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Employment Opportunities

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Fire Chief.  Please see two attachments below for all details (Deputy Fire Chief 2017 and Employment Application Deputy Chief 2017).

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District does not currently have any active open firefighting positions but please check back regularly as this website is where we will post our current openings.

See below for a Firefighter EMT/Paramedic job description, qualifications and current salary/benefit information.

We appreciate your interest in the Southern Marin Fire Protection District

The 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.

 Qualifications

  1.  Must be a minimum 18 years of age at time of application
  2. High school diploma or GED certificate
  3. Must have a valid Class C driver's license at time of employment
  4. Firefighter I Certificate (Academy not sufficient)
  5. Firefighter/EMT applicants must have current EMT certification
  6. Firefighter/Paramedic applicants must have current California State Paramedic license and
    Marin County paramedic accreditation at the 
    time of employment.
  7. Current CPAT

Salary and Benefits

Salary Ranges
Firefighter:  $5,434-$7,213/month
Firefighter/Paramedic:  $6,370-$8,131/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)

Insurance
Comprehensive medical, dental, life, LTD, LTC and BCN insurance.  In addition, SMFPD provides orthodontic and vision care programs.

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

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

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

 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. The present memorandum of understanding expires June 30, 2018.

Current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  

Southern Marin Fire Firefighter MOU 2014-2018 (click to view)

Employment Documents
Download this file (Deputy Fire Chief 2017.pdf)Deputy Fire Chief 2017.pdf[Deputy Fire Chief Job Posting]1063 kB
Download this file (Employment Application Deputy Chief 2017.pdf)Employment Application Deputy Chief 2017.pdf[DC Employment Application Packet 2017]769 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.

Administration

308 Reed Boulevard
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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

Emergencies: DIAL 9-1-1

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