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    For those unaware and interested. Here is the posting off the Oakland HR webpage. Good luck to all!

    ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ONLINE ONLY:
    November 15, 2012 – November 16, 2012

    Examples of Duties:
    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License Required

    Successful candidates who possess a Paramedic License may be considered for future Firefighter Paramedic vacancies

    Oakland residents rely on Firefighters for the protection of life and property.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Age 18 (as of the last day applications are accepted)
    Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade
    A current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license/certification
    A current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate (required at time of oral interview)
    Valid Class “C” or higher driver’s license with acceptable driving record
    Ability to read, write and speak English
    U.S citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States
    Ability to pass a thorough background investigation

    The Selection Process includes the following:
    · Online Application
    · Written Examination
    · CPAT Certification http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/cpat/
    · Oral Board Interview
    · Background Check
    · Psychological Suitability Assessment
    · Chief’s Interview
    · Language Test if Claiming Language Proficiency

    Compensation (subject to change)
    · Firefighter Trainee (during the Fire Academy): $13.21 per hour
    · Probationary Firefighter: $69,954 - $92,052 annually
    · Vacation
    · Sick leave
    · Health, dental, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Deferred Compensation
    · CalPERS Retirement: 3% @ 55

    Training: Individuals selected will be hired as Firefighter Trainees and will participate in an academy at the Oakland Fire Department Training Division which will last approximately 16 weeks. While in training, Firefighter Trainees work a forty-hour week. Upon successful completion of the academy, Trainees enter an eighteen-month probationary period as Probationary Firefighters.

    To view the official recruitment flyer, click the link below
    http://www2.oaklandnet.com/OAK038358


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    skitahoe, you putting in for this one? I'll be applying for this one.

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    Anyone know if they accept any other state level EMT? Or if there is a grace period to get CA emt??

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    Do you need a California EMT-1 or is NREMT ok?

    Same for drivers license?
    Professional Firefighter/EMT-B

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnfra200302 View Post
    skitahoe, you putting in for this one? I'll be applying for this one.
    Sure am. Not sure if you saw, but East Fork is also accepting apps right now. I believe you can turn them in through the 26th? of this month. They have one opening that will start early January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitahoe View Post
    Sure am. Not sure if you saw, but East Fork is also accepting apps right now. I believe you can turn them in through the 26th? of this month. They have one opening that will start early January.
    Thanks! the deadline to apply is actually the 28th.

    As far as Oakland is concerned, I spoke to HR this morning and was informed that an out of state driver's license is acceptable at time of application. In regards to the EMT certification, a NREMT certification is acceptable. I am not sure if a state EMT certification is acceptable, did not ask. I Believe you will need National Registry to do reciprocity in California.

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    Who cares if they accept reciprocate or not. Go ahead and apply. The answer is always no until you ask. I work in Florida as a fire medic, I keep my EMT up, I will be applying to this one.

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    gotta speak Ebonics to work there...

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    Hope you are kidding devildog4.

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    Just kidding...but ya gotta remember the City of Oakland tried to get Ebonics taught in their schools...

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    First off thanks to skitahoe for the heads up! One more day for Seattle conditional offers, might be looking to head back south if nothing pans out. Oaktown and LA plus Frisco soon...

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    does anyone know what written they are going to use?

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    Washedup,
    First off, best of luck with Seattle. I'm curious, have you actually heard something about SF? Or are you just guessing being that its been three years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitahoe View Post
    Washedup,
    First off, best of luck with Seattle. I'm curious, have you actually heard something about SF? Or are you just guessing being that its been three years?
    I was wondering the same thing. You mentioned "Frisco soon..." do you know something we don't? Out with it!

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    Default speculation on SF

    Sorry guys, just a guess based on time since last hire and bits of information from here and there. No official word.

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    one more off the current list and then a new test/list starting next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtow View Post
    one more off the current list and then a new test/list starting next year
    Thanks for the info. Hopefully they dump the Fireteam test this go around.

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    What are these guys making after probation? Good money even with cost of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceJayhawk View Post
    What are these guys making after probation? Good money even with cost of living.
    I read a number of years ago a comparison between Las Vegas and Oakland (working as a FF in each). It basically said that even though your cost of living is A LOT more, you would still net like a 10K/yr raise. Take that for what you will, but I don't hear a lot of Bay Area firefighters complaining about having to work multiple jobs.

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