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Date Posted:               May 15, 2017
City/Organization:      Redondo Beach, CA
Title:                           Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral)
Category:                   Firefighter/EMS

Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - Redondo Beach, CA

Job Description:

Come work for the beautiful City of Redondo Beach, where there is More to Sea!

The Redondo Beach Fire Department invites qualified Lateral candidates to apply for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Lateral candidates must be currently employed full-time by a paid, professional fire department or district, with a minimum of two (2) years firefighter/paramedic experience.

This is a continuous recruitment, and may close at any time without notice. Prompt application is encouraged. Applicants that are invited to continue in the selection process will be notified via e-mail. All required attachments listed below must be included for your application to be considered complete.

A copy of each of the items listed below must be attached to the application at the time of submission. Applications without the required attachments will not be considered.

California Applicants

  • Proof of California Firefighter Academy Completion
  • Copy of Current California Paramedic License

Out-of-State Applicants

  • Proof of State Certified Firefighter Academy Completion
  • Copy of Current Paramedic License
  • Proof of Current Registration as a Paramedic with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
About the Redondo Beach Fire Department: 
The City of Redondo Beach Fire Department proudly serves from three Fire Stations strategically located throughout the city. In addition to firefighting, the Department cross-trains to provide special services such as emergency medical care, hazardous materials management, and special rescue operations.

The Department maintains a daily staffing of two dedicated paramedic units, three fire engines, a 100' ladder truck, a fire boat, and a Fire Division Chief.




Under the direction of the Fire Chief and supervisors, the Firefighter/Paramedic position is accountable for performing specified duties, responsibilities, tasks and assignments of Fire Department operations.

The position is accountable to respond as a team member on an assigned fire company following a supervisor's direction to conduct emergency medical, rescue and non-emergency operations including, but not limited to:

  • Organizing and managing difficult emergency situations; working effectively in hazardous environments; performing standard firefighting procedures in laying hose, setting ladders and performing rescue, ventilation, salvage and cleanup functions; participating in all phases of fire department activities including fire suppression activities, using and operating special equipment, safety, hazardous materials abatement, medical aid response and fire prevention; conducting fire prevention inspections; and wildland fire response activities
  • Performing at medical and fire environmental emergencies administering advanced emergency medical care to the sick and injured; communicating medical information to the hospital; documenting emergency care rendered; operating within strict State, County and City regulations and guidelines; attending department and hospital training sessions and maintaining an individual paramedic license; performing control and responsibility of the patient until appropriately released; diagnosing emergency medical problems and performing the appropriate intervention; recording information related to responses; and giving and following oral and written instructions
  • Supervising, instructing and evaluating the performance of paramedic trainees; providing on-the-job training; and, providing emergency medical procedures training to other employees
  • Participating and assisting in planning of drills and other training activities to learn and improve emergency response tactics
  • Participating in evaluating new equipment and procedures; tracking work assignments; writing detailed reports; making presentations.
  • Driving department emergency vehicles and performing inventory and maintenance
  • Delivering outstanding internal and external customer service solving problems and communicating effectively with the public and fellow employees
  • Participating in routine non-emergency activities such as fire prevention inspections, code enforcement, hydrant maintenance and district familiarization
  • Performing routine in-station activities such as station housekeeping, equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Participating in physical fitness programs
  • Using City equipment, time, money and resources judiciously, safely and as authorized
  • Performing public education activities and carrying out positive public relations
  • Exercising good judgment, self-restraint, cooperation and tact in dealing with a variety of issues and situations living and working in a fire station or in the field with peers, coworkers and supervisors of both genders
  • Responding, at all times, to ordered duty recalls for staffing shortages, major alarms and emergencies
  • Conducting duties, responsibilities, tasks and assignments with a constructive, cooperative, positive, professional attitude and demeanor
  • Supporting of the City's mission, goals, policies and objectives
  • Supporting the City's corporate values of: openness and honesty; integrity and ethics; accountability; outstanding customer service; teamwork; excellence; and fiscal responsibility
  • Performing other related duties as required




This position requires knowledge of:

  • Modern firefighting methods and procedures; emergency medical methods and procedures; CPR techniques; safety practices and regulations; fire science; principles of fire prevention and arson investigation; various firefighting rescue and emergency medical tools and equipment.
  • Applicable State, County and City paramedic regulations, practices and procedures; principles of advanced emergency medicine such as drug therapy and advanced airway management; safe emergency work practices; infectious control procedures; emergency radio communications procedures; medical terminology; interpretation of electrocardiograms; firefighting practices, terminology and procedures; the incident command system; emergency vehicle maintenance and operation; instructional techniques and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Computer literacy, with knowledge in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to communicate using email programs; and, understand and adherence to city policies for information technology.

The position requires the ability to:

  • Use various firefighting rescue and emergency medical tools and equipment; take appropriate courses of action in emergencies; effectively and safely fight fires using a variety of firefighting apparatus and equipment; work in dangerous conditions around fire, chemicals and smoke; safely follow directions; live and work cooperatively with co-workers; exercise tact, self-restraint and good judgment.
The position's expected competencies include:
  • Sound decision making skills; critical thinking ability; problem solving and innovation skills; drive for results; analytic skills; interpersonal, customer service and diplomatic skills; ethical conduct; proven top performances.

To meet minimum qualifications, you must:

  • Be currently employed full-time and in good standing with a paid, professional fire department or district;
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Be a minimum age of 18 years at time of appointment;
  • Demonstrate an ability to swim;
  • Possess at minimum a valid Class "C" California Driver License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles (at time of appointment);
  • Have completed a state-certified Firefighter training academy;
  • Possess a current paramedic license and registration with the National Registry;
    • Note: Attainment of Los Angeles County paramedic accreditation is required within 90 days of employment.
Highly desired qualities include:
  • Certification as a Firefighter I and/or II from the California Office of the State Fire Marshal.
  • Documented EMT-P experience.
  • Hazardous materials technician certification.
  • An Associate's degree and/or Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.

Note: All candidates hired to the position must meet the physical employment standards for the job classification.




The selection process may include but is not limited to: application review and evaluation, written examination, performance test and interview. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process, such as: reference check, background investigation, fingerprint criminal history check, post-offer drug test, post-offer psychological and post-offer medical examination, the cost of which will be borne by the City.

Candidates must fill out the employment application and supplemental questions completely and accurately. Incomplete applications, including references to "see resume", are considered incomplete and will be disqualified.

The City of Redondo Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Candidates with a disability who may need accommodation during the selection process must notify the Human Resources Department at least five (5) business days in advance of the test date.

Qualified Military Veterans are given an additional five (5) points to a passing score for both open- competitive and promotional recruitments. Proof of service, such as a DD214, should be included with the application packet.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


City of Redondo Beach
415 Diamond Street

Redondo Beach, California, 90277.

Job Post Expiration Date;   August 5, 2017

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.

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