CATHEDRAL CITY, CITY OF
68-700 AVENIDA LALO GUERRERO
CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIFORNIA 92234
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Updated: June 28, 2021
Job Classification: Firefighter Paramedic or Firefighter EMT
Cathedral City Fire Department is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter EMT! To be considered further in the hiring process, all candidates are required to complete the NTN FireTEAM exam. All testing must be completed by June 27, 2021. NTN FireTEAM test scores are considered valid with the Cathedral City Fire Department if obtained between the dates of December 27, 2020 – June 27, 2021.
All candidates must submit a completed City of Cathedral City application prior to the deadline. That application can be found at http://www.joincathedralcity.org/job-opportunities/.
***The City of Cathedral City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply***
Firefighter/ EMT - $23.68 - $31.00 / hourly
Firefighter/Paramedic - $27.42 - $35.89 / hourly
Benefits Information:MERIT INCREASE - 5% merit increase may occur every 12 months until step 5 has been reached; thereafter, every 2 years for a total of 3 2-1/2 % increases.
BILINGUAL PAY: Designated employees shall receive $100 stipend per pay period. Initial certification and annual recertification are required.
EDUCATIONAL AND DEGREE INCENTIVES
5% Degree Certificate… must have two (2) years in grade + two (2) courses for Company Officer certification and AS/AA or BA/BS appropriate in Fire Service and/or Public Administration
VACATION ACCRUAL: All employees shall accrue 5.54 hours of vacation credits per pay period. For deduction purposes, one shift off equals 24 hours
SICK LEAVE: All regular full-time employees shall be credited with 7.38 hours per pay period. For the purpose of this section, one day of sick leave equals twenty-four (24) hours.
PAID HOLIDAYS: The City observes 11 paid holidays and 1 Floating Holiday.
PARAMEDIC RECERTIFICATION: The city shall pay the employee an amount of $2300 as full reimbursement for paramedic certification. This benefit applies every two years.
UNIFORM/EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE: Newly hired Firefighters will be provided the initial issue of uniforms by the department and the employee will not be eligible to be paid uniform allowance ($140 per month) until twelve (12) months after hire date
GROUP LIFE / AD&D: The City provides employee group term life insurance coverage at one (1) time annual salary rate as well as Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Employees may purchase additional life insurance at the employee’s expense.
LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE: The City provides a salary continuation insurance plan for each full-time employee. Long Term Disability pays 60% of the employee’s weekly salary after 180 days. Disability pay is coordinated with accrued sick leave and vacation to make up the employee’s full salary whenever possible during the disability period.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: The City offers a joint contribution 457b Deferred Compensation plan through two companies ICMA Retirement Corporation & Pentegra - City match is up to $55 per pay period. The ICMA-RC administered 401(a) Plan Advantage: Individual fixed percentage ranging from 1- 20%.100% of the bargaining unit must participate for the 401a to be initiated. Once an employee makes their decision it cannot be changed.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Employees may be reimbursed for job-related education in an amount not to exceed $500 in any one fiscal year. Reimbursement shall be based upon the City reimbursing to the employee 50% of the reasonably incurred cost of education, including tuition, fees, and books. For any employee pursuing an AA or BA degree in fire science, reimbursement shall be at the rate of 80% up to a maximum of $800 in any one fiscal year.
GROUP INSURANCE PLAN - HEALTH: Employees and their qualified dependents become eligible on the first day of the month following the month of hire. Monthly Allowance includes $938.74 for employee only; $1,877.47 for employee +1 dependent; $2,440.71 for employee + family.
Candidate Contact:Lidia BuelnaHuman Resources Specialistlbuelna@cathedralcity.gov
In 2018 the Cathedral City Fire Department (F.D.) attained the following accomplishments and personal achievements:
Area Information: Incorporated in 1981, Cathedral City is dedicated to providing a quality lifestyle and business climate for those here now and those in the future. The Coachella Valley, with a population of 346,518, is the very essence of Southern California lifestyle - a destination of friendly neighborhoods, lush country clubs, diverse shopping, and unlimited business potential.
Strategically located, with borders on both side of Interstate 10, Cathedral City is a haven for expanding and relocating businesses. Cathedral City ranks in the top three cities in the Coachella Valley in population, retail sales, and total taxable sales.
Businesses view the region as a triangle of opportunity between Los Angeles and San Diego with Coachella Valley inland equidistant from each. This triangle of commercial businesses, light industry, and professional services are expanding and becoming one metropolis of continued growth.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
College: Desirable: College-level fire science coursework
Academy Certification: State Certified Firefighter I Academy
Prior Experience: Desirable – Volunteer or Paid
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