Position Detail:

Richmond Fire Department
Richmond, CA 94804

Contra Costa County

510-307-8048 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter Trainee
Last Filing Date:  April 7, 2019

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Candidates must be active on the California Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List on July 1, 2019, the date that the City of Richmond will receive the list. Please visit http://www.fctconline.org to register and find out the minimum qualifications to be placed on the Statewide Eligibility List., AND
Candidates must submit an online application to the City of Richmond during the application period, which is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2019.


A Firefighter Trainee participates in an intensive training program in basic firefighting and emergency medical treatment. The requirements for application acceptance are graduation from high school or its equivalent, a valid California Driver`s License (CDL), a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate, and a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card. The candidate must also:

Be at least 18 years of age at time of application; AND
Be U.S. citizen or authorization to work in the United States; AND
Have vision of at least 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/30 and normal color vision; AND
Be in good physical health, and possess the appropriate physical strengths and abilities to do the work.

Selection Process

Submit a City of Richmond application during an open application period. - Detailed information will be made available on the Human Resources Management Department Job Description website when applications are being accepted.In the meantime, please follow this link and fill out a job interest card.
Written Exam: Candidates must have an active score of 70% or greater on the California Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List on the date the list is pulled for a current application period. Visit www.FCTConline.org to learn about the FCTC testing process.
Departmental interviews
Chief interview
Preliminary background investigation
Conditional offer of employment followed by fingerprinting, medical examination and psychological test
Once the above has been completed, the candidate may receive an offer letter from the Human Resources Management Department to join the Recruit Academy. Upon successfully completing the academy, a trainee is promoted to the position of Probationary Firefighter for eighteen months.

Starting Salary:  $5,145.00 Monthly
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Richmond Human Resources
450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 310

Richmond, CA 94804-1630

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 92,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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