Fire Fighter Recruitment


The City of Seaside invites Applications for the ApPlicAtion of Fire Fighter

About the Position


This position is an Internal Only recruitment. Any current City of Seaside employee is eligible to apply.

Application Deadline:
February 18th. 

Click here to apply!

Information Session:
February 17th

Interested in learning more about a career in the fire service?

Join us for an Orientation

An orientation will be held on Saturday Februrary 17th at the Oldemeyer Center beginning at 9:00 AM in the Seahorse Room. 

Immediately following the orientation, from 11 AM to 12 PM, all attendees are invited to the Seaside Fire Station to practice for the C-PAT. 

Those that plan to attend the agility portion should wear comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes and be prepared to sign a waiver for participation. 

Neither of these are required to apply for the position. It is exclusively an information session.  

Contact Samantha Alcaraz Sakhrani for more info at

Selection Process

Application Screening

All candidates that successfully pass the application screening will be invited to begin the testing process which will include a written exam on Saturday, March 10th. 

Oral Exam

Those passing the written exam will be invited to participate in an oral interview tentatively scheduled for March 20th.

Physical Agility

Applicants will be required to obtain a CPAT - Certified Physical Agility Test  prior to acceptance of employment but is not necessary prior to submission of application.

Firefighter Position

This is the journey-level class in the fire service series that performs all normal fire suppression, basic medical emergency, hazardous materials, and other emergency response activities. The nature of the work performed requires an employee in this class to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all others contacted in the course of work and requires the ability to perform heavy physical work at potential risk to health and safety. This class is distinguished from Fire Engineer in that the latter drives and operates all fire equipment and apparatus.

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