Physician II

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

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Personnel Services Section

job description


The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking an experienced individual to serve in a leadership role in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Bureau as a Physician II with a working title of Medical Director. The Physician II reports to a Fire Deputy Chief. The Physician II position is exempt from civil service.


The Physician II actively assists in the development of the EMS Bureau efforts, including planning, training, implementation and quality assessments. The Physician II acts as Medical Director for the LAFD. The position conducts research, evaluates case studies, interprets data and formulates reports relative to the provision, delivery, evaluation, and management of the EMS Program. The Physician II recommends EMS Program policies and procedures and recommends and develops protocols to guide field personnel in the assessment and treatment of persons requiring EMS. The position represents the LAFD on various medical committees and boards and provides information relative to State and local mandates to the LAFD Administration. The Physician II applies sound management principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities.


  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California; and
  • Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine; and
  • Maintain an active hospital appointment; and
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Experience and proficiency with computers, web-based programs, and electronic medical records is highly desired.

How to apply

Electronic submittals are required. Interested candidates should immediately submit a CV and attach a completed City application, a cover letter of interest, and three (3) work-related references (include name, job title, affiliation and telephone number) to:



Applications will be accepted until June 3, 2022.
Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview for further evaluation. The filing period may close at any time.

For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at:

1. The Physician II position is exempt from civil service in accordance with the City Charter Section 1001 (a)(17).
2. The Physician II is a full-time employee, and is provided a comprehensive medical and dental flex benefits plan and membership in the Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System.