Extra-Help (Temp) Positions

Extra help is temporary and has a limited term (up to 9 months). There are no benefits. Extra help employees must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job specification. Job titles listed may not have current openings. Your online application will be retained in our extra help database for 6 months. County departments will select applications from the database as needed.

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AIR TACTICAL GROUP SUPERVISOR: Job Info

Definition
Under general direction, is primarily responsible for the coordination of aircraft operations when fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft are operating on an incident.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This classification serves in an administrative and field supervision role in the operation of the Fire Department’s fixed and rotary wing firefighting program. The Air Tactical Group Supervisor is expected to work with a minimum of supervision and reports to an assigned Deputy Chief. The classification is limited to extra help employment.

Salary: $4,270 - $5,213 monthly pay range

 

AIRCRAFT MECHANIC: Job Info

Definition
Under direction, maintains, repairs, and modifies to critically close tolerance helicopter and fixed wing aircraft to ensure airworthiness and to do related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Aircraft Mechanic position repairs and services aircraft and engines as determined by assignment Incumbents perform job duties under the direction of the Supervising Aircraft Mechanic.

Salary: $3,042 - $3,713 monthly pay range

 

FIRE AIRCRAFT PILOT: Job Info

Definition
Under direction, operates a fixed wing aircraft and/or rotary wing aircraft in support of firefighting, rescue and fire prevention activities. Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for either fixed wing, rotary wing or both, depending on needs of the Fire Department at time of recruitment.

Salary: $6,176 - $7,915 monthly pay range

 

FIRE DISPATCHER I: Job Info

Definition
Under direction of the shift supervisor, to receive emergency and non-emergency telephone and radio calls and dispatch equipment; to operate a computer aided dispatch system; and to do related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the entry level class in the Fire Dispatcher series. Positions in this class work in a learning capacity performing duties of increased responsibilities as experience is gained. Promotion to Fire Dispatcher II is considered on a merit basis subject to Department Head's recommendation and approval by the Director of Personnel.

Salary: $2,504 - $3,057 monthly pay range

 

FIRE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC: Job Info

Definition
Under direction, to make major and minor repairs on fire equipment.

Salary: $2,952 - $3,604 monthly pay range

 

FIRE EQUIPMENT SERVICE WORKER: Job Info

Definition
Under supervision, to lubricate and service light and heavy fire equipment used in connection with the suppression and prevention of fires; and to do related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Fire Equipment Service Worker classification is a single class position allocated to the Fire Department. Incumbents are expected to service and maintain specialized fire equipment. It is distinguished from the Fire Equipment Mechanic by the latter’s responsibility to repair heavy motorized equipment, including diesel engines.

Salary: $2,199 - $2,685 monthly pay range

 

FIRE EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN: Job Info

Definition
Under supervision, responsible for inspection, testing, repair and maintenance of tools and equipment used in connection with rescue operations, emergency medical treatment and the suppression and prevention of fires.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Incumbents are expected to keep abreast of current technical skills related to specialized emergency services equipment and are expected to perform the work at a variety of locations throughout Kern County, including Headquarters, fire stations and emergency incidents, when necessary.

Salary: $2,370 - $2,894 monthly pay range

 

SEASONAL FIRE SUPERVISOR: Job Info

Definition
Under supervision, serves as supervisor of a wild land fire suppression crew.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Seasonal Fire Supervisor exercises the full range of supervisory duties by assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of a seasonal fire crew. The incumbent is expected to work independently, use good judgment and initiative in the performance of duties. It is distinguished from the Seasonal Firefighter III level by its responsibility to supervise fire crews.

Salary: $15.14/hr

 

SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER I: Job Info

Definition
Under close supervision, to learn to suppress wildland fires and to serve as a member of a wildland fire suppression crew

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the entry level of the Seasonal Firefighter classification series. Incumbents perform in a learning capacity to gain working knowledge of fire behavior, fire control and fire suppression techniques.

Salary: $10.82/hr

 

SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER II: Job Info

Definition
Under supervision serves as a moderately skilled crew member of a wildland fire suppression crew.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Seasonal Firefighter II is the journey level in the Seasonal Firefighter series and has a good working knowledge of fire behavior and fire control and suppression techniques. Assignments are often carried out independently without specific instructions. Problems involving unfamiliar conditions are referred to the crew leader for guidance.

Salary: $12.14/hr

 

SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER III: Job Info

Definition
Under general supervision, serves as a skilled crew member of a wildland fire suppression crew.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Seasonal Firefighter III is the advanced level in the Seasonal Firefighter series. This position functions in a lead capacity under the direction of the Seasonal Fire Supervisor. Incumbents have an enhanced working knowledge of fire behavior and fire control and suppression techniques. It is distinguished from the Seasonal Firefighter II level by virtue of the lead responsibility Assignments are often carried out independently without specific instructions. Problems involving unfamiliar conditions are referred to the supervisor for guidance.

Salary: $13.58/hr

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