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Salary: $3,557.00 - $4,285.00
Posted: 01/29/2013

Job Description:

NOTE: CAL FIRE employees who are currently on the Fire Apparatus Engineer Paramedic (FAE-P) Certification List DO NOT need to apply via this posting. A Certification List Inquiry Letter will be mailed to eligible candidates in ranks accessible for appointment.


The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California's fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 8,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.


Under general supervision, to operate fire apparatus during wildland and structural fire-fighting operations; to lead an assigned crew in the performance of fire-fighting duties; to maintain and make minor repairs on vehicles, equipment, and the fire stations; to perform fire prevention tasks; and to do other related work.

Drives and operates a fire apparatus such as an engine, water tender, rescue or trucks in connection with extinguishing wildland, structural, and other fires, and in fire prevention and rescue work; leads a crew; performs maintenance and simple repairs on equipment; makes reports on the operation of equipment; uses maps; operates two-way radio as necessary; may act as fire captain relief; assists in training crews to fight fire efficiently and safely; checks, cleans, and polishes engines; especially during non-fire season; assists in building roads, trails, and minor structures; as a learner, may operate other heavy equipment when required; makes fire law inspections; investigates fire causes; prepares and presents fire prevention programs to the public; keeps records and prepares reports.

Renders emergency medical assistance; performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and electrical defibrillation; lifts and transports injured persons; administers intravenous saline, glucose and volume- expanding agents; obtains blood for laboratory analysis; interprets cardiac arrhythmias; performs pulmonary ventilation by use of airway adjuncts; administers drugs; operates voice and biomedical telemetry communication systems and equipment; assists in childbirth; drives rescue vehicles under emergency conditions.


Willingness to live and work in remote areas and on weekends and holidays, to remain on duty 24 hours a day, as required; distant visual acuity (Snellen) of not less than 20/100 without corrective lenses in each eye, separately corrected to not less than 20/40 in one eye with corrective lenses; distant binocular acuity (Snellen) of at least 20/40 in both eyes with or without corrective lenses; color vision adequate to successfully perform the job as measured by the Ishihara Pseudo-Chromatic Plate Test or for persons failing the Ishihara, the Farnsworth D-15 Arrangement Test; hearing adequacy within speech frequencies (uncorrected); full use of both hands and both feet; physical strength and agility; weight in proportion to height; no more than a mild reaction to poison oak.


- Candidates must possess a current Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT- P) certificate issued by a California County Health Officer

- Candidates must possess a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

- Candidates selected for positions are placed in an apprenticeship program. Permanent appointments are conditional upon successful completion of the training program.

- Candidates must pass medical clearances under the Respiratory Protection Program.


Candidates who have successfully competed in CAL FIRE’s examination for FAE-P and possess current list eligibility with a score/rank accessible for appointment need not apply via this posting. Candidates eligible for appointment via transfer, training and development assignment, reinstatement, voluntary demotion, or SROA/Surplus status may apply. State employees in jeopardy of layoff must attach a copy of their SROA/surplus letter in order to receive priority consideration for appointment.

Employees considering a transfer to this classification should be aware of information contained in the Bargaining Unit 8 Memorandum of Understanding regarding Transfers to Fire Apparatus Engineer (Section 15.4), Voluntary Intra-Unit Reassignments (Section 9.1), and Voluntary In-Class Transfer Policy (Inter-Unit) (Section 9.2).


All interested candidates must send a completed State application (Examination/Employment Application STD 678), resume, and copies of the front and back of the EMT-P certificate and California Driver License to CAL FIRE Southern Region Headquarters Office at the following address. Candidates who do not submit all of the requested information will not be considered for employment. Please indicate eligibility and interest in either Permanent and/or Limited-Term 12 month appointments in the Explanation Box of the application. (Candidates only need to submit one application if interested in both Permanent and Limited-Term appointments.) The STD 678 can be accessed through the CalHR website at Please include a copy of this notice with your application/resume.

Applications/Resumes postmarked after the final filing date will not be considered.

CAL FIRE - Southern Region Headquarters Attention: Personnel 1234 East Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93710 Telephone: (559) 243-4104


CAL FIRE will create a pool of qualified candidates available for possible hires in the 2013 calendar year.

As stated on the application, your original signature certifies that the information entered on your application is true and complete to the best of your knowledge under penalty of perjury. For this reason, applications/resumes will be accepted only by mail and not by FAX or email.

CAL FIRE is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation. CAL FIRE offers well-paying careers and opportunities for advancement.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Location County
VARIOUS Multiple
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Limited Term  12 month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/08/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
CAL FIRE - Southern Region Headquarters
1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 243-4104

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