Capt Craig Freeman


City of Oxnard (CA) is accepting apps for FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE.  Until December 16, 2016. Salary $5,020.48 – $6,438.26/month.    For details about this career and over 3,400 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


City of Oxnard (CA)

is accepting applications for:


Upon Completion of Academy: $5,020.48 – $6,438.26/month

The City of Oxnard is excited to announce that it is currently accepting applications for the Firefighter Trainee position within the Fire Department. As a Firefighter Trainee, incumbents will attend a 16-week fire academy conducted by the Oxnard Fire Department designed to provide an overview of the fire service, training in various procedures and policies, emergency medical services, fire suppression techniques, fire prevention practices, and physical fitness.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Upon successful completion of fire academy.)

  • Responds to emergency medical calls
  • Fire alarms, rescues, hazardous materials, and other emergency calls
  • Protects life, environment and property endangered by fire and other hazards
  • Participates in regular fire prevention inspections
  • Assists in maintenance of fire stations and equipment
  • Participates in training exercises



  • Modern principles and practices of fire prevention, hazardous materials, suppression, and emergency medical services
  • Functions, characteristic, and proper use and maintenance of firefighting equipment and supplies
  • Departmental rules and regulations; current laws and regulations pertaining to fire prevention and safety
  • City geography, fire hazards, and firefighting resources
  • Hazardous materials storage, transportation, and uses
  • First aid and rescue methods


Current Salary Range: $24.9865/hour during academy

To apply online, please visit

Eligible candidates will undergo a thorough background investigation including a polygraph


Tentative Schedule:

  • Applications accepted: 12/12 – 12/16, 2016
  • Application Review Complete: 12/19 – 12/30, 2016
  • Oral board: Week of 1/9/2017




Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Firefighter Trainee is considered qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the following:



  • High school diploma or equivalent



  • No experience necessary


Highly desirable:

  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Completion of a Fire Academy
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • EMT – Paramedic
  • Haz Mat Technician
  • Swift Water
  • Rescue Systems


License & Certificates Required to Qualify:

  • California Class C driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) (CPAT cannot be more than one year old at the time of application)
  • Current California EMT (not an EMT course completion record) OR National Registry EMT (NREMT) card
  • Must obtain a Ventura County EMT Card at the time of appointment to position


In order to qualify for employment consideration, a candidate MUST be on FCTC’s Statewide Eligibility List as one of the minimum requirements.


Firefighter Candidate Testing Center:


Candidate Physical Ability Test:


Firefighter Candidate Testing Center Written Test:


Written Test Study Guide


Financial Aid/Grants are available through FCTC to those who qualify.



The salary for the Firefighter Trainee position is $4330.99 per month during academy; after the academy, $5020.48 – $6438.26 per month. The City offers an attractive benefits package which includes:


Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS):

  • New CALPERS members, employees hired after 1/1/2013, or those coming from another CALPERS or CALPERS’ reciprocal agency with a break in service exceeding 6 months will be required to pay the 12.25% of their annual earnings toward their retirement. Upon retirement, CalPERS offers a defined benefit plan based on a formula of 2.7% at age 57 for new members and a formula of 3% at age 50 for “classic” members. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security; therefore employees do not receive a social security tax deduction in their earnings.


Vacation/Sick Leave Accrual Rates:

  • During academy: full time employees accrue vacation leave at a rate of 4.39 hours per pay period and sick leave at a rate of 3.7 hours per pay period. Upon completion of academy: annual leave 13.41-17.71 hours per pay period based on years of service.


Deferred Compensation:

  • The City offers a number of deferred compensation programs that employees may participate in.


Health and Dental:

  • The City contributes $112.39 per pay period toward medical (effective 1/1/17 City contribution increases to $144.6976 per pay period) `and $30.83 per pay period for dental insurance premiums. Unused premium monies are paid to the employee as taxable income.


Life Insurance:

  • City employees receive Basic Life ($5,000) and AD&D of ($10,000) which is 100% paid by the City. Employees also have the option to purchase additional insurance.


Tuition Reimbursement:

  • Full-time employees are eligible for $200 per fiscal year reimbursement for work related coursework.


Union Affiliation:

  • This position is unrepresented during the academy. Upon completion of the academy, will be represented by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), a recognized public employee organization. Employees occupying this classification are required to pay union dues.



  • The City observes 10 holidays per year.


Emergency Response Time:

  • Upon completion of the academy, unit employees shall continue to reside at a location that would enable Unit employees to respond in an emergency to their work location within ninety (90) minutes or less based upon customary safe driving time and conditions.




EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.


LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended.


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