Salary: $22.48-$27.45 hourly / $3,911-$4,774 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under immediate supervision, attends the Santa
Barbara County Fire Department Firefighter Recruit Academy to
receive instruction designed to qualify trainees for the
classification of Firefighter; and in a non-safety capacity; to
perform other duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a trainee-level
classification and incumbents are expected to successfully complete
the Firefighter Recruit Academy, receive the recommendation of the
Fire Chief, and promote to Firefighter as a condition of continued
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Attends the Firefighter Recruit Academy to obtain instruction in
such topics as structural and wildland firefighting, emergency
medical response, hazardous materials response, Urban Search and
Rescue, high angle rope rescue, and related all-risk response
2. Participates in rigorous physical fitness training.
Possession of a current National or California EMT-1 certificate or
National or California EMT-P license; or
You may apply if you are currently enrolled in an National or
California EMT-1 or EMT-P course but you will not be appointed until
you have obtained the required license.
* Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.
California Class B-Restricted Driver's License is required within
one year of appointment.
* Applicants hired after December 26, 1988 shall be disqualified
from further employment consideration if they use tobacco products
in any form on or off duty.
Knowledge of: basic emergency medical techniques.
Ability to: learn the proper use of firefighting tools and
equipment; understand and follow written and oral directions;
effectively communicate orally; work under a structured organization
that will require emotional and physical stability under stress;
work in an outdoor environment; and perform moderate and heavy
physical activities for prolonged periods.