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Firefighter Paramedic Recruitment 

The Cambria Community Services District is currently accepting applications for the Firefighter Paramedic position. This recruitment is open until the needs of the District are met. For first consideration, apply immediately. 

About the Position

Under supervision of an engine company officer, the Firefighter responds to fires, medical aids, rescues, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergency and non-emergency incidents. The Firefighter maintains a state of mental and physical readiness to respond to emergency calls. The Firefighter participates in training activities, maintains fire equipment and facilities, performs public education and fire prevention duties, and assists in training reserve firefighters, as well as other duties. Firefighters will work with a full-time or reserve officer on 24-hour shifts as the fourth person on the engine.

To review the full position description, please click the link below.

Firefighter Paramedic Position Description

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • United States citizen or legal right to remain in the United States
  • San Luis Obispo County paramedic certificate/accreditation 
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR or equivalent
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational certified
  • Valid California driver license.
  • Must be State Marshal Firefighter 1 certified

Some minimum requirements may be waived upon substantial demonstration and documentation of substitute fulfillment.

Benefits

  • $57,337 to $69,684 annually
  • Effective the first full pay period following December 31, 2023, the salary will be $59,631-$72,482 annually
  • Paramedic Compensation shall be $600 per month.
  • Non-exempt employees assigned to a 56-hour (average) workweek schedule will receive pay for overtime as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). All overtime shall be paid at a rate of one and one-half (1 ½) times the regular hourly rate of pay.
  • All covered employees hired on or after December 28, 2012 who are not defined as “new members” under the Public Employees Pension Reform Act (“PEPRA”) will be covered by the 3% @ 55 retirement formula and the 36 highest consecutive months’ final compensation provision.  All covered employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 and who are defined as “new members” under PEPRA will be covered by the 2.7% at 57 retirement formula and the 36 highest consecutive months’ final compensation provision. 
  • Regular employees, after completion of their probationary period, shall be eligible for the Health Care Reimbursement Program. Eligible employees receive a credit of $1300 each January 1.
  • For all regular employees working full time, the District will pay 85% of the premiums currently in effect for employee and dependent coverage for the lowest cost plan available to District employees offered through the PERS system.
  • For all regular employees working fulltime, the District will pay 85% of the premiums for employee and dependent coverage for the lowest cost dental plan.  In the event the employees elect a higher cost coverage, the employees shall pay the increased cost for that plan.
  • A Group Life Insurance Plan will be provided with a $25,000 life insurance policy for each unit member, a $1,000 policy for each employee's spouse, and a $1,000 for each employee's dependent under the age of 21.  The CCSD will pay the full monthly premium for each unit member, spouse, and dependent children.
  • Covered employees assigned to a 56-hour average workweek schedule shall accrue 4.31 hours of vacation leave biweekly (112 hrs/yr) from the date of hire to sixty (60) months of service.
  • Each full-time employee, assigned to a 56-hour average workweek, shall accrue sick leave from the date of employment at the rate of 6.4 hours per 14-day payroll period (based on 120 hours per year times the conversion factor of 1.4).
  • In lieu of time off on holidays, covered employees assigned to a 56-hour workweek shall accrue 5.92 hours of holiday leave per 14-day payroll period for a total of 154 hours per year (based on 110 hours per year times the conversion factor of 1.4). 
  • The District shall provide covered employees with an annual boot or safety shoe allowance of $250, payable in July of each year.  

Application Process

Electronic submittals are strongly preferred and should be directed to administration@cambriacsd.org and include the following: completed application, cover letter, resume and proof of minimum requirements. All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education as submitted, will move forward in the hiring process. The candidate who has successfully completed all prior phases of the hiring process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.

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