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Company Name :- City of Stockton
Position Name :-
Company Location :- Stockton, CA
Job Category :- General
Full Job Description :-
MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:
$4,772.67 (while attending the academy)
MONTHLY SALARY STEPS: (after successful completion of the academy)
Step 2: $5,018.13/mo after successful completion of the academy
Step 3: $5,276.35/mo after six (6) months at step 2
Step 4: $5,547.28/mo after six (6) months at step 3
Step 5: $5,883.26/mo after one (1) year at step 4
Step 6: $6,133.15/mo after one (1) year at step 5
Step 7: $6,448.09/mo after one (1) year at step 6
Step 8: $6,779.23/mo after one (1) year at step 7
Step 9 (Top Step): $7,127.75/mo after six (6) months at step 8
Paramedic Certification – Additional Pay
Paramedic Fire Fighters at level 1 receive a 6% above top step of current applicable rank
Paramedic Fire Fighters at level 3 receive 8.5% above top step of current applicable rank
Paramedic Fire Fighters at level 5 receive 9% above top step of current applicable rank
HAZ/MAT Assignment – Additional Pay
The City shall pay five percent (5%) of the top step of rank for sworn Fire Unit employees actively assigned to the HAZ/MAT response team
Education Incentive – Additional Pay
Employees that satisfy the educational and service requirements shall receive:
Intermediate Education Certification receives 3% above the top step of rank for sworn Fire Unit employees
Advanced Education Certification receives 5% above top step of rank for sworn Fire Unit employees
Vacation – 120 hours per year
Vacation Sellback – up to forty (40) hours per year
Holidays – 13 fixed and 1 floating per year
Sick Leave – 12 hours per month of service
Health Benefits – Medical and hospitalization, dental and orthodontia, vision, and prescription coverage for employees and dependents
Life Insurance – $50,000 policy value
Retirement – California Public Employees’ Retirement Systems (CalPERS) = 2.7% at 57
Deferred Compensation – available at employee’s option
Section 125 (Flexible Spending Account) – available at employee’s option
Uniform allowance – $950.00 yearly allowance
OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVANCE
Several levels of responsibility create the rank structure of the Stockton Fire Department. As training and required in-service time is acquired, a Fire Fighter can advance as follows:
Fire Fighter/Engineer: $6,355.55 – $8,164.98/mo
Fire Captain: $7,257.16 – $9,323.48/mo
Fire Battalion Chief: $9,223.50 – $11,848.12/mo
Note: The salary listed is base monthly salary and does not include additional pay opportunities. For the City of Stockton Salary Schedule, click here
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FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: The City of Stockton will be conducting a Training and Experience Evaluation based on information provided on the application and documents submitted by the applicant. Candidates will not need to appear in person for this portion of the hiring process.
The City of Stockton, Human Resources, will be following COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our attendees and staff. We will be enforcing social distancing throughout the examination process. If you are sick or having any symptoms, please do not attend the examination.
THE POSITION OF FIRE FIGHTER TRAINEE – LATERAL ENTRY
This position is an apprentice-level, non-sworn position in the Fire Department. Fire Fighting involves vigorous and skilled physical work and continuous training, as well as handling emergency and life-or-death situations. Fire Fighters also work with citizens to promote fire prevention, provide emergency medical care, perform fire-suppression activities, perform water rescue, protect the environment from hazardous material incidents, perform heavy rescue operations from cars and collapsed buildings, and conduct and participate in a various training programs to stay current on the latest fire fighting technology and methods. Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service System, in a “for-cause” employment status, and are represented by Stockton Fire Fighters’ Local 456. This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current regular full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list or a combination of both. This list may be used to fill future vacancies Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting, psychological exam, polygraph, and a medical examination which includes a back evaluation. Veteran’s Preference:
This position is eligible to receive Veteran’s Preference Points for entrance into the Civil Service. If you plan to apply for Veteran’s Preference, Human Resources will require a copy of your DD-214 Member 4 form indicating at least 181 consecutive days of service
by the final filing date. (see supplemental questions for further details on DD 214 submission)
This is a non-sworn training position. Incumbents attend a fire academy to train to respond to fires, medical emergencies and other emergency and nonemergency situations; performs related work as assigned.
Incumbents are assigned to the Fire Academy and must satisfactorily pass all of the requirements of the Academy before becoming candidates for the sworn position of Fire Fighter. Assignment to this classification is temporary. If incumbents do not successfully complete a fire academy, they will be terminated.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
Attend and successfully complete a fire academy to prepare for the position of Fire Fighter.
Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Some college-level fire science course work is desirable.
Must possess, or be able to obtain prior to appointment, and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license.
Must possess an EMT Certification from a California County Emergency Services Agency or National Registry OR Paramedic accreditation from a California Emergency Medical Service Agency or National Registry
Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain, within one year of employment, current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician/Level I issued in San Joaquin County.
Must possess four (4) continuous months (within the last 12 months), in good standing, of full-time (includes seasonal), paid work experience fighting fires in a municipal fire service agency, fire protection district, or state or federal agency as of the date of employment.
Must possess a Fire Fighter I Certification issued by California State Fire Training (CASFT), International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (The ProBoard).
Must have successfully completed a CPAT examination. (Certification must be issued within twelve (12) months prior to date of appointment).
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to work in hazardous situations; must maintain adequate physical strength, agility and stamina to carry out rescue duties in inclement weather, from heights, tunnels, water or other potentially risky conditions.
Must possess strength and stamina sufficient to lift and carry equipment and patients weighing up to 165 pounds and be able to wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Must administer life support or life saving treatment to emergency patients or victims of fire.
English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
Basic principles and practices of emergency medical care at the basic life support level; and
Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the work.
Following oral and written directions;
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work;
Maintaining accurate records and preparing clear and concise reports and other written materials; and
Remaining calm, making sound decisions, and responding appropriately in emergency situations.
Learn the principles, practices, procedures, laws and ordinances, terminology, and operation of equipment used in fire fighting.
Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include a training and experience evaluation weighted at 100%. To achieve a place on the eligible list, candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%. The City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. In the event of identical ratings, names will be arranged in the order of application date and time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRES MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY’S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMÉS ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT STATE “REFER TO RESUME”.
The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.
After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.
Notices and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondence is being received.
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In accordance with California Government Code section 3100,
et seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.
The City of Stockton requires employees in this position to reasonably respond to emergencies at all times. Employees will be required to maintain primary residence within 45 minutes of City Hall in order to timely respond to emergencies and meet the health, safety, and welfare needs of the City. New employees have up to three (3) months from date of hire to comply with the requirement. Any interested candidates must be willing to adhere to this requirement throughout the duration of employment.
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