Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Cambria Community Healthcare District.

Are you looking to take the first steps towards a long and exciting career path in the emergency medical services field? Or perhaps you are looking for some medical experience before moving onto paramedic, nursing, or PA school?

Well, the Cambria Community Healthcare District may be just the place for you.

We Are Frequently Hiring for Part-time Paramedics and EMTs.

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Join Our Team

Our employees and the functions they perform for the town of Cambria and surrounding communities are at the heart and soul of our agency.

We Work Hard to Make a Difference in the Lives of the People We Serve.

Healthy and happy environment that encourages physical fitness.

If you have an interest in joining our team, even if there is not a current job opening we would still like to hear from you.

Learn How to...

Below are links to the California State EMSA.

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Career Opportunities

Part-time EMT and Paramedic career opportunities are currently available.

Career Opportunity! Join the team!!!

EMT/Paramedic Hiring Process

Open vacancies are filled through the establishment of a one year hiring list.

This list is formulated prior to the vacancy by means of an application acceptance period followed by a written test, practical skills demonstration and an oral interview.

Applicants are then assigned a numerical ranking with the top position receiving authorization to obtain a paid physical/medical examination paid for by the Cambria Healthcare District.

The finalized number one applicant is then offered the position.

Subsequent vacancies within the year are offered to the next applicant in established order.

All new employees are subject to an initial one-year probationary period.

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ambulance crews on a call

EMT/Paramedic Selection Process

Our testing and applicant selection process...

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  • Written Test
  • 50 National Registry style question test
  • Physical Agility Test* The Physical Agility Test is a timed test with a maximum allowed time of 10 minutes to complete.
  • 1. Applicant must complete a written Medical Questionnaire and Release form.
  • 2. Test begins with a steady 5 minutes of "stair steps". Followed by an equipment carry where applicant will pick our fully equipped airway bag, medical bag, and trauma bag, and safely climb two flights of stairs twice. Next, the applicant must complete an equipment shuttle where the applicant will shuttle six pieces of EMS equipment 20 yards from one location to the next one piece at a time. Lastly, the applicant will be tested on their ability to safely raise and lower a manual gurney with 150 pounds of weight on it.

    *The Physical Agility Test may be modified depending on the weather on the day of testing.

  • Skills Demonstration The applicant will demonstrate an EMT Basic or for Paramedic an Advanced Level Skill. Paramedic applicants are subject to a National Registry style verbal scenario.
  • Oral Interview 20-30 minute oral interview with the Hiring Committee.

Descriptions and Benefits

Full-time Paramedics and EMTs are scheduled on a regular basis to work a minimum of 56-hours per week on an assigned A, B, or C shift schedule, typically a minimum of 10 shifts of 24 hour per month or a 42 hour per week, 12 hour per shift schedule.

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  • Health and dental coverage:Entitled to participate in a group health and dental insurance plan. We pay up to 90% of coverage for the employee with 2 dependents under PERS Choice Plan.
  • Retirement pension: PEPRA Safety Employees 2.7% at 57, per the Pension Reform Act AB 340
  • Supplemental health benefit: Reimbursement on a per family, per year basis for actual health-related expenses incurred up to $1,300.00.
  • Compensatory time off accumulation (overtime)
  • Paid vacation per fiscal year
  • Paid sick time
  • Step increase pay scale
  • Post-retirement health insurance coverage
  • Life insurance: Term life insurance of $50,000
  • Continuing education pay: Reimbursement up to $450 per fiscal year for continuing education course attendance.

All new full-time employees are subject to a 12 month probationary period. At the end of the probationary period, the employee receives a written performance evaluation. At that time, the employee will be made a Regular Full-time employee or be dismissed.

Part-time Paramedics and EMTs are not scheduled on a regular basis to work minimum hours per week, but are instead assigned to work 24-hour shifts, event standbys, or on an as-needed basis where the schedule and hours of work will vary per month.

Part-time employees are not subject to full-time benefits. Some may be eligible for CalPERS benefit based on hours worked.

EMT/Paramedic Requirements

  • Age: 18 or older
  • High School Diploma or GED/SHSPE Certificate
  • Valid California Class C Drivers License
  • Valid California Ambulance Driver Certification Endorsement
  • Valid State of California Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate or Paramedic License
  • Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Card
  • Accreditation in San Luis Obispo County (for Paramedic)
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 48 hours per month

What we need from you

Copies of your:

  • California Drivers License
  • California Ambulance Driver Certification Endorsement
  • California DMV Medical Examiners Card
  • San Luis Obispo Annual Protocol Review Letter (for Paramedic)
  • San Luis Obispo County Advanced Protocol Review (APR) Letter (for Paramedic)

If available, copies of your:

  • Current (within 1 year) Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Results
  • Hepatitis B Series (Hep B)
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations (FRO) Certification
  • FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS ICS 100, 200, and 700) Certifications

Are You Interested?

To request more information, please call or message:

Operations Manager

person iconTimothy Benes

phone iconPhone #: (805) 927-8304

If you are interested in applying for a position please fill out an application and submit ALL required certifications and mail to:

Cambria Community Healthcare District
Attention: Timothy Benes, Operations Manager
2535 Main Street
Cambria, Ca 93428

Apply Now

Click on the desired link below and print the Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Required Certifications, and an Employment Application.