or after 1/1/13): 
      • Employee pays 12% of employee contribution 
  • Medical:  CalPERS Health -  City pays up to Kaiser Bay Area rate for employee and all eligible dependents.  
  • Dental:  Delta Dental - City pays 100% of premium for employee and all eligible dependents
  • Supplemental Orthodontia: Up to $1,500.00 (in addition to orthodontia coverage provided under dental plan)
  • Vision: VSP (optional) - two plans to choose from, employee pays 100% of premium
  • Employee Assistance Program: Magellan - City pays 100% of premium
  • Group Life Insurance:  $50,000.00 Life & AD&D - City pays 100% of premium
  • Retiree Health Savings Plan:  Employee-only contributions based on years of service as defined in MOU; No employer contribution
  • Deferred Compensation 457 Plan (optional)
  • Flexible Spending (IRC Section 125) Plan (optional) for medical costs and dependent care

The Ideal Firefighter Candidate

  • Puts the needs of others before their own
  • Has a team oriented approach
  • Is confident but humble
  • Takes an active role in the success of themselves and the Department
  • Can calmly manage physical and mental challenges
  • Values and enjoys community involvement

Application Requirements

Please submit the following with your application:

  • Current ACLS
  • Current PALS or PEPP
  • Current ITLS or PHTLS
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR Certification
  • Current CPAT (dated within the past one year)
  • California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I or II certificate (if you have one)

Interested individuals must apply online at  These positions require a thorough background investigation and a pre-employment medical exam (including a psychological evaluation) to be completed on each final candidate, prior to appointment.  All firefighter/paramedic candidates must be an accredited Alameda County Paramedic within 45 days of hire.  Upon appointment, Firefighter/paramedics must successfully pass a 12-month probationary period to be considered for permanent full-time status.

Selection Process

All completed applications will be reviewed. Based on the information in the application documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.

The tentative recruitment timeline is as follows:

  • Deadline to Apply:  May 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • Oral Board Interview and Skills Assessment: June 11 & 12, 2019

The information contained above is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.   The City of Albany  is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sex origin or disability.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Director at (510) 528-5714.


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