Fire Protection Division Job Descriptions

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Firefighter ITruckDrill

$90,780.00 - $115,740.00 Annually, plus excellent benefits

The Firefighter I is the entry level classification in the Firefighter series. An incumbent in this classification responds to fire alarms, performs rescue services, and protects life and property endangered by fire. When qualified and assigned, Firefighter I's may be assigned to paramedic duties.

Firefighter II

$121,488.00 - $154,968.00 Annually, plus excellent benefits

Firefighter II is the classification in the Firefighter series to which a Firefighter I may promote after three years of experience as a Firefighter I with the City of Santa Clara, and satisfaction of the educational coursework requirements set forth in the second and third bullets under "Minimum Qualification" in this job description.


$130,752.00 - $167,064.00 Annually, plus excellent benefits

The Driver/Engineer is the second classification in the Firefighter series. In addition to performing the regular duties of a firefighter, an incumbent in this classification has a specialized focus on the driving, operation, and maintenance of fire apparatus.

Fire Captain

$147,720.00 - $188,832.00 Annually, plus excellent benefits

The Fire Captain is the first-line supervisory classification in the Firefighter series.  As the officer in charge of a fire station, an incumbent in this classification supervises a fire company and participates in fire suppression, rescue, and related activities.

Paramedic Pay

$15,252.00 Annually in addition to salary for rank

Battalion Chief

$194,664.00 - $251,904.00 Annually, plus excellent benefits

This is a professional managerial position in the Unclassified Service, responsible for a division within the Fire Department. An incumbent in this classification exercises independent judgment and discretion; manages and directs employees; formulates administrative policies for the effective use of assigned personnel; supports the direction established by the Fire Chief and City Manager as well as policies established by the City Council for the delivery of public safety service to the citizens.

Start Your Career Today

The Santa Clara Fire Department is actively recruiting! If you are interested in a rewarding career in the fire service, we encourage you to apply now.

Applications are targeted to be accepted starting October 1, 2019.

You can find more detailed information about job openings, qualifications and benefits at Job Opportunities.


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