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Firefighter II


East Bay Regional Park District


Salary: $7,370.13 – $8,337.33 Monthly


Job Type: Full-time (40 hrs)


Job Number: 23-GB-22


Location: Orinda, CA




Closing: 12/20/2023 5:00 PM Pacific


The Position

**ATTENTION: You must complete the application and supplemental questions. Additionally you need to attach the following to your application:


• A copy of your Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Certificate (must be F.R.O. First Responder Operational Level)

• A copy of your Cal State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate

• A copy of your Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate (must have the local county level EMT Certificate)

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


Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has three (3) vacancies located at East Bay Regional Park District Fire Station #1 in Tilden Regional Park, Orinda, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of 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.


Firefighter II’s working with the District are also expected to serve as an Engine Driver/Operator.


Work Shifts: Ten (10) hour shifts, Four (4) days/week; shifts run Sun.-Wed. or Wed-Sat.

The FFII position responds to wild land fires, medical aids, search and rescue and all other emergencies. FFII functions as a driver/operator. We have over 125,000 acres of park district land and 73 parks to which we respond. We are a BLS non transport agency.


We Are Looking for Individuals Who Are:

• Passionate about wildland fighting and hands-on fuels reduction work;

• Civic-minded and enjoy interacting with the public on a daily basis;

• Able to work cohesively as part of a diverse and dynamic team;

• Capable of serving as a mentor and leading the on-call firefighters;

• Interested in new opportunities like off-road rescue, working around helicopter operations, large animal rescue, or assist with aquatic rescues;

• Want to be an integral part of a well-respected and recognized organization that impacts the communities it serves;

• Willing to work extended hours, overnights, weekends and holidays to meet the operational needs of the Department.


Conditions of Employment (required of all Firefighter II staff):

• All East Bay Park Regional District employees are required to be fully vaccinated before a final offer is made. Vaccination includes the recommended doses and booster for the vaccine.

• A valid California State Class C driver’s license is a condition of initial and continued employment in this position.

• Upon hire, a Firefighter F Endorsement must be obtained as a condition of completion of the probationary period.

• Able to work under adverse conditions including poison oak and work in and around aircrafts;

• Must possess and maintain a Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Certificate, California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate, a CPR/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Certificate for the Professional Rescuer, and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate.

• Must be able to use respirators & SCBA in accordance with CAL OSHA respirator regulations.

• Must be physically able to pass the Fire Department’s Physical Performance Test annually.

• Must be willing to travel outside the District for mutual aid and training assignments.

• Required to work in a prescribed uniform and wear personal protective equipment as necessary.



Application materials for this position consist of six (6) required parts:

1. A current East Bay Regional Park District job application submitted online; and

2. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire; and

3. A copy of your Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Certificate (must be F.R.O. First Responder Operational Level); and

4. A copy of your Cal State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate; and

5. A copy of your Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate (must be NREMT if certification is from another state).

6. Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Card of Completion issued no earlier than one (1) year from the recruitment filing deadline. Visit sign up for upcoming testing dates:


• Livermore: 11/17, 12/2, 12/15

• Sacramento: 12/7


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 on the system. If you have previously applied to a recruitment on, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have any problems while applying online, please contact the NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Tentative Examination Dates:

Online Written Examination: Early January 2023Oral Panel Interviews: Mid-January 2023

Our Values:

• Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the land we steward.

• 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 unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.


A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:

• Working with a purpose for a better world today and in 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 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).


What You’ll Be Doing: As a Firefighter II, you will be responding to fires, medicals, hazmats, and search and rescues as part of a wildland engine company on Park District lands and neighboring properties. You will be performing wildland fuels reduction work, prescribed fires, and participating in department fire trainings, as well as working closely with our on-call firefighters and fuels crew.


Essential Functions


• Responds to structure fires, wildland fires, emergency medical incidents, hazardous material spills, search and rescue, and other emergency calls;

• Functions as lead worker with fire crews in their assigned roles;

• Communicates with adjacent property owners, contractors, other fire agencies and personnel, and the general public during emergency incidents;

• Directs personnel and equipment at the scene of a working fire, rescue operation or other emergency incident;

• Drives fire vehicles under normal and emergency conditions;

• Implements the Incident Command System at emergency incidents and performs functions of assigned position (e.g., logistics, safety, planning, operations, etc.);

• Assists with special projects and programs (e.g., capital improvement projects; training with District staff and other fire departments; hazardous materials program; prescribed burn program; EMS, technical rescue and defibrillator programs; fire apparatus and equipment needs and specifications);

• Performs fire hazard reduction work including removal of wild land fuels and prescribed burning;

• Assists with special studies and reports concerning Fire Department programs and activities; monitors fire weather and burning conditions;

• Stands fire watch; inspects, maintains and makes minor repairs to Fire Department facilities;

• Maintains emergency equipment in a state of readiness for emergency response;

• Inspects and maintains all fire apparatus; inventories, tests and maintains all air and oxygen bottles to meet NFPA and OSHA requirements;

• Performs repairs and schedules maintenance on self-contained breathing apparatus;

• Assists with inspections of parks and facilities for fire hazards;

• Represents Fire Department at various meetings, with other District Departments, and outside agencies;

• Reviews and comments on property acquisition evaluations; tracks expenditures; purchases equipment and supplies;

• May function as lead worker with Firefighters and On-Call Firefighters;

• May be required to work in and around helicopters and as part of the District’s helitack firefighting crew;

• Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


Age: At least 18 years of age at time of appointment; and


Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade; and


Experience: Must meet one of the following standards:

• Standard I: Two years of full-time firefighting experience.

Substitution: For Standard I only, college education in Fire Science may be substituted for up to one year of the experience requirement on the basis of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college credit equals one year of firefighting experience; OR

• Standard II: One year of wildland firefighting experience; OR

• Standard III: 1,040 hours worked as an East Bay Regional Park District On-Call Firefighter.


Additional Information


Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of fire suppression/prevention with particular emphasis on wildland fire fighting;

• Emergency medical response procedures, hazardous materials emergency response procedures and the Incident Command System (ICS).


Ability to:

• Perform heavy physical work, 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;

• Establish and maintain positive and cooperative 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 and park users.


Union Affiliation: 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 an Agreement between the Park District and Local 2428. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Card of Completion: The Candidate Physical Ability Test, administered by the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Cal-JAC), measures the capabilities of firefighting recruits along eight (8) job-specific areas:

• Stair Climb

• Hose Drag

• Equipment Carry

• Ladder raise and Extension

• Forcible Entry

• Search

• Rescue Drag

• Ceiling Breach & Pull


Visit the website for helpful information regarding orientations, timed practice runs, and other test information. Visit the to view detailed information regarding the CPAT and to learn how to schedule an exam. If you have any questions, please contact FCTC by email at mailto:[email protected] or by phone at 877-648-2728.


Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition 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 material for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment devices 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.


Background Process: Due to its placement in the Public Safety Division, the candidates selected for this position will undergo a background investigation. Background investigators will contact references, friends, family, former and current employers and other contacts in order to verify information provided by the candidate in a Personal History Statement. In addition, investigators will perform a criminal records check; depending on the specific assignment, some positions may require a credit check and a driving record check. Candidates will also undergo a medical examination appropriate to the specific position. Information revealed during the background investigation may be grounds for rejection during the selection process.


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.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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