CAL FIRE Fire Fighter

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California's fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 8,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.

CAL FIRE is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation. CAL FIRE offers well-paying careers and opportunities for advancement.

When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations. CAL FIRE provides employees with a variety of career choices and opportunities. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!

General CAL FIRE Jobs Information

For current salary information, contact the CAL FIRE Human Resources Office in Sacramento at (916) 445-7801, or contact your local CAL FIRE Office. Minimum requirements may not include all possible requirement options or may not reflect current revisions. Most classifications require possession of a valid driver's license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Review the examination bulletin or contact your local CAL FIRE office to ensure that you have the most current and complete information regarding minimum requirements, or for any other information regarding a specific classification. For information about examinations given by the State Personnel Board, contact the State Personnel Board website.

CAL FIRE Benefits

Benefits may vary depending on applicable labor contract agreements, and type of appointment. The following is a general description of benefits that are available to most State civil service employees. For more specific information about a particular classification's benefits, contact the CAL FIRE Human Resources Office at (916) 445-7801 or your local CAL FIRE Unit. List of CAL FIRE Units

Sick Leave, Vacation and Annual Leave - CAL FIRE employees earn sick leave and vacation credits. As the employee's years of State service increase, the vacation allowance increases. Employees may also be eligible to participate in the annual leave program, which replaces traditional sick leave and vacation credits.

Bereavement Leave - Full-time employees are authorized bereavement leave for the death of a person related by blood, marriage, adoption, or for any person residing in the immediate household at the time of death.

Personal Holiday - Upon qualification, full-time employees are eligible to receive one day off of their choice each year, with their supervisor's approval.

Holidays - Full-time employees are entitled to holidays as defined in the applicable labor contract agreements or authorizing memoranda.

Health, Dental and Vision Care Benefits - Various plans are available for employee and dependent coverage. Costs exceeding the State's contribution are the responsibility of the employee. Employees may also be eligible for retirement plans; deferred compensation plans; FlexElect; Employee Assistance Program; mentor leave; uniform allowance; CoBen. For more information about benefits, you may also contact the Department of Personnel Administration website.

Other California State Employment Information

The State Personnel Board website contains information about job openings throughout State government and about the civil service employment process. The Department of Personnel Administration website contains information about collective bargaining, job classifications, pay, benefits, training, and related matters for the State of California.