$5,241.37/month (entry-level recruit)
I: REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION:
Education/Experience: High school graduate or G.E.D.
Age: Must be 18 years of age.
Citizenship: Applicants must be United State citizens or show proof of application for U.S. citizenship at least one year prior to application.
License/Certificate: Possession of a current California Paramedic license (EMT-P) or National Registry Paramedic license AND a current Healthcare Provider CPR certification.
DO NOT UPLOAD COPIES OF THE CERTIFICATES/LICENSES TO YOUR CITY APPLICATION. APPLICANTS WILL UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED CERTIFICATES/LICENSES DIRECTLY TO THEIR FCTC PROFILE. FCTC WILL VALIDATE UPLOADED DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO PLACING APPLICANT ON THE FCTC STATEWIDE ELIGIBILITY LIST.
II: REQUIRED TO BE PLACED ON THE CITY’S ELIGIBILITY LIST:
In addition to the above requirements, candidates must have a valid Cal-JAC Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate dated between 9/26/2018 and 9/25/2019, pass the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) written exam, AND be active on the FCTC State Eligibility List on 9/25/2019 to continue in the process and be placed on the City’s eligibility list.
III: REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACADEMY HIRE DATE:
Possession of the following certificates/licenses:
Current California Class C driver license with an acceptable driving record.
Current and valid Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification OR Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers (PEPP) certification.
Current and valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
DO NOT UPLOAD COPIES OF THESE CERTIFICATES/LICENSES TO YOUR CITY APPLICATION. IF SELECTED FOR HIRE, CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT COPIES OF THESE CERTIFICATES LATER IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.
Highly desirable qualifications: One year of 911 emergency paramedic experience, and some firefighting experience. AS degree in Fire Science, Fire Technology certification, or California Firefighter I certification from an accredited agency.
Trainee: Within one-year probationary appointment to Trainee, incumbent is required to obtain and thereafter maintain a Ventura County Paramedic Level II certification, and a current and valid California Class C driver license with a firefighter endorsement.
Physical Requirements for both levels: Must be physically capable of performing all tasks required of a Ventura Firefighter-Paramedic, including rigorous activities associated with emergency operations. Fitness will initially be determined by possession of a Cal-JAC Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate, and ability to pass a medical evaluation.
Residency Requirements: Incumbent must maintain as a permanent residence, and regularly reside at, a residence that is located within 150 miles from the Ventura Fire Department Administrative Offices. Before employment, candidates must submit documentation verifying legal right to work in the United States. Background Check: Requires the ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation, which may include a polygraph examination.