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Firefighter Recruitment

Post Date:09/27/2017 8:40 AM

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September 27, 2017


City of Santa Maria to Open Recruitment
for the Position of Firefighter


The City of Santa Maria will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter beginning Thursday, October 26th at 8:00 a.m., through Wednesday, November 1st at 12:00 p.m.  To be considered for the position, applicants must complete a City of Santa Maria Employment Application, meet the minimum qualifications, and submit required documentation.


The City uses the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC), sponsored by the California Firefighters Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Cal-JAC), for the selection process. Applicants will be required to complete and receive a passing score on the (FCTC) written test and a Cal-JAC Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), before the application period closes on November 1st at noon.  More information regarding the tests may be found at:


Future testing dates for FCTC are:


Tuesday, October 3rd, FCTC Sacramento, 2560 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento CA 95833

Saturday, October 14th, UCSB Corwin Pavilion, 558 UCEN Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Saturday, October 21st, FCTC Livermore, 526 Commerce Way, Livermore CA 94551




FCTC Sacramento

Saturday, October 7 - CPAT Orient./Practice

Thursday, October 12 - CPAT Test


FCTC Livermore

Tuesday, October 3 - CPAT Orient./Practice

Thursday, October 5 - CPAT Test

Wednesday, October 25 -CPAT Orient./Practice

Saturday, October 28 - CPAT Test



FCTC Orange

Saturday, September 30 - CPAT Orient.

Tuesday, October 10 - CPAT Practice

Thursday, October 12 - CPAT Test

Tuesday, October 17 - CPAT Practice

Saturday, October 21 - CPAT Test

Tuesday, October 24 - CPAT Practice

Thursday, October 26 - CPAT Test




The candidate is responsible for all required test fees. For information regarding Financial Assistance go to


FCTC written scores and CPAT certificates dated prior to Monday, October 30, 2016, will not be accepted.


The job flyer will be posted on the City’s website on Monday, October 23, 2017.  All applications received during the application period will be considered and those applicants best meeting the needs of the department will be invited to an oral board interview.


For more information, including minimum qualifications and a full job description, please visit the City of Santa Maria’s Employment Opportunities webpage at:


During the recruitment process, the Department's ride-along program will be suspended from October 23 through December 12, 2017. 


Questions may be directed to the City Manager’s Office/Human Resources Division, (805) 925-0951 extension 2203 or to the Fire Department, (805) 925-0951 extension 2255.



Departments:              City Manager’s Office/Human Resources Division / Fire Department

Contact Person:          Katrina Garcia, Management Analyst I /
                                     Tracy Aris, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:    (805) 925-0951 ext. 2203 / 2255

E-mail Address: /   

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