South San Francisco

Emergency Medical Technician (19907925)

BLS Ambulance
San Francisco/Peninsula
9/20/2019 at 5pm or until 75 applicants
$20.82-$21.86 Hourly

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


480 North Canal Street South San Francisco, 94080


Applications are being accepted for the position of Emergency Medical Technician - BLS Ambulance with the City of South San Francisco to fill several available part-time hourly openings. This is an at-will position.


(The City reserves the right to extend the deadline if needed.)


The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service city with an estimated population of 62,500 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include: Police, Fire, Parks & Recreation, Economic and Community Development; Information Technology; Public Works; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Human Resources; City Clerk, and Office of the City Manager. The governing body of South San Francisco is the City Council, which establishes local law and policies through enactment of ordinances and resolutions. The Council also determines how the City shall obtain and spend funds, appoints members to all advisory municipal activities and represents the City by serving on Regional and County committees/boards whose policies may impact South San Francisco (i.e., Associated Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission).



The South San Francisco Fire Department provides its residents with service in fire suppression; first-responder and ambulance transport emergency medical services; hazardous materials response; urban search and rescue; marine rescue and fire prevention, investigation and public education. The Department operates five (5) fire stations throughout the City, plus an Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Tower and is comprised of 92 dedicated staff members.

Ideal Candidate


Under general supervision, engages in medical aid treatment and transport activities to protect life; drives, operates, and maintains all assigned department apparatus and equipment; assists and participates in training programs; public education; accurately completes electronic patient care reports, physician certification statements, and incident reports; and does related work as required. This is a responsible at-will position with a variety of challenging assignments. There are full-time and part-time positions available.



Mobility to work in emergency and non-emergency settings; lift or carry 110 lbs; operate a motor vehicle under emergency and non-emergency conditions; strength and stamina to perform service duties; vision to meet department standards; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and by radio.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid California Driver License and satisfactory driving record
  • Must possess a valid EMT Certification or National Registry, and the ability to be certified by San Mateo County EMS Agency
  • Must include proof of prior experience related to the position
  • Must possess a valid CPR “Healthcare Provider” card, American Heart Association or equivalent



The process will first consist of a review of application materials. The applicant has the responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly. All application submissions must be accompanied by the following items in order to be considered for this employment opportunity. Failure to include any one of these items as attachments to this online employment application will be disqualifying.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Current and original DMV printout (no older than 30 days from the date of this application)
  • Copy of current Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • Copy of current CPR Healthcare Provider card (American Heart Association or equivalent)
  • Copy of current Driver's License
  • Essay Response (see below for topic)

**These documents must be uploaded/attached with your completed application form**

Application packets will be screened based on the qualifications and criteria required for the position. Those applicants that best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the City’s selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the following selection processes:

1. Essay Examination – Submit with your online application an essay response addressing the following: 

             What are the advantages and disadvantages of a tiered ambulance response system?

            Which type of response system do you think would work best in our community? 

            (Please limit responses to between 250-500 words)

2. Oral interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 7. Candidates who successfully complete the oral interview appraisal will be invited to the next phase of the selection process.    


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Prior to hire, and after a conditional offer of appointment has been made, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a pre-employment physical and drug screening (when applicable), a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to nature and recency of the conviction and relationship to job duties. All City standards must be met before the final appointment is made.

Candidates requesting veteran’s preference must provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" as an attachment to their CalOpps application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must be submitted to HR.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

DISCLAIMER: This general announcement does not constitute an express or implied contract and is subject to change. Any provisions contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures as deemed appropriate by the City, in order to evaluate job knowledge, skills and/or abilities as they relate to the position. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

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