$30.76 – $41.22 Hourly
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered, however, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the selection process. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the “Work Experience” section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. (One year of work experience is the equivalent of 12 months of full-time work. “Full-time work” means at least 36 hours of work over a period of one week or 1,872 hours of work over a period of at least 12 months.) Qualifications noted as “desirable” or “preferred” are not included as part of the minimum requirements.
No directly related work experience is required.
High School Diploma or equivalent education is required.
Successful completion of a recognized California Office of State Fire Marshal accredited Fire Academy, or the “CalFire Firefighter Academy” for full-time career firefighters is required.
Required License or Certificates:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver license with a satisfactory driving record is required. (A driving record which reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI) within the past 36 months would not be considered satisfactory.)
Possess and maintain a valid C.P.R. Certificate is required.
Possess and maintain a valid Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational (FRO) Certificate is required.
Possess and maintain a valid California Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Fire Fighter I Certificate or California Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) accredited Fire Fighter I Academy Certificate is required.
Physical Abilities Test
A valid Biddle passed within six (6) months prior to Chief Interview is required.
Additional License or Certificates Paramedic:
Possess and maintain a valid California Paramedic License is required.
Possess and maintain, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Riverside County Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic Certification (EMT- P) within 6 months of appointment is required.
Possess and maintain a valid Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certificate is required.
Possess and maintain a valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certificate or PEPP Certificate is required.
Must reside within 75 miles of City limits during course of employment.
Must be nonsmoking/tobacco free during course of employment.
Palm Springs International Airport SIDA security badge must be obtained within the first three (3) months of employment.
Successful completion of firefighter quarterly probationary tests is required.
Successful applicants are required to pass a background, physical, psychological and drug screen prior to hire.
Incumbents are enrolled in the California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice Program. The DMV Pull Notice Program provides information on the incumbents driving record and driving record status on a periodic basis to the City.