Capt Craig Freeman

FIRE FIGHTER II (PARAMEDIC) – CAL FIRE Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CA)

CAL FIRE Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CA)


Until August 24, 2018

Salary:  $3696 – $4669 Base Salary (paid every month)

$1737 – $2195 Extended Duty Week Compensation (paid every 4 weeks)

$250 – $6000 Paramedic Bonus (paid every November)

In addition to the above pay items, employees are eligible for medical benefits (health, dental, vision) and may be eligible for other pay differentials.

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All current positions and directions on how to apply for each position can be viewed in more detail using this link



CAL FIRE Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CA)

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Until August 24, 2018

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has some exciting Fire Fighter II (Paramedic) career opportunities you may be interested in. Currently, CAL FIRE has positions available at the following units:

  • Riverside Unit
  • San Diego Unit
  • San Bernardino Unit
  • San Benito-Monterey Unit
  • San Luis Obispo Unit

Once you find the job you want, we need to learn more about you. Step 1 we will evaluate your education, experience, abilities, and knowledge through an examination assessment. Our current examination bulletins can be found HERE.  Read the exam bulletin to see the qualifications needed. It will also explain what the job is like, notes the salary range, and gives you an overview of the assessment process. If there is not a current examination being given, but it will be given within the next 9 months, a temporary authorization (TAU) for hire may be considered, allowing you to work in the classification until the examination is given. 

Step 2 means you’ve passed the Fire Fighter II (Paramedic) examination assessment and you’re eligible to start applying for the above listed jobs! We can’t wait to add you to the team! How do you apply? Application packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at SUBMITTED THROUGH FIRECAREERS.COM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. The Standard State Application (Std. 678) can be found HERE.  If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted to the address listed below:

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection


1234 East Shaw Avenue

Fresno, CA 93710

For more information regarding the State of California’s Hiring Process, please click HERE. If you have additional questions specific to these available positions, please reach out to the Hiring Unit contact below:

Toni Borges
(559) 243-4105

Thank you for your interest and we hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!




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