CANYON LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT
31516 RAILROAD CANYON ROAD
CANYON LAKE, CALIFORNIA 92587
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Updated: June 01, 2022
Position Title: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Canyon Lake Fire Department is establishing an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Candidates are required to complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) and Department Application to be considered for the position.
The department application can be found here: http://canyonlakeca.gov
Department Contact InformationNO CALLS - Only EmailHR@canyonlakeca.gov
Department Overview: The City of Canyon Lake is located in Southwest Riverside County halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city established its fire department on January 1, 2022, and is currently seeking interest for motived potential firefighters to join our department. The Fire Department is comprised of a Fire Chief, a staff Battalion Chief, three Fire Captains, three Fire Engineers, and three Firefighter/Paramedics. Additionally, a cadre of Reserve Firefighters are available to become the fourth Firefighter on the engine each day. There are three full-time personnel on-duty each day staffing a Type I structural fire engine, as well as cross staffing a new Type VI wildland fire engine when necessary. The department is responsible for protecting the close-knit community of 11,000 residents located along 14.9 miles of shoreline and surrounded by federal recreation land.
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 20/40 uncorrected
Academy Certification: Yes – CA FF – 1 standards
Prior Experience: None
Additional Requirements: Applicant must have a satisfactory driving record that will allow the individual to be insurable with the Fire Department’s insurance company.
Application Review: A completed City of Canyon Lake employment application, resume, and only copies of required certifications for the position must be electronically mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have completed the National Testing Network Firefighter Written Test and applied for Canyon Lake.
The most qualified candidates will be invited to an oral interview/paramedic skills evaluation. If offered a position as a Firefighter/Paramedic, then a medical and background investigation will be conducted. An orientation/training academy will be conducted prior to the start date.
Essential Job Duties:
The Firefighter/Paramedic is an entry-level class within the Fire Department responsible for performing a variety of duties and responsibilities in support of the Department’s fire prevention and suppression responsibilities. This classification is distinguished from the higher classifications in that higher classifications are responsible for operating and maintaining a variety of fire equipment and apparatus.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands for this job may include frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, the ability to lift, carry, push, pull greater than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near and far sight acuity, depth perception, color vision, field of vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Flexibility is important because of the need to enter and exit vehicles quickly, inspect buildings, climb over and around obstacles, suddenly move out of the way of dangers, etc.
Mental alertness is important because of the need to make fine distinctions and decisions concerning subtle cues to impending danger. Physical and mental demands may change dramatically within a few seconds and tax the maximum of human endurance. Therefore, the employee must maintain a physical and mental state of fitness and readiness that will enable them to handle recurrent contacts and involvement with dangerous and potentially dangerous situations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maintain the ability to walk up and down stairs, utilize protective equipment, including eye wear, footwear, respiratory aid, hard hat, gloves, and protective clothing, endure moderate exposure to weather, extreme heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, high level noise intensity, vibration, darkness/poor lighting, moving mechanical parts/hazards, high, exposed places, toxic/caustic chemicals, dirt/dust, odors, and other environmental conditions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be subjected to electrical hazards, fire hazards and unsafe conditions and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, hazardous chemicals and materials, intense heat, extreme cold, natural and manmade disasters and hazards associated with working in and near traffic. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to extreme.
This job specification should not be interpreted as all- inclusive. It is intended to identify essential functions and requirements of the job. Not all incumbents may perform all duties at all times. However, incumbents must be able to perform essential duties, with or without accommodation for disability at any time while holding this position.