• *****Firefighter Trainee (Paramedic Trainee) San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino County in San Bernardino, CA, United States
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

jobs description

The Job

Priority will be provided to San Bernardino County Fire Protection District employees and candidates currently enrolled in paramedic school or completed paramedic school and are awaiting exam date...

Auto-Promote to Firefighter Paramedic Trainee Upon Completion of Tower with

Up to $95,249.60 annually (Includes EMT Stipend: $160/month)


All interested candidates must be on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (SEL) -AND-

possess a CA EMT License or Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT) Certification

at the time of application.

FCTC Test dates are still available! Click HERE for more information!

San Bernardino County Fire Districtoffers a wide variety of experience and career opportunities!

Get a glimpse of what it's like to work for SBCoFD!

The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District is an all-risk/full-service fire department committed to providing the highest level of service in the most efficient and cost effective manner to the citizens and communities that we serve. Firefighter Trainee is the entry-level class in the Firefighter series, paid at $30.69/hr for a 40-hour workweek while attending the San Bernardino County Fire Tower (Academy). Trainees in the Tower learn and practice fire prevention and suppression; equipment and apparatus care, usage, safety, and maintenance; fire terminology, codes, policies, procedures and operations; and state and local laws.

Firefighter Paramedic Trainees work under training conditions in order to develop the knowledge and skills required to qualify for promotion to Firefighter Paramedic upon successful completion of a paramedic program and licensing.

Upon successful completion of the Tower, Trainees will be promoted to

Firefighter - Paramedic Trainee ($69,392.96-$93,329.60/year

based on 56-hour workweek)


Probationary Period: Successful completion of the San Bernardino County Fire Tower (Academy) is required, and includes completion of the Firefighter I Certification through the California State Fire Service Training and Education System. U pon successful completion of the above Tower, incumbents will be appointed to a Firefighter - Paramedic Trainee position.

Promotion: Incumbents in the Firefighter Paramedic Trainee classification are eligible for promotion to Firefighter Paramedic upon meeting the minimum qualifications with a satisfactory work performance evaluation. Employees must qualify for promotion to Firefighter Paramedic within 36 months or may be terminated.

During the period of Trainee appointment, the Trainee shall have probationary status, in accordance with the Personnel Rules of the Board Governed Special Districts. Appointments to the higher classification are subject to a new probationary period.

Certifications: Firefighter Paramedic Trainees must possess and maintain all job-required certifications, including CA EMT Certification and CPR.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform during high stress situations. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range, without correction. Must possess the strength and stamina sufficient to lift and carry equipment and individuals, and be able to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus. Vision must be correctable to 20/20. May be required to pass a color perception test. Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions.

Other Requirements: Applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass a thorough background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, the following: fingerprinting for a Department of Justice criminal background check, polygraph, pre-employment psychological evaluation, DMV driving record check, military record check, reference checks, and review of prior employment history check. An applicant may be automatically disqualified for misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in the screening/selection/background check process. Job offers are made contingent upon passing a medical examination and meeting the medical requirements of NFPA 1582 (Standard Medical Requirements for Firefighter). Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test. Failure to meet medical standards may result in the withdrawal of employment offer. All employees must adhere to the provisions of the County Fire and Special Districts Dress Code, which prohibits all visible tattoos.

Health and Physical Condition: Persons seeking appointment to this class must meet the safety health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Fire District.

Dress: Candidates, applicants, and employees are expected to dress appropriately for all phases of testing, interviews, background, and on the job; dress should be business-casual at a minimum, unless instructed otherwise.

Need more information? Review Local 935 MOU (Download PDF reader) for additional details.

Minimum Requirements

All candidates must be on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (SEL), including a valid CA EMT License or Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT) Certification, at the time of application. FCTC will validate your possession of all requirements and confirm to San Bernardino County for further processing of your application.

• Be 18 years of age or older
• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Have a high school diploma or GED
• Possess a valid Cal-JAC CPAT Card – (CPAT results are uploaded automatically by FCTC)
• Receive a passing score on the FCTC Written Test – Written test score expires 12 months from date taken
• AND--

• A valid California EMT License OR Nationally Registered EMT Certification is required at the time of application and must be attached to your application.
• A copy must be on file with and verified by FCTC. Note: If a copy of your CA EMT License or NREMT is not attached, your application will not move forward in the process.
• Your CA EMT License or NREMT must be current and in good standing.
• AND--

• C urrent CPR/BLS certification (copy must be attached to your application).

If you have any questions regarding your placement on the FCTC SEL, please visit www.FCTConline.org . It is your responsibility to ensure all items are current, valid and up-to-date, and on file as indicated.

NOTE: If you currently possess a paramedic license, please apply here.

Selection Process

FCTC Written Exam

Applicants verified through FCTC will have their FCTC Written Test score transferred. Candidates must appear on the FCTC Statewide Eligible List in order to be placed on the eligible list.

All communications regarding the recruitment process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through governmentjobs.com. Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain: "@hr.sbcounty.gov". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application with completed supplemental questionnaire and copies of required documents by the deadline. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note: if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process
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