Firefighter I or II (Paramedic Qualified) – Gilroy, California

Gilroy California is now hiring for the position of Firefighter I or II (Paramedic Qualified). This firefighter job’s salary is $86,892.00 – $105,620.00 Annually. To qualify for this job, you must:

Must be on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List by meeting the entry-level Firefighter candidate requirements and passing the written and physical ability testing elements.


Firefighter II Education Requirement: equivalent to graduation from high school plus the completion of at least 60 college semester units, or equivalent college unit hours, from an accredited college or university (with equivalency determination made at the sole discretion of the City of Gilroy) in academic coursework (i.e. English, math, history, science, business, fire science, social science, health, etc.).

Firefighter I Education Requirement: Education equivalent to graduation from high school.

Be at least 18 years of age.

Possess a California State Fire Marshal Firefighter 1 Certification at time of application.

Possess at time of application, and maintain, a valid California Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) license. Once hired, required to maintain the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) license consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding.

Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s). Obtain and maintain a Firefighter endorsement within 18 months from the date of hire.

Must be able to complete an 18 month probationary period which includes skills testing at various intervals and also includes skills tests related to driving and operating various types of apparatus,

Must successfully complete a recruit academy that includes, but is not limited to, physical conditioning and skills-performance testing elements.

Willingness to continue education and training by taking additional courses, attending seminars and workshops, supplemented by individual study.

Be able to meet the current medical standards for a Firefighter, and be free from any physical condition which might adversely affect the ability to perform the duties of a City of Gilroy Firefighter.

Pass an extensive background investigation, which includes a Department of Justice criminal record check for employment.

Pass a post-offer psychological evaluation and a medical examination, which includes a drug test.

Participate in and pass the City’s bi-annual physical fitness program.

Meet the residency requirement of residing within ninety (90) minutes travel time from any fire station, as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding.

All bargaining unit employees hired after January 1, 2004 shall sign a physical condition and tobacco use contract restricting their use of all types of tobacco (Article VII, Section V Local 2805 MOU).

Prefer bilingual (English/Spanish).


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