MONTCLAIR FIRE DEPARTMENT
5111 BENITO STREET
MONTCLAIR, CALIFORNIA 91763
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Updated: April 19, 2019
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Montclair Fire Department is building an ongoing list for Firefighter Paramedic.
Salary Information: Base monthly salary range from $4,521 (Entry) to $5,495 after five years, plus $696.90/mo. Paramedic Stipend.
Department Overview: The Montclair Fire Department is a municipal Fire Agency that is considered an all risk Department. The Agency is dedicated to providing our community, visitors, and businesses with professional, courteous, and proficient service; to protecting life, property, and the environment; and to creating a safe environment in which to live and work by investing in education and training.The Department offers specialized assignments/positions such as Paramedic Program, Hazardous Materials Team, Urban Search and Rescue Team, Fire Prevention, and Disaster Preparedness; and is involved in other programs such as Community Outreach Program, and Fire Safety Educational Program.
Our first responders are highly certified in many different categories. Our training programs emphasize effective procedures and tactics designed to effectively deal with a variety of critical emergency incidents. We work closely with other City Departments and regional organizations to facilitate the delivery of specialized services to those in need. We employ the tools and technologies necessary to deliver modern emergency services to the community.
Area Information: Montclair was incorporated in 1956 as a General Law City and presently operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Four Council Members and the Mayor are elected at-large for four-year terms. Montclair is located at the western end of San Bernardino County and is a convenient distance of 35 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center. Beaches, deserts, mountain resorts, and other recreational facilities are equally accessible by way of the excellent freeway system serving the Montclair area. Montclair has a successful, multimillion-dollar regional shopping center which opened in 1968 and provides major retail shopping for the Inland Empire residents.
Population: The geographic size of the City is five square miles with a population of approximately 36,664.
US Citizen: Not required. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Physical Requirements: Height in proportion to weight; normal hearing (uncorrected); and vision to 20-20 in each eye (corrected vision acceptable) and free from color blindness.
College: Not required.
Academy Certification: Must have completed a certified Fire Academy or possess a Certified Firefighter I certificate.
Tattoo Policy: Tattoos, brandings, scarifications, and/or other forms of “body art” shall not be visible while wearing the department work uniform and standing in a relaxed state.
Necessary Certifications: Must have a current Paramedic license and ACL certification, and current CPR certificate.
Physical Agility Testing: Must have successfully completed within the past 12 months, the CPAT or Biddle physical abilities test.
Hiring Process: Candidates must complete the application process, including completion of the Personal History Questionnaire, and sign-up and take the Firefighter written examination through National Testing Network (NTN). Application and testing opportunities for Firefighter/Paramedic will be available on a continuous basis. As staffing needs require, the City of Montclair will review applications and test scores from NTN’s candidate pool and invite selected candidates to participate in an oral board interview. Prior to the interviews candidates will be provided with a City of Montclair application for completion, and will be required to attach the following documentation to the application:
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Any person who has ever been convicted of any offense declared by law to be a felony in this state or any other state shall not be eligible for employment with the Montclair Fire Department.
Driving Disqualifiers: Applicants who, based on Department of Motor Vehicle records, display a propensity for any of the following may be disqualified from consideration for employment: 1. Driving under the Influence-alcohol/narcotics; 2. At-fault traffic accidents; 3. Moving or non-moving violations of the California Vehicle Code.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Any person who is a current user of illegal drugs shall not be eligible for employment with the department. “Current” user of illegal drugs shall mean any person who has illegally used any controlled substance (as defined in Schedules 1 through 4 of the Uniform Controlled Act) within one year of application.
Employment Disqualifiers: Any person who has been dishonorably or less than honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States shall not be eligible for employment with the department. Any person who, as an adult, has been dismissed from employment “for cause” two or more times shall not be eligible for employment.
Financial Disqualifiers: Any person who is presently in collections for any valid credit obligation may not be eligible for employment
Additional Disqualifiers: Any person who is presently delinquent or in arrears for any court ordered child or spousal support payments shall not be eligible for employment.
Employment Rules: A standard loyalty oath must be taken by each new employee. Prior to receiving a job with the City of Montclair, the top candidate(s) must submit a valid social security card and must pass a background investigation and a pre-employment physical, including a drug screening, at City expense. A one year probationary period is required before gaining regular status.
Salary Practices: Classifications are assigned to a pay range comprised of five individual steps, with a five percent differential between each step. A step increase is possible after one year for Firefighter/Paramedics depending on performance. Yearly increases, based on merit, are possible until the maximum step is reached. Position classifications and salaries are evaluated periodically, and cost of living increases are negotiated by bargaining units. Salaries are based on 26 pay periods per year.