REDONDO BEACH, CITY OF
415 Diamond Street, Door 3
REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA 90277
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Updated: November 04, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Redondo Beach Fire Department invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.
All candidates must complete a department application, located here, as well as complete FireTEAM testing through National Testing Network. This post is continuous and will remain open until all vacancies are filled. The post may close with or without notice. Prompt application and completion of the test process is strongly suggested.
The next application review is scheduled to begin the week of November 23, 2020.
Salary Information: $7,100.00 - $7,450.00 Monthly
Benefit Information: For full information on benefits and pay, please see the current Redondo Beach Firefighters Association Memorandum of Understanding by clicking here.
Department Overview: The City of Redondo Beach Fire Department proudly serves from three Fire Stations strategically located throughout the city. In addition to firefighting, the Department cross-trains to provide special services such as emergency medical care, hazardous materials management, and special rescue operations. The Department maintains a daily staffing of two dedicated paramedic units, three fire engines, a 100' ladder truck, a fire boat, and a Fire Division Chief. Under the direction of the Fire Chief and supervisors, the Firefighter/Paramedic position is accountable for performing specified duties, responsibilities, tasks, and assignments of Fire Department operations.
Testing Process: Qualified candidates will complete the computer-based Firefighter Test through the National Testing Network. Candidates must successfully complete the National Testing Network Exam before the required deadline to be considered for the remainder of the recruitment process.Candidates are required to pass all phases of the recruitment process prior to being placed on the Eligible List. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process.Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Redondo Beach/Redondo Beach Fire Department. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be contacted to continue in the selection process. The City of Redondo Beach/Redondo Beach Fire Department will contact candidates and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of Redondo Beach/Redondo Beach Fire Department's responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to City of Redondo Beach/Redondo Beach Fire Department, where the final decisions are made.
Age: A minimum age of 18 years at time of appointment
High School Grad/GED: Possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class "C" or Class "3" California Driver License
issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles
Academy Certification: Graduation from a California State certified Firefighter I Academy
Minimum Qualifications: The position requires knowledge of: Modern firefighting methods and procedures; emergency medical methods and procedures; CPR techniques; performance of medical care in a non-negligent manner and in compliance with the applicable standard of care; safety practices and regulations; fire science; principles of fire prevention and arson investigation; various firefighting rescue and emergency medical tools and equipment; applicable State, County and City paramedic regulations, practices and procedures; principles of advanced emergency medicine, such as drug therapy and advanced airway management; safe emergency work practices; infectious control procedures; emergency radio communications procedures; medical terminology; interpretation of electrocardiograms; firefighting practices, terminology and procedures; the incident command system; emergency vehicle maintenance and operation; instructional techniques and conflict resolution techniques; and computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
The position requires the ability to: Use various firefighting rescue and emergency medical tools and equipment; within the scope of duties understand and act in compliance with instructions of a physician or nurse and otherwise take appropriate action in rendering emergency medical care and other emergencies; effectively and safely fight fires using a variety of firefighting apparatus and equipment; work in dangerous conditions around fire, chemicals and smoke; safely follow directions;
live and work cooperatively with co-workers; exercise tact, self-restraint and good judgment; communicate using email programs; and, understand and adhere to City policies for information technology and social media.
In addition to the above-stated expectations, the position requires sound decision-making skills; critical thinking ability; problem solving and innovation skills; drive for results; analytic skills; interpersonal, customer service and diplomatic skills; appropriate judgement; ethical conduct; and constant improvement of skills and competencies.
Examples of Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations: The position is accountable to respond as a team member on an assigned fire company following a supervisor's direction to conduct emergency medical, rescue and non emergency operations including, but not limited to:
Selection Process: The selection process may include but is not limited to: application review and evaluation, written examination, performance test and interview. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process, such as: reference check, background investigation, fingerprint criminal history check, post-offer drug test, post-offer psychological and post-offer medical examination, the cost of which will be borne by the City.
Candidates must fill out the employment application and supplemental questions completely and accurately. Incomplete applications, including references to "see resume", are considered incomplete and will be disqualified.
The City of Redondo Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Candidates with a disability who may need accommodation during the selection process must notify the Human Resources Department at least five (5) business days in advance of the test date.
Qualified Military Veterans are given an additional five (5) points to a passing score for both open competitive recruitments. Proof of the completion of service must be provided prior to the conclusion of the testing process; it is suggested that you attach a DD-214 or similar to your application.
Note: 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.