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The following information was provided by The City of Laguna Beach

RATE OF PAY: $20.60 - $23.46 Hourly

POSITION: Under the direct supervision of an Operational Fire Captain and the overall direction of the Ambulance Program Coordinator, the Ambulance Operator works to provide emergency ambulance transport services to the city. This position is hourly/part-time and non-safety.


The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  • Operate City owned ambulances and other department vehicles as directed, including driving to and from medical emergencies as part of the ambulance transportation team.

  • Perform appropriate field procedures utilizing EMT-1 level skills such as attaining and documenting vital signs, bandaging, splinting, lifting patients into ambulance and assisting paramedics as directed.

  • Maintain and inventory emergency ambulance supplies, equipment, and routine vehicle parts.

  • Support patient billing operations

  • Operate within federal, state, county and city laws and regulations and guidelines including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

  • Attend and successfully complete department and hospital training sessions and drills.

  • Participate in station and equipment clean-up, and perform other assignments as directed.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Any combination demonstrating the ability to perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:

  • Education:

    • High School Diploma or GED Experience

    • Emergency medical experience in the 911 field is desired License

  • Certifications: 

    • At Time of Application: Incumbents in this position must maintain all certifications listed above and a satisfactory driving record. Failure to do so may result in separation from employment.

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Current California EMT1 certification recognized by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority

  • Current CPR card issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross

  • Valid Department of Motor Vehicle Ambulance Driver Certificate


Work Schedule: In general, Ambulance Operators will work a 24-hour, rotating shift, for an average of 56-hour work week. To the extent required by federal and state labor laws and/or regulations, the City agrees to provide the Ambulance Operator with overtime pay based upon a 40-hour work week. As FLSA "non-exempt" employees, Ambulance Operators shall receive overtime pay for hours worked over forty (40) hours in a work week at time and one half of the time Ambulance Operators FLSA regular rate of pay. Ambulance Operators may be assigned to work special events and /or upstaff for various time periods if needed.

This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please call (714) 480-6500. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service at (800) 735-2922 or 711. Please call 72 hours in advance to allow the OC Workforce Solutions Center to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this program.

The views, information, or opinions expressed by the organization(s) mentioned are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the County of Orange and its employees.


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