Firefighter/Paramedic (FCTC) (20252573)

Sacramento/Metro Area
$72,640.13-$97,344.73 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


205 Ford Way Dixon, 95620


Effective July 2022  -  1% COLA + 4% EQUITY SALARY INCREASE

The City of Dixon Fire Department is recruiting to fill current firefighter paramedic vacancies as soon as possible and to establish an eligibility for future needs. This recruitment will be open & continuous and first application pull date from FCTC will be June 21, 2022. 

To be considered eligible for this hiring and eligibility list, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Pass the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Entry Level Firefighter Written Exam and be placed on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List as of June 19, 2022.
  • Possess a current, valid Cal-JAC CPAT Card with an issue date between June 19, 2021 and June 19, 2022 and ability to pass city's aerial ladder agility test.
  • Possess a valid Firefighter 1 Academy certificate or California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate.
  • Possess a current, valid California or National Registry Paramedic certification (note: persons possessing a National Registry Certification will be required to register as a California Paramedic prior to appointment).
  • Valid California Class “C” Driver’s License with a clean driving record.


The Dixon Fire Department offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for qualified applicants pursuing a career in fire safety.  The position performs fire prevention activities to save lives and property; responds to hazardous material incidents; responds to all fire alarms with designated company; prepares and operates the necessary equipment at the scene of the fire such as a hose, ladders, chemicals, bars, hooks, etc.; administers first aid to injured patrons; performs other acts required of a Firefighter at the scene of an emergency; carries out all duties assigned by Superior Officers.  Work involves irregular hours during the day and evenings, and on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.



On-line application AND Supplemental Questionnaire Answers through the City of Dixon CalOpps page by the final filing date and must be placed on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List.

On June 21, 2022 Dixon will pull a list from FCTC and if there are not enough sufficient applicants the recruitment will continue to remain open for a second pull on July 5, 2022.

The most qualified candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those competing, are better qualified in terms of related training and experience will be considered.


  * Firefighter/Paramedics - Paramedic Test

  * Aerial Ladder Climb

  * Interview Process

  * Chief's Interview

Employment Processing: Those selected may be subject to a medical exam including drug screen; background investigation; DOJ fingerprint clearance; and in accordance with Federal Law, are able to provide proof of identity and proof that they may legally work in the United States. It is the policy of the City of Dixon to practice fair and equal employment under the law. 

Veteran's Preference Points: Veteran's Preference points will be applied. A PDF copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application.

Special Accommodations:  Contact Human Resources at 707-678-7000.


Ideal Candidate

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of paramedic-level emergency medical care; applicable state and local laws, codes, regulations, and policies pertaining to paramedic-level emergency medical care; elementary physics, chemistry and mechanics; fire suppression and rescue equipment, tools and devices, and their proper use and maintenance requirements; of modern fire prevention and fire suppression methods, principles, practices and procedures; of work hazards and safety precautions associated with the work; and of first aid and CPR.

Ability to learn the geography of the local area including the location of hydrants, mains, and major fire hazards; to understand and act in accordance with departmental policies and rules; to demonstrate a high degree of mechanical aptitude as required in the operation and maintenance of fire fighting and rescue equipment; to drive fire and rescue vehicles with care and safety in accordance with traffic laws and ordinances; to analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; to think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies; to learn first aid principles and apply them, to learn technical fire fighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics applied to fire suppression.  Ability to keep simple records and prepare reports, to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and to meet the physical requirements established by the department.


Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade. Related college level training is desirable.

Experience: Some work experience performing fire fighting and/or paramedic services is desirable. Completion of an eighteen month probation period as a Dixon Volunteer Firefighter is highly desirable.

Licenses, Certificates and/or Other Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

Possession of a current, valid Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic license meeting the requirements of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Ability to possess California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate within six (6) months of initial hire.

Possession of a current, valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate issued by the American Heart Association or the equivalent. (Pediatric advanced life support & basic trauma life support or international trauma life support).



This position is covered by the Dixon Professional Firefighters Association (DPFA)


Effective July 2022 the salary shall be revised to reflect a cost of living adjustment of 1% and an equity adjustment of 4%.     Current Salary Schedule

This summary is subject to change without notice, and does not constitute either an expressed or an implied contract.  If conflicts between this summary and basic policy statements occur, the basic policy will prevail.

Special Instructions

To be considered eligible for this hiring and eligibility list, you must visit www.FCTConline.org to register for upcoming exams and to learn more about the process.  Our first pull from FCTC will be on June 21, 2022. 

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