All applications will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the the recruitment process which may include one or more of the following; written examination, assessment exercise(s), oral interviews, medical examination, urinalysis, and complete background checks. meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee selection or advancement in the recruitment process.
The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented problem-solver with a focus on public service. Apprentices enter a training program to develop skills necessary to demonstrate abilities to respond to emergency fire and medical alarms, to protect life and property, to participate in fire suppression training and emergency medical training, to assist with station, apparatus and equipment maintenance, and to do related work as required.
Upon satisfactory completion of probationary period, an Apprentices is promoted to the rank of Firefighter, with all benefits entitled.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Under supervision, performs general firefighter duties including, but not limited to: response to alarms; fire suppression; lifesaving and rescue; vehicle extrications; salvage operations; hazardous materials; emergency medical care; mutual aid assistance; maintenance / inspection / testing of fire fighting equipment; maintenance of fire station and grounds; participates in required training programs; fire prevention and public education programs; participation in support of the Fire Departments’ various programs provided to residents of Suisun City.
Education and Experience Guidelines
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and:
- National Registry EMT, CPR for the Healthcare Provider, and Firefighter I Certification. Successful completion of a Fire Academy will satisfy the Firefighter I requirement.
- Resident of Suisun City, Fairfield or Travis Air Force Base; CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Acceptable proof of residency will be required.
Any experience as a firefighter or work experience with the general public. Experience in first aid or related medical training is preferred but not required. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
License or Certificate:
- Possession of a clean and current Class C California driver’s license, or equivalent, by the time of the application process completion.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Indoor / outdoor environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease cleaning agents, and IDLH atmospheres.
Physical: Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sufficient mobility to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb ladders, reach and twist; push / pull heavy hoses, lift, and /or carry heavy objects while wearing heavy equipment. Volunteer firefighter employees shall comply with ANSI and CALOSHA requirements on Practices for Respiratory Protection.
This is an uncompensated volunteer appointment that does not offer wages.
Apprentices and Volunteer Firefighters are entitled to participate in the City’s Employee Assistance Program, are covered by the City’s life insurance program, and are covered by Workers’ Compensation, consistent with California state law.
The City of Suisun City utilizes CalOpps.org to accept and process employment applications.
Communications regarding your application will be primarily via the email address you've provided. Be sure this is a mailbox that you can access and check regularly. Failure to respond in a timely manner may end further processing of your application.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application form, but should accompany the application.
All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position.
A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises(s), oral interviews, medical examination, urinalysis, and complete background checks.
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee selection or advancement in the recruitment process. All documentation must be completed in full and returned according to the instructions provided for the application to be further considered.