SCOTTS VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT
7 ERBA LANE
SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 95066
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Updated: July 02, 2019
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic. All candidates must complete FireTEAM and CPAT exams. All scores must be submitted by July 1, 2019.
Candidates are also required to fill department application that can be found here.
Salary Information: $93,800-$102,524 annually
Candidate Contact Person:Battalion Chief McNeilBattalion Chiefjmcneil@scottsvalleyfire.com
Department Overview: Established in 1958, the Scotts Valley Fire District provides fire and emergency services to the City and community of Scotts Valley as well as the adjacent unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County. Utilizing two full-time stations with 6 pieces of apparatus, the District serves nearly 20,000 residents within its 24 square mile boundaries. The District has 27 full-time employees, two part-time, and 14 paid-call firefighters, which provide a variety of services, including fire suppression, emergency medical services, administration, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, public education, fire investigation, and fire prevention. Daily emergency responses consist of 7 firefighters and one Battalion Chief. Added to this, the Scotts Valley Fire District has Mutual Aid Agreements with neighboring fire suppression organizations to further strengthen the emergency services available to our customers.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Vision: 20/40 uncorrected
Academy Certification: Certification of completion from a California Accredited Firefighter I Academy or meet minimum qualifications in District Policy 1708.
Necessary Certifications: Current CA paramedic license, CPR and ACLS, PALS or PEPP, BTLS or PHTLS, and current CPAT
Hiring Process : Applicants for this position are required to submit an employment application, including required documents, and supplemental questionnaire to the District and have completed a job simulation test with National Testing Network, by the testing deadline of 7/1/2019, 5 pm PST. Applicants who fail to complete either of the above requirements by the deadlines provided will be disqualified from further consideration. For those applicants who previously took the job simulation test, your test score must be valid through 7/1/2019 for this recruitment. For further details on the District’s employment application and required documents, visit the job bulletin for Firefighter Paramedic at www.scottsvalleyfire.com. Note: The application with required documents can be emailed to Battalion Chief McNeil, sent by regular mail, or delivered in person.
Selection Process: Candidates who meet all qualifications along with the most desirable combination of education, experience and training will be invited to continue in the selection process.
The selection process will require the following:
Component / Tentative Dates: Job Simulation Test:
Completed testing by July 1, 2019 at 5 PM. Candidate must schedule their own testing by going to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com
Oral Interviews: July 8-9, 2019. The oral interviews will include a panel interview and paramedic assessment interview designed to evaluate those qualities necessary for success on the job.
Chiefs Oral Interview: July 15-16, 2019. The oral interview examination is designed to evaluate those who fit best with the Scotts Valley Fire District.
Employment Eligible List: Placement on the eligible list is comprised of the combined weighted scores. Candidate’s final composite scores will determine placement on the employment eligible list.
Current Vacancies: The District anticipates vacancies during the term of the list. The top candidates will be certified by the Chief and Board of Directors. The employment eligibility list is valid for one year unless exhausted sooner.
Conditional Offer of Employment: Conditional employment offers will require a thorough medical and background screening prior to a final offer of employment.