Paramedic Job (Not Safety Related) – Chula Vista Fire Department

Employees working as a paramedic (not related to safety) are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2180 (IAFF). Click on ++ HERE ++ to display the summary of paramedical services.

This recruitment is open until receipt of a sufficient number of applications and can be closed at any time without notice. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

To be considered, applicants must submit an online municipal application with an additional questionnaire and proof of required certifications. Candidates whose applications indicate training and experience directly related to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process as described below. All notices regarding this recruitment will be sent electronically to the email address associated with your application.

Unless otherwise specified, a passing grade must be achieved at each phase of the selection process in order to proceed and have your name placed on the City of Chula Vista’s eligibility list for employment. Exam material for this recruitment is validated, copyrighted, and / or inappropriate for the exam.

Step 1. Examination of the application: Applications will be reviewed on the basis of relevant education, training and experience to ensure that minimum qualifications are met.

At the time of the request, you must meet the following minimum qualifications: You must be at least 18 years old; You must have completed the equivalent of grade 12; and You must have a valid EMT-P license with the State of California.
(Must be attached to the application. Applications without attached documentation will be disqualified for any reason)
Please do not submit other certifications, licenses, resumes, letters of reference, etc. ++not ++ __to be considered at this time.

At the time of the appointment__, you must meet the following minimum qualifications: You must hold a valid EMT-P accreditation with the San Diego County EMS office. You must have a valid California Class C driver’s license.

Highly Desired Qualifications
Associate degree in fire science or paramedicine, or related field.

Step 2. Additional questionnaire: The supplemental questionnaire is designed to assess how your education and experience will relate to this position. Your answers will be evaluated and can be used to determine the most qualified candidates.

Step 3. EMS Skills Performance Test (Megacode): This performance review will test your knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of patients.

Step 4. Oral interview with the jury: The interview with the jury will assess the motivation, interest, education, experience and professional qualifications of the candidates for the post.

Step 5. Establishment of the eligibility list: Candidates who successfully complete all parts of the recruitment process will be placed on an eligibility list for a period of six (6) months, unless extended. Applicants will be notified by email of their eligibility and ranking.

Step 6. Interview with the fire captain / battalion chief

Step 7. Interview with the fire chief

Step 8. Post-offer, pre-employment process: Final applicants will receive a conditional offer, subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination and background check consisting of live analysis through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The city of Chula Vista has adopted a policy that requires all candidates for municipal employment to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including variants, before being employed by the city, subject to limited exceptions. The city of Chula Vista has adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health response to mitigate the negative public health consequences associated with the increased incidence and positivity rates of tests and the prevalence of new viral variants, including an increase in hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions and deaths.

As such, candidates looking for employment in the City will have to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after the end of the entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date, unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or religious exemption has been approved.

Step 9. Guidance Academy and Field Training: New employees hired in the classification of paramedics (non-security related) will participate in additional on-the-job training and an orientation academy.


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