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SAFER Firefighter Paramedic Recruitment

The Cambria CSD Fire Department is currently accepting applications for three SAFER Firefighter Paramedic positions. This recruitment is open to both internal and external candidates. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and the expected hire date is 1/1/2022. For more information, please review the position description and announcement below or contact Haley Dodson at (805) 927-6240. 

SAFER Firefighter Paramedic Job Announcement

About the SAFER Firefighter Paramedic Position

Under supervision of an engine company officer, the SAFER Firefighter responds to fires, medical aids, rescues, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergency and non-emergency incidents. The SAFER Firefighter maintains a state of mental and physical readiness to respond to emergency calls. The SAFER 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. SAFER Firefighters will work with a full-time or reserve officer on 24-hour shifts as the fourth person on the engine.

The SAFER Grant was intended to provide funding for three firefighter/paramedics for a three-year period, which would allow for the addition of one firefighter/paramedic on each of the three shifts, to increase the daily staffing level to a four-person engine company daily. This staffing model includes a full-time captain, full-time engineer, SAFER Grant funded firefighter/paramedic, and a reserve firefighter. Unless additional funding is available, at the end of the three-year period, the SAFER Grant funded firefighter/paramedic positions will end and the engine would return to a three-person staffed engine.

This is a grant funded, full-time, limited three-year term position. The SAFER Firefighter position will not exist outside of grant funds. There will be no COLAs for the position due to the limited grant funding available. 

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

SAFER 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 with either non-commercial Firefighter Endorsement or Class B commercial license, with driving and operating experience. (Applicants who do not possess the required DMV license, or CPR certification may be admitted to the testing process but must possess the required license or certification prior to being appointed.)
  • Must be State Marshal Firefighter 1 certified

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

SAFER Firefighter Paramedic Benefits

  • Starting Salary of $55,124 to $60,773, as of 1/1/2022
  • Paramedic Compensation of $600/month
  • CalPERS Retirement 3% At 50 For Covered Employees; 3% at 55 for PEPRA; 2.7% at 57 for New Members
  • $25,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • Clothing & Boot Allowance
  • Vacation/Sick Leave/Holiday Leave

How to Apply

Please submit the completed employment application, proof of minimum requirement documentation, resume and certifications to or by mail to Cambria CSD Fire Department, Attention: Haley Dodson, 2850 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428.

The deadline to apply is November 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. 

Recruitment & Selection Process

  • The deadline to apply is November 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Application review will occur on 11/12/2021
  • Assessments and interviews will occur the week of 11/15/2021 to 11/18/2021
  • Background investigation process will begin on 11/19/2021 with an expected hire date of 1/1/2022

For more information, please contact Haley Dodson at (805) 927-6240. 

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