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The Aptos/La Selva Fire District is accepting applications from individuals who meet the requirements of the position. Applicants will be required to submit a District application (see link below) and a detailed resume at the Administrative Headquarters located at 6934 Soquel Drive in Aptos California, no later than 1700 hours on Friday, December 7th, 2018 (Postmarks not accepted).

Deputy Fire Marshal - Accepting Applications Minimize
The Aptos/La Selva Fire District is accepting applications from individuals who meet the requirements of the position of Deputy Fire Marshal. Applicants will be required to submit a District application (linked below) and a detailed resume at the Administrative Headquarters located at 6934 Soquel Drive in Aptos California, no later than 1700 hours on Friday, December 7th, 2018 (Postmarks not accepted).

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Joint Firefighter/Paramedic Recruitment Underway

The City of Santa Cruz, the City of Watsonville, the Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County and the Aptos-La Selva Fire District are conducting a joint recruitment for qualified Firefighter/Paramedics. A top list of applicants will be selected, to be used for future FF/PM openings in all four Districts.
This recruitment will close after the first 250 qualified and complete applications are received or on Thursday 10/25/18, whichever occurs first; recruitment will close without notice.

We invite you to apply if you are interested in any of these agencies. To view more information regarding specific agency job descriptions please visit the following webpages:

Aptos-La Selva Fire District
http://aptosfire.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=8yqNje2r3eQ%3d&tabid=99&mid=846

City of Watsonville Fire Department
https://cityofwatsonville.org/DocumentCenter/View/311
 
Central Fire Protection District
http://www.centralfpd.com/DocumentCenter/View/973

City of Santa Cruz Fire District

All applications must be submitted to the City of Santa Cruz. You cannot apply directly through the other agencies.

Selection Timeline: (Note: The following process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Human Resources Director.)

To apply, submit:

  • Application - online application preferred; paper application accepted. Applications will be dated as of the date that all three of the required documents (#3, #4 and #5 listed below) are submitted. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of filling out application form completely.
  • Response to supplemental questions - will be a tool in the evaluation of your qualifications.
  • A valid State of California Paramedic License; licenses from other states or National Registry will not substitute.
  • Current (within 1 year of recruitment opening date) CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card. Please go to http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/cpat/ for schedule and registration information.
  • A three year DMV driving record printout (obtained within 30 days prior to recruitment closing date) scanned and attached to online application.

Note: DMV printouts obtained online ($2.00) are not official documents and will not be accepted in lieu of official printouts. Official printouts (Form 95A) are issued by a Department of Motor Vehicles office at a cost of $5.00.  Please refer to this link for information prior to obtaining your DMV printout: Driving Record Printouts.

  • Week of 10/29/18: Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications for this position. Notification will be sent to all applicants regarding status.
  • Week of 11/12/18:  Oral Examinations are scheduled to be held the week of 11/12/18 for top qualified candidates.
  • Week of 12/3/18 and/or 12/10/18:  Interviews with the Fire Chief are scheduled to be held the week of 12/3/18 and/or 12/10/18.

If you receive a conditional job offer, you will be required to submit conviction information when you complete other new hire paperwork.

Agency: City of Santa Cruz
Address: 809 Center St., Room 6, Santa Cruz, California, 95060
Phone: 831-420-5040 OR 831-420-5250

To apply, or to learn more about requirements, desired abilities and expectations, visit the City of Santa Cruz employment listing at:
https://www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/human-resources/city-jobs

 

 

 

 


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Fire Service Career Information:

Congratulations on your interest in a career in the fire service! Exciting and rewarding career opportunities exist in the fields of Fire Suppression, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency preparedness.

To help you become competitive as an entry level candidate, and build upon skills you may already possess, we offer the following information on local and national institutions and organizations that offer education/training programs designed to help entry-level job seekers prepare themselves to meet their fire service career goals.

CABRILLO COLLEGE
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Ph. (831) 479-6201  Admissions
Ph. (831) 479-6447  Fire Protection Office
*FIRE
 
CALIFORNIA SPECIALIZED
TRAINING INSTITUTE
P.O. Box 8123
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8123
Ph. (805) 549-3535
*FIRE
CAL STATE LOS ANGELES
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Ph. (323) 343-4567 Outreach Coordinator
Ph. (323) 343-3901 Admissions
*FIRE
 
CHABOT COLLEGE
25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545
Ph. (510) 723-6600 Main Line
Ph. (510) 723-6851 Fire Technology & EMT
*FIRE
**EMT
 
COGSWELL COLLEGE
1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Ph. (408) 541-0100
Fax (408) 747-0764
*FIRE
**EMT
 
COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402
Ph. (510) 574-6165 Admissions
Ph. (650) 574-6347 Fire Technology Office
*FIRE
**EMT
 
EMERGENCY TRAINING SERVICES
3050 Paul Sweet Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Ph. (831) 476-8813
**EMT
***PARAMEDIC
FOOTHILL COLLEGE
Middlefield Campus
4000 Middlefield Road, Suite I
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Ph. (650) 424-8600
**EMT
***PARAMEDIC

 

HARTNELL COLLEGE
Occupational Education
156 Homestead Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Ph. (831) 755-6711
**EMT
 
MISSION COLLEGE
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Ph. (408) 988-2200 Admissions
Ph. (408) 855-5391 Applied Science
*FIRE
**EMT
 
NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY
1625 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Ph. (301) 447-1346
*FIRE
 
SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE
2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95028
Ph. (408) 298-2181
**EMT
 
SOUTH BAY REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CONSORTIUM
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135-1598
Ph. (408) 270-6458
*FIRE
 
UC DAVIS EXTENSION
1333 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95616
Ph. (530) 757-8777
Fax (800) 757-8558
*FIRE
 

 

 

*FIRE:    Indicates curriculum and course work in Fire Suppression, Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials and Disaster Preparedness. Also included in this list are organizations that offer a Firefighter 1 academy.
 
**EMT: Indicates course work and training to attain Emergency Medical Technician certification.
 
***PARAMEDIC: Indicates course work and training to fulfill Paramedic licensing requirements.

 

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