ff/p recruitment

The City of Roseville is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the positions of Firefighter Paramedic I/II, which includes entry level and lateral candidates. Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2022. 

***Edit***- We are extending the deadline for submitting the CPAT to May 16. All other recruitment dates remain the same.

Potential candidates wishing to learn more about the department and hiring process are encouraged to attend the Hiring Webinar (more info below) on March 14. At this time the department is not hosting ride alongs and we are asking applicants to refrain from visiting stations due to current COVID protocols.  


About the Job / Benefits/ How to Apply

The Roseville Fire Department is an all risk all hazard fire department. The department currently operates out of eight fire stations and serves a growing community of 145,000 residents. The operations division is staffed with a total of 102 personnel spread across three shifts. In 2021, the department responded to 18,291 calls for service. 

The department has a cross staffed Hazardous Materials Task Force, Rescue Task Force and Tactical Medic program. There are a number of specialty programs and collateral assignments available to those interested. The Roseville Fire Department is a non-transporting agency. 

The City offers a generous benefits package with a starting salary for Firefighter Paramedic I/II of $85,035 - $109,498.19 with up to 22.5% of base salary as incentive pay for certifications. To learn more about the benefits please visit here

To apply for the position, visit here. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022. 
***Edit***- We are extending the deadline for submitting the CPAT to May 16. All other recruitment dates remain the same.

Successful Candidates

Successful candidates must possess a combination of the qualifications outlined in the job specifications found here

These qualifications may include the following special licenses and certificates*: 

· Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license or higher (Class B or A) by date of appointment. A Firefighter endorsement is required by completion of the Roseville Fire Department Training Academy.
· Possession of a California Firefighter I Certificate as issued by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) or equivalent. 
· Possession of a California Paramedic License or current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Certificate by date of appointment.
*Please refer to our job specification to see other patterns to qualify.  

Firefighter Paramedic II candidates, in addition to the qualifications for Firefighter Paramedic I, must possess two years of experience as a paid full time Paramedic at the rank of Firefighter or above with an urban/suburban agency providing services similar to those of the City of Roseville Fire Department.
*Please refer to our job specification to see other patterns to qualify.

As part of the application process a CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card issued between February 28, 2021 and March 31, 2022 is required. Information regarding the test is available here

***Edit***- We are extending the deadline for submitting the CPAT to May 16. All other recruitment dates remain the same.


Upcoming CPAT testing dates through the Firefighters Candidate Testing Center are as follows:
• Sacramento - March 4
• Livermore - March 10 and March 26 
• Southern California (South El Monte) - February 24, March 10, March 19, and March 24

Application Process

***Edit***- We are extending the deadline for submitting the CPAT to May 16. All other recruitment dates remain the same.

  • Written Test* week of April 13, 2022
  • Practical EMS Skills Test* week of May 2
  • In Person Interviews* week of May 16
* Dates subject to change. 

Hiring Webinar

We will be hosting an optional Firefighter Paramedic I/II Hiring Webinar to learn more about the requirements and benefits of becoming a Roseville Fire Department Firefighter. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the position, department, testing process, benefits, etc.  

Date: Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Webinar Link: To register for the webinar please click here.

If you are unable to make the webinar but would like to view the recorded session, please email [email protected] Participation in the webinar is optional and is not required to apply. 

About the City of Roseville

Roseville is located 20 miles northeast of the state capital, Sacramento, along Interstate 80. 

A short drive will take you to the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, Folsom Lake, California's Gold Country. Skiing, wine tasting, hiking, rafting, and a visit to San Francisco or Lake Tahoe, are all within an easy day trip. 

Our Mediterranean climate is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Summers are warm, dry, and predictable with high temperatures averaging in the low 90s. Winters are short with cooler and wetter weather, with daytime highs averaging in the 50s.

Learn more about the City of Roseville here.



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