Position Detail:

Department Of Forestry And Fire Protection
Po Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Sacramento County


Hiring Information:

Position: FIRE FIGHTER II (PARAMEDIC) - Riverside
Last Filing Date:  June 10, 2022

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Job Description and Duties
See attached class specification for duties related to the position.

COVID-19 Impact:
NOTE: Due to the recent impact of COVID-19, the CAL FIRE drop-off location is temporarily closed. Applications will only be accepted via mail or electronic submission.

Working Conditions
May be required to work irregular work hours and days, including weekends and holidays. Maintains the Arduous Fitness Standard in accordance with Department policy. The incumbent is required to wear respiratory protection equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). As such, CALOSHA requires the incumbent to be annually medically cleared to be fit-tested for respiratory protection equipment.

Limited Term may be up to 24 months.

Minimum Requirements
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Additional Documents
Job Application Package Checklist
Position Details
Job Code #: JC-290585
Position #(s):
$3,990.00 - $5,040.00

# of Positions: Multiple
Work Location: Riverside County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time
Facility: Riverside Unit
Department Information
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California`s fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 8,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.

When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations. CAL FIRE provides employees with a variety of career choices and opportunities. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!
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Special Requirements
TAU applicants are encouraged to apply.

What is TAU? TAU appointments to this classification are made under temporary authorization. In accordance with the California State Constitution, no person may serve in one or more positions under a temporary appointment longer than 9 months in 12 consecutive months. Therefore, all time served in temporary appointments (for example, CAL FIRE`s Firefighter I) during the 12 consecutive month period will count towards this 9 month maximum. An employee gains no status or rights as a result of the TAU appointment and an employee who has had only a TAU appointment has no reinstatement eligibility. Persons who do not possess the minimum qualifications for the classification are ineligible for appointment as a TAU.

If you are offered and accept a TAU appointment, you will be required to take the next exam administered for this classification. If you do not apply to take the exam, score too low to be in a reachable rank, OR if you fail the test, your TAU appointment will be terminated within 48 hours of the exam results being released.

Positions located at a Camp or requiring the supervision of inmates requires compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Compliance is determined by completing a Live Scan prior to appointment and during the course of employment to verify the standards of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 115 Prison Rape Elimination Act National Standards are met.

Pursuant to California Penal Code 4571, any individual interested in seeking employment that requires working with inmates at a conservation camp must disclose of any prior felony status up front, so CALFIRE/CDCR can provide informed consent to a former felon to be on the conservation camp/prison grounds. Any person/employee who has been convicted of a felony, and has not received written consent, is committing a felony.
Application Instructions
Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
Attn: FFII (Paramedic) Hiring
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
FFII (Paramedic) Hiring
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is required and must be included.
Other -
Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299) : This form may be found at https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/5081/po299-2015-2.pdf
Other -
Copy of the front and back of a current Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) card issued by a California County Health Officer.
Other -
Copy of the front and back of a valid driver`s license of the appropriate class by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Other -
Copy of your valid Cal-JAC CPAT card.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
FFII(P) (1755)
This classification is eligible for the following pay:

$3990 - $5040 Base Salary (paid every month)
$2106 - $2752 Extended Duty Week Compensation (paid every 4 weeks)
$250 - $6000 Paramedic Bonus (paid every November; amount based on months worked)

In addition to the above pay items, employees are eligible for medical benefits (health, dental, vision) and may be eligible for other pay differentials.

Contact Information
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Vanessa Rodriguez
(559) 243-4104
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department`s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator
(916) 894-9584
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
Bargaining Unit 08 Consideration:
Employees considering a transfer to this classification should be aware of information contained in the Bargaining Unit 8 Memorandum of Understanding regarding Transfers to Fire Captain, Fire Apparatus Engineer, or Fire Fighter II (Section 15.4), Voluntary Intra-Unit Reassignments (Section 9.1), and Voluntary In-Class Transfer Policy (Inter-Unit) (Section 9.2) will be followed. Transfers may require a two-year commitment.

-Candidates selected for positions are placed in an apprenticeship program. Permanent appointments are conditional upon successful completion of the training program.

-Candidates must pass medical clearances under the Respiratory Protection Program.

Required Documentation:
You must submit a completed State Application (STD. 678) [please include WORKING TITLE and POS#], Resume, copies of the front and back of the EMT-P certificate and Driver License, copy of a valid CPAT card, and Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299). Candidates who do not submit all of the requested information may not be considered for employment. Please indicate eligibility and interest in TAU, Permanent and/or Limited-Term 12 month appointments in the Explanation Box of the application.

Submit the required documents to the following address:

CAL FIRE Southern Region FFII (P) Hiring
POS#: 542-312-1755-VAR
1234 E. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710

Applications/Resumes postmarked after the final filing date may not be considered. Candidates only need to submit one application if interested in both Permanent and Limited-Term appointments in a particular Unit. However, a separate application must be submitted for each Unit.

*Please note: This advertisement is for a hiring process which is separate from an exam process. You must submit an application package for this advertisement if you are interested in being considered for employment in this Unit.


Applicants are highly encouraged to complete an OPTIONAL Recruitment Questionnaire, located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLYSH8V

Pursuant to California Penal Code 4571, any individual interested in seeking employment who may be required to work with inmates at a conservation camp must disclose of any prior felony status up front, so CAL FIRE/CDCR can provide informed consent to a former felon to be on the Conservation Camp/Prison grounds. Any person/employee that has been convicted of a Felony and not received written consent, is committing a Felony.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Starting Salary:  $3,990.00 - $5,040.00
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Attn: FFII (Paramedic) Hiring
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Vanessa Rodriguez (559) 243-4104

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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