• City of San Rafael, CA
  • 1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Fire and EMS Public Health

Job Description

The City of San Rafael invites applicants for: FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC

(Must meet minimum qualifications by time of appointment)

Annual Salary: $100,906 - $120,295*

(Additional incentive pays up to 7.5% above base salary available after probationary year)

(*Salary above is effective July 1, 2021 pending City Council approval on July 6, 2021)

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications noted below will be invited to an Oral Board interview.


The San Rafael Fire Department is an all-risk fire agency that includes 69 operational firefighters trained in the areas of firefighting, Advanced Life Support (ALS) response, ambulance transport, technical rescue, hazardous material response, disaster response, fire prevention, and community preparedness. We constantly strive to provide the highest level and most capable emergency service delivery possible to our community; a service that is professional, compassionate, predictable, consistent, and sustainable.

***To learn more about the hiring process and the department, candidates are encouraged to attend a virtual orientation on July 13th, at 5:30 pm. Click HERE

***Candidates are strongly encouraged to make a station visit during daily drop-in hours between 10 am - 12 pm and 1:30 pm - 4 pm. Station addresses are available online

Come join our extraordinary team!
Please review the Firefighter-Paramedic job description available on our website.

Job PDF:

06 2021 Brochure for FF-PM Recruitment.pdf

Ideal Candidate

The Firefighter-Paramedic protects life, property, and the environment by performing firefighting activities, emergency medical aid, hazardous materials response, and fire prevention duties. The position is also responsible for maintaining fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.

The Department seeks individuals whose values align with our departmental commitment to respect, integrity, compassion, equality, and fairness. Our six San Rafael neighborhood fire stations deliver exceptionally courteous, compassionate, and professional public service. Our firefighters are committed to helping their community and their fellow firefighters. Our workforce is diverse and continuously strives to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Our members work closely with multiple service agencies to ensure we are meeting the unique needs of the multicultural community of San Rafael.

Our department supports a behavioral health program consisting of IAFF trained Peer Support members, as well as members trained in critical incident stress management. The culture established by our personnel is cited as a key contributor to what makes the San Rafael Fire Department a great place to work. With over half of our line personnel having been hired within the past decade, there is a major focus on physical fitness, training, health and wellness, and an overall excitement about learning the art and trades of firefighting and emergency medicine.

Candidates must have a high school diploma AND a minimum of 21 semester units of college coursework. The following documents should be attached to your application as ONE PDF file. If you are still in the process of obtaining a Firefighter I or Paramedic License you will be asked to provide a status update prior to full background:

CPAT card dated on or after July 1, 2020. To register for an upcoming exam, visit

Completion of CA State Board of Fire Services Firefighter I curriculum or ability to obtain prior to appointment (projected appointment by 10/15/2021)

Valid California Paramedic License or ability to obtain prior to appointment (projected appointment by 10/15/2021).


The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program, including participation in the Marin County Employees' Retirement (MCERA) pension program, tiered contributions towards CalPERS health insurance, matching Retiree Health Savings (RHS) contributions, fully paid Dental coverage and Uniform Allowance.

Please review the attached job bulletin for benefit information. You can also review our benefits summary and the San Rafael Firefighters' Association MOU for more information.

Recruitment Contact

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, California 94901 United States View Map