Firefighter, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Level I/II *Revised

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $58,693.68 - $79,176.96 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

This is a limited continuous filing exam. The filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
6/12/20, *7/24/20, and 9/4/20* (final)

Level 1 - $28.11 - $34.18/hour*
$4,891.17 - $5,947.33/month
Level 2 - $31.19 - $37.92/hour*
$5,427.08 - $6,598.08/month
*The Salary range listed is based on a standard biweekly 80-hour work week.

24-Hour Salary:
Level 1 - $20.10 - $24.42/hour**
$4,896.33 - $5,948.75/month
Level 2 - $22.29 - $27.09/hour**
$5,429.83 - $6,599.08/month
**The Salary range listed is based on a Special 24-hour biweekly 112-hour work week.

Under supervision the Firefighter, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (Level I/II) performs work in controlling and extinguishing fires; rescuing persons endangered by aircraft crash or fire, or by structural fire; preventing fire by reducing or eliminating potential fire hazards; responding to and providing assistance for medical aid calls, vehicle accidents, and Hazmat incidents.

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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of aircraft fire/rescue
  • Principles of structural firefighting
  • Operation and maintenance of aircraft/rescue equipment and apparatus
  • Concepts, components, and procedures of the Incident Command System
  • Hazardous materials incident response
  • Fire and life safety codes • Basic life support principles and techniques
  • Basic arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication
Ability to:
  • Perform fire/rescue, emergency, and medical aid response duties
  • Drive and operate aircraft rescue firefighting and structural apparatus equipment
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Accept training and learn aircraft fire/rescue basic principles, practices, and procedures
  • Operate communication equipment
  • Work safely under hazardous conditions
  • Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance
  • Operate standard machines and equipment used in work assignments, such as computers testing equipment, printers, calculators, copiers, radios, and telephones
  • Learn basic life support skills
  • Learn operations and maintenance of aircraft and fire/rescue equipment and apparatus
  • Provide assistance for medical aid, vehicle accidents, Hazmat, and other emergencies
  • Review and interpret maps, diagrams, and mechanical drawings
  • Deal courteously and effectively with the general public
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships

Employment Qualifications

Minimum QualificationsA High school diploma or GED
Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer Certificate
Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate
A Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate issued within the last twelve months

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

Special Requirements

Certificates/licenses: Incumbents must successfully complete a California State Fire Marshall Firefighter I Academy course within twelve (12) months from the date of appointment.
Incumbents must acquire and maintain a valid Emergency Medical Technician certificate issued by the California State Department of Health, within one year from the date of appointment.
Incumbents must possess a valid California Class C driver license, or higher, prior to appointment; and will be required to obtain and maintain a Firefighter Endorsement within six (6) months from date of appointment.
Incumbents must acquire and maintain an Air Operations Area driver permit issued by the Department of Airports within two weeks of appointment.
Failure to maintain the appropriate driver license may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Appropriate certificates must be kept current while employed in this class; failure to obtain or keep current the appropriate certificates is cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement, to include dismissal or return to a former class, if applicable.

Background/Criminal History: The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.
The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code section 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

Training Requirement : Must complete an initial ARFF training program in accordance with FAR Part 139 and complete annual recurrent training in accordance with FAR 139.319, and Advisory Circular 150/5210-17, including other state and local requirements as a condition of continued employment.
Uniform Requirement : Incumbents are required to wear a designated uniform and personal protective equipment.
Physical Abilities : Persons appointed to this class must be physically able to perform the duties of this class while wearing personal protective equipment; must demonstrate physical endurance, agility, strength, and stamina in the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions; think and act quickly in emergencies
Special Access : Incumbents in this class must acquire and maintain an airport security badge allowing access to secure County airport locations. Failure to maintain an airport security badge may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Working Conditions : Incumbents in this class must be willing to work irregular hours and be subject to "on-call" status 24 hours a day; be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions; and work at various locations within Sacramento County.

Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is twelve(12)months.

Application and Testing Information


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.


Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.


All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.


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For information regarding County jobs:
Closing Date/Time: 9/4/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

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