Position Detail:

Lake Havasu City Fire Department
145 N Lake Havasu Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Mohave County

520-855-1165 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee Firefighter/Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  April 27, 2022

Special Instructions:  



General Definition of Work
To learn more about the Lake Havasu City Fire Department, visit the website at www.lhcaz.gov/fire-department

Applications will be accepted for this position until an adequate pool of applicants have applied. First application review will take place two (2) weeks after posting and as needed thereafter. The posting is subject to close at any time, so you are highly encouraged to apply early.

Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee Hiring Rate: $16.63/hourly
Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Rate: $18.30/hourly

Interested applicants are required to submit an online application at www.lhcaz.gov and attach required certifications as listed below. Applications received without certifications will be rejected. In order to be considered for the pre-approved testing process with Lake Havasu City, a CURRENT PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION is required.

REQUIRED FOR TESTING CONSIDERATION - CURRENT PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION: State, County, Local or National Registry Paramedic Certification. (Expired certifications will not be accepted) If selected, candidate will be required to obtain Arizona Paramedic Certification within twelve (12) months of hire.
NOT REQUIRED FOR TESTING CONSIDERATION - FIREFIGHTER I & II CERTIFICATION: issued by a recognized State or Federal Certifying agency.
Incumbent hired as Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee will be required to attend a Fire Academy and obtain Firefighter I & II Certifications at the discretion of the Fire Department. Rate of pay will remain Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee rate as listed above until required certifications are obtained.

Special Note: Requires non-standard, rotating shift-work to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Primary work schedule is continuous shift work at 48 hours on, 96 hours off.

Special Requirement: If selected; candidate must provide at the time of offer acceptance, a current valid CPAT certification issued by National Testing Network (NTN) or another licensed CPAT provider. CPAT certification must be completed within the past twelve (12) months of offer acceptance date.

Lake Havasu City Fire Department has partnered with National Testing Network (NTN) to administer the written exam and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). You must schedule your written exam and (CPAT) with National Testing Network (NTN) directly by visiting their website at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Candidates may schedule testing at any of the testing facilities; however, testing must be completed before being considered for testing.

Lake Havasu City must be a chosen department to view your test scores as outlined on the National Testing Network website. Testing with National Testing Network must have been completed within the last twelve (12) months with an overall score of 70% or better.

An Eligibility List will be established for future vacancies for a maximum period of two (2) years; however, can be closed at Chief?s discretion at any time.


Selected candidates will be required to participate in an Oral Board Interview and will receive an invitation to schedule via email or text messaging; no make-up dates will be allowed.

Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee Job Description: Performs work performing emergency services, administering proper first aid as needed and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Fire Captain.

Firefighter/Paramedic Job Description: Performs work performing firefighting and fire service duties in support of the Fire Department including responding to all fire alarms and performing firefighting services and emergency services, administering proper first aid as needed and necessary, training staff and performing maintenance and repair on fire equipment, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Fire Captain.

Incumbent must be at least 18 years old.
High School Diploma or GED equivalency.
Current State, County, Local or National Registry Paramedic Certification.
Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee:

Possession of current State, County, Local or National Registry Paramedic Certification CEP) and ability to maintain continuing education requirements at the minimum level established. Must obtain and maintain medical control issued by the medical director.
Possession of Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certification at the time of hire.
Obtain National Incident Management (NIMS) Training based on assignment.
May be required to obtain additional certifications based on area of assignment.
Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements for position.
Valid Arizona Driver`s License of appropriate class.
All of the above in addition to the following:
Possession (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I and II certifications issued by the Office of the Arizona State Fire Marshal, Arizona Center for Fire Service excellence, or other state or federal NFPA equivalent.
To view the detailed job description, click here or visit www.lhcaz.gov

The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be required: training and experience, testing, panel interview, fingerprint identification including FBI criminal history, employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation and alcohol/drug screening test. Appointment subject to successful background investigation and City paid post-employment Job Bulletin medical examination after offer of employment has been made.

Starting Salary:  $53,588.00 - $78,236.86 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Lake Havasu City
2330 McCulloch Blvd North

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 38,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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