Non-Safety Employment Opportunities
In addition to Safety employees such as Firefighters, Firefighter-Paramedics and Captains, our District also employs a number of other Non-Safety positions in our Administrative, Community Risk Reduction and Fleet divisions.
The health, dental, vision and life insurance benefits are all very similar to those offered for Safety employees, though pay and retirement are dependent both on the position and the corresponding bargaining group. See MOU's listed below for current benefits, and our Master Salary Schedule for the pay ranges for each position.
Below are the job descriptions and corresponding bargaining groups for each of our current Non-Safety positions.
For questions on any of these positions, you can contact our Human Resources Division.
EMS Chief: Non-Safety-Negotiated Separately w/EMSIA.
Management Group: Non-Safety-Includes Finance Director, Human Resources Director, Fire Marshal.
Administrative Group: Non-Safety-Includes Administrative Assistants, Administrative Analysts, Fire Inspectors, Defensible Space Inspectors (all levels), Senior Fire Apparatus Technician, Fire Apparatus Technician, Logistics Technician and Deputy Fire Marshal.
|Position||Hourly Base Range||Monthly Base Range|
|Human Resources Director||$66.54-$77.03||$11,533.00-$13,351.00|
|Deputy Fire Marshal||$61.60-$67.91||$10,677.16-$11,771.57|
|Defensible Space Inspector - Trainee||$20.00||$3,466.67|
|Defensible Space Inspector||$30.00||$5,200.00|
|Defensible Space Inspector - Specialist||$40.00||$6,933.33|
|Senior Fire Apparatus Technician||$53.28-$61.68||$9,235.36-$10,691.07|
|Fire Apparatus Technician||$41.62-$48.18||$7,214.76-$8,351.99|
Employees may choose any health plan offered by CalPERS.
For the 2023 medical insurance plan year, the District's contribution for Management Group employees to the monthly premium will be as follows (any remaining balance is paid by the employee).
- Employee only: $1,060
- Employee +1 Dependent: $2,117
- Employee + 2 or more Dependents: $2,622
Central FD provides dental insurance to employees and their dependents and pays the monthly premium for dental insurance coverage. The District pays the monthly premium for a plan equal to the Delta plan level of coverage, providing $2,000 maximum per year for all active employees and dependents.
Central Fire District pays the premium in full for current employees on the District-offered life insurance plan. For full-time employees, the life insurance plan provides a death benefit of $10,000 for a spouse and $5,000 per child.
Central FD provides vision insurance to employees and their dependents. The District pays the monthly premiums for all active employees and dependents.
Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is included for all employees.
EMS Chief: 3% at 60 plan, with 3-year average of compensation.
Management Group & Administrative Group: Employees hired on or after 1/1/2013 are on a 2% at 62 plan, with 3-year average of compensation.
Non-Safety employees shall earn holiday leave for 12 holidays per year. These holidays include
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday Following Thanksgiving
Last working day before Christmas
New Year’s Eve
The EMS Chief & Administration Positions have 1 additional Floating Holiday per Calendar Year
The EMS Chief shall be credited with 56 hours of Executive Leave annually, at the beginning of each calendar year.
Management Group has 80 Hours of Other Management Benefit, which may be used as time off with pay, taken in compensation or rolled over into the employees deferred compensation plan.
Administrative Group: Full time Administrative Group Employees hired on or after January 1, 2020 receive 24 hours of Administrative Leave, which may be taken off any time during the calendar year, with approval of employee’s supervisor.
EMS Chief: Accrue sick leave at the rate of 16 hours per month (192 hours per year), with a maximum accumulation of 1600 hours. At the end of each calendar year, half of the accumulated sick leave in excess of 1600 hours shall be paid at the Employee’s base hourly rate of pay.
Management & Administrative Groups: Accrue sick leave at rate of 8 hours for each full month of continuous service.
Employees are entitled to at least 15 working days of vacation per year, beginning from time of appointment as a full-time permanent employee. For the sixth through eleventh years of employment, vacation is earned at the rate of 21 working days per year, and after the 11th year, the employee will be given one additional vacation day for each additional year of service, to a maximum of 30 days after twenty years of service with the District.
Management & Administrative Groups: Full-time employees shall accrue vacation hours ranging from 15 days per year for those with 1-5 years of service, to 30 days per year for those with 18 or more years of service.
Vacation Buy-Back Option: Management employees may elect to receive compensation for unused vacation for up to 120 hours. Administrative Group employees may elect to receive compensation for unused vacation hours, for up to half of the employees “maximum number of hours per year”.
Educational Incentive Pay: Management Group & Administrative Group employees may receive Educational Incentive Pay for possessing a Certificate of Proficiency in a field of study relate4d to job services performed, and Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree that meets with approval from the employer. Amount of pay based on level of education, as outlined in the MOU.
Specialty Pay: Employees who are certified by the State of CA as a Certified Fire Investigator AND who actively participate in the Arson Investigation Unit shall be paid an incentive of $500 per month.
Longevity Pay: Management Group & Administrative Group Employees shall receive a 2.5% salary increase after the completion of 10 years of service to the District.
- Administrative Analyst Job Description (PDF)
- Administrative Assistant Job Description (PDF)
- Defensible Space Inspector Job Description (PDF)
- Defensible Space Inspector Specialist Job Description (PDF)
- Deputy Fire Marshal Job Description (PDF)
- EMS Chief Job Description (PDF)
- Finance Director Job Description (PDF)
- Fire Apparatus Technician Job Description (PDF)
- Fire Chief Job Description (PDF)
- Fire Inspector - Job Description 2021 (PDF)
- Fire Inspector Job Description (PDF)
- Fire Marshal Job Description (PDF)
- Human Resources Director Job Description (PDF)
- Logistics Technician Job Description (PDF)
- Senior Fire Apparatus Technician Job Description (PDF)