Job Opportunities

Employment Opportunity

UPDATED FEBRUARY 17, 2019: CPAT IS NO LONGER A REQUIREMENT. Candidates who do not have a current CPAT will be required to take Bonita’s Physical Abilities Test, scheduled for March 16, 2019.

We are now taking applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

Bonita-Sunnyside is seeking enthusiastic individuals interested in establishing a challenging career in the Fire Service or are looking for a lateral opportunity.

Annual Salary Range: $68,270 – $85,907

Lateral entry salary will be offered to current Firefighter Paramedics  from outside agencies and will be based on prior years of paid Firefighter Paramedic work experience.

OPEN DATE: 02/12/2019
CLOSE DATE: 03/08/2019 AT 4:30 PM

Application can be found HERE
Application document check list can be found HERE

Recruitment Process:

Step 1: Application Review – In order to be considered for a position with the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District, applicants must submit a completed application with all required certifications by the application deadline. The Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District application period is from February 12th, 2019 until March 8th, 2019 and applications must be turned in to the District office by 4:30 pm on March 8th, 2019.

Applications will be screened to ensure the following requirements are met.

  • Copy of your valid California or national Registry EMT-P card must be attached to your application. Applications without a copy of a valid EMT-P card will be disqualified, regardless of the reason.
  • Copy of your valid County of San Diego Paramedic Accreditation.
  • Copy of your valid Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR-BCH) card.
  • Copy of your valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card.
  • Copy of your CPAT certificate dated within 12 months of application deadline. In-lieu of a current CPAT- Bonita will be hosting a Physical Abilities Test on March 16, 2019.
  • Current DMV record printout which can be obtained HERE.

Step 2: Paramedic Assessment – The paramedic assessment test will test the candidate’s knowledge and skill in patient evaluation and treatment. All patient simulations will be based on San Diego County Treatment Guidelines, which can be found HERE. 

Scheduled for: March 15, 2019

Step 3: Physical Abilities Test (Pass/Fail) – Candidates who do not have a current CPAT will be required to take Bonita’s Physical Abilities Test.

Scheduled for: March 16, 2019

Step 4: Appraisal Interview The interview process will evaluate the candidate’s education, experience and professional qualifications for the position.

Scheduled for: March 20, 2019

Step 5: Chief’s Interview – The top candidates will be invited to the Chief’s interview Tentatively scheduled for: April 1, 2019

Step 6: Conditional Job Offer/Background Investigation – Following the successful completion of all prior steps, candidates may be made a conditional job offer. Candidates will be required to complete a thorough background investigation which includes completing a Live Scan through the California Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  (Results typically come back within 3-5 business days).

Step 7: Conditional Job Offer/Psychological and Medical Examination – Qualified candidates shall undergo a psychological assessment by a qualified professional to determine their suitability for the position. In addition, qualified candidates will complete a full medical examination, including drug screening.

PLEASE NOTE, ALL DATES LISTED ABOVE ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.


Benefits:

12 Hours/Month Vacation Accrual
24 Hours/Month Sick Leave Accrual
2.7% @57 CalPERS Retirement
Medical, Dental, Uniform Allowance
$5,000 longevity stipend after 5 years of employment

For more detail information regarding the benefit package please contact the District at 619-479-2346


APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE HERE AND CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

APPLICATION DOCUMENT CHECK LIST CAN BE FOUND HERE.


Just starting out and looking at becoming a Firefighter? Here is a helpful guide to help you on your way.
Joining the Fire Service-An Educational Guide