Paramedic Ambulance Operator

El Dorado County Fire Protection District - Camino, California

Nov 17, 2022

Application Deadline:
Nov 12, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$71,998 - $91,696 annual

Job Description


El Dorado County Fire Protection District is seeking highly motivated Paramedics to become part of our dedicated team of professionals.

The Paramedic Ambulance Operator will be assigned to any one of our four ambulances at our District fire stations while working a 48/96, or a 40-hour work schedule. This is an outstanding opportunity for any individual that seeks employment as a Paramedic in a dynamic and rewarding prehospital environment. Additionally, the Paramedic Ambulance Operator may be considered for future employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic within our Fire District, as positions become available.


El Dorado County Fire Protection District is an Independent Special Fire District in El Dorado County responsible for providing exemplary emergency and non- emergency services along the Highway 50 corridor to the communities of Camino, Coloma, Cool, Pilot Hill, City of Placerville, Pleasant Valley, Pollock Pines, Shingle Springs, Silver Fork, and Strawberry. Our citizens are protected by six staffed fire stations, and 73 full-time firefighters. Financial oversight and strategic policy direction are provided by an elected 5-member Board of Directors.

++EL++ ++DORADO++ ++COUNTY++

The 1848 discovery of gold in Coloma touched off the largest gold rush in history. Today El Dorado County is much more than rustic mining towns and historic sites. We are a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, a welcoming wine and agricultural scene, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. El Dorado County transitions from the rolling foothills of the Sacramento Valley to mountainous areas like the Desolation Wilderness Area — at over 10,000 ft in elevation. Residents and tourists alike take advantage of the national forests, state and federal recreation areas and waterways to enjoy horseback riding, trail running and biking, off-highway vehicle use, premier whitewater rafting, rock climbing and much more.


· Must be at least 18 years of age

· Must possess a high school diploma or GED

· Must possess a valid California Driver’s License with a driver record acceptable to the District

· Must possess a valid State of California Paramedic license or National Registry Paramedic Certification (NREMTP)

· Current ACLS, PALS, ITLS or PHTLS and AHA BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certifications


· $5,773 - $7,368 monthly ($71,998 - $91,696 annually)


· Annual paid sick and vacation leave

· Participation in CalPERS retirement program (2.7%@57)

· Annual uniform allowance

· Holiday Pay

· Generous healthcare allowance ($925.00/mo. for employee only, $1,900/mo. for employee + family)

Questions regarding the position or application process?

Please contact the administrative office at (530) 644-9630 or

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: No Minimum Experience Required

Contact Information

Kathleen Freeman

El Dorado County Fire Protection District
Camino, California 95709
phone: 530-644-9630 Ext. 1

How to Apply


To participate in this examination process, candidates MUST:1) Submit an El Dorado County Fire Protection District application and resume outlining your qualifications, with a cover letter attached. An application can be obtained at Return the above requested information to the District administrative office in person at 4040 Carson Road, Camino, CA 95709, or mail to P.O. Box 807, Camino CA 95709. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for any part of the application. Failure to complete all required information in the application process may result in your disqualification from the testing process.2) All applications will be reviewed for completion, relevant education, training, experience, and other job- related qualifications. Those who best meet the stated qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which will consist of the following:· Oral Interview· Paramedic skills-based scenario· Interview with Fire Chief 3) Candidates being considered for employment must successfully complete a pre-employment physical exam, drug and alcohol screening, and a background investigation.

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