Emergency Medical Technician Job at South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California

Emergency Medical Technician

City of South San Francisco , California

Job Information 



Mid Level


$18.82 - $22.88 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Applications are being accepted for the position of Emergency Medical Technician - BLS Ambulance with the City of South San Francisco. 

HOURLY RATE: $18.82 - $22.88 per hour


The City of South San Francisco is a General Law city with a population of 68,000 residents that grows to 110,000 during business hours. South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. This City is also located along the Bay Area's main transportation routes, included 101, 280, Caltrain, BART, San Francisco Bay Ferry, and the San Francisco International Airport.

The City of South San Francisco is a full-service city with 12 City Departments including Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Public Works; Economic and Community Development; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Information Technology; Human Resources; City Clerk; and Office of the City Manager.  The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 460 full-time regular employees.

The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past.  In recent years, the City has been redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrious spirit, which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World.

South San Francisco’s biotechnology cluster is the largest in the world, with roughly 45,000 life science workers, 200 biotech companies, and over 12 million square feet of office/R&D facilities – with an additional 9 million square feet of new R&D facilities in the development pipeline. 

South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play. 


The South San Francisco Fire Department provides its residents with service in fire suppression; first-responder and ambulance transport emergency medical services; hazardous materials response; urban search and rescue; marine rescue and fire prevention, investigation and public education. The Department operates five (5) fire stations throughout the City, plus an Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Tower and is comprised of 92 dedicated staff members.

Ideal Candidate


Under general supervision, engages in medical aid treatment and transport activities to protect life; drives, operates, and maintains all assigned department apparatus and equipment; assists and participates in training programs; public education; accurately completes electronic patient care reports, physician certification statements, and incident reports; and does related work as required. This is a responsible at-will position with a variety of challenging assignments. There are full-time and part-time positions available.


Mobility to work in emergency and non-emergency settings; lift or carry 110 lbs; operate a motor vehicle under emergency and non-emergency conditions; strength and stamina to perform service duties; vision to meet department standards; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and by radio.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid California Driver License and satisfactory driving record
  • Must possess a valid EMT Certification or National Registry, and the ability to be certified by San Mateo County EMS Agency
  • Must include proof of prior experience related to the position
  • Must possess a valid CPR “Healthcare Provider” card, American Heart Association or equivalent


The process will first consist of a review of application materials. The applicant has the responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly. All application submissions must be accompanied by the following items in order to be considered for this employment opportunity. Failure to include any one of these items as attachments to this online employment application will be disqualifying.

  • Resume
  • Current and original DMV printout (no older than 30 days from the date of this application)
  • Copy of current Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • Copy of current CPR Healthcare Provider card (American Heart Association or equivalent)
  • Copy of current Driver's License

**All of the above documents must be uploaded/attached with your completed application form**

Application packets will be screened based on the qualifications and criteria required for the position. Those applicants who best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the City’s selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. 

The first review of candidates is scheduled for September 7, 2021, with interview to follow shortly after. Any application received prior to September 7, 2021, at 9am will be reviewed at this time. Candidates who successfully complete the oral interview appraisal will be invited to the next phase of the selection process. 

Note: The City of South San Francisco reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process. Admission to the examination may be limited to those applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications on the application and resume, in addition to an assessment of supplemental questionnaire responses. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admission to the examination. 



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Prior to hire, and after a conditional offer of appointment has been made, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a pre-employment physical and drug screening (when applicable), a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to nature and recency of the conviction and relationship to job duties. All City standards must be met before the final appointment is made.

Candidates requesting veteran’s preference must provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" as an attachment to their CalOpps application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must be submitted to HR.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

DISCLAIMER: This general announcement does not constitute an express or implied contract and is subject to change. Any provisions contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures as deemed appropriate by the City, in order to evaluate job knowledge, skills and/or abilities as they relate to the position. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

Recruitment Contact

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400 Grand Avenue

South San Francisco, CA 94080