County of Alameda

Fire Fuels Crew Technician (#8128)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Fire Paraprofessional (073)
$20.00-$22.05 Hourly / $1,600.00-$1,764.00 BiWeekly /
$3,466.67-$3,822.00 Monthly / $41,600.04-$45,864.00 Yearly

Under the direction of the of the Division Chief of Emergency Management, Fire Captain, or equivalent position, the Fire Fuels Crew Technician classification may perform a variety of activities, including hazard mitigation at vegetation fires, public education outreach, fire prevention assistance, and identifying and eliminating potentially hazardous conditions in the wildland and urban interface settings and other duties as assigned.


The Fire Fuels Crew Technician classification is a class located in the Alameda County Fire Department. This class will be established as a project classification, and the incumbents will be trained in fire behavior, fire control, and fire suppression techniques. This classification differs from the classification of Firefighter as the former responds to vegetation fires only, does not wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), or enter into immediate dangerous to life or health (IDLH) atmospheres requiring an SCBA, and performs most vegetation management activities in the prevention setting.    

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

  1. Attend and complete classroom training and manipulative exercises and drills.
  2. Inspect, operate, service, and repair equipment and tools related to fire prevention and mitigation.
  3. Assist with vegetation management activities to clear or reduce hazardous fuels, construct fire lines, and identify potentially hazardous conditions.
  4. Assist with vegetation fires by constructing fire lines, mop-up hotspots, and support bulldozer lines.



Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or high school proficiency certificate.

Special Requirements:

All applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment. 


  1. All applicants must possess a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.
  2. All applicants must possess a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Ability to:

  • Work in the wildfire environment that includes steep, rocky terrain covered in thick vegetation.
  • Work for extended periods of time in required personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes boots, hard hat, gloves, and fire-resistant clothing.
  • Work in severe temperature extremes due to weather or fire conditions.
  • Perform physical tasks that require coordination, strength, dexterity, and stamina.
  • Learn and use specialized tools and equipment.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Complete classroom courses, training, and tests
  • Complete manipulative training, drills, and tests.
  • Communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Use radio communications equipment.
  • Perform basic tasks on computers, tablets, and other forms of information technology.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with the public.
  • Work as a member of an organized team.
  • Use good judgment in emergency or critical situations.
  • Remain calm and work effectively in stressful situations.
  • Adapt to changes in work assignments and duties.

NewSpec 8128
DR: saa 12/23/2022
CSC Date:01/25/2023

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