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Fire Engineer

Employees in the Fire Engineer job classification are supervised by a Captain, Acting Captain or higher ranking officer. Employees within the Fire Engineer job classification do not supervise other employees.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following, which are listed in no particular order or significance:


• Drive all types of fire apparatus and other District vehicles to and from emergencies and other fire District activities that require the operation of fire apparatus and other vehicles.
• Operate pumps and other firefighting equipment at emergencies and during all other District activities that require the operation of fire apparatus.
• Inspect vehicles, equipment, and apparatus, including aerial lift and pumping equipment; perform maintenance and minor repair work; identify and assist in major repair and maintenance; maintain records of maintenance of apparatus and vehicles.
• Operate all types of portable emergency equipment including: fire extinguishers, pike poles, hand lines, smoke ejectors, salvage covers, forcible entry tools, breathing apparatus, emergency medical equipment and other rescue equipment.
• Analyze and initiate basic life support care to the sick and injured.
• Respond to hazardous materials incidents and function within certified level of training.
• Participate in fire inspection and other fire prevention and public education activities; ensure that businesses are operating in compliance with the fire code; maintain appropriate records and files.
• Participate in public education activities including facility tours, career days, neighborhood programs and public education presentations.
• Attend training sessions which include firefighting techniques, hazardous material response, emergency medical care, proper use of all equipment and related tools, strategy and tactics, policies and procedures and other didactic and manipulative training activities.
• Clean apparatus and equipment and perform general custodial duties as required.
• Assist in maintaining pre-fire plans; update maps as required.
• Respond to public complaints regarding weed abatement and fire and life safety hazards.
• Act as Fire Captain, as required, if qualified and assigned.
• Perform related duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Abilities and Knowledge


Ability to:
• Effectively and safely drive/operate the full range of fire apparatus/equipment used by the District. Perform field calculations of hydraulics for the proper and effective operations of equipment at emergency scenes.
• Understand and act in accordance with District policies, rules, and instructions.
• Learn and to apply firefighting and medical techniques and procedures.
• Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of firefighting equipment.
• Perform emergency medical practices and procedures at the level of a competent California State certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
• Retain operational awareness in emergency situations.
• Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
• Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately.
• Perform occasional heavy lifting up to 100 lbs. and physical maneuvering.
• Perform general office and clerical duties in support of assigned activities.
• Operate a computer and learn how to use general and job specific computer applications.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers and members of other public agencies.
• Work in communal environment that includes common sleeping, eating, and restroom facilities.
• Analyze fire and emergency conditions and employ effective courses of action.
• Maintain and test fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrants.
• Operate and maintain voice radio equipment.
• Rescue and evacuate victims from buildings, vehicles and other entrapments.
• Pass required oral, manipulative, and written exams.
• Provide lead supervision over fire suppression personnel, when assigned.


Knowledge of:
• Principles, practices, and procedures of modern firefighting and firefighting vehicles, equipment and apparatus.
• Principles, practices and procedures of modern firefighting.
• Fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities and their proper use.
• Basic principles of hydraulics relating to fire equipment.
• Safe driving practices.
• Basic life support emergency medical principles and practices.


Experience: Three years of full-time, paid firefighting experience.
Education: Minimum of 45 semester units from a regionally accredited university or college. Internal candidates must provide official transcripts confirming they have met this requirement by April 1, 2019. Failure to do so will result in immediate reclassification to Firefighter or previously held position.


Licenses or Certificates:
• Valid Class A, B, or C California driver’s license with Firefighter endorsement.
• Possession of a current State of California Emergency Medical Technician Certification.
• Possession of California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate.
• Possession of a current Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card.
• ICS 100, 200 and 300.
• Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A and IB Certification.
Desired Qualifications:
• Demonstrated proficiency in college-level Math, Science and English. Examples of acceptable courses to meet the minimum education requirement include at least one semester of courses equivalent to or above Math 90, Biology 101, and English 101.
• Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university or college
• Office of State Fire Marshal-Command 1A Certificate
• Office of State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certification
• Office of State Fire Marshal Chief Fire Officer Certification
• National Registry EMT Certificate


• Retirement:Provided through the Public Employees Retirement System. 3% @ 50, single highest year. Employee pays 9% employee contribution.
• Holidays: 9 paid holidays per year.
• Vacation and Sick Leave: Generous leave package.
• Health, Dental and Vision: The District currently provides a plan at no cost to employee.
• Uniform Allowance: $1,000 per year.
• Life Insurance: $50,000.
• Optional Benefit Programs: Deferred compensation plans, credit union membership.
• Haz Mat Team Incentive: $500-1,000 tiered stipend per year and $50,000 additional life insurance.
• Education Incentive: $600 per year.
All current active reserves with the District will receive 1.5 points credit for each year of continuous service with the District up to a maximum of 15 points towards the total score.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for positions.


TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS – Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special-test arrangements you require in Section 12 of the application form.


APPEAL RIGHTS – Examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud or error in scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Fire Chief within seven days after the examination results are mailed.


DISCLAIMER – The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District reserves the right to revise the examination plan described herein to better meet the needs of the District. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding.


Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the employee successfully passing a department-paid pre-employment physical examination, drug screening, psychological exam, and background check.