H-8 Level II Paramedic

Per Diem / As-needed

Recruitment #TEX-H008-067545

Introduction

Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt. In accordance with Charter Section 10.104, Category 16, temporary or seasonal appointments may be made, not to exceed 1,040 work hours in any given fiscal year.  These appointments will be made on an as-needed, per diem work schedule.

This is a deep classification encompassing three levels: Level I EMT; Level II Paramedic and Level III Firefighter Paramedic. The Fire Department is currently seeking to hire only Level II Paramedic employees to staff the ambulance transport component of its Emergency Medical Services Division on a per diem, as-needed basis.

Level II - Paramedic Job Description:  Under general supervision, responds to medical and other emergencies and engages in life support and life saving activities; performs emergency medical services (EMS) and fire hazard assessment duties; maintains equipment; staffs and drives an ambulance to provide initial emergency medical care in a pre-hospital setting; evaluates and administers advanced first aid, basic life support and life maintenance measures in accordance with Emergency Medical Service Agency (EMSA) policies and procedures, including CPR, definitive therapeutic care at the scene of an emergency or during transport of persons; protects the privacy of patients treated by SFFD, safeguards patient information and uses and discloses patient information in accordance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the privacy practices of SFFD; may perform duties of either driving ambulances, EMT-P attendant, Fire / EMS dispatching and other related duties as assigned; works on an as-needed, per diem basis, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays; shift to be determined by operational requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.  A high school diploma or an equivalency certificate (e.g., G.E.D., California High School Proficiency Certificate)

2.  Possession of a current and valid California Paramedic license issued by the State of California and the ability to accredit as a Paramedic with the local EMS Authority in accordance with SF EMSA Policy 2040 (prior to appointment)

3.  Possession of a current and valid Class A, B or C driver license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles

4.  For Applicants employed by private Ambulance Providers only:  Possession of a current and valid Ambulance Driver Certificate and DL51 Medical Examiners Certificate  (Note:  Applicants employed by municipal Fire Departments are exempt from this requirement.)

5.  Minimum 19 years of age to apply and 20 years of age at time of appointment

6.  Experience as stated on the classification description.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Current accreditation with the San Francisco EMS Agency at the time of application filing

 

Selection Plan

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

FILE IMMEDIATELY.  Application filing may close at any time once the Fire Department needs are met.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

All applicants must complete the supplemental application.  Applicants will be prompted to answer questions in the supplemental application in the online application process.  All statements made on the application and the supplemental application are subject to to verification. Upon successful submittal of the application online, you will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of the application.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Jesusa Bushong, by email at jesusa.bushong@sfgov.org.

VERIFICATION

The following documents and verifications must be submitted with your application as an uploaded attachment.  Failure to do so will result in the rejection of the application.

1.  A copy of the current and valid California Paramedic license

2.  A copy of the current and valid Class A, B or C California driver license

3.  A copy of the current and valid Ambulance Driver Certificate

4.  Paramedic applicants must also submit current copies of the following certificates:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support (Healthcare Provider Level) CPR Card from American Heart Association, American Red Cross or American Safety & Health Institute
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS)
  • Incident Command System Training (ICS) 100, 200 and IS 700a, Introduction to National Incident Management System.
  • Hazmat First Responder Awareness course (FRA) per 29 CFR 1910-120.

The Fire Department will create an internal, as-needed hiring list based on the desirable qualifications listed and the results of the Supplemental Application. 

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying.  If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

DRIVING RECORD

Applicants must not have been convicted of any of the following during the period from June 1, 2014 through the date of appointment: drunk driving; reckless driving; or hit and run with personal injury or property damage over $25.00.  Applicants will be disqualified if any of the following occurred or is in effect at any time during the period from June 1, 2014 up to the date of appointment: probation as a result of a driving-related offense; license suspension or revocation; three moving violations in 12 months; or five moving violations in 24 months.

Conclusion

NOTES

  1. Maintenance of a current and valid California Paramedic License is a condition of continued eligibility to be hired as a per diem Paramedic.
  2. Maintenance of a current and valid San Francisco EMS Agency local accreditation "including all required certifications specific to the accreditation [Basic Life Support (Healthcare Provided Level) CPR Card, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support or Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP)] is a condition of continued eligibility to be hired as a per diem EMT or Paramedic  
  3. Maintenance of a current and valid Class A, B or C California driver license is a condition of continued eligibility to be hired as a per diem Paramedic.
  4. Maintenance of a current and valid Ambulance Driver Certificate is a condition of continued eligibility to be hired as a per diem Paramedic.
  5. In compliance with the Department of Transportation Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 employing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations, drug and alcohol testing for employees in “safety-sensitive” positions are required. Some H-8 EMS positions qualify as “safety-sensitive” as defined by the FMCSA and FTA regulations.  Applicants selected for safety-sensitive positions will be required to pass a Pre-Employment drug test prior to appointment and shall be subject to Random, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return-To-Duty, and Follow-Up testing during employment. Prior to appointment to an FMCSA position, each applicant who has participated in a DOT drug and alcohol testing program within the immediately preceding two years will be required to sign a consent form authorizing the City to contact his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history.
  6. Reasonable Accommodation Request Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicants_with_disabilities.
  7. General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
  8. Terms of Announcement: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods, and other particulars, except when superseded by Federal, State, or Local laws, rules, or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

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