• Full Time
  • Visalia, CA
  • $6,963-$8,737 Monthly USD / Year

Website City of Visalia

The City of Visalia is recruiting for Firefighter Paramedic.  Please click here to review the recruitment announcement.

The Fire Department has over 80 personnel staffing six fire stations with five engines, two aerial apparatus, and two squads covering nearly 40 square miles. The stations are staffed 24/7 by dedicated and well trained personnel who work a 48/96 shift schedule

This position is involved in providing fire suppression, non-transport Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services, hazmat and rescue. Selected individuals will also integrate with the team to accomplish overall department objectives including training, station maintenance, public education, and fire prevention.

Desired Qualifications IncludeGraduation from high school or G.E D.
Graduation from an accredited Firefighter Academy by time of appointment.
CSFM Firefighter 1 certification within one year of appointment.
Possession of California or National Registry Paramedic Certification by time of appointment. Local CCEMSA accreditation within three (3) months of appointment.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s license. Firefighter endorsement within one year of appointment.
Possession of valid ACLS and CPR certifications by time of appointment. PALS certification within three (3) months of appointment.
Possession of a valid *Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) certificate by time of appointment. Must be dated within one (1) year of the filing date.

Selection Process
Application and supplemental materials will be evaluated and applicants who appear to be most qualified will be invited to participate in a job related interview and/or practical examination process.  Successful candidates will be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation, physical examination, and/or drug screen.

Compensation and Benefits
The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:
Monthly Salary: $6,963-$8,737
CalPERS Retirement Program
Certification Incentives for CSFM Company Officer (3%) and Chief Fire Officer (2%)
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more…

If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 143,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities.  Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.

As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living.  The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.

Located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare’s latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward.  Come discover all Visalia has to offer!

The City of Visalia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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