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HOW TO BECOME A FIREFIGHTER

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A:  Riverside County Fire is part of CAL FIRE. When you work for Riverside County Fire Dept., you are a CALFIRE employee. To apply for CALFIRE/Riverside County Fire Dept., click here https://www.fire.ca.gov/careers/

B:  If you are ready to apply, select the ‘Open Examinations’ icon

C: 'Open Examinations' are jobs you can apply for right now, but you need to take an eligibility exam first.

D: If you do not see the job you are interested in, it may not be available till a later date.

E: For example, if you are looking to become a Firefighter II (Paramedic), select Firefighter II (Paramedic) and the job bulletin will open. For a sample, click here.

NOTE: YOU MUST MAIL IN YOUR APPLICATION TO APPLY TO TAKE THE ONLINE EXAM.

A: If you have not already done so, it is time to make a CalCareer Account. By creating a CalCareers account you can-

  • Receive contact letters for job opportunities electronically
  • Set up notifications for new job opportunities using Saved Searches
  • Upload and store your resume
  • Easily view your eligibility status
  • Save and submit multiple applications electronically

B: Create or login to your account here https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Login.aspx

C: While you are going through the exam process you can look for positions in specific locations.

D: Type in the job title or a key word. For example: paramedic

E: Once you are eligible you can press ‘Apply Now’, then complete the application process.