Ambulance Operator - Paramedic (24 hour shift)

  • San Bernardino, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Emergency Management Public Health
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

The Job


Hourly rate based on 24-Hour shift; overtime pay after 40 hours; most assignments are
56-hour work-weeks, resulting in a yearly pay of up to $63,098*, plus excellent benefits !

The San Bernardino County Fire District is accepting applications for Ambulance Operator-Paramedic . This is a full-time position with excellent benefits ; overtime eligible after 40 hours/week.
Under the direction of the assigned Captain or Supervisor, this classification is responsible for providing basic and advanced medical care to the ill and injured, providing patient transport services, and may operate an ambulance responding to emergency medical aid calls.
*Salary effective July 31, 2021.
Health and Physical Condition: Persons seeking appointment to this classification must meet the safety, health, and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Fire District.

CPR/ACLS Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid CPR card and ACLS card.

State of California Paramedic License: Must possess and maintain a valid State of California Paramedic License.

ICEMA Certification: Must obtain ICEMA Paramedic accreditation by the end of the academy, and maintain throughout employment. Newly hired Paramedics who are not ICEMA-accredited must successfully complete the ICEMA accreditation process by the end of the academy or may be terminated. The SBCoFD will assist with the process; however, the candidate is responsible for obtaining ICEMA accreditation. Information may be found at regarding the requirements for accreditation. Note: If qualifying with a NRP, newly hired Paramedics will also be required to obtain a California Paramedic License.

Ambulance Driver Taskbook: Must successfully complete the Taskbook by the end of the academy.

Travel: Travel within and outside of the County may be required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be provided at the time of hire and maintained throughout employment.

Background: Applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass a thorough background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, the following: fingerprinting for a Department of Justice criminal background check, DMV driving record check, military record check, reference checks, and review of prior employment history check. An applicant may be automatically disqualified for misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in the screening/selection/background check process. Job offers are made contingent upon passing a medical examination. Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test. Failure to meet medical standards may result in the withdrawal of employment offer.

Work Location: Applicants must be willing to work anywhere within San Bernardino County. Positions will primarily be located at County Fire Stations.

Dress Code: All new employees must adhere to the provisions of the County Fire and Special Districts Dress Code, which prohibits visible tattoos.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform during high stress situations. Must possess the strength and stamina sufficient to lift and carry equipment and individuals. Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following:

  1. Possess a valid California Paramedic License OR Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) Certification. A copy must be attached to your application .
  2. Possess and maintain a valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card.
  3. Possess and maintain a valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card.
Note: If a copy of your CA Paramedic License or NRP is not attached, your application will not move forward in the process.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess previous field experience as a paramedic or EMT in a 911 system, or prior fire district experience. Possession of a valid CA Paramedic License and ICEMA certification is preferred.

Additionally, the district seeks candidates with excellent interpersonal skills who are able to deal effectively with persons who are ill/injured and under duress. Candidates must be able to remain calm under pressure, work well in a team environment, and maintain a high level of integrity. Possession of a CA Paramedic License and ICEMA certification is preferred.

Selection Process

NREMT Assessment
A NREMT based Medical Skills Assessment be will administered to evaluate candidate's knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Trauma Assessment
  • Medical Assessment
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the NREMT based Medical Skills Assessment.

Candidates must be successful in the Medical Skills Assessment in order to be placed on the eligible list. The top candidates on the eligible list will be invited to participate in the selection interview process.

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application with completed supplemental questionnaire and copies of required documents by the deadline. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note: if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map