Menlo Park Fire Protection District

Entry Level Firefighter EMT or Paramedic (20105596)

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Fire
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San Francisco/Peninsula
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Full-Time
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5/24/2021 at 5pm
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$113,066.00-$147,759.00 Annually
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

170 Middlefield Road Menlo Park, 94025

Description

Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic

Annual Salary: $125,000.26 - $147,759.45

(eff. 7/1/2021- includes Paramedic and Holiday Pay)

Entry Level Firefighter EMT

Annual Salary: $113,066.37 - $135,825.56

(eff. 7/1/2021- includes EMT and Holiday Pay)

Final Filing Date: May 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM

THE POSITION

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District invites you to apply for the position of Firefighter  EMT/Paramedic. Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responds to fire alarms, emergency medical calls, emergency rescues and performs required emergency services;
  • Provides basic emergency medical treatment to injured or ill persons;
  • Calms victims and other persons involved at the scene;
  • Inspects residential, commercial and industrial properties to discover and eliminate potential hazards and complies with fire codes, ordinances and laws;
  • Assists in performing station and grounds maintenance activities; cleans equipment, vehicles and living quarters;
  • Checks the condition of fire apparatus and appliances for proper working order; Completes maintenance work on fire apparatus, fire hydrants, other appliances and equipment;
  • Performs firefighting tactical duties which include hose line operations, use of ladders and ventilation procedures; performs life-saving rescue operations; operates portable fire extinguishers;
  • Participates in the clean-up and overhaul operations at scene of emergencies; Conducts company or District training on firefighting methods;
  • Takes part in fire prevention activities such as public education and training; Continues own training and education programs by individual study and participation in scheduled drills and classes;
  • Makes incident reports and other reports as directed; participates in committees and similar organizational activities;
  • Provides technical and functional work direction to others as required; plans and checks the work of others as assigned;
  • Works safely and follows policies, practices, and procedures related to work safety; calms victims and other persons involved at the scene;
  • May serve as Acting Fire Engineer or Fire Captain when assigned and upon meeting all requirements of that classification to which temporarily assigned;
  • Remains current with changes in education, technology, rules, regulations and laws related to the work;
  • Accepts responsibility for meeting all requirements for recertification and licensing/endorsements; passes all qualifying exams;
  • Prepares and presents simple reports, files, logs and records as required; Promotes good community relations by making public presentations and conducting demonstrations; and,
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Ideal Candidate

Will be able to perform the full range of duties that may be assigned to positions in the class. Employees in this class engage in the suppression or prevention of fires. The work involves responsibility for preventing loss of life and property and minimizing the effect of injuries in emergency situations. It is frequently performed under hazardous conditions requiring rapid response and strenuous physical exertion. Major elements of the work are participation in responses of emergency situations, in service training, first aid, and communications equipment. Work is performed under close or general supervision depending on the nature of the assignment. A firefighter is required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced Life Support pre-hospital emergency care techniques, principles, and practices.
  • Basic human anatomy and physiology.
  • Medical terminology, techniques and analytical processes used in the description and assessment of patient status.
  • Categories, applications, contraindications and appropriate dosage levels; procedures and equipment used in vital sign monitoring.
  • Symptoms of impaired cardiac and respiratory functioning, altered states of consciousness, various types of toxicity and poisoning, shock, and common disease.
  • Applicable laws, codes, and ordinances.
  • Basic arithmetic.

Ability to:

  • Observe and evaluate patient status and conditions at the scene; determine appropriate basic and advanced life support procedures.
  • Make paramedical decisions rapidly and under stressful conditions.
  • Read, interpret and apply fire prevention laws and rules.
  • Analyze problems and take effective action in emergencies.
  • Operate firefighting equipment.
  • Maintain good physical conditioning in order to perform strength and ability tasks.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, orally, and with others to assimilate, understand, and convey information, in a manner consistent with job functions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.
  • Learn and effectively apply local, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations.
  • Represent the District effectively and professionally in contacts with representatives of other agencies and the public.
  • Take a proactive approach to customer service issues.
  • Make/recommend process improvement changes to streamline procedures.
  • Perform assignments and maintain equipment in a safe manner; understand and carry out safety policies, rules, and regulations; properly uses safety equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.

