Firefighter (Lateral) - COMING SOON! (19878615)

East Bay
7/29/2019 at 12pm
$91,386.00-$111,068.00 Annually

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


Firefighter Lateral - COMING SOON!

Lateral Firefighter: The City of Fremont is excited to announce it will begin recruitment for Lateral Firefighter EMTs and Paramedics on July 8, 2019.

Firefighter Lateral application period will begin July 8 and end at 12:00 Noon on July 29, 2019.

Firefighter - EMT Salary Range:
$91,386 - $111,068  - plus 2.5% EMT Premium Pay

Firefighter - Paramedic Salary Range:
$91,386 - $111,068  - plus paramedic premium pay equal to 10% of top step Firefighter (once assigned by the Fire Chief to perform the full range of Paramedic duties)

Firefighter experience will be used to determine salary step placement.

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Ideal Candidate

To be considered as a Lateral Firefighter, candidates must currently be employed, with no breaks, and have passed probation with two or more years of paid firefighter experience in an agency of similar size and/or complexity as the Fremont Fire Department, as defined by the Fire Chief.



Lateral Firefighter Position highlights:

- 1-yr probationary period from date of hire for laterals
- $2,180/month 2019 health benefit allowance
- Paid Lateral Fire Academy (approximately 5 weeks)
- 48/96 work schedule after completion of the Academy
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Educational Incentive Pay, Specialist Pay, Acting Pay, Longevity Pay and opportunities for overtime pay, depending on qualifications
- Paid vacation starts at 158 hours/year, 295 hours/year maximum
- 144 hours/year of holiday pay
- Exceptional CA State retirement plan (CalPERS)
- Annual uniform allowance of $700


Special Instructions

ALL CANDIDATES: What you will need to apply (incomplete application packets will not advance in the recruitment process):

- A completed City of Fremont application (to submit online go to once the position opens on July 8, 2019)
- A resume
- Placement on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List
- Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card issued within 6 months of the final filing date (i.e., issued between 1/30/19 and 7/29/19)    
- Written test score from FCTC Firefighter Exam taken between 7/30/18 and 7/29/19

EMT CANDIDATES: In addition to the above, lateral EMT candidates will need copies of the following valid certifications:

- National Registry EMT Certificate, California EMT Certificate, or equivalent as defined by the Fire Chief.
- CPR Certificate

PARAMEDIC CANDIDATES: lateral Paramedic  candidates will need copies of the following valid certifications:

- California or National Registry Paramedic License or equivalent as defined by the Fire Chief
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification or Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Personnel (PEPP) Certification or Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Assessment and Treatment of Trauma (ATT)

START PREPARING TODAY! If you don't have a current FCTC test score or CPAT, schedule your tests today! (A Written Test Study Guide is available on the FCTC website: