Costa Mesa in California now has a firefighter job opening. The salary range for this job is: FIREFIGHTER: $71,844 – $96,264, FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC: $79,032 – $109,500. The closing date is 3/29/19. The requirements are:
High school graduation or equivalent. Associates degree or higher is desirable.
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
1) Successful completion from a Fire Academy accredited by the California State Fire
Marshal’s Office by March 18, 2019.
2) Successful completion of a California local academy (320 hours or longer) or an
out-of-state nationally recognized academy with at least one year of paid full-time
firefighter experience at a single agency and current employment as a full-time
3) Possession of Firefighter I & Firefighter II Certifications with at least one year of paid
full-time firefighter experience at a single agency and current employment as a
Note: Qualifying experience must be with a military, federal, state or municipal Fire agency.
Successful completion of the Biddle Physical Ability Examination or Candidate Physical
Ability Test (CPAT) after September 30, 2018.
Completion of the FireTEAM entry-level, firefighter examination will be required. All
testing must be completed through National Testing Network (NTN) within dates of
September 1, 2018 – March 29, 2019.
Valid CA Class “C” Driver’s License at the time of appointment with a CA Class “C”
Driver’s License with “F” endorsement at the end of the probationary period.
State of California certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or higher*
Possession of a valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare
Current CA State Paramedic License is highly desirable*
Weight: Proportional to height, age and frame
Vision: 20/30 corrected (with soft contact lenses)
Hearing: Normal audiometric hearing exam
*Equivalent certifications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis