Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting application(s) for the employment opportunities listed below. All positions require the individual to have Firefighter 1 Certification, as well as EMT or Paramedic Certification to apply.

North County Fire / EMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, dissability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.


Battalion Chief - Training

The Battalion Chief-Training is a full paid position and identified as both a first line supervisor of firefighter personnel and Senior Officer in the absence of the Fire Chief. The Battalion Chief-Training will be responsible for training and will assist NCRFA's Administration with duties previously assigned to the BC of Operations. The daytime BC will place special emphasis on going out and training with crews and developing Suggested Operating Guidelines, Training Manuals, and standardized drills to enhance crew performance and safety. S/he supervises and coordinates the operations of assigned station personnel and apparatus at emergency scenes and during non-emergency activities when deemed necessary. They will maintain a CPR Instructor Certification. The Battalion Chief-Training shall serve as the Senior Officer in the absence of the Fire Chief.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, in physically and mentally stressful situations to include extreme temperatures, contaminated atmosphere, hazardous materials, heights, confined areas and medical trauma situations. The Battalion Chief uses a variety of equipment, including: computers, emergency vehicles, hose, rescue equipment, saws, two-way radios, ladders etc.

Individuals may be subject to all hazards associated with fire suppression and emergency medical service responses, including but not limited to; the dangers associated with inclement weather, unpleasant odors, heat, noise levels, hazardous materials, burns, hazardous traffic conditions, communicable diseases, and contact with persons under severe emotional distress.


Part-Time | Volunteer Firefighters

To apply for either a Part-Time or Volunteer Firefighter position, download and complete the application via the link below. Be sure to follow all instructions in the application packet.


Full-Time Firefighters

Now hiring for the following positions

  • Full-Time Entry Level Firefighter / EMT
  • Full-Time Entry Level Firefighter / Paramedic
  • Full-Time Lateral Firefighter / Paramedic

North County Regional Fire Authority ("North County Fire/EMS") offers full testing services through National Testing Network, Inc. To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select "Find Jobs" and then select "Firefighter Jobs" and sign up for North County Regional Fire Authority.

What to expect at the National Testing Network Website:

Upon completion of the exam and CPAT testing, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to North County Fire/EMS. North County Fire/EMS will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct testing and CPAT testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace North County Fire/EMS's responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to North County Fire/EMS where the final decisions are made.