CAL FIRE

  • Sacramento, CA, United States

The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments.

 

The Department's firefighters, fire engines, and aircraft respond to an average of more than 5,600 wildland fires each year. Those fires burn more than 172,000 acres annually.

While Californians are learning more and more about the good as well as the bad of fire, the prevention of large, damaging fires remains a priority for CAL FIRE. From Smokey Bear, to the thousands of CAL FIRE Volunteers in Prevention (VIPs), to new alliances with communities, private industry, and government agencies, aggressive action in fire prevention and fire safety is occurring throughout the State.

Beyond its wildland fire fighting role, CAL FIRE answers the call more than 350,000 times for other emergencies each year. It may very well be a CAL FIRE engine and crew that is dispatched to the scene of an auto accident, or to a home where a child has become the victim of a drowning incident. The Department is always ready to respond - medical aids; hazardous material spills; swiftwater rescues; search and rescue missions; civil disturbances; train wrecks; floods, earthquakes and more.

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Because of the Department's size and major incident management experience, it is often asked to assist or take the lead in disasters, including the Northern and Central California floods of 1997, 1998, and 2006; the 1991 Cantara train derailment and toxic spill; 1994 Northridge earthquake; 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake; the 1991 Tunnel Fire in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills; and the 2003 Southern California Fire Siege.

As part of the CAL FIRE team since 1995, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) supports the CAL FIRE mission to protect life and property through fire prevention engineering programs, law and code enforcement and education. The OSFM provides for fire prevention by enforcing fire-related laws in state-owned or operated buildings, investigating arson fires in California, licensing those who inspect and service fire protection systems, approving fireworks as safe and sane for use in California, regulating the use of chemical flame retardants, evaluating building materials against fire safety standards, regulating hazardous liquid pipelines, and tracking incident statistics for local and state government emergency response agencies.

The OSFM, State Fire Training, and CAL FIRE Academy programs provide training education and certification programs for the California Fire Service. Through practical training exercises and classroom courses, every California firefighter is exposed to training standards that have been approved by CAL FIRE and OSFM, each among the best institutions in the nation for fire training education. Offering more than 1,000 classes annually, State Fire Training programs reach over 24,000 students each year and have issued over 100,000 certifications to members of the more than 900 fire California fire departments. Each year over 2,000 personnel attend the CAL FIRE Academy in Ione, California participating in courses ranging from basic fire control and arson investigation, to leadership development and forest practice enforcement.

CAL FIRE's mission emphasizes the management and protection of California's natural resources; a goal that is accomplished through ongoing assessment and study of the State's natural resources and an extensive CAL FIRE Resource Management Program. CAL FIRE oversees enforcement of California's forest practice regulations, which guide timber harvesting on private lands. Department foresters review an average 500 to 1,400 Timber Harvesting Plans (THPs) and conduct over 6,500 site inspections each year. THPs are submitted by private landowners and logging companies who want to harvest their trees. The reviews and inspections ensure protection of watershed and wildlife, as well as renewal of timber resources. Department foresters and fire personnel work closely to encourage and implement fuels management projects to reduce the threat of uncontrolled wildfires. Vegetation management projects such as "controlled burns" take teamwork between foresters, firefighters, landowners, and the local communities. CAL FIRE Foresters promote conservation and the importance of our trees and forests to Californians of all ages.

Firefighters battling a wildfire at nightCAL FIRE manages eight Demonstration State Forests that provide for commercial timber production, public recreation, and research and demonstration of good forest management practices. CAL FIRE foresters can be found in urban areas working to increase the number of trees planted in our cities, or preventing the spread of disease by identifying and removing infected trees. A Native American burial ground in the path of a logging operation or fire may be verified and saved due to a CAL FIRE archaeologist's review of the area. And, an improved strain of trees, resistant to disease and pests, may be nurtured and introduced by a CAL FIRE forester.

What is CAL FIRE? It is many things for the citizens of the State, and we encourage you to check this web site regularly for new and updated information.

