Fire Emergency Vehicle Technician I

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Emergency Management Engineering Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $94,770.72 - $104,484.84 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

Upcoming negotiated salary increases:

5% on July 1, 2024

5% on July 1, 2025

Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - General Services & Maintenance Unit

Why join Contra Costa County?

Ranking among the larger California fire agencies, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is a well-equipped, full-service fire agency. The District is an "all-hazards" organization providing fire suppression, First Responder Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services as well as 911 emergency ambulance transport services for over two-thirds of the county, technical rescue, marine firefighting, water rescue, Type II Hazardous Materials Response team, heavy fire equipment program, fire prevention, and fire investigation services to nine cities and county unincorporated areas.

The Fire District Apparatus Shop provides routine preventative maintenance and emergency repairs for our Fire Apparatus. The Apparatus Shop is staffed by a Fire Apparatus Manager, six (6) Fire Equipment Mechanics, a Fire Service Coordinator, and a Driver Clerk. The Fire District has almost 150 pieces of Fire Apparatus which includes Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4. Type 6 engines as well as Tillers, Hazmats, UTV's, Quints, Water Tenders and Rescue vehicles. The Fire Mechanics are ASE certified as Truck Mechanics and CFMA certified to do work on Fire Apparatus.

We are looking for someone who is:
  • Dependable, helpful, respectful, honest, hardworking, professional, and a team player.
  • Self-motivated and driven to learn by trying and doing on their own rather than waiting for direction.
  • Willing to learn new technology, equipment, and apparatus.
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Inspecting trucks, boats, bulldozers, tractors, and mechanical equipment used in fire fighting and other Fire District services.
  • Diagnosing mechanical and electrical troubles and makes various types of repairs, such as general overhauling, electrical and fuel systems, differentials and related equipment, suspension assemblies, repairing and servicing fire pumps.
  • Operating typical shop tools including electrical and acetylene welding devices.
  • Road testing and transporting fire apparatus, service vehicles, and trucks.
  • Assisting in the training of shop personnel and District personnel
A few reasons you might love about this job:
  • The District operates the most current equipment with state-of-the-art technology. Our staff works on many types of equipment and apparatus including boats, bulldozers, fire trucks, tillers, wildland engines, advanced electronics incorporated into fire apparatus chassis.
  • Learn and work in an environment that is always changing; equipment and apparatus are constantly being updated.
  • Continuous training opportunities.
  • Work as a team with full support from management.
  • Room for growth and opportunities for advancement.
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • Having to adjust to learning all the new and varied types of equipment in the Fire District due to the continuous updates of new equipment and technology which takes time to learn.
  • Learning and adapting to the organizational and paramilitary chain of command in a professional environment
Competencies Required:
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Group Facilitation: Enabling constructive and productive group interaction
  • Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information
  • Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards
  • Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications
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The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Minimum Qualifications

License Required:
(A) Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Out of state valid driver’s license will be accepted during the application process.
(B) Must obtain a valid Class B driver’s license with Tank Endorsement (or Class A with Tank Endorsement) prior to the end of probation and maintain the license while employed in this class.

Experience: Two (2) years full time experience as a heavy duty truck mechanic or completion of a heavy duty, diesel, or industrial program from an automotive heavy duty trade school.

Physical Requirements: Ability to meet such health standards as may be prescribed by the Department of Transportation regulations for commercial drivers' license.

Desired Qualification: Fire apparatus mechanic experience is desirable.

Selection Process

Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Completion of a Supplemental Questionnaire is required.
Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
Training and Experience Evaluation: A Training and Experience Evaluation may be used to rank candidates on the eligible list. This will be included in the supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application. (Weighted 100%)

For applications received between 11/10/23 - 12/10/23
Training and Experience Evaluation: 12/18/23

For applications received between 12/11/23 -1/15/24
Training and Experience Evaluation: 1/22/24

For applications received between 1/16/24 -2/19/24
Training and Experience Evaluation: 2/28/24

For applications received between 2/20/24 - 3/20/24
Training and Experience Evaluation: 3/28/24

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

For recruitment specific questions, please contact Elizabeth Loud, For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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