Website City of Albany Fire Department
The City of Albany has three (3) Firefighter/Paramedic vacancies. We are conducting recruitment and accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee, Entry-Level, and Lateral.
About Albany’s Fire Department
The Fire Department is a committed partner with the residents and businesses of Albany to provide the best service according to the needs of the community. We are a full service fire department providing the community of 19,488 residents (2021 census) with many diverse services including fire protection, advance life support patient care transport, emergency and disaster response, structural and wildland fire suppression, public education, charity outreach, community education, fire prevention, hazardous incident mitigation, open water rescue, earthquake preparedness and special events.
In 2022, we responded to 2,111 incidents from a single station. The Albany Fire Department also works in conjunction with its surrounding agencies to provide automatic and mutual aid assistance in Alameda County and the State of California.
Examples of Duties
For a full job description, click here Firefighter/Paramedic.
Under general supervision, performs various duties to protect life, property, and the environment including responding to emergency medical, fire, rescue, and hazardous materials alarms and public service calls; performs the full range of fire suppression duties; provides basic life support emergency medical assistance; conducts and participates in firefighting, fire prevention, public education, disaster preparedness, and related training activities; and performs related work as required.
In addition to the duties of a firefighter, provides Advanced Life Support care in accordance with Alameda County EMS protocols; responds to emergency calls and provides immediate paramedical care to critically ill and/or injured victims; operates an ambulance and transports critically ill and/or injured victims to a medical facility; and performs related work as required.
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Possession of a High School diploma or equivalency certificate
At least six (6) months of experience as a full-time paramedic in a 911 system (transporting agency) is required at time of application
Licenses and Certifications
Possession of a California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I certification
Possession of a valid California Paramedic license
Possession of a valid ACLS certification
Possession of a valid PALS or PEPP certification
Possession of a valid PHTLS or ITLS certification
Possession of a valid BLS for Healthcare Provider certification
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License with ability to obtain a DMV Firefighter Endorsement
Possession of a valid California Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification that is dated within the past 1 year at time of application
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License with ability to obtain a DMV Firefighter Endorsement at the time of appointment
Positions in this classification must be free of felony convictions and successfully pass a department pre-employment screening process which include, psychological interview, medical examination, and full background check.
Positions in this classification must work nights, weekends, holidays, and on a various shift configuration that will include 48-hour tours of duty.
Positions are subject to mandatory call back at any time.
Selection ProcessAll completed applications will be reviewed. Based on the information in the application documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.
Submit your complete application by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023. A complete application must include the following attachments:
California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I certification
California Paramedic license
PALS or PEPP certification
PHTLS or ITLS certification
BLS for Healthcare Provider certification
California Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification that is dated within the past 1 year at time of application
2. Oral Board & Chief’s Interview After all applications have been reviewed, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an oral board interview consisting of Albany Fire Department and other subject matter experts. Candidates that pass the oral board interview will be placed on an Eligibility List. A select number of candidates from the Eligibility List will then be invited to participate in the Chief’s interview.
3. Background Investigation A thorough investigation of a personal history, including but not limited to work history, education, military, arrest record, etc., will be conducted on candidates that receive a conditional job offer.
4. Job OfferCandidates may be provided with a conditional job offer. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, candidates must successfully complete a required psychological examination and medical examination prior to appointment.
The City of Albany is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sex origin or disability. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 528-5715 a minimum of five days prior to the examination.
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