EMS Fire Administrator/Fire Chief

Alpine County   Markleeville, CA   Full-time     Emergency Med Tech / Paramedics
Posted on November 24, 2021



EMS Fire Administrator/Fire Chief

Salary Range U12: ($6,090-6,722) per month

Final Filing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Provide copies of

Valid Class B Firefighter certificate or equivalent.

Valid Emergency Medical Technician 1B certificate





Under general supervision of the County Administrative Officer will be responsible for the planning, coordination and direction of the programs and activities of the Eastern Alpine Fire/Rescue through volunteer effort; to supervise fire suppression and investigation activities; and to perform related duties and responsibilities as required. 


Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public safety, business or public administration or closely related field.

Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible paid fire service experience, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory or management capacity. Experience working in an Office of Emergency Services government agency is highly desirable. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Class B Firefighter certificate or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician 1B certificate
  • Ability to obtain the ICS-300 (Intermediate Incident Command System) certification; and the ICS-200 (ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents) certification; and the IS-700 (National Incident Management System, an Introduction) certification within ninety (90) days from date of hire.
  • The ability to obtain the ICS-300 (Intermediate Incident Command System) certification and the IS-800 (National Response Framework, an Introduction) certification within one (1) year from date of hire.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 100% FTE exempt position in a five step salary system with advancement upon satisfactory completion of a one year probationary period and annual increases thereafter.


  • Health Insurance: County provides medical, dental and vision coverage for employees with co-payment by employees, dependent upon family status.
  • Vacation: Accrued at the rate of 6.67 hours per month, or 10 vacation days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Earned at the rate of 8 hours per month.
  • Administrative Leave: 80 hours per year increasing after 10 years
  • Holidays: 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Retirement: Participation in the California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), 2% at 62 plan

for New Members

  • Deferred Compensation: Voluntary deferred compensation program offered.
  • Alpine County is a drug, alcohol and smoke-free workplace.


Eligible applicants are REQUIRED to complete an Alpine County application form.  Resumes may not be substituted for the official county application but may be attached to a completed application.  A County application can be submitted from our website at www.alpinecountyca.gov. Qualified applicants will be invited to an oral interview after review of the applications.  Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background and reference check. OPEN UNTIL FILLED  Fax and postmarks will not be accepted.   

Alpine County Administration

75 A Diamond Valley Rd,

Markleeville, CA 96120


Alpine County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, mental or physical disability, marital status, sex or age.