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Employment Opportunities

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District  has no current openings.  


The Firefighter Paramedic Position

As a Firefighter or Paramedic for the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, you will embark on a physically challenging, exciting and rewarding career.  We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are dedicated to community service, have an aptitude for the diverse work performed in the fire service, and who demonstrate the qualities expected of today's fire service professionals.

 Examples of Duties

Responds to and performs skilled tasks at the scene of incidents involving illness, injury, fires, rescues, environmental hazards, hazardous materials, vehicle accidents and other situations which may involve threat to life or property;  inspects, drives, operates and performs maintenance of vehicles and other fire equipment; conduct business and residential inspections, performs public safety training and education; maintains fire stations; participates in training programs; other related duties as assigned.


  • Must be a minimum 18 years of age at time of application
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Must have a valid Class C driver's license at time of employment (please send copy)
  • State Firefighter I Certificate (Academy not sufficient) (please send copy)
  • Firefighter/EMT applicants must have current EMT certification (please send copy)
  • Firefighter/Paramedic applicants must have current California State Paramedic license and 
    Marin County paramedic accreditation at the time of employment (please send copy)
  • Current CPAT (within one year for entry level or at time of appointment for lateral) (please send copy if entry level)

Salary and Benefits

Salary Ranges
Firefighter:  $6,434-$8,212/month
Firefighter/Paramedic:  $7,078-$9,033/month
Salary negotiable for lateral transfers

Educational Incentives
Up to 10.5% of monthly salary based on education.

Retirement System
Southern Marin participates in the Marin County Employees' Retirement System (MCERA)

Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, and LTC insurance.  

Vacation Leave ranges from 7 to 13 shifts per year based on years of service.
Sick Leave is 6 shifts per year.

Work Schedule: 48/96 schedule

Deferred Compensation Plan
The District participates in a 457 deferred compensation plan and contributes an amount equal to 5% of the employee’s salary.

 Memorandum of Understanding

The benefits described above are provided as a general overview of the Memorandum of Understanding.  For full details, potential employees should review the District's memorandum of understanding on our Financial page under Employment and Compensation.


Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of relevant training and experience. The process may include interviews and/or performance tests. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligibility list.   A background investigation including LIVESCAN fingerprinting is required. All appointments are also subject to the successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination that includes a drug screen. Applicants will be required to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States. All employees are required by law to sign a loyalty oath to the United States and the State of California Constitution at time of hire.

We appreciate your interest in the Southern Marin Fire Protection District.  Please follow us on social media and check back here often for updates.


Employment Documents
Download this file (2019 SMFD General Job Application .pdf)2019 General Job Application[2019 General Job Application]134 kB

Our Mission

The Mission of the Southern Marin Fire District is to contribute to Greater Southern Marin Community’s reputation as a safe, friendly, economically thriving community in which to live, work, learn, play and visit.

We achieve our mission by providing the highest quality local and regional community risk reduction, suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, marine response, disaster preparedness and community education services possible within the resources provided to us.

We are professional, proud, compassionate, highly-trained, and committed to utilizing state of the art technology to provide services that meet or exceed the expectations of our community.


308 Reed Boulevard
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tel: (415) 388-8182
Fax: (415) 388-8181

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