THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
UPON GRADUATION FROM THE ACADEMY
Firefighter Paramedic (56 Hour):
$5,195 - $ 7,659 per month
$62,340 - $91,908 per year
*A 3% increase will be effective the first full pay period in July 2022
Educational Incentive Pay: All Firefighter/Paramedics holding certifications or completed task books for three eligible classes shall receive $1.32 per hour. See page 44 of the OFA MOU for a list of classes.
WHILE IN THE ACADEMY
Firefighter Paramedic Recruit (40 Hour):
$5,020 per month
The City of Oceanside is accepting applications to establish a list to fill current and future vacancies for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic Recruit.
***This position will close once a sufficient number of applications have been received***
Examples of Duties
Firefighter/Paramedics provide basic and advanced life support to victims of injury or sudden illness; perform firefighting, rescue and fire prevention activities; drive and operate all types of fire apparatus and equipment; perform station, equipment and apparatus maintenance; participate in training activities; and perform related duties as required.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Graduation from a California State Accredited Fire Academy. Associates and/or Bachelor`s degree is highly desirable.
Valid California Driver`s license. (Candidates selected for hire who do not possess a California driver`s license, must obtain it prior to completion of the Oceanside Fire Academy).
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or an American Red Cross CPR card.
State of California EMT-P license or National Registry EMT-P certificate.
Attainment of San Diego County EMT-P accreditation.
**Oceanside Emergency Medical Technician experience is highly desirable.
Note: In addition to completing the online application, you must attach copies of the required certifications listed below, to the application. If you do not, your application will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed applications, but may be attached.
Valid California EMT-P license OR valid National Registry EMT-P certificate, OR verification of current enrollment in an Accredited Paramedic Program.
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider OR American Red Cross CPR card.
Current County of San Diego EMT-P accreditation. (Candidates selected for hire must obtain this accreditation prior to completion of the Oceanside Fire Academy.)
California Firefighter I Certification or California State Accredited Fire Academy certification, or verification of current enrollment in a California State Accredited Fire Academy.
Note: Applicants currently enrolled in a California accredited fire academy, who are in the last portion of the academy, must submit a letter from the academy stating that they are in good standing and include the expected date of graduation. Applicants currently enrolled must possess a California State Accredited Fire Academy certificate at time of appointment.
Note: Applicants currently enrolled in an Accredited Paramedic Program, who are in their field internship, must submit a letter from the school stating that they are in good standing and expected to complete the program. Applicants currently enrolled must possess a California Paramedic Licensure at time of appointment.
Physical Demands: Must have the physical agility to perform the full range of Firefighter/Paramedic duties.
Work Schedule: All positions require the ability to work shifts of up to 24 hours, including evenings, holidays and weekends. Work schedules may occasionally require more than a 24-hour shift to ensure adequate shift coverage. Firefighter/Paramedics rotate between shifts and staff assignments at the discretion of the Fire Chief.
Working Conditions and Selection Process
All properly completed applications will be reviewed and appropriately qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process.
The Examination Process:
The examination process may consist of a Physical Abilities Test, Firefighter skills and knowledge test, Oral Board interview and a practical EMS Skills test.
Physical Abilities Test (PAT): To be determined. Applicants who have passed the San Diego North County Regional Firefighter PAT, or CPAT, or Biddle PAT within the past six months may be eligible to have the PAT waived. Applicants must provide proof of successful completion.
Skills/Knowledge Test & Oral Board Examination: To be determined.
Candidates who successfully complete all portions of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list according to their final score and will remain eligible for employment consideration for a minimum of six months.
Chiefs Interview: To be determined.
Note: Prospective employees will undergo and must successfully pass a background investigation which includes fingerprinting; and a medical examination which will include drug screening.
R?SUM?S WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS BUT MAY BE ATTACHED.
CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD STATE THEIR NEEDS IN WRITING WHEN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.