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Fire Department Job Opportunities

Join the Park District's Fire Department! We maintain a full-service fire department with professionally trained full-time firefighters, on-call wildland firefighters, and a full-time Fuels Reduction Crew. We are currently recruiting for Fuels Crew Member and Firefighter II positions.

Seeking Lifeguards for 2023 Swim Season

The Park District is looking to hire over 50 new lifeguards for the 2023 swim season. All new lifeguard positions are seasonal, full-time positions from May through September.
Anyone aged 16 and over before April 22, 2023, is encouraged to apply.
Starting pay is $20.78 per hour.
Applications will be accepted through March 27, 2023.


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Employment Opportunities

The East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department has many great opportunities for employment.
The Department comprises 46 firefighters and 160-180 seasonal lifeguards.

The Fire Department hires many permanent positions within the three branches of Operations, Fuels Management, and Lifeguard Services.

  • The Administrative Team includes the Fire Chief, an Assistant Fire Chief (who is also part of Fuels Management), an Assistant Chief of Lifeguard Services (Aquatic Manager), a Secretary, and an Administrative Analyst.
  • Under Operations, there are five Fire Captains, two Fire Lieutenants, and eight permanent Firefighters.
  • Under Fuels Management, there is an Assistant Fire Chief, two Fuels Captains, two Fuels Reduction Coordinators, a Fuels Crew Leader, and ten Fuels Crew Members.
  • Under Lifeguard Services, there are two Aquatic Supervisors, four Aquatics Assistants, an Administrative Specialist, and 160-180 Seasonal Lifeguards. Seasonal Lifeguards work from April through September and are hired starting in January of each year.

If you are interested in any permanent positions, visit Human Resources/Jobs and check for job availability or fill out a job interest card to stay notified about openings. You can fill out a job interest card for any position in the Fire Department by clicking "Subscribe" under any of the job descriptions at East Bay Regional Park District (

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Many of our Firefighters are On-Call Firefighters (OCFs). They are staff who work a regular job, such as a park ranger, park specialist, or another position within the park district, in addition to serving as a firefighter. If you are a current employee of the district and would like to become an On-Call Firefighter, keep an eye out for district emails or visit Human Resources/Jobs.

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