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About the position:

The Seasonal Firefighter is a temporary employee of the Susanville Fire Department. This position, under the supervision of the Fire Captain, provides fuel reduction of properties in the city, assists with fire department projects and programs, operates equipment, assists with local and state wildland fire suppression, supports weed abatement program and does related work as required.

About the Department:

The Fire Department consists of sworn personnel consisting of a Public Safety Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, three Fire Captains, three Firefighter-Engineers, and one Administrative Assistant.

The Susanville Fire Department has several dedicated volunteers and an Explorer Scouts Program. The Susanville Fire Department has automatic and mutual aid agreements in place with local, state and federal agencies. The department encourages career development through ongoing education and training programs.

Seasonal Firefighter Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes tools and equipment to remove vegetation and other materials from properties that have been scheduled for abatement
  • Assists with programs and projects that fall under the responsibility of the fire department
  • Cleans, maintains, and repairs tools and equipment
  • Responds to fire, rescue, medical, and other emergency incidents
  • Lays supply and suppression hose lines and operates nozzle to direct stream of water on fire
  • Raises, lowers, and climbs ladders
  • Performs overhaul and salvage operations
  • Operates radio, telephone, and computer equipment
  • Cleans station quarters, equipment, and maintains a clean and orderly condition in and about the fire house
  • Studies fire department rules and regulations, public education and prevention practices, and firefighting techniques
  • Participates in fire drills and training exercises
  • May be required to respond to emergency calls during non-duty hours
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 16.27
Maximum Hourly Wage: 17.96