Position Detail:

Los Angeles County Fire Department
1320 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Los Angeles County

888-897-3473
www.lacounty.gov/job-opportunities

Hiring Information:


Position: Firefighter Trainee/Paramedic - Opens Jan 7 - 1200 apps
Last Filing Date:  January 11, 2019
 

Special Instructions:  

 

Requirements

FIRE DEPARTMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
EXAM NUMBER: 30198D

FILING PERIOD:
01/07/2019 8:00 A.M. PST - 01/11/2019 5:00 P.M. PST

FILING WILL BE SUSPENDED AFTER THE FIRST 1200 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED OR BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019 AT 5:00 P.M. PST, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE INITIAL 1200 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AT ANY TIME TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

Applicants who do not have a Paramedic license issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority and the required experience will be disqualified.

For potential applicants who do NOT hold a Paramedic license, the Fire Department will conduct a non-specialty examination to fill its Fire Fighter Trainee vacancies in the coming months.

DEFINITION:
Participates in an intensive training program in basic firefighting, emergency Medical treatment, a paramedic skills/internship component, and peace officer responsibilities.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions in this class are allocable only to the Fire Department. Participates in an intensive training program in basic firefighting, emergency medical treatment, a paramedic skills/internship component, and peace officer responsibilities. Incumbents participate in a basic firefighting training program involving both field and classroom instruction prior to appointment as a Fire Fighter. They must have the mental ability to assimilate classroom instructions and the physical skill, stamina, and coordination to become proficient in all firefighting and rescue techniques.

Essential Job Functions
Under close supervision, participates in a firefighting training course. Through classroom and field training, learns proper firefighting techniques and procedures for fighting structural, watershed, chemical, petroleum, electrical and other fires. Receives instructions and participates in field training to learn proper procedures and acquire proficiency in the rescue or evacuation of persons endangered by fire or disaster in the provision of emergency medical care. Receives instructions in pre-fire plan inspection and enforcement of the Fire Code. Receives instructions and learns proper care and operations of all fire-suppression apparatus. Receives instructions and prepares for Emergency Medical Technician I certification.

Provides EMT-Paramedic level of advanced emergency medical assessment, care and treatment; utilizes, monitors, and interprets electrocardiograms, performs defibrillation, chemical and electrical cardioversion, and/or external pacing to correct any life threatening arrhythmia occurring with the patient`s heart; establishes intravenous (IV) catheters, intraosseous (IO), or other cannula (IV/IO lines) in peripheral veins and/or intraosseous; administers and monitors approved medications and dosage by intravenous, intraosseous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, inhalation, transcutaneous, rectal, sublingual, endotracheal, oral or topical means; assesses and clears oral and nasal airways to administer oxygen in proper quantity as per protocol in order to facilitate patient`s breathing; inspects the airway by the use of laryngoscope and removes foreign bodies with forceps; performs pulmonary ventilation by use of approved Los Angeles County EMS Agency basic and/or advanced techniques and adjuncts (CPAP, supraglottic airway devices, adult oral endotracheal intubation, etc.); utilizes point of care devices to monitor glucose, capnography, pulse oximetry, carboxyhemoglobin levels; and performs needle thoracostomy.


Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from high school, its equivalent* or higher from an accredited college or university**, a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate***, a current valid, non-probationary California Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) License**** issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority that must remain effective for six months beyond the date of appointment, and twelve (12) months of full-time experience as a primary care paramedic running 9-1-1 responses.

*Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school or equivalent U.S. high school proficiency or higher education. Evidence of equivalent high school proficiency includes having passed the GED, TASC, HiSET, or CHSPE. Accredited high schools are those accredited by certifying organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education, and include accredited public and non-public high schools in the United States and accredited United States Department of Defense high schools.

**Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies, which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also Acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

***A Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is a timed test that measures performance on physical tasks simulating actual job duties on the fire ground. To see a current schedule, register or pay online: FCTConline.org.

Applicants who have made an appointment to be examined for the CPAT may also apply, but must provide proof of such appointment, and will be withheld from the eligibility list until this requirement is met and an official copy of a valid CPAT certificate is submitted. Applicants must clearly state the date of the CPAT examination on the employment application to qualify.

