SAN JOSE FIRE DEPARTMENT
1661 Senter Road
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95112
Updated: September 09, 2013
Classification: Firefighter Recruit
The City of San Jose is currently recruiting for Firefighter Recruit. All testing for this position must be completed by end of business day April 25, 2014. This position requires FireTEAM testing through National Testing Network (NTN) and a valid CPAT at the time of closing.
Compensation: Full-time with Benefits
Fire Recruit: $30.19 hourly, $62,795.20 annual
Firefighter, Step I:
$2536.80 bi-weekly base pay; $65,956.80 annual (upon successful completion of the Academy)
Anti-terrorism training pay 2% of base
Holiday-in-lieu pay: 5.623% of base
EMT Pay: 3% of top step Firefighter (currently $102.02 bi-weekly)
Eligible employees would also receive additional premium pay upon successful completion of the Academy:
Paramedic Pay: 12% of top step Firefighter (currently 408.10 bi-weekly)
Oral Bilingual Pay: $29 bi-weekly
Education & Training Pay (AA/AS - BS, Fire Science, Fire Technology, Fire Protection Technology): $35 bi-weekly.
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision
Retirement benefits for the Firefighter position are subject to change based upon ongoing contract negotiations between the City of San Jose and Local 230, IAFF.
More information available at www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx
Contact Information: City of San Jose Human Resources
The San Jose Fire Department is committed to excellence in public safety. We embrace innovative approaches to meet the evolving needs of our diverse city. We work in partnership with the community to achieve a fire and hazard safe environment.
The San Jose Fire Department (SJFD) is committed to serving the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response.
San Jose was founded in 1777 and is located in the South San Francisco Bay area within Santa Clara County, CA. It is the 10th largest city in the US and the 3rd largest city in California. SJFD serves the city-proper and other Santa Clara County areas with a total population that exceeds 1 million.
Responding to approximately 74,000 calls for service each year (from 33 Fire Stations), SJFD is a high-volume, high-performance, full-service fire department. In terms of critical infrastructure, SJFD is the emergency service provider for a number of high-hazard occupancies, including an International Airport, 1 municipal airport, 7 major hospitals (including 3 trauma centers, and 7 emergency departments), the SAP Center (home of the NHL San Jose Sharks - maximum occupancy 20,000), San Jose State University (the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast - student population of 31,906), three super regional malls, and 516 high-rise structures.
Population: Approximately 1 Million