• Full Time
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • $95,134.00 - $114,213.00 USD / Year

Website City of Santa Rosa

The Position

Build your Firefighter-Paramedic career with the Santa Rosa Fire Department.
Now accepting applications for Firefighter-Paramedic (Entry Level)!



The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

The Benefits of City Employment:
In addition to offering a challenging, rewarding work environment and excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits including retirement and medical plans through CalPERS, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, 457 deferred compensation, flexible spending and dependent care accounts.

Additional benefits include:
Holiday Pay: 6.25% in lieu of 13 paid holidays
Educational Incentive Pay: 3% for possession of an AA/AS or 60 semester units (or quarter equivalent); or 6% for possession of a BA/BS or 120 semester units (or quarter equivalent) after completion of probation
A 3% bilingual premium pay if designated by the City as proficient in the Spanish language
A 3% hazardous materials inventive when assigned to the Hazardous Materials Response Team
A competitive leave accrual package
More information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found in the Unit 2 MOU and on our Miscellaneous Employee Benefits Page.

About the Position:
Firefighter-Paramedic (Entry Level) candidates must possess the qualifications below, but may have less than two years of qualifying full-time experience as a Firefighter. Firefighter-Paramedics serve the public by performing fire suppression, prevention, and rescue activities while protecting life, property and the environment; providing basic and advanced life support medical care and treatment; and performing fire prevention duties. SRFD is looking for candidates who are highly motivated, hardworking, honest, forward thinking, mechanically inclined, problem solvers and who are used to working in a team environment.

Firefighter-Paramedics are expected to successfully complete a comprehensive firefighter training program.  Firefighters are also expected to perform the full range of fire suppression, safety and prevention duties on an in-service training basis and to learn and perform journey-level skills in all areas of work assigned.

The Successful Candidate must:
Be active on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL). Applicants must have a passing score on the FCTC Written Test between September 14, 2023  and the final application filing date of September 14, 2024 and a FCTC Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card with issue date on or after September 14, 2023. Information on these tests can be obtained at www.fctconline.org.
Possess a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or successfully completed a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I Academy.
Possess a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License or have completed Paramedic coursework and are currently in an internship program approved by Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) in Sonoma or Mendocino County. Possession of the State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License will be required before a job offer is made.
Ability to obtain and maintain Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation within the first four months of employment with the City of Santa Rosa.
Possess current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification
Possess a valid California Class C driver’s license with the ability to obtain a DMV Health Questionnaire and Firefighter Endorsement by the end of probation.
How to Apply:
Please complete a thorough application prior to the closing date for this recruitment. Applicants must list and attach all required licenses, certifications, and test scores to the employment application to be considered.

Selection Process:
The selection process may include a minimum qualifications assessment, application and supplemental questionnaire review, and oral interviews. A candidate list will be established to fill current and future vacancies.

Additional Requirements:
Additional requirements, such as successful completion of background check, physical exam, drug screen, fingerprinting, and driving history review, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact:
Michelle Aboytez at [email protected].
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Drive and operate all fire apparatus and equipment
Respond to rescue calls as part of an engine or truck company and administer medical care
Operate a variety of tools and equipment related to fire suppression, rescue and hazardous materials emergency activities
Serve as a hose operator in firefighting situations including laying hose lines, pulling working lines, holding the nozzle to direct the stream of water on the fire, placing, raising, lowering and climbing ladders and assisting in overhaul and salvage operations
Inspect and perform routine maintenance on rescue equipment, fire apparatus, hoses and other support equipment
Participate in continuous training in fire suppression, prevention and inspection through both simulated and on-the-job exercises
Operate engine pumping equipment
Inspect commercial, residential and other occupancies for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
Conduct fire prevention inspection and education programs
Operate communication equipment
Learn and study Fire Department rules and regulations, fire hazards and firefighting techniques, and related subjects
Required Qualifications


Experience – Full-time or part-time work experience of sufficient length to demonstrate good work habits
Education – Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade

License or Certification:Possession of a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I Academy and possession of a current California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Cal-JAC) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card is required.
Current Emergency Medical Technician – 1 (EMT-1) or higher certification and current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification are required and must be maintained throughout employment.
This classification requires the use of a City vehicle while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess, and maintain throughout employment, a valid California Class C driver’s license.   Possession of a Firefighter Endorsement and a current Health Questionnaire (DL 546) must be obtained during the probationary period and maintained throughout employment.
Firefighters working in a paramedic assignment are required to possess and maintain a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License and Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation. Successful entry-level candidates for this recruitment will possess a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License at time of hire, with the ability to obtain and maintain Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation.
Candidates who are not currently accredited with Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) as a Paramedic in Sonoma County must obtain and maintain accreditation within the first four months of employment with the City of Santa Rosa.


Additional InformationWorking Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Please click to see the full job description, including the working conditions and physical requirements here.

About the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department:

The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) responds to over 28,500 incidents per year, operating out of 10 fire stations. SRFD staffs ten (10) paramedic engine companies and two (2) paramedic truck companies.


Santa Rosa – A Wonderful Place to Call Home:  The City of Santa Rosa is located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 170,000. Santa Rosa is the seat of Sonoma County and the center of trade, government, commerce and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards, many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including 16 golf courses, and the spectacular Northern California coastline. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. It boasts many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally-recognized restaurants, yet still retains the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.


The City of Santa Rosa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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