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Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
Knowledge of: Basic knowledge of methods and principles of fire suppression, fire investigation, fire prevention, emergency medical response and hazard material control.
Ability to: Understand and act in accordance with the Department policy, rules and regulations; learn a variety of firefighting, emergency service and rescue methods, duties and techniques; respond quickly to emergency situations and work under pressure; assist with fire inspection and prevention activities; interpret, explain and apply fire codes and regulations; learn and perform special assignments as delegated; understand and carry out oral and written directions; meet established standards of physical endurance and agility; effectively represent the fire service functions of the Department with the public; communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Education/Training/Experience: High school graduation or GED is desirable. Graduation from a State approved fire academy with Paramedic certification. One year of experience as a Paramedic with a private ambulance company or municipal fire department is highly desirable.
At time of appointment the successful candidate must have:
- A Valid California State Class C driver's License
- A signed Non-Tobacco Use Statement
- Successfully passed all qualifying examinations, the City's pre-employment physical, and extensive background check.
- Must successfully obtain Los Angeles County paramedic accreditation.