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Paramedic

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Sacramento, CA Full time
Posted on April 5, 2018

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is currently accepting online applications.

Interested applicants can apply online at  www.metrofire.ca.gov/careers

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

The non-firefighter position of Paramedic (EMT-P) works under the direct supervision of the EMS assigned Captain in conjunction with other District Staff and the overall direction of the Operations Division.  The primary responsibility of the EMT-P is to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) care and transport of patients as a component of the Sacramento County 911 EMS System. 

An EMT-P is required to be able to make critical decisions that impact the safety, well being, or life of patients and members of the District in stressful situations.  The EMT-P is expected to execute sound judgment that demonstrates the highest of ethical and moral standards in the performance of job duties and other situations with and without explicit direction.  

The Single Role Paramedic is a three (3) year limited term position.  The term of employment may be extended as necessary at the discretion of the Fire Chief.

The Paramedic position is expected to transition into the Firefighter/Paramedic position within the three (3) year term.  Employees transitioning into the rank of Firefighter/Paramedic must possess (a) Paramedic License accredited in Sacramento County and in good standing with the District, (b) Six month appraisal with satisfactory scores as a Paramedic, (c) CPAT card that is valid within 12 months of the final filing date for Firefighter/Paramedic as determined by the District, (d) receive a passing score in an interview process.

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

EDUCATION:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Possession of and ability to maintain a current non-probationary California EMT-P License with a current CPR card.  National Registry Cards will not be accepted.  
  3. Must be accredited as an EMT-P by the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Agency prior to completion of academy.

EXPERIENCE: Work experience on a transporting ambulance is highly desirable.

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

BENEFITS: The District offers a wide variety of programs covering health and dental insurance, life insurance, PERS Safety retirement (2.7% @ 57  for PEPRA Members, or 3% @ 50 for Classic Members), sick leave, vacation leave, and 457 deferred compensation.

THE SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN FIRE DISTRICT IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.