Position Detail:

Santa Maria City Fire Department
220 East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Santa Barbara County

805-349-0657 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter
Last Filing Date:  July 15, 2019

Special Instructions:  



Application Period: July 1st - July 15th at 8 am
1st Interviews: Week of August 19th
2nd Interviews: Week of September 2nd
3rd Interviews: Week of September 16th
Desired Start Date: Early 2020

Fire Fighter is an entry level position in the Fire Department. This recruitment may fill current and/or future vacancies. If you are interested in a Fire Fighter (56 hour) position with the City of Santa, we highly encourage you to apply.

The City of Santa Maria is a full-service City with a City Council/City Manager form of government with over 700 employees, an annual budget of approximately $180 million for FY 2018-19 and serves approximately 108,000 constituents. The City of Santa Maria is located on the beautiful central coast of California and covers over 23 square miles. The City has a harmonious balance of maintaining coastal and agricultural lands while promoting business. Santa Maria has been recognized nationally as an All-America City by the National Civic League and offers reasonably priced housing, community festivals, quality schools, and is in close proximity to beaches, cultural arts, a local airport, wineries, and higher education institutions.

Fire Fighter is an entry level position which responds to a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency incidents; participates in fire prevention, training, maintenance, and public education activities; provides staff assistance to management; and performs other duties as assigned.

Dedicated to providing excellent customer service
Positive/Can Do Attitude
Team player
Excellent communicator
Detail & solution oriented
Fire Fighter

Due upon application:
?Applicant must be certified to the FCTC State Eligibility List
?Fire Fighter I certification issued by the California State Board of Fire Services, graduation from a State of California Certified Fire Fighter I Academy, Fire Fighter I Certificate issued from International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), OR Fire Fighter I certificated issued from the National Board on Fire Services Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).
?Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT-1) or Licensed Paramedic Certificate (EMT-P) Card
?CPR Card
?Applicant must be certified to the FCTC State Eligibility List as of July 1, 2019 and a CalJAC CPAT card must be dated between July 1, 2018 ? June 30, 2019
Due at Chief`s Interviews:
?Biddle Physical Ability Test (Dated no earlier than August 19, 2018)

The following duties are typical of this classification and are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed, the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s), and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and changing business practices.

Performs a wide variety of skilled, unskilled, firefighting work.

High school graduation or General Education Diploma. Fire Fighter I certification issued by the California State Board of Fire Services, graduation from a State of California Certified Fire Fighter I Academy, Fire Fighter I Certificate issued from International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), OR Fire Fighter I certificated issued from the National Board on Fire Services Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

Previous fire fighting experience is desirable.

OR any combination of education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the above minimum requirements.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of fire science technology, which includes basic knowledge of fire response organization and fire control; principles and practices of exemplary customer service; use and care of fire hoses, nozzles and fittings; hose evolutions; fire extinguishers and protective equipment; equipment operations; fire service ladders; and salvage and overhaul procedures.

Ability to:
Learn fire fighting methods, fire vehicle apparatus and equipment operation and maintenance, emergency medical procedures, rescue operations; understand and apply technical information regarding hazardous materials, chemicals and gases, and fire prevention rules and regulations; learn to analyze fire and emergency situations quickly and accurately and take appropriate action; learn local geography, roads and water supply systems; learn the organization, procedures, and operating details of the City department to which assigned; understand and follow oral and written directions, especially during emergencies; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; take a proactive approach to problem solving; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; prepare simple reports; and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. Collaborate with a variety of diverse interest groups in reaching a consensus for the betterment of the community; attend work, as scheduled, on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position`s required duties and responsibilities; demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community; follows policies, procedures and instructions, standard operating guidelines (SOGs) and safety rules outlined in Department, City, local, state and/or federal documents.

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver`s License. A Class "C" with a Firefighter Endorsement is required for achievement to "C" Salary Step. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles.

Other Requirements: Successful candidates must pass a background investigation, pre-employment psychological, and physical/drug screening. New employees will be required to sign a statement affirming that, as a condition of continued employment, they shall refrain from using tobacco products.

Emergency fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, rescue tools and other specialized fire fighting equipment related to firefighting, emergency rescue, and incident response including ladders, emergency medical equipment, radio, personal computer, and phone.


Applicants are required to apply online. Hard copy application packets will not be accepted in lieu of applying through the online process. However, persons who believe they are qualified under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. The request must be received by Human Resources with sufficient time prior to the final filing deadline, to allow for the request to be considered through the interactive process.

The completed electronic application packet will include the online application and supplemental questions, and electronic attachments of: Fire Fighter I certification issued by the California State Board of Fire Services, graduation from a State of California Certified Fire Fighter I Academy, Fire Fighter I Certificate issued from International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), OR Fire Fighter I certificated issued from the National Board on Fire Services Professional Qualifications (Pro Board); Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT-1) or Licensed Paramedic Certificate (EMT-P) Card; and CPR Card. If you are experiencing any technical (computer related) difficulties or need help with attaching documents to your application, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627.

Although you are unable to make changes to a completed application or add additional documents once you initially submit your packet, should you need to make corrections or attach a document you missed, you may only do so by submitting an entire new application packet prior to the final filing deadline. Please note if you reapply, ONLY your most recent application will be reviewed; all portions of previous applications submitted will be automatically archived without review. It is the applicant`s responsibility to submit a fully completed application for Human Resources review; incomplete applications will be subject to disqualification.

As you complete your online application, please provide complete and accurate information for each employment during the past 10 years. Although a resume may be required, it does not substitute for providing the information requested on the electronic application. Do not write "See resume" or "See attached." Failure to provide complete information will cause forfeiture toward employment with the City.

As you complete your supplemental questionnaire, please provide length of experience as of the date the recruitment closes, not as of the date you are submitting your application.

If at any time during the recruitment any portion of your application packet does not meet the requirements you may be disqualified from further consideration in this recruitment.

The City of Santa Maria is a participant in the E-Verify program through the Department of Homeland Security. Upon hire, the candidate must produce original documents according to the Department of Homeland Security Form I-9 List of Acceptable Documents. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources staff at (805) 925-0951 extension 2203.


As a condition of employment with the City of Santa Maria, all employees are required to be in compliance with the terms and requirements of the City`s Dress Code Policy, CAM 2008-02; which includes restrictions regarding tattoos and piercings.

Upon hire, the candidate must submit a Department of Motor Vehicles printout summarizing their driving record covering the last 30 days from the closing date of this recruitment. Upon hire, candidate must possess a bank account to accommodate the City of Santa Maria`s direct deposit for bi-weekly pay.

If a diploma/certificate/degree is required to meet minimum qualifications for the position, proof must be submitted to department staff and received during the reference check process, prior to offer of employment or promotion.

Starting Salary:  $5,747.08 - $6,985.64 Monthly
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Santa Maria Fire Department
314 West Cook Street

Santa Maria, CA 93458
805-925-0951 ext 2203

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 65,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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