County of San BernardinoSan Bernardino 92407
Full Time

Persons seeking appointment to this classification must meet the safety, health, and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Fire District.

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Ambulance Operator

County of San Bernardino
Full Time San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, 1511 Devore Rd, San Bernardino, CA 92407, United States



to participate in a one day onboarding event 

for qualified Paramedics in

October 2023
Additional onboarding events may scheduled as needed.
Potential same day job offers! Don't miss this opportunity to join an Elite Fire & Emergency Services Agency!

All positions are full-time assignments with 56-hour workweeks, resulting in a yearly pay of up to $76,848 including built-in overtime, plus excellent benefits!
Theis accepting applications for , who prov

ide basic and advanced medical care to the ill and injured, providing patient transport services, and may operate an ambulance responding to emergency medical aid calls. We have multiple vacancies throughout the County. 

JOIN OUR TEAM! The County Fire AO Program was established in 2014. It has grown to become home to 102 single-function ambulance operators (half of which are paramedics), making SBCoFD the largest fire department provider of ambulance transport in the county. 

For a more detailed job information, review the job description for Ambulance Operator Paramedic.

SALARY AND BENEFITSCounty Fire Paramedics receive full benefits and a competitive annual salary range of $59,704.32 - $71,019.52 including built-in overtime pay.3% Annual Across the Board Salary Increases in February 2024
Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to top step

The County also offers an alternative  (MBO) that provides a wage differential of $1.75 per hour above the base salary rate with modified benefits.  The MBO annual salary range for AO Paramedics is $65,528 - $76,848 including built-in overtime pay. 
Our retirement plan has reciprocity with CalPERS and '37 Act Plans.
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*Salary Increases are contingent upon assessed values for previous fiscal year.  

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must posses all of the following:
  1. Valid

    California Paramedic LicenseOR Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) Certification. A copy must be attached to your application.
  2. Valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    (CPR) card


  3. Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    (ACLS) card


Note: California Paramedic Licenses and NRP Certifications must be current and in good standing.  If a copy of your CA Paramedic License or NRP is not attached, your application will not move forward in the process. 


Health and Physical Condition:

  Persons seeking appointment to this classification must meet the safety, health, and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Fire District.

CPR/ACLS Certifications:

Must possess and maintain a valid CPR card and ACLS card.

State of California Paramedic License: 

Must possess and maintain a valid State of California Paramedic License.

ICEMA Certification:

Must obtain ICEMA Paramedic accreditation

by the end of the academy

, and maintain throughout employment. Newly hired Paramedics who are not ICEMA-accredited must successfully complete the ICEMA accreditation process by the end of the academy or may be terminated. The SBCoFD will assist with the process; however, the

candidate is responsible for obtaining ICEMA accreditation. Information may be found at  regarding the requirements for accreditation. Note: If qualifying with a NRP, newly hired Paramedics will also be required to obtain a California Paramedic License. 

Ambulance Driver Taskbook:

Must successfully complete the Taskbook

 by the end of the academy




  Travel within and outside of the County may be required.  A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be provided at the time of hire and maintained throughout employment.


Applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass a thorough background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, the following: fingerprinting for a Department of Justice criminal background check, DMV driving record check, military record check, reference checks, and review of prior employment history check. An applicant may be automatically disqualified for misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in the screening/selection/background check process. Job offers are made contingent upon passing a medical examination. Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test. Failure to meet medical standards may result in the withdrawal of employment offer.

Work Location: 

Applicants must be willing to work anywhere within San Bernardino County. Positions will primarily be located at County Fire Stations.

Dress Code:

All new employees must adhere to the provisions of the County Fire and Special Districts Dress Code, which prohibits visible tattoos.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to perform during high stress situations. Must possess the strength and stamina sufficient to lift and carry equipment and individuals. Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions. 

Desired Qualifications

The Fire District seeks team players with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who are able to effectively treat and show empathy for persons who are ill/injured and under duress. Candidates must be able to remain calm under pressure, work well in a team environment, and maintain a high level of integrity.