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Small City Logo  The City of Santa Cruz will accept applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic on a single day- March 5, 2014. This recruitment will be used to establish a list for vacancies occurring over the next 24 month period. 
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Paper application form plus copies of current certification must be hand-delivered by the applicant on Wednesday March 5, 2014 between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. to the Human Resources Office at 809 Center St., Room 6. No applications will be accepted before or after this date. No faxed, emailed, mailed or express-delivered applications will be accepted. Applications will not be accepted at any other City office.  

  • Application forms may be obtained from the HR Office, or filled out online and printed out

  • Your application packet must include current (within 1 year) CPAT card. Please go to  for schedule and registration information. 

  • For information regarding obtaining a DMV driving record report (3 or 10 year), please see our related webpage  

  • Copies of the following certification must be attached to your application form:

    __  A valid State of California Paramedic License 
    __  CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) – issued within one year 
    __  Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certificate or local agency equivalent (such as Santa Cruz County Resuscitation Course) 
    __  Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certificate or local agency equivalent (such as Santa Cruz County Resuscitation Course) 
    __  Current CPR certificate 
    __  Recent (within 30 days prior to submission of application) State of California DMV driving record printout 

  • Candidates who also attach proof of possession of the following may be ranked higher in the screening process: 

    __  (SFM) State Fire Marshall Firefighter I (or II) certificate 
    __  Hazardous Materials First Responder certification (FRO) 
    __  Confined Space Awareness certification 
    __  S-130 certification (Basic Wildland Fire) 
    __  S-190 certification (Basic Wildland Fire) 
    __  Successful completion of (any) Fire Science classes (transcript or certificate/s) 
    __  Experience as a member of the military 
    __  Former or current City of Santa Cruz employee (include in Employment History section on application form) 

  Links to:        Job Description        Application        Benefits        Salary

Questions? Contact Kathy Stagnaro HR Analyst
City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Dept.
809 Center St., Room 6, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5040 EOE/ADA

Tentative Testing Timeline
Written Exam Wed. 4/2 
Oral, Performance and Paramedic Technical Exams Week of 4/28 


Last updated: 5/20/2014 2:23:17 PM