Employment FAQs

Employment FAQs

Lateral and Entry-level Firefighter: FAQs

+ How do I apply for a position with CCFD?

CCFD will post the job openings on CalOpps,
our website, and social media. CCFD uses the Firefighter Candidate-Testing
Center (FCTC) to establish an eligibility list. 

Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for the position and be on the FCTC eligibility list. CCFD
will send out invitations to eligible candidates after determining the minimum passing score of the FCTC written exam.

+ How long will I remain on the eligibility list

Individuals that move through the process to the Chief’s interview will be put on an eligibility list. The list will last 12-24 months at the Chief’s discretion.

+ How will I know if I’m being considered?

Candidates being considered for the position will be notified by email and/or mail.

+ Can I do station visits while preparing for my interview?

Once candidates are notified they are advancing
in the process, they are provided the rules and regulations of station visits.

We encourage candidates to visit stations, but please understand that crews are
not always going to be available due to operational needs.

+ What is the screening process?

Our screening process is explained under our minimum requirement information.

+ What is considered an Accredited Academy?

Click here to view all the Accredited Academies in the state