Fire Service Job Postings

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Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal – Town of Carrboro, NC

Hiring Salary: $55,068 to $70,212 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Performs difficult professional and administrative work assisting with the planning and directing of fire service activities of the town; does related work as required. Perform difficult protective service work in community risk reduction and investigation and code enforcement; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fire Chief.

This is very heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

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Fire Battalion Chief – Oceanside, CA

Application Deadline: 09/22/17 4:00 PM
Salary: $4,863.23 – $5,361.23 Biweekly, $10,537.00 – $11,616.00 Monthly, $126,444.00 – $139,392.00 Annually

The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for the position of Fire Battalion Chief. There is currently one vacancy in the Oceanside Fire Department.

A Fire Battalion Chief performs duties related to the operation and administration of the Fire Department; directs and supervises the activities of safety and non-safety employees; selects, trains and disciplines subordinates; motivates others toward efficient and professional service through leadership and modern personnel practices; assumes management responsibility for operation of a suppression battalion or administrative support unit; directs and supervises firefighting forces; determines the appropriate level of personnel and equipment necessary to mitigate an emergency; directs rescue, firefighting, ventilation, overhaul, salvage operations, investigation, EMS, hazardous materials and anti-terrorist activities; maintains full command at emergency incidents until relieved by the Fire Chief or an Assistant Fire Chief: ensures adequate staffing levels; coordinates departmental maintenance and testing of equipment, apparatus, and facilities; provides staff assistance to the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief(s) in planning and administering the Fire Department; prepares staff studies, revises training manuals, policies and procedures individually or as part of a work team; provides advice and counsel to subordinate supervisors; assists in the preparation and administration of the departmental budget; interacts with other City staff; may present both oral and written reports to the City Council and other parties; understands and implements City policy; coordinates subordinate work groups toward positive interaction with other agencies; works toward overall City efficiency and responsiveness to service demands; contributes to interdepartmental projects; ensures healthy employee relations with other individual workers and their bargaining units; serves as a senior Fire Department representative with the public on matters relating to the City service; meets with citizens, news media and community groups to advise on fire practices; resolves problems, improves conditions and contributes to joint efforts benefiting the City; receives, investigates and resolves complaints relating to the Fire service; and participates in community activities and may represent the Fire Department on both business and social occasions. Fire Battalion Chief may be rotated between shifts and between operations and staff assignments at the discretion of the Fire Chief.

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Entry-Level Firefighter – West Pierce Fire & Rescue, WA

Application Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:00pm

West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is establishing an eligibility list for entry-level Firefighter. It is anticipated a minimum of six positions will be filled in 2018. The 2017 monthly base salary for Probationary 1 Firefighter is $4,983. Medical, vision and dental premiums for employees and eligible dependent(s) are paid by WPFR.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification is not required at time of application. All recruits shall serve a minimum one-year probationary period. Continued employment is based on an ability to successfully complete EMT certification, Firefighter Recruit Academy, Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications. WPFR will provide training and testing for these components.

General Requirements: at least 18 years of age, high school diploma/equivalent, ability to read, write and speak English, ability to legally operate a vehicle in the State of Washington, at time of hire ability to provide documentation showing authorization to work in the United States, candidates shall be tobacco free at time of appointment and throughout service.

The application begins at 8:00 AM (PDT) on Monday, August 14, 2017 and closes at noon on Friday, September 8, 2017. Please visit our website for full details on requirements, the testing process and timeline, along with the required WPFR Application Form.


Deputy Fire Marshal I – Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, OR

Application Deadline: August 28, 2017

It’s not just about a job, it’s about having a career where you can answer the call and truly make a difference!  We are Oregon’s largest fire district and committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness and effective emergency response. Join our team of dedicated professionals as a Deputy Fire Marshal I and give back to the community!

Our Deputy Fire Marshals are committed to creating safer communities through a variety of prevention and public education programs. They are responsible for fire and life safety inspections, code enforcement in all types of existing occupancies, and fire investigation (when assigned).

