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AMBULANCE OPERATOR – City of Glendale (CA)

Posted on the 07 March 2017 by Firecareers

City of Glendale (CA) is accepting apps for  AMBULANCE OPERATOR   Until: Continuous recruitment. Salary $14.22 – $16.69 hourly.   For details about thousands of other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


City of Glendale (CA)

is accepting applications for:


Job Title: Ambulance Operator

Opening Date/Time:   Mon. 03/06/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $14.22 – $16.69 Hourly

Job Type: Hourly – Part-time

Location: 613 E. Broadway, Room 100, Glendale, California

Department: Fire Department

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The Position Benefits Supplemental Questions

Under general supervision, this temporary, unclassified, part-time position provides basic medical care and transport of the ill and injured as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responds to emergency medical calls and provides basic life support services.

Safely operates an emergency vehicle to and from the scene of an emergency.

Monitors a radio and operates communication equipment. Provides emergency medical care to the ill and injured within the scope of an EMT and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Transports patients to hospital emergency rooms. Obtains and records patients’ vitals and circumstances of the emergency. Prepares reports of incidents for billing and other record keeping purposes. Maintains medical information in a confidential manner subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Participates in EMS training and public education activities. Participates in station and equipment maintenance activities. Keeps abreast of Department rules, regulations, procedures, and other training and job related material. Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards. Drives on City business.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of this position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

 Minimum Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:
Basic math operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
California Vehicle Code.
EMS procedures and equipment.
EMT practices and procedures. Ability to:
Communicate clearly and concisely on a radio.
Correct misunderstandings.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, work cooperatively with others and deal tactfully with the public.
Handle a high volume of emergency calls with tact and good judgment.
Lift and carry heavy objects, as well as move and transport patients.
Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Operate a computer and utilize programs within Microsoft Office. Perform competently under pressure in stressful situations.
Provide exceptional customer service to the public and internal City employees.
Read maps and learn City geography and street layout.
Read, write legibly, and comprehend directions and instructions in English, both orally and in writing.
Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Safely and effectively operate an emergency vehicle under normal and emergency response conditions.
Speak before groups and effectively present materials or information. Other Characteristics
Willingness to:
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Bilingual abilities (speak, read and write) in languages spoken in the community highly desirable.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be in good physical condition.
Must be of good moral character without past history of involvement in criminal activity or other unacceptable conduct.
Work any shift, including weekends, holidays, and overtime as requested.
Work 24 and 12 hour shifts as required.

EMT experience is highly desirable.

Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate.
An Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree in a related field is desirable. License(s)/Certification(s) Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) level Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card at the time of application. Valid State of California Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification issued by an approved State Certifying entity at the time of application.  NOTE:  A valid State of California Paramedic License may substitute for the EMT certification; however, the National Registry will NOT be accepted in lieu of the EMT certification.
Valid California Class C driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.
Valid California Motor Vehicle Ambulance Certification Endorsement at the time of the written examination.  

Special Condition
TATTOO POLICY: Unless otherwise exempted, no employee of the GFD shall have any visible tattoos or other skin markings. Tattoos, or other skin markings, shall be covered while on duty with a long-sleeved uniform shirt, long-sleeved work t-shirt, work pants, sweat pants or a tattoo wrap/sleeve (100% cotton-NFPA compliant) approved by the Department. Cosmetic tattoos on the face (e.g. eye brows, eye liner, and lip liner) and wedding band tattoos on the ring finger will be reviewed by the Fire Chief on a case by case basis. Marks or scars from injuries or medical procedures are exempt from these policy restrictions. For further information regarding this policy, please contact Human Resources at (818) 548-2110.

Background Investigation A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted on all finalists, which will review and verify personal history including, but not limited to, financial responsibility, criminal history, drug use history, driving record, and verification of application materials. Significant issues or omissions in the above-stated areas may be grounds for disqualification. Background investigation will include Livescan fingerprinting and a polygraph. Note
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

 Selection Process:

The examination will consist of an evaluation, a written exam, and an oral interview, with the evaluation and the written exam as qualifying steps and the oral interview worth 100%. Soon after the final filing date, candidates who meet the minimum requirements will receive (via email) a conviction questionnaire to complete. Generally, three days are allotted to respond to the conviction questionnaire; only those who timely respond will be invited to the written exam. Only the top qualifying candidates who pass the written exam with a minimum score of 70.00% will be invited to the oral interview. The final step of the selection process will be the Fire Chief’s interview, which will be pass/fail. All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the selection process. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate’s education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate’s education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity. NOTICE  ASSUMING THE POSITION IS STILL OPEN, APPLICANTS WHO HAVE FAILED EITHER THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION OR THE ORAL INTERVIEW MAY REAPPLY AFTER THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE EXAM FAILED. APPLICANTS WHO HAVE PASSED BOTH THE WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAMINATIONS, BUT WISH TO BE RE-TESTED MAY DO SO AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS OF THEIR ORAL BOARD INTERVIEW. APPLICANTS WHO FAILED THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR WERE NOT SELECTED AFTER THE CHIEF’S ORALS MAY REAPPLY AFTER (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF DISQUALIFICATION.

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