Firefighter - Paramedic

City of Berkeley Fire Department

Location: Berkeley, CA

The City of Berkeley Fire Department is now actively recruiting for the positions of
Firefighter – Paramedic. The annual salary is $90,477-$113,981 (which includes the 12.5% Paramedic differential)  



The requirements are:

•Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.

•Education: High school diploma or GED.

•Vision: Minimal uncorrected vision of 20/100 in each eye - both corrected to 20/30 normal color vision.

•License: Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must obtain and maintain a California Class A/B commercial or Firefighter Exempt Class A/B driver’s license with air brake endorsement within six (6) months of beginning employment.

•Paramedic License Requirement: Must have a valid California Paramedic License, or National Registry Paramedic Certification Card at the time of application, or be actively participating in a Paramedic Field Internship Program. Must possess a valid California Paramedic License at the time of appointment. Applicants who are actively participating in a paramedic field internship must provide proof of internship status on school letterhead with the application.

•A Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Card of Completion, issued no earlier than May 29, 2012, must be submitted by the application filing deadline. The CPAT is administered by the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Detailed information regarding CPAT testing and testing schedules may be obtained by visiting the website at: To schedule an appointment for the Candidate Physical Ability Test or the Practice Test, please contact the CPAT Testing Center at (877) 648-2728.

The application filing period for this recruitment is from April 29, 2013 – May 28, 2013, 5:00 p.m. PST.

The written examination is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 17, 2013, for applicants who meet all the announced requirements and submit a complete application packet by the application filing deadline of May 28, 2013.

For detailed information, please visit our website at

See Attached Recruitment Brochure



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