Central Lyon County Fire District is seeking applicants for the position of Paramedic

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Open Competitive

Application Closing Date: Friday January 13, 2023, 1700 hours

Central Lyon County Fire Protection District is an all-hazard emergency response agency with roots in rural Nevada in the historic Comstock mining district, home of farming and ranching tradition, and rural "hometown" communities. The District is located in Northern Nevada, stretching along iconic Highway 50, once known as the Loneliest Highway in the World; It is not lonely today, as some 25,000 commuters a day make their way from comfortable and affordable communities to jobs in the Capital City (Carson City), Reno-Tahoe, and the surrounding Industrial Parks. Central Lyon County provides easy access to Nevada's wide-open spaces, vast high desert plains, mountain ranges, rivers and creeks, Lake Lahontan, and two other State Parks, as well as stunning views of the Sierra-Nevada mountains. We also have excellent schools; Dayton High School is the number 1 ranked High School in Lyon County, and Silver Stage High School sports a 92% graduation rate.

Central Lyon Fire serves the communities of Dayton, Dayton Valley, Mark Twain, Mound House, Silver City, Silver Springs, and Stagecoach, covering 640 square miles and 31,500 people responding to approximately 4,200 calls for service annually, most of them (80%) medical emergencies, from two career fire stations supported by a long-standing volunteer system operating out of 5 stations. The District provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the Advanced Life Support level, including transport. Long travel distances to definitive care facilities provide extended patient contact times for our Paramedics and Advanced-EMTs.

Second-due units and mutual aid resources can have extended travel times in our rural setting, often creating dynamic initial incident phases. The District dynamics result in very diverse, capable, and experienced care providers and firefighters. We pride ourselves on creative EMS service delivery and firefighter flexibility and efficiency, as we answer calls for service safely and efficiently despite our rural geography disadvantages!

Central Lyon County Fire Protection District is seeking EMS professionals to take on a role in our dynamic Fire District. Lateral interest is preferred and may be considered for equivalent wages and benefits. The Paramedic positions report directly to the Fire Captain at their assigned station working a 48/96-hour shift assignment in a 3-battalion model. The position involves the exercise of a high degree of physical and mental ability in the emergency response setting. Responds primarily to emergency medical incidents, but also to support firefighters and provide patient care during structure and wildland fires, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue or extrication emergencies, or any other incidents that requires response and mitigation. Performing a variety of tasks while engaged in emergency medical calls, extricating and rescuing individuals from entrapment, treating the sick and injured, operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters. Completes patient care and incident reports, attends training, upholds and follows departmental policies, and conducts other tasks as assigned.

Salary and Benefit Information for 2022:

  • Paramedic ($61,838 to $75,196) annually
    • Plus Eligible Overtime
  • 48/96 Shift Work
  • IAFF represented position with the Central Lyon County Firefighters Association
  • District pays 100% of medical insurance premiums for employee and dependents, including vison and dental
  • Competitive leave accruals progressively based on years of service and yearly leave buyouts
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Regular Member position
  • Elective deferred compensation supplemental retirement plan
  • Up to 100% District-paid employee post-retirement health care premiums
  • Progressive Longevity Pay after 5 years increasing annually up to 10%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current certification as Nevada State or National Registry Paramedic.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Annually pass a physical capacity assessment consisting of a 1.5-mile run, max sit-ups and push-ups in 1 minute, and waist measurement with a minimum composite score of 75 points.
  • Must obtain valid Nevada driver’s license within 30 days, and F endorsement.
  • Obtain Nevada State EMS Instructor and AHA instructor after 12 months and before 18 months.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Active or previous service in a full-time career EMT position
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification
  • Specialized Rescue Certifications (Rope Rescue Technician, Confined Space/Trench Rescue Operations and/or Technician)

Terms of Employment:

Employment is full-time permanent career position with future opportunities for advancement. Position is union represented and non-FLSA exempt. Position requires completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period. Annual and Sick leave accrue from date of hire and are available after completion of probation. Health benefits are eligible to the employee and family after 60 days. Position qualifies for Nevada PERS with a 5-year vesting.

Selection Process:

Following an application and resume review, qualified and desired applicants may be invited to participate in an assessment center which may include a general practice EMS written exam and scenario(s), oral interview(s), physical capacity testing, and other applicable work quality assessments. Physical capacity assessment consists of a 1.5-mile run, max sit-ups, and push-ups in 1 minute, and waist measurement with a minimum composite score of 75 points.

To Apply:

Please complete an application found here and submit in a single PDF packet with a letter of interest, cover letter, resume, and all applicable certifications and minimum qualification documents by Friday, January 13, 2023, no later than 1700 hours, to Job description found with job announcement on website.

*The Fire Chief reserves the right to allow substitutions of suitable certifications and qualifications, and the right to determine a candidate’s qualifications based on a combination of education, training, and experience.

Contact our office directly by calling (775) 246-6209 or by email at

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In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Submit application, documentation of minimum qualifications, and a resume to prior to the deadline indicated on the job description.

Applications are available at the District Office or below.

CLCFPD is an equal opportunity provider.

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