****EMT-P License: Issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority that must remain effective for six months beyond the date of appointment, and twelve (12) months of full-time experience as a primary care paramedic running 9-1-1 responses.

AGE: At least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

CITIZENSHIP: A United States citizen or permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship at the time of appointment.

LICENSE:
See Licenses/Certificates Required section below.

Eligibility for Peace Officer status.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
Physical Class IV ? Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often
combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be in good general physical condition, free from any medical condition that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the duties of this position.

Vision:
(1) Acuity - At least 20/70 in each eye without correction, correctable to 20/30 in each eye.
(2) Color perception - Anything other than minor hue impairment is disqualifying.

Hearing:
There may be no greater than a 25 Db loss in the better ear as averaged over the test frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz. There may not be a peak loss at any of the test frequencies greater than

30 Db at 500 Hz
30 Db at 1000 Hz
40 Db at 2000 Hz
40 Db at 3000 Hz

There may be no greater than a 35 Db loss in the worse ear as averaged over the test frequencies, and no peak loss greater than 45 Db at any of the test frequencies.
In the case of a questionable, unusual, or borderline hearing loss, the applicant`s record will be reviewed by the Occupational Health Service consultant in otolaryngology who will make a recommendation as to the applicant`s employability, and forward it to the Medical Director for final disposition.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATE(S) REQUIRED:
Candidates must present:

A California driver`s license before being appointed. Successful candidates for this position will be required to obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. License must not be suspended, restricted or revoked. ANY CANDIDATE WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
A current valid, non-probationary, Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) license issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority that will remain effective for six months beyond the date of appointment. This must be provided with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application.
A copy of a high school diploma, its equivalent, or a higher degree from an accredited college or university institution. This must be provided with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application.
A current and valid CPAT certificate or proof of appointment to take the CPAT examination, by submitting a copy of the email from FCTC showing that payment was received, your scheduled date, time and location of your appointment. Applicants who do not have a current and valid CPAT certificate, but have an appointment to be tested for a CPAT certificate, may apply to this examination but will be withheld from the eligibility list until an official copy of a valid CPAT certificate is submitted. Either the CPAT certificate or proof of an appointment must be provided with the application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application.
NOTE: It is the candidate`s responsibility to maintain a current and valid CPAT certification that remains valid until final appointment, and a current valid, non-probationary EMT?P license issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority that will remain effective for six months beyond the date of final appointment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to receive credit for any college or university degree, such as a Bachelor`s degree or higher, you must include a legible copy of either the Official Degree, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution (which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded) with the Registrar`s signature and school seal at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting an online application. If you are unable to attach your documents, you may e-mail them to FFTParamedic@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
Note: "Official Transcript" is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school`s Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school`s website is NOT considered official and therefore, will not be accepted and will result in your application being incomplete and rejected.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
Twenty-four (24) months of full-time experience as a firefighter paramedic.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
A Fire Fighter Trainee must successfully complete and graduate from the County of Los Angeles Fire Department Academy to be appointed as a firefighter.

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
You must have satisfied the Selection Requirements to participate in the examination. Examination administration details will be contained in the invitation letter sent to qualified candidates.

All candidates that meet the Selection Requirements will be invited to take Part I and Part II of the examination. However, only those candidates that achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will have Part II of the examination scored.

All tests contained in Part I and Part II of the examination may be administered in any order and on the same day.

Part I: Candidates will be required to take an in-person, proctored multiple-choice test measuring conscientiousness, managing work pressure, getting along with others and trustworthiness. Part I is weighted at 70%.

Part II: Candidates will be required to take an in-person, multiple-choice test measuring mechanical comprehension, reading comprehension, report interpretation and written expression. Part II is weighted at 30%.

Only those candidates with a score of 70% or higher on each part of the written test will be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates who do not achieve a combined passing score will be notified by mail.

SCORES CANNOT BE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE.

MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

The multiple choice test is scheduled on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Invitation letters will be sent out to qualified candidates via email.

