Firefighter/Paramedic II - Lateral

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
City of Vacaville - Vacaville, California

Jan 20, 2023

Application Deadline:
Apr 30, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$109,434.78 - $133,019.09 annual

Job Description

Four (4) vacancies currently exist within the department. This recruitment will also be used to establish a list for future vacancies that may occur over the next 12-month period.

Vacaville Firefighter/Paramedics perform skilled work in emergency fire suppression, emergency medical care, fire prevention, investigation activities, ALS transportation and other activities that support the protection of life and property. Firefighter/Paramedics assume primary responsibility for patient care at the scene of a medical emergency; assist in the maintenance and care of all stations, apparatus and equipment; and perform other related duties normally associated with the position of a professional Firefighter/Paramedic.

Firefighter/Paramedic II is the journey-level and performs the full range of Firefighter and Paramedic duties.

Additional Information

++Compensation:++ $109,434.78 - $133,019.09/annually5% COLA is scheduled on 11/1/20234% COLA is scheduled on 11/1/2024

++Additional Compensation and Other Benefits:++

Educational Incentive - 2.5% for Associate's Degree and 5% for Bachelor's Degree

Holiday Pay - 3.38%

Senior Firefighter Program - 2.5-11% (depends on qualifications)

Bilingual Premium - 2.5% per pay period

Clothing Allowance - $1,800/year

Tuition Reimbursement - $2,000/year

Generous contributions to medical, dental and vision plans

Generous vacation accruals

Participation in CalPERS Retirement System

Vacaville Firefighter/Paramedics currently work a 48/96 shift schedule, resulting in an average workweek of 56 hours. Additional information, including benefit details and incentive pay, can be found on our website at

The City of Vacaville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses through our Veterans Preference Points Policy.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Any
  • Education: Certification of successful completion of California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I training (or equivalent) curriculum is required. College-level course work in fire science is desirable.
  • Experience: One year paid full-time professional experience as a Firefighter/Paramedic in an all risk fire department that provides services similar to those of the City of Vacaville is required. Two or more years experience is desirable.

Possession of current, valid California Paramedic License

Possession of California State Fire Marshal Firefighter 1 (or reciprocity). Possession of California State Fire Marshal Firefighter 2 (or reciprocity) is desirable

Possession of a California driver’s license, Class B or C, with a Firefighter Endorsement or better

Possession of a current, valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card issued in accordance with the guidelines of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Possession of a Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professional certification (PEPP)

Possession of a Prehospital Trauma Life Support certification (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support/International Trauma Life Support certification (BTLS/ITLS)

Possession of California State Fire Marshal Rescue Systems 1 Certification is desirable

Possession of California State Fire Marshal Driver/Operator 1A Certification is desirable

Contact Information

Regina Sickels

City of Vacaville
Vacaville, California
phone: 707-449-5108

How to Apply

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