Capt Craig Freeman

Olympic Valley Fire Department California




Employment Opportunity


Seasonal Firefighter




Part-time Firefighter EMT Basic/Paramedic



Olympic Valley Fire Department is part of the Olympic Valley Public Service District. The Department works a “48 on, 96 off” schedule and has 13 full-time suppression employees, with target staffing of four. The Department responds to about 600 calls for service annually. Olympic Valley Fire Department has a modern fleet – two Type 1 engines, two Type 3 engines, a Type 3 rescue, a Type 1 water tender/pumper, a utility vehicle, an off-road UTV rescue/patient transport, and a command vehicle.

Olympic Valley Fire Department is an ‘all-risk’ agency, providing water rescue, low and high angle rescue, fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical services under an ‘ALS Engine Company’ (non-transport) format. We enjoy excellent support from our community and maintain that standing by providing exceptional customer service on each call.



Internationally recognized as the site of the VIII Olympic Winter Games, Palisades Tahoe is one of the premier ski resorts in the United States and offers outstanding recreational opportunities year-round. Located five miles northwest of Lake Tahoe, Olympic Valley offers a central location to many recreational activities.



Under the supervision of a Duty Officer, Seasonal Firefighters and Part-time Firefighters assist the other shift members in performing daily tasks and maintenance, fire prevention activities, and responding to emergency calls.


• The wage range is $21-$27 per hour. The District offers 24 hours of sick leave to seasonal employees.

• Seasonal Firefighters will be assigned to 48-hour shifts working on average 56 hours a week for four months. Time worked in addition to these hours will be compensated. The seasonal program is operational during the following periods, Mid-December to Mid-April and Mid-June to Mid-October.


• The wage range is $21-$27 per hour.

• The District offers vacation and sick leave to part-time employees.

• Part-time Firefighters typically work 10, 12 and 24-hour shifts on weekends and during peak periods of the year- usually two or three shifts per month. Part-time employees may be offered the opportunity to cover full-time shifts after successful completion of the training period



Olympic Valley Fire Department is seeking highly motivated, qualified, and enthusiastic individuals for this position. Olympic Valley Fire Department has an outstanding training and continuing education program and has a history of promotion from within. Olympic Valley is an excellent environment in which to work and play.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Olympic Valley Fire Department has a strong track record of workplace diversity and encourages qualified women and minority firefighter candidates to apply.

Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of essential firefighting methods and techniques; basic operation and mechanics of firefighting equipment; use of emergency medical and rescue equipment and personal protective equipment. Ability to use and apply firefighting techniques in specific situations; think and act calmly and capably in emergencies; follow oral and written directions; maintain physical strength and agility; perform emergency medical services as an EMT-B/P and work cooperatively with the fire department and District staff.

Licenses and Certificates: Candidates must possess a valid Driver’s License. Current EMT Basic or Paramedic certification with the requirement to maintain. Current American Heart Association CPR certification with the requirement to maintain.

Background Check: Candidates will be required to give Olympic Valley Public Service District permission to conduct a background check, including employment history, criminal and civil filings. Adverse findings may be cause for withdrawal of an offer of employment or termination.



Candidates selected from the pool of qualified applicants will be invited to a written examination and oral interview. Top candidates may be invited to interview with the Fire Chief and General Manager.

Applications will be accepted at the Olympic Valley Public Service District office either in person or by mail until 5:00 pm PDT on October 7, 2022. Applicants selected for the hiring process will be notified of the date(s) and time of the written test and interview – tentatively scheduled for the week of October 17, 2022

Applicants must complete an Olympic Valley Public Service District job application packet. Please visit our website under employment to download. Note that an original, signed application must be submitted by mail or in person – it cannot be submitted online. Application packets will also be available in person at the physical address listed below.

The District office is located at 305 Olympic Valley Road, Olympic Valley, California.

The mailing address is: Olympic Valley Public Service District Post Office Box 2026 Olympic Valley, CA 96146-2026

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An Equal Opportunity Employer. OVFD’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition, including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law

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