The ideal candidate will have a high level of customer service; be able to effectively communicate and interact with individuals and groups in a variety of capacities throughout the District; and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.


  • An associate or higher-level college degree in fire administration, prevention, engineering or science, or a closely related field is required.
  • Three or more years of experience working as a fire inspector or in a closely related field.
  • An International Code Council Fire Code Certification.

For more detailed information and to apply, visit our website at Applications will be accepted until August 28, 2017. TVF&R is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe and professional service to our citizens.

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Electrical Engineer – FEMA in Denton, TX

Salary: $64,161 (IC-11) or $76,903 (IC-12)

FEMA is seeking a talented and experienced Electrical Engineer. In this role, you will serve as a Public Assistance Grant Program Electrical Engineer and will be responsible for providing electrical engineering advice and operational assistance in support of the Region 6 Public Assistance Program. The position is located in Denton, Texas and starts at a salary of $64,161 (IC-11) or $76,903 (IC-12).

Typical assignments include:

  • Responds to inquiries regarding complex technical responses and electrical engineering issues related to the Public Assistance Grant Program.
  • Resolves technical conflicts, which may arise between local and state agencies, groups, engineering firms and applicants.
  • Provides recommendations for eligibility of assistance to the Public Assistance Branch Chief or Team Leads.
  • Determines requirements and prepares scopes of work and cost estimates.
  • Reviews selected project application, supporting documentation, and federal agency reports for accuracy and compliance with applicable FEMA policies and procedures.

Apply today by sending your resume AND transcript to, include “Electrical Engineer” in the subject line.


Fire Chief – Brookline, MA

Minimum Salary: $137,367 (or more depending on qualifications)
Application Deadline: September 22, 2017

The Town of Brookline, MA (pop. 58,000) is seeking to fill the position of Fire Chief. The Department consists of 150 career employees (civil service) with an operating budget of $14 million. Chief is appointed by a five-member Board of Selectmen with direct report to Town Administrator.

Bachelor’s degree in fire science, fire protection engineering, public administration or related discipline, with a minimum of ten years of progressive experience in a career metropolitan fire department, and at least five years as a chief officer required, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Master’s level degree and certification as an Executive Fire Officer (EFO) preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated experience with incident command; labor relations; municipal finance and budgeting; organizational master planning; contemporary thinking in fire/rescue service; experience with the evaluation, implementation and use of technology; community education and outreach; and strategic capabilities in fire prevention and code compliance. Must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and the ability to be a key member of the Town’s management team.

The minimum salary is $137,367 or more depending on qualifications. Resumes will be held in confidence until final candidates are selected. Resume and Cover Letter by September 22, 2017 to: The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.

Town of Brookline
Human Resources Office Room 208
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445


Firefighter/Paramedic – City of Santa Rosa, CA

SALARY: $38.49 – $46.21 Hourly or $6,672.25 – $8,010.33 Monthly
CLOSING DATE: 08/04/17 11:59 PM

The City of Santa Rosa is recruiting for the exciting and challenging position of Firefighter – Paramedic. This recruitment is being conducted to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future Firefighter – Paramedic vacancies within the Santa Rosa Fire Department. Firefighter – Paramedics serve the public by performing fire suppression, prevention, and rescue activities while protecting life, property and the environment; providing basic and advanced life support medical care and treatment; and performing fire prevention duties.

The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) responds to over 24,000 incidents per year, operating out of 10 fire stations. SRFD staffs ten (10) paramedic engine companies and two (2) paramedic truck companies. SRFD is looking for candidates who are highly motivated, hardworking, honest, forward thinking, mechanically inclined, problem solvers and who are used to working in a team environment.

