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Fire Captain Recruitment 

The Cambria Community Services District is accepting applications to create a qualifying employment list for the Fire Captain position. 

About the Position

Under the general direction of the Fire Chief, the Fire Captain is the working supervisor of the department. The Fire Captain is responsible for performing and supervising company activities, including emergency response and safety, command and control, supervision, management, delegation and prioritization, documentation and communication, station apparatus and equipment maintenance, training, fire prevention, vegetation management and other life safety inspections, public education, public awareness, and other related work, tasks, and assignments as required.

To review the full position description, please click the links below.

Fire Captain Paramedic Position DescriptionFire Captain EMT-1 Position Description

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • United States citizen or legal right to remain in the United States 
  • San Luis Obispo County paramedic certificate/accreditation is preferred
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR or equivalent
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational certified
  • Valid California driver's license with either non-commercial Firefighter Endorsement or Class B commercial license, with driving and operating experience. (Applicants who do not possess the required DMV license or CPR certification may be admitted to the testing process but must possess the required license or certification prior to being appointed.)
  • Must have begun the State Fire Officer’s Certification track
  • Three years of firefighting experience with supervisory experience 

Some minimum requirements may be waived upon substantial demonstration and documentation of substitute fulfillment.

Desirable Licenses, Certificates & Qualifications 

  • College graduate or holds a college degree, preferably in fire science or other comparable coursework
  • Fire Officer certified
  • Hazardous Materials Technician or Specialist
  • Rope rescue, Rescue Systems 1 & 2, Water Rescue
  • Any other EMS, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Rescue, Wildfire, or other appropriate certificates
  • Computer literacy and type 25 words per minute 


  • $86,683 to $105,364 annually
  • Non-exempt employees assigned to a 56-hour (average) workweek schedule will receive pay for overtime as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). All overtime shall be paid at a rate of one and one-half (1 ½) times the regular hourly rate of pay.
  • All covered employees hired on or after December 28, 2012, who are not defined as “new members” under the Public Employees Pension Reform Act (“PEPRA”) will be covered by the 3% @ 55 retirement formula and the 36 highest consecutive months’ final compensation provision.  All covered employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, and who are defined as “new members” under PEPRA will be covered by the 2.7% at 57 retirement formula and the 36 highest consecutive months’ final compensation provision. 
  • Regular employees, after completion of their probationary period, shall be eligible for the Health Care Reimbursement Program. Eligible employees receive a credit of $1300 each January 1.
  • For all regular employees working full time, the District will pay 85% of the premiums currently in effect for employee and dependent coverage for the lowest cost plan available to District employees offered through the PERS system.
  • For all regular employees working full-time, the District will pay 85% of the premiums for employee and dependent coverage for the lowest-cost dental plan.  In the event the employees elect a higher cost coverage, the employees shall pay the increased cost for that plan.
  • A Group Life Insurance Plan will be provided with a $25,000 life insurance policy for each unit member, a $1,000 policy for each employee's spouse, and a $1,000 for each employee's dependent under the age of 21.  The CCSD will pay the full monthly premium for each unit member, spouse, and dependent children.
  • Covered employees assigned to a 56-hour average workweek schedule shall accrue 4.31 hours of vacation leave biweekly (112 hrs/yr) from the date of hire to sixty (60) months of service.
  • Each full-time employee, assigned to a 56-hour average workweek, shall accrue sick leave from the date of employment at the rate of 6.4 hours per 14-day payroll period (based on 120 hours per year times the conversion factor of 1.4).
  • In lieu of time off on holidays, covered employees assigned to a 56-hour workweek shall accrue 5.92 hours of holiday leave per 14-day payroll period for a total of 154 hours per year (based on 110 hours per year times the conversion factor of 1.4). 
  • The District shall provide covered employees with an annual boot or safety shoe allowance of $250, payable in July of each year.  

Application Process

Electronic submittals are strongly preferred and should be directed to by the July 1, 2024 deadline, and include the following: completed application, cover letter, resume, and proof of minimum requirements. All applicants will be reviewed, and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training, and education as submitted will move forward in the hiring process. The candidate who has completed all prior phases of the hiring process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.

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