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City of Ventura

City of Ventura Ventura CA United States

2 months ago


Join our Ventura Fire Family! The City of Ventura is accepting applications for Lateral Firefighter-Paramedic...

What You'll Do

The Lateral Firefighter-Paramedic performs emergency medical services as a certified paramedic for an assigned engine company and performs various fire service duties including all hazards emergency response, ocean rescue, fire suppression, hazardous materials operations, station and equipment maintenance, fire prevention, public education and related duties. This position must work shifts, weekends and holidays.

Who You Are

As a seasoned Firefighter with at least one year full-time paid firefighting experience, you are registered as a Paramedic nationally or in the State of California. You are physically capable of performing all tasks required of a Firefighter including rigorous activities associated with emergency operations. You live within 150 miles of the City of Ventura.


For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at or by selecting here Firefighter-Paramedic .


This recruitment will follow the below timeline.
• Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. - Application Deadline. Applications must be submitted by this date to be considered for the position.
• March 24, 2023 - Candidates will be notified by email of their status on or before this date.
• Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - Oral Panel Interview are tentatively scheduled for this date. Qualifying candidates will be notified by email if they are invited to the panel interview process.
• Week of April 3, 2023 - Department Selection Interviews are tentatively scheduled for these dates. Qualifying candidates will be notified by email if they are invited to the panel interview process.
• April 7, 2023 - Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the interview by this date.
• Early Summer 2023 - - Successful candidates will begin a 4-week Academy.
The timeline dates are subject to change. Candidates will be notified as necessary.

Salary And Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits!
• Base compensation up to $100,952 depending on qualifications
• +3% EMT Certification
• Able to test for Engineer in 24 months with a total of 4 years paid experience
• Up to $1,519/month toward medical, dental, and vision benefits provided
• All uniform and PPE needs provided
• 48/96 schedule
• Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for additional specific information on City benefits.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] .

Position Qualifications


A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to one year of full-time firefighting experience with a comparable fire agency and possession of required license and certifications.

Age: Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of application.

Citizenship: Applicants must be United States citizens or show proof of applying for citizenship at least one year prior to application.

Education: High School graduate or G.E.D. is required.

Background Check: Applicants required to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.

Physical: Must be physically capable of performing all tasks required of a Ventura Firefighter-Paramedic including rigorous activities associated with emergency operations, and meet California Department of Motor Vehicle visual acuity standards necessary to maintain required licenses. Fitness will initially be determined by possession of a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate, and ability to pass a medical evaluation.

The Following Are Required Upon Employment
• Possession of a current and valid California Class C driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
• A current California Paramedic license (EMT-P) AND a current CPR certification.
• A current and valid Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification OR Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers (PEPP) must be maintained continuously while employed as a Trainee or Firefighter Paramedic.
• A current and valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification must be maintained continuously while employed as a Trainee or Firefighter Paramedic.
• Possession of Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate.
Incumbent is required to obtain and, thereafter, maintain the following licenses:
• A Ventura County Paramedic Level II certification. Employees must maintain a valid Level II certification as long as the department employs them in the Firefighter Paramedic classification.
• A current and valid California Class C driver's license with a Firefighter endorsement.



Submit an online City job application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline or first review date at . It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Deadline To Apply

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted until Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Application Review

All applications and supplemental questionnaires submitted will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Candidates will be notified about their status after the filing deadline.

Interview Dates And Information

A select number of candidates will be invited to a qualifying panel interview process that is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to Friday, March 31, 2023. Select candidates will be notified of specifics after the filing deadline. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The department selection interviews are tentatively scheduled for Week of April 3, 2023 . Candidates selected to move forward will be notified.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: [email protected].


The City of Ventura operates under the Council/ Manager form of government under a charter adopted by voters in 1934, with an elected seven-member City Council. This full-service municipality is supported by 11 major City departments: City Manager, City Attorney, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Ventura Water. The City's Adopted FY 2021/2022 Budget totals approximately $303.4 million. The City Council and the City Manager are dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, public service, and innovative approaches to governing.

To learn more about the City of Ventura, please visit and view the FY2021-22 Adopted Budget.


The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America's most desirable places to live. The City is a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, and serves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 700 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.

Locals and visitors enjoy Ventura's impressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate, friendly people, and a spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn more about the City of Ventura at


The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Closing Date/Time: 3/23/2023 5:30 PM Pacific
Ventura CA USA

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