City of Berkeley- Firefighter Paramedic

  • City of Berkeley
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Mar 07, 2018
Full time Government

Job Description

SALARY: $7,008.00 - $8,828.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 03/05/17

CLOSING DATE: 04/02/18 05:00 PM


The City of Berkeley Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter - Paramedic. Candidates are encouraged to apply online, and may attach copies of any relevant documentation. Complete application packets (including CPAT card, licenses/certifications, etc.) must be received by Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Annual Salary $92,720 to $116,796
(which includes 6.25% FRALS and 4% EMT pay differentials)
Additional 12.5% when assigned to Ambulance Transport

For complete details, please click on the links below to access the recruitment brochure and other pertinent information:

Firefighter Paramedic Recruitment Brochure

CPAT and FCTC Schedule

FCTC Test Prep Guide


Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; must have a valid California Paramedic License, National Registry Paramedic Certification Card, or be actively participating in a Paramedic Field Internship Program; and must possess a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Card of Completion issued.

Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill job responsibilities.  When driving on City business, the incumbent is required to maintain a valid California Class C or higher driver's license as well as a satisfactory driving record, and must obtain Firefighter Endorsement prior to the completion of the Fire Academy.

Must be willing to maintain facial hair in such a way as to ensure proper fitting and operation of self-contained breathing apparatus. Must be willing to work shifts as structured in the Fire Department. Must possess strength and stamina sufficient to lift and carry equipment and patients weighing up to 150 pounds.

By date of appointment, must possess a valid California Paramedic License, complete the Alameda County Paramedic Accreditation core courses, and reside within forty (40) air miles from Berkeley City limits.


Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention; Basic principles and practices of emergency medical care at the basic and advanced life support levels; and Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the work.

Ability to: Follow oral and written directions; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work; Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports, and other written materials; and Remain calm, make sound decisions, and respond appropriately in emergency situations.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants who meet all the requirements must sign up for the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) exam through the link provided above. Please see FCTC website for exam dates. If you have taken the written test through the FCTC within the last year, your results will be accepted. Candidates who have passed the written examination will be placed on an eligibility list and invited to the first round of interviews, tentatively scheduled for the week of 5/7/18. 

Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Department of Human Resources | (510) 981-6800 | |  2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley CA 94704.

Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley | Phone: (510) 981-6300 | TTY: (510) 981-6347| and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.
The City of Berkeley is an EEO/ADA Employer.


To apply and for more information about this opening, please visit our website at, no later than Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST).


$7,008.00 - $8,828.00 Monthly

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