Employment Status
Specific Work Schedule
Fire Season May-September but can be extended.
Chumash Fire Department

Community Part-Time Seasonal Firefighter



Under supervision the Community Part-Time Seasonal Firefighter responds to life, property, and environmental emergencies performing heavy physical work, including structure fires, wildland fires, medical aids, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, rescue efforts and other emergency calls; participates in fire suppression and prevention, station and equipment maintenance, and training activities; performs related duties as required.


Job Requirements:

  • Basic fire behavior and suppression techniques; universal fire vocabulary and emergency medical care and basic life support techniques; basic mechanical and building construction maintenance principles; universal safety precautions when providing medical attention; equipment safety inspection procedures; the proper handling of toxic/hazardous materials.
  • Must be insurable to drive department vehicle.

  • Must pass a DOI medical standard physical
  • Must pass physical agility test annually. (All new hires much pass physical agility test within the first 30 days of hire).


  • Certified by the California State Board of Fire Services as a Firefighter 1 or completion of and approved Firefighter 1 Academy or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities to acquire certification or complete an approved academy class. 

  • Possession of an EMT B Certification or agreement to complete an approved certification course and receive EMT B Certification within the first year of employment. Possession of a current CPR card.

  • Minimum possession of a valid Firefighter Class B California Driver’s License within one year of appointment (hire date), with Department specific Endorsements.

Additional Requirements:

  • Operate all fire, emergency and communication equipment and apparatus.
  • Put on and work in safety gear in hot conditions.
  • Administer medical care and life support procedures.
  • Identify and solve problems thinking and acting quickly in emergency situations.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals of all ages in various emotional states.
  • Communicate in person and by any form of communication device, understand and follow directions under stressful conditions.
  • Remember and make a written record of observations and actions taken.
  • Comprehend reading materials.
  • Use a computer to enter and retrieve information.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates, and the general public.
  • Must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation