Capt Craig Freeman

Victorville Fire Dept. California – Firefighter/Paramedic


City of Victorville Fire Department



$6,850 – $8,411 monthly

Closes: July 5, 2022 


To fill immediate vacancy and establish an eligibility list. Under basic direction, perform firefighting operations and high-quality patient care to improve patient outcomes and protect life and property. Respond to a variety of fire and emergency and non-emergency medical service calls including cardiac arrests, pediatric emergencies, structure fires, traffic collisions, hazardous materials incidents, building collapses, wildland fires and requests for public assistance. Demonstrate effective teamwork while operating in a variety of fire suppression and medical equipment and in performance of station and equipment maintenance, and other related duties, as required to meet the mission of the Victorville Fire Department. Demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems through critical thinking. Demonstrate an ability to recognize dangerous and hazardous situations, take decisive actions in timely, calm, and professional manner; perform related duties, as required


About the City

Located in Southern California at the high-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert region.  Victorville is a growing, vibrant community that is home to approximately 135,000 residents and some of the area’s largest employers.  Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreational activities, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with our City.  We’re within a few hours of SoCal beaches, National Parks, mountain retreats, and other major attractions; and Ontario International Airport is less than an hour away.

Victorville boasts moderate, pleasant climate along with an excellent position not too far from a larger urban center. A vibrant place to be, Victorville is known for its warm atmosphere, stunning nature and entertaining recreation options. Oh, and let us not forget good food and fun nightlife either.


About the Fire Department

The history of the Victorville Fire Department dates back to 1926 when the Victorville County Fire Protection District was established. In 1930, the Victorville Volunteer Fire Department was established. In 1976, approximately 14 years after Victorville was incorporated, control of the Victorville Fire Protection District was assumed by the City of Victorville. In March 2019, the City of Victorville re-established its Fire Department after contracting the fire services for 10 years.

The Victorville Fire Department actively operates out of five Fire Stations. The Department operates a fleet of four Medic Engines, one Medic Truck, and one Medic Squad. The Department is currently led by Fire Chief Brian Fallon and is staffed with Operational Division Fire Chief Stout, three Battalion Chiefs, and a field crew of 51.

fire personnel in front of squad

About You


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: Must be at least 18 years old and possess a High School diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal Accredited Basic Firefighter Academy or equivalent. Prior experience in fire suppression, rescue, and Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic is desirable.

 (LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (Must be attached to application):

Valid Driver’s License.

o Must possess a valid California class “C” driver’s license upon hire and maintain throughout the length of employment with the City of Victorville.

o As an alternative to a California driver’s license, if the candidate or incumbent is an out of state resident (outside of California) he/she must maintain the appropriate license equivalent to a California class “C”.

California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Firefighter I

o State certification is required upon completion of the VFD training academy.

o Proof of enrollment or completion of state accredited Fire Academy is required with application

Paramedic License with ACLS Certification Must possess and maintain a valid California State Paramedic License or National Registry Paramedic certification. If qualifying under National Registry must obtain California Licensing and certification prior to time of employment.

o Must possess and maintain a valid Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate.

o Eligibility for Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) accredited paramedic status is required by completion of the Victorville Fire Department Academy and must be maintained throughout employment.

“Red-Card” within 12-months: Must be eligible for certification under the California Incident Command Certification System ( CICCS) as a Firefighter II and perform the physical fitness standard (pack test) within 12-months of hire.


HOW TO APPLY: An employment application must be submitted ONLINE by accessing the City of Victorville’s website at . Applications must be complete and must clearly show that the qualification requirements are met. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of the official application. All statements are subject to investigation and verification. Applications must be submitted ONLINE no later than the deadline date listed on the front of this announcement. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for promptly notifying Human Resources of any change of address and/or telephone number

EXAMINATION: The City reserves the right to rate applicants based on a review of the application materials and to invite only the most qualified applicants to participate in successive parts of the selection process, consisting of one or more of the following:

1) A written examination of technical knowledge, skills and abilities.

2) A technical oral examination of education, experience, training, and personal suitability for the position will be evaluated by appearance before a board of representatives from other agencies.

3) A performance examination for demonstration of manual skills (i.e. typing, shorthand, and equipment operation).

4) A supplemental questionnaire for measurement of education, experience, and training.

5) An assessment center measuring various job skills.

COMPLAINTS: If you have any complaints or concerns with any phase of the recruitment process, a letter should be directed to Human Resources and received no later than the fourth working day following the date of notification of the results of any action taken.

ELIGIBILITY LISTS: A list of qualified candidates will be established in descending order of examination scores. Referrals for interviews for vacant positions will be made with those achieving higher scores referred first over those with lower scores. The City reserves the right to make appointments to lower level positions from an existing Eligibility List.

ADA ACCOMMODATION: Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation in the application or testing process must provide, at time of application, documentation from a qualified authority of the need for accommodation.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Victorville, as well as its recipients, subrecipients, and contractors, will not discriminate in employment practices based on race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, mental or physical disability, political affiliation/opinion, Veteran’s status, or request for family medical leave. The City of Victorville is committed to ensuring that the work environment of City of Victorville employees and the work environment of employees and volunteers of recipients, subrecipients, and contractors of City of Victorville are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

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