Battalion Chief - Shasta

$5,147 - $6,509 monthly
  • Shasta, CA, USA
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

If you are a transitioning service member, reserve service member, veteran or immediate family member, and are interested and meet ALL of the qualifications listed below, follow the steps listed: 
1) Click on the link to complete the online application

2) Send an email to with position title, location and copy of your resume. 


Battalion Chief

This is the first working supervisory level. Under direction, Battalion Chiefs perform as subunit managers and direct personnel in the implementation of various departmental programs (e.g., training, safety, emergency command center, fire prevention, air operations, camps, fire stations); or perform staff and support functions of comparable difficulty and responsibility as either unit or Academy training officers, fire protection planning and/or prevention officers, local government fire marshals, or as region command center officers. In a headquarters or region assignment, a Battalion Chief provides staff support to a higher level manager who has responsibility for a major Department program. Responsibilities may include conducting arson and preliminary fire investigations, public information activities, and relief field battalion coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Three years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Fire Captain or Fire Captain (Paramedic). [Applicants who gained employment with CAL FIRE by Board Resolution may compete if they have three years of full-time experience as a Fire Captain or Fire Captain (Paramedic). Experience with CAL FIRE may be combined with prior Fire Captain or Fire Captain (Paramedic) experience to meet this requirement.]



Five years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Heavy Fire Equipment Operator (two years of which must have been as a result of successful completion of a formal Training and Development assignment to the Fire Captain classification) and successful completion of Basic Fire Control training which includes the Fire Fighter Academy and Company Officer Academy.


(Applicants who are within six months of satisfying the experience requirement for either Pattern I or II will be admitted to the examination, but must fully meet the experience requirement before being eligible for appointment.)

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included.
Arne Eastlund


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