Skill In:

  • Using and Manipulating a variety of hand and power tools, medical equipment and instruments and apparatus;
  • Basic keyboarding; and
  • Operating a personal computer and appropriate work-related applications such as including word processing, calendaring, and e-mail systems, etc.

Education and Training

Education: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.  

Training: Equivalent to graduation from high school. College level course work in fire science or related field is desirable. 

Required Licenses and Certifications:

All licenses and certifications must be maintained as a condition of employment.

  • Possession of a valid class C driver’s license; and a safe driving record; and
  • EMT or Paramedic License (National Registry or California); and
  • Completion of an accredited California Firefighter 1 program (or proof of planned graduation date by June 2021); and
  • Must be current on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL) on 5/24/2021. (For more information on how to be placed on the FCTC SEL, visit https://www.fctconline.org/find-a-job/fctc-statewide-list/) ; and
  • Cal-JAC CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) Card must be dated between 12/1/2020 and 5/24/2021.
  • A passing score on the FCTC Written Test must be dated 5/24/2020 and 5/24/2021; and
  • To view upcoming Cal-JAC CPAT and FCTC Written Test dates, click here (https://www.fctconline.org/candidates/upcoming-test-schedule/).

Benefits

As of 7/1/2021:

  • Up to $2,115.46 per month, Section 125 Plan allocation, for PERS Health Plan Choices, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending for medical and dependent care, and additional Life Insurance options;
  • Variety of CalPERS Health Plans to choose from including HMOs, PPOs, EPOs, and combination plans based upon zip code eligibility https://www.calpers.ca.gov/page/active-members/health-benefits/plans-and-rates;
  • Self-insured Dental Plan valued at a minimum of $1,464/year;
  • 2.7% @ 57 CalPERS Retirement for new members, 3% @ 50 for classic members;
  • 288 hours Annual Leave per year, capping at 432 hours per year;
  • 144 hours of holiday pay per year paid out evenly among 24 pay periods;
  • Uniform Allowance, $900 per year;
  • Residency Stipend of $500/month for those living within a 60 mile radius of Station 1;
  • Employee Assistance Plan;
  • Post-Employment Health Plan contribution of $625/month;
  • 48/96 Work Schedule;
  • Medical and Flex Spending Accounts through pre-tax payroll deductions;
  • 457 Deferred Compensations Plans available through Lincoln, VOYA, Nationwide, and ICMA.  Employee participation is voluntary and employee makes all pre-tax contributions to the plan.

Special Instructions

Please note:  Your resume must be attached to your online application.  Do not attach any licenses or certificates.  Required licenses and certificates must be brought to the interview should your written scores qualify you to advance.

If you meet all the qualifications listed in this announcement and wish to participate in our recruitment process, please complete an application online at www.calopps.org.  Only those who submit a COMPLETE online application with their resume attached, within the application period, will be considered.

CHECKLIST for you:

  • Make sure you meet the minimum qualifications
  • Complete an online application on CalOpps.org
  • Resume must be attached to your online application
  • Required Licenses and Certificates required at time of interview: 
    • Class C driver's license;
    • EMT or Paramedic License (National Registry or California);
    • Completion of an accredited California Firefighter 1 program (or proof of planned graduation date by June 2021)
  • Must be current on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL) on 5/24/2021. (For more information on how to be placed on the FCTC SEL, visit https://www.fctconline.org/find-a-job/fctc-statewide-list/) ; and
  • Cal-JAC CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) Card must be dated between 12/1/2020 and 5/24/2021.
  • A passing score on the FCTC Written Test must be dated between 5/24/2020 and 5/24/2021; and
  • To view upcoming Cal-JAC CPAT and FCTC Written Test dates, click here (https://www.fctconline.org/candidates/upcoming-test-schedule/).

Tentative Schedule:

Interviews: Week of 6/7/2021

Chief's Interviews: Week of 6/21/2021

Hire: Spring 2022 Academy

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)223-8088
Contact email: