Website East Bay Regional Park District

Fire Lieutenant


Salary: $8,716.93 – $9,864.40 Monthly

Location: Pleasanton Ridge, CA

Job Type: Full-time (40 hrs)


Job Number: 23-GB-03

Closing: 3/29/2023 5:00 PM Pacific


The Position

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Looking for a rewarding career as a Fire Lieutenant? Consider a career in fire service with the East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department, specializing in wildland firefighting and hands-on fuels reduction.
The Fire Department is a branch of the Public Safety Division and provides all typical emergency services, including fire suppression, hazardous materials responses, search and rescue, auto extrication, emergency medical services, prescribed burns for fire hazard reduction and resource management. The department has 14 wildland fire engines to provide service for 73 parks and responds to approximately 1,200 calls per year. The Fire Department works closely with our neighboring agencies in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and provides emergency response when called upon by CAL FIRE and the Office of Emergency Services.




The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a full-service governmental agency stewarding a metropolitan system of public open space parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of the San Francisco Bay. EBRPD spans across 125,000 acres in 73 regional parks, including over 1,250 miles of trails that are enjoyed by over 25 million visitors and the community per year. The Park District acquires, manages, and preserves natural and cultural resources for everyone to enjoy now and forever to experience nature nearby.




EBRPD preserves a rich heritage of natural and cultural resources and provides open space, parks, trails, safe and healthful recreation and environmental education.  An environmental ethic guides the District in all of its activities.




• Respect – We honor the land we steward, each other, and the park visitors we serve.

• Resilience – We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.

• Relationships – Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.

• Responsiveness – We communicate openly, honestly, and reliably.

• Transparency – We hold the public’s trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.





• Working with a purpose for a better world today and for future generations through the preservation of open space, public access to the outdoors, and a commitment to the conservation of the natural world found east of the San Francisco Bay across 33 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

• A community of colleagues who are passionate about public service and the East Bay Regional Park District, the communities it serves, and its mission.

• Excellent benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, and pension benefits through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Click here (Download PDF reader) for details regarding additional benefits.

• Tuition reimbursement and professional development.

• Free on-site parking.

• Free parking permit for EBRPD parks (for up to 2 privately owned vehicles)

• Employee discounts for certain EBRPD park amenities (reservations, daily fishing permit, public boat launch).





The Park District is currently recruiting for a Fire Lieutenant to supervise the Park District’s Hand Crew and serve a supportive role for the Fire Captain. This position will be located at the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Pleasanton, CA.  The hiring pools established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.

The Fire Lieutenant’s primary responsibility will be to lead supervision of the Park District’s hand crew, ensuring that all vegetation management and fuels reduction projects are executed according to assigned timelines. Serving as an extension of the Fire Captain, the Lieutenant would be expected to supervise fuels suppression efforts while keeping up-to-date on training in addition to continuing regular maintenance of vehicles & equipment. The current crew has 12 members and two crew lead positions. The current schedule for this position is four (4) ten-hour shifts Tuesday-Friday.





Under general direction, supervises staff and oversees the activities of a fire station, ensuring the efficient operations of the firefighting company; directs and participates in fire suppression, emergency medical response, technical rescue, hazardous material incidents, mutual aid calls, fire prevention, and fuels reduction; and performs related duties as assigned.




• Physically able to annually pass the Fire Department’s Physical Performance Test.

• Required to work unusual hours, nights, weekends, holidays, outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Positions work under adverse conditions, including poison oak and in and around aircrafts.

• Required to travel outside the District for mutual aid and training assignments.

• Ability to use a respirator in the performance of work. In accordance with CAL OSHA respirator regulations, Title 8, 5144 (c) (g) (l) (A) (l.), incumbents shall not wear facial hair (e.g. beards, long sideburns, etc.) that impedes the effectiveness of the respirator.

• Uniform will be required.

• At the District’s option, incumbent may be required to complete the California State Fire Marshal’s Certification as a Company Officer and Fire Investigator I Certification.

• All East Bay Park Regional District employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

• Must be able to pass a Level  3 background check which includes: employment history verification, employee reference check, education or certificate verification, Department of Justice fingerprinting, and criminal history review. Investigation may include, but is not limited to a review of a Personal History Questionnaire, character review investigation, credit check, driving history review, and any other background standards set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

• Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is a condition of initial and continued employment. Additionally, must have and maintain Firefighter “F” Endorsement.

• This position is designated as a Mandated Reporter under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Mandated reporters are individuals who are obligated by law to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.  As such, you will be required to sign an acknowledgment of having received the District’s policy and your responsibilities.




**Application materials for these positions consist of seven (7) required parts**

1 A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online

2 Completed supplemental questions

3 California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate

4 Proof of a valid Class C California Driver’s License AND Firefighter “F” Endorsement  or Commercial B license or higher.

5 Hazardous Materials First Responder (Operational Level) Certificate

6 California State EMT Basic Certification (EMT-B) or greater

7 Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Card of Completion issued no earlier than one (1) year from the recruitment filing deadline.

Tentative Date of Onsite Examinations:

April/May 2023


Need to complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)?

FCTC Livermore

• Friday, March 10 – CPAT Test

• Friday, March 24 – CPAT Test

FCTC Sacramento

• Thursday, March 16, 2023 – CPAT Test

Click here to view a full list of upcoming testing dates and locations with the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC). To schedule a test or if you have any questions, please contact FCTC by email at [email protected] or by phone at 877-648-2728.


For more information regarding the Fire Department or the position, please call 510-690-6605.



• Passionate about fuels management, prescribed fires and and protection of the wildland urban interface;

• Is fully capable of supervising, training, and motivating staff to build capacity and ensure their safety in the field;

• Experienced and knowledgeable in all operational functions of a hand crew, including constructing firelines, identifying invasive species, and proper vegetation removal;

• An organized individual who takes initiative;

• An excellent communicator and leader.


Essential Functions


• Performs and supervises firefighting work, including directing the activities of a firefighting company

• Plans, organizes and directs the activities of station personnel, ensuring operational readiness

• Supervises, trains and evaluates station personnel

• Maintains and enforces departmental policies and procedures and standard operating guidelines

• Assumes incident command in the absence of a Chief Officer or Fire Captain

• Identifies training needs of station personnel

• Provides or coordinates recurring training programs for the Fire Department and Park District employees

• Conducts basic preliminary fire investigations and prepares related reports

• Participates in life safety inspection activities of park and facilities for fire hazards, public education and special service requests as assigned

• Leads, directs and participates in crew performance of fire hazard reduction work including removal of wildland fuels, construction of fuel breaks, and prescribed burning

• Plans and schedules projects according to fuel reduction needs

• Coordinates project work with park supervisors and staff

• Prepares, reviews reports and maintains appropriate records

• Represents the Fire Department at various meetings with other departments and outside agencies

• Reviews and comments on property acquisition evaluations

• Performs related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

Education:                 Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade,


Experience:              Must meet one of the following standards:

1 Standard I: Three years of full-time firefighting experience; OR

2 Standard II: Equivalent to two years of wildland firefighting experience or two years of experience as an East Bay Regional Park District Firefighter II; OR

3 Standard III: 2,080 hours worked as an East Bay Regional Park District On-Call Firefighter.



License or Certificate:

1 Possession of a California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate.

2 Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is a condition of initial and continued employment.

3 Possession of a Firefighter “F” Endorsement, or greater, is a condition of initial and continued employment.

4 Possession of a Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Certificate.

5 Possession of a California State Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Certification (EMT-B).


Knowledge of: the principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention with emphasis on wildland firefighting; emergency medical response and hazardous materials emergency response procedures; methods and techniques of the Incident Command System (ICS); fuels management techniques and skills in performing fuels management tasks, such as tree falling, limbing and bucking, fuel removal through chipping, piling for burning and use of prescribed fire; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: perform heavy physical work including the full range of Firefighter II functions and duties, and work in hazardous and stressful conditions; follow oral and written instructions and use sound judgment; operate and maintain fire apparatus and rescue equipment; use hand and power tools; maintain manual and electronic records and create reports; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers.


Additional Information


AFSCME: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Park District and Local 2428.  The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

SALARY RANGE (AFSCME ONLY):  The starting pay for this position will be at Step A of the salary range.

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system.  If you have previously applied to a position on, please allow time to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only.  Our online application system is provided by NeoGov.  If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Notification:  All applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your account to view your current application status and notifications.

Selection Process: The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or oral examination/interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.

Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154 at least five business days before the test.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The East Bay Regional Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects a diverse workforce and community. It is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive workspace that is welcoming to all. Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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