Capt Craig Freeman

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC – City of Cathedral City (CA)

City of Cathedral City (CA) is accepting apps for  FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC.  Until  Continuous. Salary $24.48 – $32.05 Hourly.   For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


City of Cathedral City (CA)

is accepting applications for:


City of Cathedral City Logo CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY
invites applications for the position of:


SALARY: $24.48 – $32.05 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 01/03/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Under general supervision, responds to fire, medical emergencies and other emergency and non-emergency situations and takes appropriate action to protect life and property; performs advanced life support activities in a field environment and various staff support assignments in addition to normal emergency response activities; performs related work as assigned.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a working level class in fire suppression, having learned and being capable of performing all duties required to effectively respond to emergency fire suppression and advanced life support medical situations. This class is distinguished from Fire Engineer in that the latter class is fully qualified to operate any vehicles and apparatus in addition to performing all normal emergency response duties.

The following duties are the regular duties of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required as assigned
  • Responds to calls for medical aid, including traffic collisions and rescue situations; provides pre-hospital care, including examining patients and monitoring vital signs; establishes I.V. lines, administers medications, inserts airways, defibrillates hearts and takes other basic and advanced first aid and life support actions;
  • Communicates with hospital and/or health care professions in person or by radio;
  • Completes required reports, restocks supplies and cleans ambulance,
  • In a fire emergency, connects supply lines, controls and extinguishes fires using various size hand-lines; ladders and portable water monitors, connects foam educators and applies foam and chemicals for fire suppression and control;
  • Searches buildings and rescues victims from buildings and motor vehicles, sometimes using specialized power and hand tools to obtain entry to buildings, free trapped accident victims, and provides ventilation.
  • Participates in specialized rescue operations, including aerial and underground situations, including the use of rigging and shoring; participates in clean-up, salvage and overhaul operations,
  • Maintains physical fitness to the required level of job performance
  • Cleans, services and ensures operational readiness of vehicles, apparatus, hoses and equipment; maintains physical fitness to the required level of job performance,
  • Participates in various staff support assignments including but not limited to: fire prevention, inspection, maintenance of inventory records, scheduled inspection of departmental equipment, station and apparatus maintenance, fire inspections and investigations;
  • Contains, removes, and decontaminates hazardous material spills; employs appropriate fire fighting and chemical safety apparel and equipment, including turnout gear, helmets, hoods, and self-contained breathing apparatus; assists with the maintenance of station and facilities;
  • Works with the community in a variety of educational, public relations and service programs;
  • May serve in higher level classifications on a relief basis if certified and/or licensed to do so; may give training classes in CPR and medical support to the public and fire staff; may direct the work of others, particularly in a medical emergency.
NOTE: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to job duties as defined under Distinguishing Characteristics
The following are the typical knowledge, abilities, and skills needed to perform the essential duties successfully.
Knowledge and Application of:
Basic principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention
Basic principles and practices of emergency medical care at an advanced life support level
Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the work
Basic computer report production techniques.
Ability to Perform and Successfully Apply Skill In:
Understand and following oral and written directions
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work
Maintaining accurate records and preparing clear and concise reports and other written materials
Remaining calm, making sound decisions, and responding appropriately in emergency situations
Physical and Environmental Demands
Must possess strength and stamina sufficient to lift and carry equipment and individuals weighing up to 150 pounds and be able to wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Training and Experience
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities in qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and completion of a California State Fire Marshal accredited fire academy.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
Must possess current certification as a licensed California State Paramedic.
Must be willing to work shifts as structured in the Fire Department.
Certification as a Firefighter I and college-level fire science coursework and previous firefighting experience in a volunteer or paid capacity is desirable.
This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice.
To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit an application on-line. Based upon the information presented in the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify Human Resources at least 72 hours in advance of the test date regarding a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The resulting eligibility list will be in effect for six (6) months. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.All notifications will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address listed on your on-line application.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate’s legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but are not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (including drug screen).

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and that your responses can be verified from information included within the application?
Yes Yes    No No
* 2. Please indicate the highest level of formal education you have completed .
Checkbox High School/GED
Checkbox Some College/Currently Enrolled
Checkbox Associate Degree
Checkbox Bachelor Degree
Checkbox Master Degree or higher
* 3. Are you licensed in the State of California as a Paramedic? If yes, please attach.
Yes Yes    No No
* 4. Are you currently accredited to operate as a Paramedic within Riverside County? If yes, please attach. To obtain your certification, log in to your Riverside County EMS account. If not, accreditation will need to be completed prior to appointment.
Yes Yes    No No
* 5. Have you completed a California State Fire Marshal accredited Firefighter I Academy? If yes, please attach.
Yes Yes    No No
* 6. Have you completed the Biddle Physical Ability Test or CPAT within the last 12 months? If so, please attach proof of successful completion. If not, one will be requested prior to appointment.
Yes Yes    No No
* 7. Are you willing to work shifts as structured in the Fire Department? Currently a 48/96 schedule.
Yes Yes    No No
* 8. Do you have any previous firefighting experience in a volunteer or paid capacity?
Yes Yes    No No
* 9. Please list any previous firefighting experience in a volunteer or paid capacity.
* 10. Indicate your level of practical experience providing field level ALS (Advanced Life Support) with a private ambulance company or other practical ALS experience?
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 – 6 months
Checkbox 6 months – 1 Year
Checkbox 1 – 2 Years
Checkbox More than 2 Years
* 11. List your previous experience providing field level ALS. Include employer, job title and dates of experience.
* 12. Are you a military veteran who was honorable discharged? If so, please attach your DD-214.
Yes Yes    No No
* 13. Are you bilingual? If so, which language?
* Required Question


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