Position Detail:

Orange County Fire Authority
I Fire Authority Road
Orange, CA 92666

Orange County

714-538-8359 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter Trainee
Last Filing Date:  February 24, 2019

Special Instructions:  





The Orange County Fire Authority will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter Trainee beginning Friday, February 1, 2019.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a job interest card to receive an email notification when the recruitment opens.


Salary (during academy):
$5,194.80 per month (Step 1 of the Firefighter Trainee Classification)

Salary (upon promotion to Probationary Firefighter):
$5,877.39 per month (Step 1 of the Firefighter Classification)


Education and Experience (position requirements at time of application):
Must be at least 18 years of age
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
License and Certification (position requirements at time of application):
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License or out of state equivalent
Possession of a current, valid California or National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification
Applicants will be required to attach a copy of their current, valid EMT Certification at time of application submission. A current, valid California Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic License (issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority - "blue-card") will be accepted in lieu of a current, valid California or National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. Failure to submit the required documentation at time of application will result in disqualification.

Candidates who successfully complete the selection process and are chosen for employment with the Orange County Fire Authority must successfully complete a comprehensive, sixteen (16) week firefighter academy and the OCEMS accreditation process.

Additional information regarding the selection process will be available on the recruitment announcement when the recruitment opens on February 1, 2019.

February 1, 2019: Recruitment Opens, Begin Accepting Online Applications
February 24, 2019: Last Day to Apply On-Line
Week of March 11, 2019: Written Exam
March 25 - March 31, 2019: Biddle Physical Agility Test coordinated by the OCFA
April 15 - May 10, 2019: Panel Interviews
Week of May 13, 2019: Eligibility List Established
June 10 - August 15, 2019: Chief`s Selection Interviews
TBD: Fitness Fair #1
December 13, 2019: First Orientation
TBD: Fitness Fair #2
January 24, 2020: Family Orientation
February 3, 2020: Academy 49 Begins
May 20, 2020: Academy 49 Graduation

Please note, all dates are subject to change.

The Biddle Physical Ability Test will be coordinated by the OCFA at a nearby Orange County college and proctored by the college staff. Possession of a current Biddle Physical Ability Certificate will not substitute for participation in this portion of the selection process.

Employees represented by the OCPFA hired after September 1, 2016 are not permitted to use tobacco products on or off duty.

Starting Salary:  $5,194.80
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Orange County Fire Authority Human Resources
1 Fire Authority Road

Irvine, CA 92602

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 1,000,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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