DIXON, CITY OF, FIRE DEPARTMENT
600 EAST A STREET
DIXON, CALIFORNIA 95620
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Updated: December 31, 2020
Job Classification: Volunteer Firefighter
The Dixon Fire Department offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for volunteer applicants pursuing a career in fire safety. Volunteer Firefighters are responsible for a wide variety of fire services including emergency medical aid, emergency rescue and all other suppression and prevention activities in protecting life and property.
Candidates must complete the application process by Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:00p.m.
A growing community of approximately 18,351, the City of Dixon offers a unique combination of an outstanding location, safe environment, desirable housing, excellent schools, friendly people and a town with strong community values. Dixon can best be characterized as a progressive City that seeks excellent development, with a desire to maintain and enhance those “quality of life” characteristics that are part of its history and agricultural heritage. Dixon is located in the northeast portion of Solano County, 19 miles southwest of Sacramento and 70 miles northeast of San Francisco. In this ideal location, Dixon enjoys convenient access to the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, and to institutions of higher learning such as the University of California, Davis and the California State University, Sacramento.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
HOW TO APPLY: Candidates must complete application process by Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:00p.m.
Physical Agility Test: The Dixon Fire Department will host the Physical Agility Test on Saturday, February 13, 2021. All candidates will be required to participate in a Ladder Climb exercise. If CPAT Card was not submitted during the application process those candidates will need to participate in Dixon's physical Agility portion of this exam.
Oral Interview: An Oral Interview process consisting of an interview panel comprised of firefighters who will ask questions of candidates. Tentative dates for Oral Interview are Thursday and Friday, February 25 and 26, 2021.
Candidates will either Pass or Fail the first phase of the assessment process, including the Physical Agility and Oral Interview process. If the candidate passes, they will continue on to the next phase of the process.
Background: Fingerprinting will be performed by the Dixon Police Department through Human Resources. A background check will be performed by an approved background investigator and will require submission of a Personal History Statement (PHS). Please take a look at this document ahead of time so you are prepared to complete it timely for the investigator. This document can be located on the POST website (www.post.ca.gov/Forms).
Medical Evaluation: A medical evaluation will be performed through Occu-Med at the city’s expense. A fit test will also be performed by the individuals to meet OSHA respiratory laws.
Human Resource Orientation: Human Resources will meet with the new recruits to advise them of City Policies and Procedures.
40 Hour Firefighter Skill Training: Once the recruits have completed the initial process, they will complete a 40 hour Firefighter Academy where they will learn the policies, procedures, standards, and equipment for the Dixon Fire Department.
Once the academy is complete, the recruit will be allowed to participate in active duty and will begin to fill volunteer shift assignments.
BENEFITS: This is a volunteer position with no paid benefits, with the exception of a stipend once placed on "active" status.The stipend is paid monthly at $50 per shift (taxable) with two shifts per month required.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE POINTS: Veteran's Preference points will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application.