Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Kentfield Fire Protection District.

Kentfield Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer.

Kentfield Fire Protection District Invites Applications for the Position of:


Application Period: Friday, November 15, 2019 through Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 12:00 noon 

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Minimum Qualifications: 

The following are required at time of appointment: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of application 
  • Must possess and maintain current EMT Certificate 
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED Certificate 
  • Must possess a current valid CDL, with the ability to obtain a Commercial Class B CDL with air brake endorsement within six months from date of hire, and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment 
  • Must possess certification of successful completion of California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter One curriculum 
  • Must have completed an additional fifteen college units in addition to FF1 and EMT 
  • Have a valid CPAT, completed within one year prior to application 
  • Must not use tobacco products. Kentfield Fire District maintains a no tobacco use policy 

Job Description: 

Under the direct supervision of a Fire Captain, the Firefighter performs a variety of duties involving fire suppression, emergency response, protection of life and property, fire prevention, and other related activities. 

Supervision Received and Given: 

Receives direct supervision from an assigned Fire Captain on an assigned shift. May receive general supervision from an Engineer. May exercise some supervision of Volunteer and/or Resident Firefighters. 

Class Characteristics: 

This is a safety position that is typically assigned to a fire suppression company. The incumbent is trained on the various skill sets and application of equipment used in firefighting, rescue, salvage, emergency medical services, operation of fire apparatus and equipment, public education, fire prevention inspections and investigations. 


Depending upon assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Respond to fires, emergency medical calls, and other emergency alarms and public service calls as a member of a fire suppression company; 
  • Perform primary and secondary search procedures for fire and disaster victims; 
  • Remove and rescue trapped victims; 
  • Apply Basic Life Support (BLS) and perform primary and secondary assessments on patients at the scene of a medical emergency to determine appropriate medical treatment; 
  • Gain access to involved structures or areas to evacuate inhabitants, lay hose lines and assist in operating nozzles to direct streams of water on fires to control and extinguish fires; 
  • Select proper tools from a wide variety of specialized manual and power equipment to perform required tasks such as raising, lowering, and climbing ladders, and operating equipment from attics, ladders, basements, roofs, and other hazardous points; 
  • Ventilate burning buildings to release heat and smoke, use salvage covers to prevent water damage, and overhaul operations after a fire to prevent rekindling; 
  • Check fire scene for point of origin and source of ignition and preserve evidence, which may indicate arson; 
  • Inspect and perform routine maintenance on rescue equipment, fire apparatus, hydrants, fire hoses, and other support equipment
  • Study and attend training sessions concerning, but not limited to, subjects such as modern techniques of firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials and rescue techniques; 
  • Perform fire prevention functions by inspecting commercial, industrial, and residential structures; 
  • Provide assistance and information regarding fire and life safety education and other related community service programs to the public; 
  • Perform general maintenance and upkeep of fire stations, including but not limited to gardening and housekeeping duties; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge of: 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) procedures for evaluation and treatment of patients during various medical emergencies. 
  • Basic techniques on safe and proper use of tools and equipment associated with mechanical and maintenance work. 
  • Basic principles relating to flammable and combustible materials. 
  • Basic mechanical principles such as leverage, force, acceleration, friction, etc. 
  • English grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 
  • Basic math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division utilizing both whole numbers and decimals. 

Ability to: 

  • Learn firefighting methods and techniques, the basic operation and mechanics of firefighting equipment, location of hydrants, mains, major traffic and fire hazards; 
  • Learn to drive apparatus with care and safety in accordance with traffic laws and department regulations; obtain a Commercial Class B CDL; 
  • Learn and maintain proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) practices and techniques; 
  • Analyze fire and driving situations to adopt effective courses of actions; 
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies; 
  • Understand and carry out verbal and written directions; 
  • Maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; 
  • Work irregular or protracted hours and respond promptly to call-backs; 
  • Perform heavy and hazardous physical labor for extended periods; 
  • Meet and maintain physical standards; 
  • Work well with others as a team; 
  • Analyze problems quickly and take appropriate action under pressure; 
  • Effectively interact with various individuals with tact and courtesy; 
  • Effectively and clearly communicate in both verbal and written formats; 
  • Work under conditions of zero visibility and temperature variations with various equipment and tools; read and interpret maps, diagrams, floor plans and geometric figures. 


  • Starting Salary: $7917/month 
  • 48 x 96 schedule 
  • The Kentfield Fire Protection District provides a generous benefits package including vacation, uniform allowance, insurance (health, sick, dental, 100K life, LTD, LTC), and CalPERS retirement plan for all safety employees. 
  • District sponsored employee assistance program (EAP) 
  • Behavioral Health programs and training, including but not limited to health and wellness screenings, and agency and county peer support teams 


The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. The District reserves the right to administer a written test, performance test and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview process. The probationary period for this classification is 12 months. 

NOTE: Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are subject to a background check including, but not limited to, DMV driving record review, polygraph, Live Scan, medical evaluation, and drug screen. 


Interested candidates may apply by downloading an application from the District website (www.kentfieldfire.org) or picking one up at the Fire District office, 1004 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, CA, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, prior to the closing date. Applications may be dropped off or mailed to the District office. All applications received after 12:00 noon on Friday, December 20, 2019 will not be accepted. 

Application materials for this position consist of three required parts: 

  • Kentfield Fire District application for employment 
  • Resume outlining the candidate’s experience, qualifications and training 
  • Legible copies of the certifications listed under “Minimum Qualifications” 
  • Those applicants who are a “qualified individual with a disability”, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who request reasonable accommodations, must additionally submit the following with their completed application: 
  • Written request stating the accommodation required 
  • Copy of record verifying the applicant is a “qualified individual with a disability”, as defined by the Act and implementing regulations 


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