Fire Captain


The Position
Under direction, performs a variety of administrative, supervisory, and technical duties involved in planning, coordinating, assigning, directing, and participating in fire suppression, emergency medical service, hazardous materials response, rescue, fire prevention and inspection, fire investigation, and related services and activities of an assigned engine company; and ensures that all assigned activities are carried out effectively, efficiently, safely, and according to department guidelines and policies.
In addition to the above, may be assigned to coverage for vacation, sick, education training, and other necessary work periods at various facilities. 
May be assigned additional tasks with limited and or little supervision.

The Department
Founded in 1852 the Auburn Fire Department members take pride in their heritage and continuous service to the community.
Auburn Fire Department is a full service operation that responds to approximately 2000 calls for assistance per year, and operates out of three fire stations.
The Community
Renowned for its beauty and outstanding quality of life, the City of Auburn is 7.5 square miles and home to an enlightened, diverse, and civic-minded population of approximately 14,011 people.
Located at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and Highway 49, Auburn is the County Seat of Placer County as well as the home of the California Welcome Center. The City is located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at elevations between 1,000 and 1,500 feet above sea level. Auburn’s location provides the advantage of being above the valley fog and below the Sierra snow line.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Possession of a valid unrestricted CA driver's license and ability to obtain proper classification and        endorsements for operation of a fire apparatus.
· High School Diploma or equivalent
· Experience of; Four years of increasingly responsible fire suppression, emergency medical response, and fire prevention.
· State of California FF1 certification and Firefighter II certifications issued by the State of California.
· Certified California EMT and CPR certification.
·  Driver Operator certificate
· Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness/ Operations certification.
· Possession of, or ability to obtain Fire Officer certification is desirable.

 Environment- Reactive emergency, natural or man-made disaster, and routine fire prevention environments with travel from site to site; the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in areas of limited and restricted entry and exit; regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and wet and/or humid conditions; occasionally works in high, precarious places; exposed to fumes or  airborne   particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration; risk of electrical shock,  radiation, drowning, and asphyxiation; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, the noise level is occasionally very loud when responding to emergency calls and when working at a fire or other emergency incident.
Physical- Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a emergency response setting; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights;   frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; operate fire suppression and medical response equipment, apparatus, and tools; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations.
 Vision: See within the normal range of vision with or without correction; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

· Base salary range of $57,541- $71,868 Annually
· Tuition reimbursement up to $1200 per year
· CalPERS Safety formula, subject to the Pension Reform Act.
· Participation in CalPERS 2.7% at 57 plan or Classic 2%@50
· Employee pays entire “Employee” obligation towards plan plus 3% of the Employer portion
· Medical Savings 115 Plan
· City offers CalPERS health insurance plans for employees and dependents. City covers 80% of plan costs based on a formula and employee pays 20% of plan costs. (May be additional costs to employee dependent upon plan chosen) 
· Life insurance of $50,000
 Deferred Compensation
· Choice of plans available. Voluntary employee contribution
 Leave Program
· 108 hours are paid to Firefighting personnel throughout the year in lieu of holiday time-off
· Vacation-144 hours per year for the first two (2) years of service
· Sick leave-144 hours per year

 Application and Selection Procedure
Only the most qualified candidates in relation to the needs of the City of Auburn Fire Department will be
invited to participate in a testing process.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive, job-related background investigation, reference checks, pre-placement medical examination and other appropriate requirements of the position.
To be considered for this excellent career opportunity as Fire Captain please submit a City of Auburn application for employment and a current resume to:
City of Auburn
1225 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603
530-823-4211, Ext. 113
Fax 530-823-4209
Visit the City of Auburn web site at
April 26, 2021

For physical demands and working environment, please request a copy of the job specifications for details.
Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute nor guarantee an express or implied contract for employment and may be
revoked or modified without notice. The City of Auburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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