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Firefighter Paramedic

VACAVILLE CITY OF
650 MERCHANT STREET
VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA 95688
http://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/
Updated: February 27, 2015
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The City of Vacaville is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic I. All testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by April 6, 2015.
Salary Information:
Firefighter/Paramedic I is the entry classification of the series. Incumbents are promoted to Firefighter/Paramedic II upon successful completion of the Vacaville in-house training academy (typically 12 weeks).
Firefighter/Paramedic I salary: $6,518 per month (during in-house academy)
Firefighter/Paramedic II salary: $7,333-$8,913 per month
Vacaville Firefighter/Paramedics currently work a 48/96 shift schedule, resulting in an average workweek of 56 hours.
Educational Pay for A.A./A.S (2.5%); B.A/B.S. (5%)
Benefit Information:
oCalPERS 2.7%@57 (Classic PERS members) or 2.0%@50 (New PERS members).
oRetiree Health Benefits- Program currently through CalPERS.
oChoice of Health Plans with City making substantial contribution for employee and dependents.
oDeferred Compensation plans available.
oDental and Vision coverage.
oLife Insurance
oVacation Accrual- (Shift) 3 shifts for first 2 years up to 14 shifts at 15 years of service.
oSick Leave- (Shift) 9 shifts accrued each year, with sick leave buyback incentive program available.
oHolidays- (Shift) 96 hours added to vacation accruals plus 3% holiday pay.
oPTO Bank - 87.36 hours (2014); 21.04 hours (2015)
oTuition Reimbursement/Professional Development- up to $1,500 per year
Contact Information:
City of Vacaville Human Resources Department
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The Organization and Fire Department: Fire Chief Frank Drayton has been directing the Fire Department since July 2012. The Department consists of 81 total full-time/part-time employees, including 71 sworn safety positions. Annual emergency response calls for the Department are approximately 8,800, with medical emergency calls accounting for approximately 80% of the total.
The Department consists of two divisions: Field Operations (including training and emergency response), and Fire Prevention (which includes the fire prevention bureau and code compliance). The Fire Department serves the residents located within the 28 square miles of the City of Vacaville. Its paramedic program is one of the oldest in Northern California, approved by Vacaville voters in 1977. The Department also provides ambulance service to a 160 square mile area of unincorporated Solano County. Vacaville's Fire Department is a full service department and employs state of-the-art equipment at four strategically-located stations to respond to fire emergencies and provides complete paramedic response and transport for emergency medical calls.
The Position: Nine (9) vacancies are being created with the opening of Vacaville's newest fire station (expected to open late 2015). This recruitment will also be used to establish a list for future vacancies that may occur over the next 12-month period. Applicants are invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to join the Vacaville Fire Department family.
Vacaville Firefighter/Paramedics perform skilled work in emergency fire suppression, emergency medical care, fire prevention, investigation activities and other activities that support the protection of life and property. Firefighter/Paramedics assume primary responsibility for patient care at the scene of a medical emergency; assist in the maintenance and care of all stations, apparatus and equipment; and perform other related duties normally associated with the position of professional Firefighter/Paramedic.
Firefighter/Paramedics typically work a 48/96 shift schedule, resulting in an average workweek of 56 hours.
Area Information: Vacaville is located among rolling hills at the intersection of Interstate 80 and 505 in Solano County. Once a small agricultural town, the City has grown into a progressive, yet community-oriented city of over 98,000 residents. Residents enjoy a wide variety of entertainment options including the revitalized historic downtown, scenic Creekwalk, and Premium Shopping Outlets. The City enjoys a pleasantly mild climate, good air quality, and is conveniently located approximately 35 miles west of Sacramento and 65 miles east of San Francisco. The City also offers residents a range of recreational and cultural benefits because of its central location. San Francisco, beaches, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Berryessa, and the Napa/Sonoma wine region are all just a short drive away.
Job Requirements
US Citizen: Lawfully work in US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Academy Certification: Yes
Necessary Certifications:
At time of application with the City of Vacaville, candidates must provide:
oProof of successful completion of California State Fire Marshal approved, or equivalent, Firefighter 1 training/academy curriculum.
oCopy of current, valid California Paramedic License.
oProof of successful completion of CPAT (CFFJAC only) dated within 12 months prior to the final filing date.
oCopy of current, valid California Class C (or higher) Driver's License.
At time of appointment to a position with the City, successful candidates must have:
oA current, valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card.
oA current, valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professional certification (PESS).
oA current, valid Prehospital Trauma Life Support certification (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support/International Trauma Life Support certification (BTLS/ITLS).
Selection Process and Tentative Recruitment Schedule:
Final Filing Date: 5:00 pm, Monday, April 6, 20015
Paramedic Skills Test and Department Interviews: Week of April 13, 2015
Chief's Interviews: Week of April 20, 2015
Background process for selected candidates: May 2015
Anticipated Start of Employment: March/April 2014
Applicants must successfully pass the FireTeam testing process, submit all required documentation with their City of Vacaville application, and meet minimum requirements for the position in order to continue in the process. Based on the size of the candidate pool, a limited number of the highest scoring candidates, who have met all other requirements, may be invited to continue in the examination process which will include the paramedic skills test, oral board interview, comprehensive background investigation and a post-offer, pre-employment medical and psychological evaluation.
The department requires that you complete the City application at www.cityofvacaville.com/index.aspx. The application must be completed by the closing date or you may not move forward in the process.
To schedule testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on FIREFIGHTER JOB. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.

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