Paramedic (Non-Safety)

Paramedic
Chula Vista Fire Department - Chula Vista, California

Oct 14, 2021


Application Deadline:
Nov 12, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$55,910 – $67,959 annual

Job Description

Annual Salary: $55,910 – $67,959* All Paramedic positions are on a regular 24-Hour or 12-Hour shift schedule. *Salary reflects 40 regular hours plus additional overtime hours worked on a 24-Hour Schedule.

The City of Chula Vista is seeking service-oriented individuals interested in establishing a rewarding and challenging career as a Paramedic (Non-Safety) with the Chula Vista Fire Department.

Join our team and have an opportunity to serve your community through the Fire Department's newly expanded Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division, providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance transport services on all calls for service beginning April 2021 for the cities of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, and the Bonita Sunnyside Fire Protection District.

This recruitment is open until a sufficient number of applications are received and may close at any time without prior notice. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Candidates who successfully complete all portions of the selection process will be placed on an Eligibility List for a period of six (6) months unless otherwise extended.

ABOUT THE CHULA VISTA FIRE DEPARTMENT "Service and protection, with pride, respect, teamwork, and safety." -Value Statement

The Chula Vista Fire Department holds a rich tradition of service since its establishment on May 21, 1921. The Department and the City of Chula Vista continue to grow and expand. The Department offers exciting career opportunities in a dynamic and positive environment.

The Chula Vista Fire Department is comprised of 153 highly trained, professional men and women. Currently, the City's ten fire station network responds to nearly 24,000 calls for service annually, while serving a population of over 274,000, covering an area of over 52 square miles. Beginning April 2021, the Fire Department will take over emergency ambulance transport services for all of Chula Vista, Bonita, and Imperial Beach.

In addition to providing emergency medical response and firefighting services to citizens, the Fire Department also provides technical rescue training to first responders across the country, comprehensive fire safety engineering plan review and inspection services to Chula Vista's business community, and provides fire and life safety education and outreach to City residents.

ABOUT THE POSITION Under supervision, responds to fire alarms, emergency medical calls, and other emergency calls to protect life and property; participates in fire training, fire prevention, public education, and station and equipment maintenance activities; operates a paramedic unit in response to medical emergencies and provides definitive medical care; and performs related duties as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED Receives supervision from an assigned Fire Captain.  Receives direction through San Diego County EMS protocols and from the EMS Fire Captain and Medical Director.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION & SELECTION INFORMATION Employees in the Paramedic (Non-Safety) position are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2180 (IAFF). Click ++HERE++ to view the Paramedic Benefits Summary.

This recruitment is open until a sufficient number of applications are received and may close at any time without prior notice. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

To be considered, applicants must submit an online City Application with Supplemental Questionnaire and proof of required certifications. Candidates whose applications indicate education and experience most directly related to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process as described below. All notices regarding this recruitment will be sent electronically to the email associated with your application.

Unless otherwise noted, a passing score must be achieved at each phase of the selection process in order to continue and have your name placed on the City of Chula Vista's eligibility list for hiring consideration. The examination materials for this recruitment are validated, copyrighted, and/or inappropriate for review.

Step 1. Application Review: Applications will be screened on the basis of relevant education, training, and experience to ensure minimum qualifications are met.

At time of application, you must meet the following minimum qualifications: You must be at least 18 years of age; You must have completed the equivalent of the twelfth grade; and You must hold a valid EMT-P License with the State of California. (Must be attached to application. Applications without attached documentation will be disqualified, regardless of reason) Please do not submit any other certifications, licenses, resumes, letters of reference, etc. as they will ++not ++__be considered at this time

At time of appointment__, you must meet the following minimum qualifications: You must hold a valid EMT-P accreditation with the County of San Diego EMS Office. You must have a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Highly Desired Qualifications Associate degree in Fire Science or Paramedicine, or a related field.

Step 2. Supplemental Questionnaire: The supplemental questionnaire is designed to evaluate how your education and experience will relate to this position. Your answers will be evaluated and may be used to determine the most highly qualified applicants.

Step 3. EMS Skills Performance Test (Megacode): This performance exam will test your knowledge and skill in patient evaluation and treatment.

Step 4. Oral Board Interview: The panel interview will evaluate the candidates' motivation, interest, education, experience, and professional qualifications for the position.

Step 5. Establishment of Eligibility List: Candidates who successfully complete all portions of the recruitment process will be placed on an eligibility list for a period of six (6) months unless otherwise extended. Candidates will be notified via email of their eligibility and rank.

Step 6. Fire Captain/Battalion Chiefs' Interview

Step 7. Fire Chief's Interview

Step 8. Post Offer, Pre-Employment Process: Final candidates will be issued a conditional offer, subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination and background check consisting of a Live Scan through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The City of Chula Vista has adopted a policy that requires all candidates for City employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being employed by the City, subject to limited exceptions.  The City of Chula Vista adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health response to mitigate the negative public health consequences associated with increased incidence and test positivity rates and the prevalence of new virus variants, including increased hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and deaths.

As such, candidates seeking City employment will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after completion of the entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date, unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or religious exemption has been approved.  

Step 9. Orientation Academy and Field Training: New employees hired into the Paramedic (Non-Safety) classification will participate in additional field training and an orientation academy.

ALL DATES INDICATED ABOVE ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: High School
  • Experience: 0+ Years

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and/or experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Training

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. An Associate’s degree in Fire Science or Paramedicine is highly desirable.

Special Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.

License or Certificate

  • Possession of a valid license as an EMT-P with the State of California is required at time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Possession of a valid EMT-P accreditation with the County of San Diego EMS Office is required at time of appointment. 
  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License at time of appointment.

Contact Information

Alex Herring

Chula Vista Fire Department
447 F STREET
Chula Vista, California 91910
phone: 1 619 691 5033

How to Apply

To be considered, applicants must submit an online City Application with Supplemental Questionnaire and proof of required certifications.

++Click HERE to Apply!++

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