Position Detail:

Marin County Fire Department
Po Box 518
Woodacre, CA 94973

Marin County

415-499-7820 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Seasonal Fire Dispatcher Assistant
Last Filing Date:  June 19, 2020

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


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Seasonal Fire Dispatcher Assistant description image

Service - Teamwork - Operational Readiness - Professionalism
As a Fire Dispatcher Assistant, you will be working to support the Marin County Fire Department by helping with dispatching resources by radio and telephone. You will also be performing both emergency and non-emergency incident support work. This is a great entry-level opportunity for those who want to gain the skills and abilities necessary to be able to dispatch public safety personnel and equipment effectively while working in a supportive team environment.

Seasonal Fire Dispatcher Assistant description imageThis is a temporary position for staffing during the peak wildland fire season, expected to start in April 2020 and conclude at the end of fire season (late Fall 2020). The typical work schedule consists of 10-12 hour shifts, but candidates must be willing to work a 24-hour shift if needed and/or be willing to be called back and work overtime in emergency situations.

Our Highly Qualified Candidate:
We are looking for Fire Dispatcher Assistant professionals with a passion for working together as a team and serving the community. Ideal candidates will be able to react with sound judgment when under stress and in emergency situations while doing several tasks simultaneously. They will be able to listen and clarify incoming calls to extract pertinent information, communicate effectively, and write detailed reports. Additionally, they will be able to read, write, alphabetize, follow written and oral instructions, and conduct simple record keeping. Knowledge of the highways, main streets, major buildings, and geography of Marin County is a plus. Experience in emergency services or completion of an accredited dispatch training program are is also highly desirable.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school (or equivalent GED).
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Qualified applicants will be referred directly to the Department for review. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of acceptable applications have been received.

Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, skills testing, online assessment, supplemental application screening, written examination, practical performance, oral examination or any combination to determine which candidate`s names may be placed on the eligible list.

To obtain more information about this position, please contact Kellie Sullivan at ksullivan@marincounty.org or via phone at (415) 473-2731.

Starting Salary:  $20.74 - $22.86 Hourly
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Marin County Human Resources Department
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 415

San Rafael, CA 94903
415 473-2126

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 14,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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