• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Fire and EMS Public Health
  • Salary: $36.05 - $46.00 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is accepting applications for the position of Lateral Firefighter-Paramedic. The Lateral Firefighter-Paramedic performs emergency medical services as a certified paramedic for an assigned engine company and performs various fire service duties including fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials operations, station and equipment maintenance, fire prevention, public education and related duties. This position must work shifts, weekends and holidays.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must have a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to one year of full-time firefighting experience with a comparable fire agency and possession of required license and certifications.

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for more information.

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in a career with the City of Ventura Fire Department, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Open until filled.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at or by selecting here Firefighter-Paramedic .

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to one year of full-time firefighting experience with a comparable fire agency and possession of required license and certifications.

Age: Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of application.

Citizenship: Applicants must be United States citizens or show proof of applying for citizenship at least one year prior to application.

Education: High School graduate or G.E.D. is required.

Background Check: Applicants required to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.

Physical: Must be physically capable of performing all tasks required of a Ventura Firefighter-Paramedic including rigorous activities associated with emergency operations, and meet California Department of Motor Vehicle visual acuity standards necessary to maintain required licenses. Fitness will initially be determined by possession of a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate, and ability to pass a medical evaluation.

The following are required upon employment:
  • Possession of a current and valid California Class C driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • A current California Paramedic license (EMT-P) AND a current CPR certification.
  • A current and valid Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification OR Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers (PEPP) must be maintained continuously while employed as a Trainee or Firefighter Paramedic.
  • A current and valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification must be maintained continuously while employed as a Trainee or Firefighter Paramedic.
  • Possession of Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate.
Incumbent is required to obtain and, thereafter, maintain the following licenses:
  • A Ventura County Paramedic Level II certification. Employees must maintain a valid Level II certification as long as the department employs them in the Firefighter Paramedic classification.
  • A current and valid California Class C driver's license with a Firefighter endorsement.

Selection Process

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. Open until filled.

If you have one year of firefighting experience with a comparable fire agency, submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire. The preferred method to submit your application is on-line at . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training and experience you possess. Resumes and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application. Submitting an incomplete application, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

If you are interested in the entry-level Firefighter-Paramedic RECRUIT position, please sign up to be notified by clicking Job Interest Notification . You may select to be notified for employment in "Fire & EMS". At that point, you may submit a new on-line application when the Firefighter-Paramedic Recruit position opens.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: .

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map