Los Banos

Fire Fighter

Central Valley
3/5/2018 at 5pm or until 999 applicants
$4,135.00-$5,152.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


520 J Street Los Banos, 93635



TEST DATE: MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 AT 9:30 A.M.



  • Reliable and dependable attendance and punctuality.
  • Respond to alarms with fire company; extinguish all type of fires using a full array of extinguishing procedures and equipment; make forcible entry into buildings when necessary; provide rescue operations to injured and trapped persons.
  • Perform daily checks and maintain vehicles, equipment and personal protective gear.
  • Ventilate buildings; administer first aid; assist in rescue, overhauling, salvage and clean-up.
  • Respond to hazardous material leaks; contain hazardous materials.
  • Assist in the maintenance of clean and orderly conditions of fire station and grounds.
  • Participate in fire investigation activities; identify, collect and preserve evidence at fire scene.
  • Attend special events to provide public education regarding fire prevention and protection of life and property.
  • Participate in building plan reviews to ensure conformance with fire codes and fire prevention requirements; respond to questions and provides direction to developers, architects, engineers and contractors; make field     inspections as required.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, methods and techniques of modern fire suppression and life safety activities. 
  • Operation, maintenance and uses of firefighting apparatus and equipment. 
  • Advanced first aid and CPR.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Local geography, including the location of water mains and hydrants.
  • Building codes and regulations.


Ability to:

  • Apply principles, practices and procedures of modern firefighting and protection of life and property.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job and observe safety rules; intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify safety hazards; locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember how to operate equipment; explain work to other employees.
  • Intermittently, sit while driving equipment; stand, walk, bend, twist, kneel, squat and climb ladders or up on equipment; perform simple power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; lift or carry weight of 100 pounds or less.
  • Operate and maintain fire equipment and apparatus.
  • Understand and act in accordance with departmental policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


The City offers an excellent benefit package that includes: a) Retirement: California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS); b) Health Insurance: City pays approved health insurance premium through CalPERS for employee only and partial dependent costs; c) Dental and Vision Insurance: City pays approved dental and vision insurance premiums for employee only and partial dependent costs; d) Life Insurance:  City provides $50,000 life insurance coverage for employee only, buy-up options are available; e) Vacation Allowance: two (2) weeks paid vacation after one (1) year, three (3) weeks after five (5) years, four (4) weeks after fifteen (15) years of employment; f) Sick Leave:  Accumulated at a rate of one (1) day per month with no maximum accrual; g) Deferred Compensation:  Option to participate in plans through Mass Mutual, Nationwide Solutions, or ICMA-RC.

Special Instructions

You must attach: Firefighter I Certificate and EMT-1 Certificate.  You may include additional attachments if you wish.


All applicants MUST have completed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) on or after September 1, 2017.  If you have already done this, please attach your certificate to your application.

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