Call Fire Fighter, Non-competitive

County of Los Angeles
2 per week CA 1320 N Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063, United States





REPOSTING: This announcement is a repost to update the information on the education requirement, physical class, and salary information.


December 15, 2022  at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

Until the needs of the Department are met and is subject to close without prior notice.




$33.68 per session.

A session is equivalent to 2 hours.

Performs fire fighting and rescue duties in all types of fires and in other emergency situations, on an as needed basis.

Positions allocable to this temporary class respond to emergencies as needed and receive technical and administrative supervision from Fire Captains. Incumbents perform a range of fire fighting and related duties. These positions must respond immediately at any hour of the day or night, in any weather, to combat life or property threatening emergencies. All positions in this class require the physical stamina to perform such strenuous activities as ascending or descending ladders while carrying victims or equipment in order to effect rescues, as well as the ability to manipulate equipment, such as fire hoses, power tools and hand tools. Some specialized assignments may require the physical stamina to perform such strenuous activities as diving/swimming while carrying victims. Incumbents must also be able to receive and follow orders from superiors, often under conditions of stress, noise and confusion; and inclement weather conditions; and to relay information to or from other fire fighters either verbally or through use of hand signals. Incumbents typically work under hazardous conditions, such as those that involve exposure to fire and smoke and deep waters.

Essential Job Functions

Emergency Response

  1. Responds to fire and other emergency calls within an assigned geographical area.
  2. Operates fire equipment and communicates with supervisor during emergency operations using a two-way radio.
  3. Performs basic firefighting and life-saving functions, including but not limited to:
  • fire suppression
  • responding to emergency medical calls
  • providing basic first aid and CPR
  • positioning and climbing ladders
  • forcible entry
  • ventilation
Non Emergency Response

       4. Participates in drills and training courses, including but not limited to:

  • firefighting techniques
  • rescue
  • fire prevention
  • public fire safety education

      5. Performs assigned maintenance duties, including but not limited to: 

  • fire apparatus
  • equipment
  • living quarters, building, and grounds
  • equipment and inventory records



Graduation from high school (or its equivalent).*

*A copy of a high school diploma, its equivalent, or a higher degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school or equivalent U.S. high school proficiency or higher education. Evidence of equivalent high school proficiency includes having passed the GED, TASC, HiSET, or CHSPE. Accredited high schools are those accredited by certifying organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education, and include accredited public and non-public high schools in the United States and accredited United States Department of Defense high schools.

A valid California Class C Driver License is required at time of hiring.**

A valid California Class C Driver License with Firefighter endorsement, tank endorsement, with no air brake or manual transmission restrictions is required within twelve months from the date of completing the training academy.

Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

If the applicant does not have a driving record from the State of California, the applicant may be required to provide his/her driving record from any other state/jurisdiction. 

Possess a current California Title 22 First Aid Certification from either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association at the time of hiring.

Physical Class IV – Arduous: This class involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working above ground on irregular surfaces. It includes those positions that occasionally demand extraordinary physical activity such as those in Safety positions.

Additional Information


*In order to receive credit for any certificate(s), license(s), high school, college or university degree, such as a Bachelor's degree or higher, you

must include a legible copy of the certificate(s), license(s), or either the Official Degree, Official Transcript(s), or Official  Letter from the accredited institution (which shows the area of specializationarea of specialization and the date the degree was awarded) with the Registrar's signature and school seal at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting an online application. 

If you are unable to attach your documents, you may e-mail them to  

or fax them to (323) 264- 7159.

Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection

. Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the submitted documents.

Note:"Official Transcript" is defined as a transcript that states "official and/or copy" issued by the High School or College Registrar’s Office bearing the college seal. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and therefore, will not be accepted and will result in your application being incomplete and rejected.

**Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies, which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as

Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC),American Universities and Colleges


International Handbook of Universities

are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by

The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services 

or the

Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.(AICE).

This examination is intended to merely qualify applicants. Successful applicants shall be placed on the eligible register without indication of relative standing on the examination.

Note:  All Notifications including test score result letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add , and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.Candidates are responsible for providing a valid e-mail address on their County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources profile and application. This e-mail address must be able to receive e-mail notifications from Candidates must review their inbox and junk/spam mail to verify if e-mail notification was received.

In accordance with CSR 8.02, applicants will be placed on an eligible register without indication of relative standing in the examination. The appointing power may appoint any one of the names on the appropriate register, except a person without Veterans credit may not be appointed if there are three or more names on the list/register of persons entitled to Veteran's credit. The names of candidates who qualify will be placed on the eligible register for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.  

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a conditional offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records that are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Candidates who are given a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a criminal background check, including a fingerprint scan, followed by a medical examination. A candidate with a conviction history that has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of the Call Fire Fighter, NC position may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

In addition, candidates must successfully complete a medical examination and be able to perform all of the essential functions of the Call Fire Fighter, NC classification. A candidate who does not successfully complete a medical examination or is unable to perform all of the essential functions of the Call Fire Fighter, NC may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill Call Fire Fighter vacancies within the Los Angeles County Fire Department as they occur.

Any Shift- Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.


APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY.  APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button, when it becomes available, at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: .  
NOTE: We must receive your application and required documents, by 5:00 pm, PT, on the last day of filing. Please check your application to ensure that the required documents are uploaded by logging on to the County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application.  If you are unable to attach required documents, you may email them to or fax the documents to (323) 264-7159 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
All applicants must enter a valid e-mail address at the time of application submission. Entering an invalid e-mail address may result in the disqualification of your application during the examination process. Notifications may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your application.

Your application will not be accepted if any of the required information and/or documents, which includes, HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT, are omitted.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and total number of hours worked (full or part-time). Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.


It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspot from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications.  

If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using someone else's user ID and password will erase the original application record.

Available Shift:  Any
Testing Accommodation Coordinator Phone:  (213) 466-5500
Department Contact Name:  Fire Examination Section 
Department Contact Phone:  (213) 466-5500
Department Contact Email: 
Department Contact FAX:  323-264-7159