 

$4,281 - $5,360 monthly
CAL FIRE Sacramento County, CA, USA
Jul 23, 2019
Full time
Under the direction of the State Fire Marshal the incumbent will coordinate and support several key administrative program functions supporting the mission of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) – OSFM. The duties are as follows: *Correspondence Development – Utilizing word processing software, prepares a variety of material, including formal correspondence, confidential communications, memos, reports, charts, and other meeting materials. Composes, reviews, types, proofreads, formats, edits, and appropriately packages material produced. Tracks and manages controlled correspondence for the OSFM, the State Fire Marshal, the Assistant State Fire Marshal and other high level staff. Assists in providing responses to inquiries and external requests for general and specialty reports. May independently research and assemble background material to assist in preparing responses. Preparation may also include extracting pertinent information from documentation, including research of issues; detailed synopses of issue(s) and action requested and reprioritizing the materials for the attention of the State Fire Marshal. Provides reports and/or documents upon request to the State Fire Marshal and high level staff. Ensures that specific departmental rules and format policies are adhered to regarding the quality of documents. *Prioritizes and schedules all commitments for the OSFM senior staff (meetings, conferences, briefings, speaking engagements); maintain electronic calendar and review all requests and coordinate travel (out of state, in state, etc.); researches and prepares meeting agendas and background materials; responsible for travel arrangements, including preparing itineraries, travel claims, authorizations, and advances. Maintains responsibility of travel arrangements also includes making airline, car rental, hotel reservations and processing travel advances and claims. https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=165614  
$4,496 - $5,629 monthly
CAL FIRE Sacramento, CA, USA
Jul 23, 2019
Full time
Under the general supervision of the Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor), the incumbent performs professional accounting of average difficulty duties:Under the general supervision of the Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor), the incumbent performs professional accounting of average difficulty duties:*Prepares invoices for the department’s quarterly Schedule A Reimbursement Billing document (AO-17) of approximately $244 million a year. *Coordinates with the field staff to ensure that Schedule A billing document is received in a timely manner. *Reviews and analyzes source documentation to determine all costs are in accordance with the Cooperative Fire Agreement Contract and correct billing rates are charged per the Rate letter. *Posts the detailed billing information from the AO-17 to the Accounting office’s “Financial Information System for California (FI$CAL)” which includes adding internal coding used by Accounting, Budgets, and Program managers. *Updates the payment information to the Schedule A worksheet which is used for “Cash Flow Analysis” and contact receivable vendors for outstanding invoices. *Reviews the Q-27 Receipt report by Service Location to identify and correct any discrepancies and update Schedule A log. *Ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed.*Review and monitor The California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board (DIG Safe Board) outstanding debt spreadsheet for Dig Alert Call Center and the USA North Regional Call Center. *Coordinate with DIG Safe Board to ensure billing document is received in a timely manner. *Use FI$CAL to prepare invoices for late fee charges. *Send 30, 60, 90-day delinquent notice to DIG Safe Board customers listed on the outstanding debt spreadsheet. *Review and record all pertinent information regarding the mailing of the late fee invoices on the outstanding debt spreadsheet. *Update the payment information to the outstanding debt spreadsheet upon receipt. https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=165531  
$2,417 - $3,022 monthly
CAL FIRE Amador County, CA, USA
Jul 23, 2019
Full time
Under supervision in a State institution, as assigned, to serve or assist with the preparation of foods and beverages; to clean and maintain foodservice equipment, utensils, and work areas; as required, to instruct and work with helpers from the resident population; may instruct, lead, or supervise inmates, wards, or resident workers; and do other related work. https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=165332
$3,298 - $5,360 monthly
CAL FIRE Sacramento, CA, USA
Jul 23, 2019
Full time
Under the supervision of the Staff Services Manager 1 (SSM1), this position is based within the Wellness unit of the Department’s Occupational Health and Wellness Programs (OHWP). The incumbent performs work of average difficulty in a wide variety of consultative and analytical staff services assignments and will be responsible for assisting with the development and expansion of the Department’s Physical Fitness and Wellness Program in accordance with all rules, regulations and accepted standards such as; the National Fire Protection Association codes and standards (NFPA 1583). Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Voluntary Wellness Exams: Act as the Department’s Voluntary Wellness Exam Coordinator working cooperatively with the vendor, Headquarters, Training Center, Regions and Units. Develop a travel calendar for on-site wellness exams. Formulate a marketing and implementation plan. Coordinate testing dates with Unit Liaison. Make recommendations to Unit Liaison on ways to improve participation. Collect participant aggregate wellness exam surveys and provide management recommendations on how to improve practices. Follow-up with vendor to ensure the scope of work is being executed. Review, evaluate and update wellness exam participation through statistical tracking. Review invoices to ensure services competed are being paid timely. Training and Curriculum: Work with management to develop, organize, facilitate and deliver Wellness Unit trainings that including but not limited to; working with Employee Support Services to develop and present joint training on behavioral, mental and physical wellness. Deliver physical fitness and nutrition training. With or without a reasonable accommodation, provide hands on training to uniformed and non-uniformed Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) employees at Headquarters, Training Center, Regions and CAL FIRE Units statewide. Assist with department-wide curriculum development, including the Firefighter Academy and Company Officer Academy. https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=165367