TRANSFER OF SCORES:
This examination contains test parts that may be used in future examinations. If you apply for a new examination, your score will be transferred for at least 12 months to the new examination. You may not be allowed to re-take any such test part(s) for at least 12 months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

TEST PREPARATION:
A Fire Fighter Trainee Study Guide and Frequently Asked Questions are available by visiting the County of Los Angeles Fire Department website, or by clicking the following link: http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter/recruitment-exam/

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources Website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

While these practice materials will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials.

BACKGROUND CHECK AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a conditional offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records that are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Successful candidates who are given a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a criminal background check, including a fingerprint search, followed by a medical examination. A candidate with a conviction history that has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of the Fire Fighter Trainee - Paramedic position may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

In addition, candidates must successfully complete a medical examination and be able to perform all of the essential functions of the Fire Fighter Trainee classification. A candidate who does not successfully complete a medical examination or is unable to perform all of the essential functions of the Fire Fighter Trainee - Paramedic may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible list for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. Candidates will not be placed on the eligible list if they:
Do not meet all requirements listed in the Selection and Physical Requirements sections.
Do not appear for and pass all test parts listed in the Examination Content section.
As a result of a special study conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.01(D), successful candidates shall be assembled into separate groups as follows:

Group V: 101% to 110%
Group 1: 90% to 100%
Group 2: 80% to 89%
Group 3: 70% to 79%

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible list for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the County of Los Angeles Fire Department.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: ANY

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents (i.e., copies of high school diploma, its equivalent or higher degree, CPAT certificate or proof of appointment to take the CPAT examination, EMT-P license and a California driver`s license) must be submitted at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. If you are unable to attach your documents, you may email them to FFTParamedic@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed or emailed documents. Applications must be filed online at http://hr.lacounty.gov.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

Note: If you are unable to attach your documents, you may email them
to FFTParamedic@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159, within 15 calendar days of submitting your online application. Failure to provide any required certificates or proof of appointment to take the CPAT examination and licenses will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed or emailed documents. It is the applicant`s responsibility to maintain proof of submitted documents.

Applicants claiming Veteran`s Credit need to submit a copy of their DD214 form for review and consideration for additional points.

Upon completion of your online application you will receive a confirmation email that your
application was successfully received. If you do not a receive confirmation email, please check your junk or spam inbox folder.

Any changes in address, telephone number and email address must be reported as follows:
BY EMAIL: FFTParamedic@fire.lacounty.gov
Please type "CONTACT INFORMATION UPDATE" in the subject line. -Or-
BY FAX: (323) 264-7159

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
Copying verbiage from the Fire Fighter Trainee classification specification or Specialty Requirements into your job application WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in your application being regarded as INCOMPLETE, and you may be disqualified.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed.

If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Passing this examination and being added to the eligible list does not guarantee an offer of employment.

All applicants must enter a valid email address at the time of application submission. Entering an invalid email address may result in the disqualification of your application during the examination process.

All correspondence to applicants will be sent electronically with the exception of the final examination result notice. Final results will be sent via United States Postal Service (USPS) mail.

Test invitation letters and other correspondence will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid e-mail address. The applicant`s e-mail must be able to receive e-mail notifications from fire.lacounty.gov and from hr.lacounty.gov. Please add the domains fire.lacounty.gov and hr.lacounty.gov to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Candidates should also log into their governmentjobs.com account and under their profile, review their inbox for notifications. For specific information on how to access your inbox, please check the governmentjobs.com frequently asked questions.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout the County of Los Angeles by visiting http://www.colapublib.org/libs.

NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application using their own user ID and password. Using a family member`s or friend`s user ID and password may erase a candidate`s original application record.

ADA Coordinator: (323) 838-2239
Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Fire Examination Section
Department Contact Phone: (323) 838-2239
Department Contact Email: FFTParamedic@fire.lacounty.gov
Department Contact FAX: (323) 264-7159

 
Starting Salary:  $4,990.70 Monthly
Top Salary:   N/A
 
Contact:   Department of Human Resources
1320 N. Eastern Avenue, Room 221

Los Angeles, CA 90603

FFTParamedic@fire.lacounty.gov
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/1991295/fire-fighter-trainee-paramedic?keywords=fire&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 2,895,848
Number of Firefighters: N/A
 

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