Ambulance Operator Program

The Culver City Fire Department’s Ambulance Operator Program launched in August 2015. Ambulance Operators provide basic life support (BLS) and emergency transportation for the Culver City community.  

This position provides Ambulance Operators with a strong background and training for entry into the fire service. Recruitment to establish a hiring list for Ambulance Operator is continual.

Job Description

Our Ambulance Operators provide basic medical care and transportation to ill and injured persons as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). They respond to emergency medical calls and provide basic life support services in accordance with established policies and procedures. They safely operate an emergency vehicle to and from the scene of the emergency and record patient vitals and circumstances of the emergency. It is a non-benefited, part-time position. The work schedule will normally consist of one 24-hour shift per week.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Good driving record and no termination from employment in preceding three years
  • At time of application, you must possess:
    • Valid California Class "C" Driver License
    • California State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate*
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Card**
  • Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Ambulance Driver Certificate at time of hire
  • Adhere to the Department's Uniform and Grooming Standards (Rules and Regulations 205(PDF, 103KB)

Previous EMT and/or fire service experience is highly desirable.

How to Apply

  • Visit the Human Resources web page to apply and to sign-up for job alerts and apply for current job opportunities.
  • Application Review - Human Resources will review your application
  • Oral Appraisal - Upon approval, there will be an oral appraisal interview
  • Background Check - If selected to participate in the program, you will need to pass a background check


*For additional information about EMT Certification, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services website

**For information on how to obtain a CPR Card, visit the American Heart Association or Red Cross.