Firefighter – Paramedics are expected to successfully complete a comprehensive firefighter training program. Firefighter – Paramedics are also expected to perform the full range of fire suppression, safety and prevention duties on an in-service training basis and to learn and perform journey-level skills in all areas of work assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Be on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL); Applicants must be active on FCTC’s SEL. Applicants must have a passing score on the FCTC Written Test between July 26, 2016 and the final application filing date of August 4, 2017 and a FCTC Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) issue date on or after February 4, 2016. Information on these tests can be obtained at
  • Possess a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I Academy;
  • Possess and maintain a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License with the ability to obtain and maintain Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation.
  • Possess a valid California Class C driver’s license with the ability to obtain and maintain a DMV Health Questionnaire and Firefighter Endorsement by the end of probation.

Ability to learn rules, regulations and operational procedures of the Fire Department; learn firefighting methods and techniques; learn basic and advanced life support emergency medical care and CPR life-saving procedures; learn hazardous material first responder operational level methods and techniques; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical aptitude; learn the operating and mechanical principles of fire apparatus and equipment; learn to drive and operate effectively and safely the full range of fire apparatus and equipment used by the Department; learn to perform field calculations of hydraulics for the proper and effective operations of equipment; learn the operation of firefighting equipment; learn the street location and physical layout of the City and major traffic and fire hazards; think and act quickly in emergencies; work effectively as a member of a team; understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately; communicate orally effectively to individuals or in a group setting; learn through structured lectures in a classroom setting and through oral instruction in an on-the-job setting; comprehend and make inferences from written material; learn to operate and enter data into a computer terminal, personal computer or keyboard device; produce written documents using proper grammar and punctuation; deal courteously and effectively with the public; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; learn to instruct in a classroom setting.

Experience and Education
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the abilities would be: Experience – Full-time or part-time work experience of sufficient length to demonstrate good work habits; Education – Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate
Possession of a Firefighter I Certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I Academy and possession of a current California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (CFFJAC) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is required.

This classification requires the use of a City vehicle while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess, and maintain throughout employment, a valid California Class C driver’s license. Possession of a Firefighter Endorsement and a current Health Questionnaire (DL 546) must be obtained during the probationary period and maintained throughout employment.

Firefighter – Paramedics are required to possess and maintain a State of California EMT-P (Paramedic) License. Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification are required and must be maintained throughout employment. Candidates must obtain Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) accreditation prior to completion of training academy.

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Firefighter – Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue – Tigard, OR

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants you to join our team of dedicated and compassionate firefighters. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is Oregon’s largest fire district. We are located in one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Our service area includes the cities of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Newberg, North Plains, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville and unincorporated portion of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties.

To be considered as an applicant, you will need to take the FireTEAM test administered by the National Testing Network and send your score to TVF&R. Sign up to take the test by visiting


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Post-high school education or combination of education or experience preferred.
  • An Oregon EMT or Paramedic license by date of employment.
  • A current, valid driver’s license and driving record insurable by the District.

The District will begin the recruitment process in mid-September to fill entry-firefighter openings in early 2018. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for mid-October. Successful candidates will then begin our four-month recruit academy in March.

We are an equal opportunity employer. For a complete job description and details about how to apply, visit


Fire Chief – Ashland, OR

Salary Range: $96,971-$130,106 annually + excellent fringe benefit package
Application Deadline: July, 31, 2017

Can you picture yourself in sunny southern Oregon surrounded by recreational opportunities and livable scenic beauty? Picture yourself as Ashland’s next Fire Chief! We are seeking a dynamic and innovative fire services executive to provide leadership to a high-performing municipal fire & rescue department.

Seven years of senior or executive command level service, or 10 years as a Battalion Chief in a comparable or larger fire department, a BA degree in related field, or satisfactory combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Highly Desired
Graduation from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Development Program; Capstone EMS Management; or credentials as a Chief Fire Officer Designate (CFOD).

For a complete job announcement and application process details, visit Resume and cover letter must be received no later than July, 31, 2017. AA/EOE.