Paramedic #23-6

Sacramento Metro Fire   Mather, CA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 10, 2023
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$45,760.00 - $55,619.20 Annually


Sacramento, CA

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Opening Date


Closing Date

9/29/2023 4:00 PM Pacific


**Please Note - Panel Oral Interviews - Qualified candidates will have the ability to schedule an interview for October 5, 2023, October 12, 2023 or October 19, 2023. An email will be sent to each qualified candidate with directions on how to schedule an interview after their application has been accepted. A background orientation will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

Salary and Benefits 
 *** Chart below is based on average work schedule including overtime, to be used for illustrative purposes only ***

REGULAR RATE (40 hours per week)Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Base$22.00$23.10$24.26$25.47$26.74Paramedic (9.3%)$2.05$2.15$2.26$2.37$2.49Education (max 10.5%)$2.31$2.43$2.55$2.67$2.81Longevity 12%$2.64$2.77$2.91$3.06$3.21TOTAL MAX REGULAR RATE

EMT (w/max education)$24.31$25.53$26.80$28.14$29.55PARAMEDIC (w/base + medic + max education)$26.36$27.67$29.06$30.51$32.04MAX with all incentives and Longevity$29.00$30.45$31.97$33.57$35.24

OVERTIME (approx. 32 hours per month)Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Base$33.00$34.65$36.38$38.20$40.11Paramedic (9.3%)$3.07$3.22$3.38$3.55$3.73Education (max 10.5%)$3.47$3.64$3.82$4.01$4.21Longevity (max 12%)$3.96$4.16$4.37$4.58$4.81TOTAL MAX OVERTIME RATE

EMT (w/max education)$36.47$38.29$40.20$42.21$44.32PARAMEDIC (w/base + medic + max education)$39.53$41.51$43.59$45.77$48.05MAX with all incentives and Longevity$43.49$45.67$47.95$50.35$52.87

per year per month

Minimum $62,687.68$5,223.97

MAX with ALL incentives $93,610.24$7,800.85
 Retirement - CalPERS Safety retirement: Classic employee 3% @ 50, PEPRA employee 2.7% @ 57

Health Benefits - CalPERS health insurance offering variety of HMO's and PPO's. District contributes 92% of the health plan premium and the employee is responsible for the remaining 8% of the premium. Dental and vision insurance are also paid by the District.

Life Insurance - $20,000 for the first probationary year and $100,000 thereafter.

Vacation Leave - 11.90 hours / month up to 23.80 hours /month depending on years of service
Sick Leave -  20 hours / month

Under direction of the assigned Captain/Supervisor, provides ambulance transport services as a member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (District).

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of the job.

The incumbent will be required to perform a full range of EMS skills and services, including but not limited to:

1.  Operate District owned ambulances and other District vehicles as directed, including driving to and from medical emergencies as part of the ambulance transportation team.

2.  A licensed Paramedic is authorized to do any of the following procedures utilizing both BLS and ALS level skills during training, while at the scene of an emergency, or during patient care but is not limited to:  

A.   Evaluate the ill and injured and document findings and actions on a patient care report.  

B.   Render both basic and advanced life support, rescue and first aid to patients.  

C.  Obtain and document diagnostic signs including but not limited to temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respirations rates, level of consciousness, pupil status and electrocardiogram interpretations.  

D.  Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of mechanical adjuncts to advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and both manual defibrilators and automated external defibrillators. (AED) 

E.   Use the following adjunctive airway breathing aids:

 i.    Oropharyngeal airway; nasopharyngeal airway;

                  ii.    Advanced airways to include Subglottic and endotracheal intubation

                  iii.    Waveform capnography

                  iv.    Suction devices;

                  v.    Basic and advanced oxygen delivery devices; and

                  vi.    Manual and mechanical ventilating devices designed for pre-hospital use.                    

F.   Use various types of stretchers and body immobilization devices.  

G.  Provide initial pre-hospital emergency care of trauma.  

H.  Perform basic field triage.  

I.     Transport patients.  

J.    Manage patients within their scope of practice.  

K.   Administration of emergency medications per Sacramento County EMS Protocols.  

L.   Lifting patients into ambulances on a gurney.  

M.  Contact and obtain direction from base hospitals regarding patient care. 

3.  Cleans and decontaminates equipment including but not limited to, ambulance and EMS equipment.

4.  Collection and documentation of patient billing information per District policy.

5.  Maintains and restocks inventory of ambulance and station EMS supplies through logistics orders.

6.  Performs preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on assigned apparatus.

7.  Follows all Federal, State, County, Local, and District laws, regulations, protocols, and policies including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

8.  Attend and successfully complete District and hospital training sessions and drills.

9.  Participates in overseeing operational readiness and cleanliness of apparatus and equipment.

10.  Performs other duties as directed by District Staff in accordance with the chain of command.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements


Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and a physical to include a drug screen. 

The education or experience requirements may be modified or waived at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief.  At least one of the education or experience requirements must be met; both requirements cannot be modified or waived.  The Sacramento Metro Fire District Board of Directors shall be notified of any such modifications or waivers. 


Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Education and Experience 

Education must be obtained through a post secondary institution currently accredited by any accreditation body recognized by either the Counsel for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the United States Department of Education.


1.  High School Diploma or equivalent. 

2.  Possession of and ability to maintain current California EMT-P License or greater with a current CPR card.

3.  Must be accredited as an EMT-P by the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Agency prior to completion of academy.


1.  Work experience on a transporting ambulance is highly desirable.


Supplemental information



Maintain physical ability and stamina to meet position tasks and responsibilities.  Physical abilities must commensurate with the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.

No person shall pose a threat to themselves or to the health and safety of other individuals in the work place, or to the public they serve.

Essential Duties described in the EMT–P job description are performed in and affected by the following environmental and operational factors:

1.  Operate both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain factors.

2.  Spend extensive time outside exposed to the elements.

3.  Work in wet, icy, or muddy areas.

4.  Perform a variety of tasks on slippery, hazardous surfaces such as on roadways.

5.  Work in areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries are possible.

6.  Face exposure due to working in proximity to emergency scenes where carcinogenic dusts such as asbestos, toxic substances such as hydrogen cyanide, acids, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents are present either through inhalation or skin contact.

7.  Face exposure to infectious agents such as but not limited to Hepatitis B or HIV.

8.  Wear designated personal protective equipment while performing essential functions.

9.  Perform complex tasks during life-threatening emergencies.

10.  Work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration

11.  Face life and death decision during emergency conditions.

12.  Exposed to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma and burn victims.

13.  Make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods.

14.  Operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in enclosed or confined spaces.

15.  Rely on senses of sight, hearing, smells, and touch to help determine the nature of the emergency, maintain personal safety, and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life threatening environment throughout the duration of the incident.


Possession of and ability to maintain a current valid California Driver's License, Class C, is a condition of employment.


PANEL ORAL INTERVIEWS: Will be scheduled for October 5th, 12th and 19th. 

VETERANS PREFERENCE CREDIT:  Veterans who have received an honorable discharge will be allowed an additional 5% that will be added to their over-all passing score at the end of the testing process.  To obtain this credit, veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge or disability to their online application.

ELIGIBILITY LIST: Candidates must be successful in all examination phases to be placed on an eligibility list. The Fire Chief will, when filling vacancies, make a selection from those on the eligibility list.

PROOF OF LEGAL RESIDENCE: Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, all new hire applicants will be required to show proof of legal residence entitling them to work in the United States prior to becoming an employee of the District.


The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District


10545 Armstrong Ave, Suite 200

Mather, California, 95655