Dixon

Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic (FCTC) (20449557)

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Fire
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Sacramento/Metro Area
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Full-Time
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Continuous
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$84,090.02-$107,322.57 Annually
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

205 Ford Way Dixon, 95620

Description

The City of Dixon Fire Department  offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for qualified applicants holding a career in fire safety and is recruiting to fill vacancies of full-time appointments for the position of Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic

To be considered eligible for Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic you must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 12 months of current and continuous experience as a full time/career firefighter with no separation time or break in service at time of application.
  • Possess a current, valid Cal-JAC CPAT Card issued withing the last 12 months from date of application submission and ability to pass City of Dixon's aerial ladder agility test.
  • Possession of a current, valid Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic license meeting the requirements of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.
  • Possession of a California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate.
  • 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)
  • Ability to possess Solano County Paramedic Accreditation within three (3) months of initial hire.
  • A Firefighter Class C Endorsement and maintain clean driving record

SUBMIT ABOVE DOCUMENTS DIRECTLY TO FCTC. THE CITY WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY COPIES, FAXES OR EMAILS OF DOCUMENTS.

Firefighter/Paramedic: This position performs firefighting, rescue, emergency medical care, fire prevention, equipment operation, and equipment maintenance activities to protect life and property; assumes primary responsibility for patient care at the scene of a medical emergency; and performs other related duties normally associated with the position of professional Firefighter/Paramedic. 

APPLICATION/SUPPLEMENTAL PROCESS

CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE:

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

On the first week of every month Dixon will pull a list from FCTC.  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.

CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE

  * 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

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

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 firefighting 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 firefighting 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.

Education/Experience:

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. An Associate’s Degree or related college level coursework is desirable.

Experience:

A minimum of 12 months of current and continuous experience as a full time/career firefighter with no separation time or break in service at time of application. (Volunteer, sleeper/resident, paid on-call, or seasonal does not apply to lateral firefighter recruitment).

Licenses, Certificates and/or Other Requirements:

A minimum of 12 months of current and continuous experience as a full time/career firefighter with no separation time or break in service at time of application.

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

Possession of a California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate.

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)

A CPAT card or ability to pass city's physical agility test.

Ability to possess Solano County Paramedic Accreditation within three (3) months of initial hire.

A Class C Firefighter Endorsement and maintain clean driving record.

Within fifteen (15) months of employment, and as a condition for passing probation, incumbents must obtain Firefighter II Certification.

Benefits

This position is covered by the Dixon Professional Firefighters Association (DPFA) - Contract is due for negotiations in 2024, please note new contract will be effective July 2024.


CalPERS TIER DEFINITIONS MOU INTERPRETATION OF CALPERS TIERS

CalPERS Annuitants will be limited to only 960 hours in a fiscal year and this position is full-time.

Future Salary COLAs:        
TBD - New contract will be effective 7/1/2024.

Retirement:                          
CalPERS Retirement System (3 % @ 50 formula for Classic CalPERS members and 2.7% @ 57 formula for new CalPERS members).  The City does not participate in social security.

Medical:                                
CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs and PPOs.  City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance.  Maximum Family Medical Benefit Allowance (2024): $1,859 per month.

Bilingual Pay:                      
$100 per month upon certification.

Education Incentive:

  • Fire Technology or Fire Science Certificate - $60/month
  • AA/AS degree in Fire Science - $120/month
  • BA/BS degree - $180/month
  • "Fire Officer" certificate - $120/month
  • "Chief Fire Officer, Fire Mechanic, Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, or Apparatus Driver/Operator" certificate - $120/month (If more than one certificate is achieved under this section, employee shall only receive the mas of $120/month)

Max educational incentive shall be $420/month.

Physical Fitness Incentive:

$250.00 per month upon certification.

Review the Benefit Summary Sheefor full scope of benefits.

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 Lateral hiring and eligibility list, you must visit www.FCTConline.org to register for upcoming exams and to learn more about the process. The City will review applications the last week of every month and pull from FCTC the first week of every month.

 

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(707)678-7000
Contact email: