City of Ukaih

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Agency: City of Ukaih
Position: Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/Paramedic
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Salary: $4,492—$5,460 Per Month
Requirements: KNOWLEDGE OF

Principles, practices and procedures of modern EMS, firefighting and ambulance operations as they relate to the protection of lives and property.

Operation and maintenance of the type of apparatus, tools, and equipment used in modern firefighting activities.

Practices of emergency medical care and rescue operations.


Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Utilize modern office technology including, but not limited to, operation of a computer (PC) and use of basic database and Word programs.

Deal effectively and courteously with the general public.

Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Operate apparatus and equipment used in modern firefighting activities.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and those contacted in the course of work.

Work flexible hours. Work 48-hour shifts (or more) with little or no sleep or administrative assignment to a 40-hour schedule, and overtime as required or assigned.

Perform strenuous exertion under handicaps such as smoke, cramped surroundings, extreme temperature, loud noises, and high places.

Work in hazardous situations with possible exposure to toxic particulate substances, explosive and electrical hazards, and radiation.

Think and react quickly in order to make informed decisions in extremely stressful situations.

Demonstrate a high degree of mechanical aptitude.

Wear protective clothing and equipment, which weighs over 50 pounds.

Have visual acuity and color perception in both emergency and non-emergency activities which includes near vision, far vision, and night vision.

Hear at levels that allow the incumbent to perceive and interpret low volume noises.

Stand for extended periods of time.

Climb ladders, fences, or walls that require lifting arms above shoulder level & working at heights greater than 10 feet.

Walk over rough, uneven, slippery, or rocky surfaces, and possibly walk for extended periods of time.

Drag a victim weighing more than 160 pounds out of a building unassisted wearing full firefighting PPE including SCBA.

Perform physically demanding tasks under extreme fluctuations in temperature.
Ability to put on full firefighting PPE within a period not to exceed 60 seconds.

Ability to feel changes in temperature in zero-visibility conditions.

Enter and crawl on hands and knees through zero-visibility buildings/rooms with a fully charged hose in hand wearing full firefighting PPE and SCBA.

While on aerial ladder, maintain balance & a secure position while directing water through a charged hose line at fire.

Drag charged 1½ or 1¾ inch hose weighing over 75 pounds for 150 feet unassisted.

Carry 150-foot hose bundle weighing over 40 pounds up 2 flights of stairs while wearing full firefighting PPE and SCBA.

Work in extreme weather conditions.

Bilingual desired, but not required.

See job description posted online at http://www.cityofukiah.com/job-descriptions/ for complete list of necessary abilities.


If hired as a Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic, must obtain Coastal Valley EMS accreditation within 60 days of hire.

If currently NREMT Paramedic, must obtain California Paramedic within 90 days of hire.

If currently enrolled in a Paramedic program, must obtain NREMT, California Paramedic license, and Coastal Valleys EMS accreditation within 180 days of completion of program.

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License.

Possession of a California State, IFSAC, or Pro Board Firefighter I Certification, or successful completion of an accredited Firefighter 1 or CAL Fire Basic Academy.

Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Level Certification.

Certificates and licenses must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Must have valid CPAT card (within 6 months) at time of appointment.

Must pass a pre-employment physical exam in accordance with NFPA 1582.
Immediate Openings:
Expected Openings :
Dept. Type : Paid
Number of Personnel:
All applications will be reviewed by a screening committee and those applicants who are qualified will be invited to an examination process which will consist of the following:
CPS Entry-Level Firefighter written test. Requires a passing score of 70% to move to the next step;
Oral Board Interview. Requires a passing score of 70% to move the next step;
An eligibility list will be established ranking candidates by their overall scores. Top candidates will be invited to an interview with the Fire Chief as part of the selection process;
Physical Ability Test.

Employees serve a twelve month probationary period. If performance is not satisfactory, an employee may be terminated or returned to their previous position without cause or recourse during this time.
F.D. / City Web Site: http://www.cityofukiah.com/job-descriptions/
Announced By: FireRecruit.com
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