Assistant Fire Chief jobs in the United States

  • Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
  • Siskiyou County, CA FULL_TIME
  • For questions related to the duties of this position contact Deputy Chief Kent Cunningham at (530) 842-3516 or

    This position is located in Yreka, CA

    You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

    Working Conditions

    The incumbent typically is required to perform psychologically stressful and/or physically demanding duties consistent with firefighting, disaster response, and emergency medical response, including working in isolated areas, walking or running on uneven, rough terrain, and remaining on duty 24 hours or longer without a break while performing these duties.

    Maintains the Arduous Fitness Standard in accordance with department policy.

    May be subject to working nights, weekends, and holidays.

    Minimum Requirements

    You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Additional Documents

    • Job Application Package Checklist
    • Duty Statement

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Assistant Chief – South Division
    $8,615.00 - $11,146.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Siskiyou County
    In Office
    Job Type:
    Permanent, Full Time
    Siskiyou Unit

    Department Information

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California's fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 12,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.

    When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations. CAL FIRE provides employees with a variety of career choices and opportunities. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!

    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
    The incumbent is required to wear respiratory protection equipment (including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The use of such equipment may place a physiological burden on the incumbent that varies with the type of equipment used, the job and workplace conditions in which the equipment is used, and the medical status of the incumbent. As such, Cal/OSHA requires that the incumbent be annually medically cleared to be fit-tested for respiratory protection equipment. This clearance process consists of a comprehensive medical evaluation, and vision, hearing, spirometry, and exercise treadmill test.
    • Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 7/19/2024

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
    Attn: CAL FIRE Northern Region Hiring
    135 Ridgway Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
    CAL FIRE Northern Region Hiring
    135 Ridgway Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Other - Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299). This form may be found at:
    • Other - Copy of the front and back of your valid Driver's License of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


    Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

    Contact Information

    The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Northern Region Hiring
    (707) 576-2275

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator
    (916) 767-8359

    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Additional Information

    Please include position number 542-214-1039-019 on your STD 678 form.

    Candidate may be selected by resume review.

    Applicants are highly encouraged to complete a Recruitment Questionnaire, located at:

    Pursuant to California Penal Code 4571, any individual interested in seeking employment who may be required to work with inmates at a conservation camp must disclose of any prior felony status up front, so CAL FIRE/CDCR can provide informed consent to a former felon to be on the Conservation Camp/Prison grounds. Any person/employee that has been convicted of a Felony and not received written consent, is committing a Felony.

    Positions located at a Camp or requiring the supervision of inmates requires compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Compliance is determined by completing a Live Scan prior to appointment and during the course of employment to verify the standards of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 115 Prison Rape Elimination Act National Standards are met.

    How To Get A State Job

    Individuals must pass an open examination before applying for most job vacancies with the State of California.

    Use the “exam/assessment search” function on the CalCareers website at to search for the examination you are interested in applying for. If the exam is currently being offered, you will need to follow the directions in the exam bulletin on how to apply for and take the exam. Not all examinations are offered continuously or at the time a job vacancy occurs.

    Successful examination candidates are placed on an eligibility list. Candidates should refer to their examination results for specific list eligibility expiration dates and to re-take the exam when necessary. Once list eligibility has been established, you can search and apply for current vacancies in the classification to which you have established eligibility.

    Candidates must also meet the minimum qualifications of the classification to be appointed into the classification they are applying for. Minimum qualifications can be found in the class specifications listed on the exam bulletin or on the CalCareers website. Application packages should include documentation and relevant experience that shows you have the required education and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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