Position Title:FCTC Referral Firefighter Trainee

Company:City Of Gilroy

Location:CA 95020, CA

Job Description:

The City Clerk is a management-level Officer in the Administration Department, City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk attends and provides support for all meetings of the City Council. The City Clerk is responsible for noticing of hearings and meetings, recording and maintaining a record of all proceedings, ordinances and resolutions, including all written contracts and official bonds, indexed and available for public inspection; is custodian of the City Seal; administers oaths or affirmations, takes affidavits and depositions pertaining to the affairs and business of the City and certifies copies of  official records; serves as the City’s Election Officer; coordinates and/or responds to requests for records;


  • Respond to fires, medical-aid related calls, hazardous material incidents, rescues, and other requests for emergency service as well as non-emergency public service requests.
  • Operate all Fire department apparatus and equipment and assist with mitigating emergency and non-emergency incidents.
  • Test and maintain fire apparatus, equipment and facilities.
  • Participate in related training programs.
  • Conduct fire safety inspections and public education presentations as necessary.


  • Must be on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List by meeting the entry-level Firefighter candidate requirements and passing the written and physical ability testing elements.
  • Education equivalent to graduation from high school. Additional college level course work in the field of paramedicine and fire science/technology strongly preferred.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess at time of application, and maintain, a valid State of California Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) license.
  • One year of full-time (or equivalent; equivalency determined by the City of Gilroy) work experience within the last year as a licensed paramedic in the State of California.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
  • Must be able to successfully complete a Firefighter I Academy (meets or exceeds the standards for certification by the State Board of Fire Services and the Office of the State Fire Marshal and in-house training programs).
  • Willingness to continue education and training by taking additional courses, attending seminars and workshops, supplemented by individual study.
  • Pass an extensive background investigation, which includes a Department of Justice criminal record check for employment.