Chumash Enterprises

Fire Engineer

ID 2024-1982
Tribal Operations
Position Type
US-CA-Santa Ynez


Under general supervision of the Fire Captain, the Fire Engineer drives assigned fire apparatus or other automotive equipment to scenes of fire and emergencies. Performs all essential duties of Firefighter and Fire Engineer classifications.


  • Drives all fire equipment to location of fire or other emergency situations and positions truck in most advantageous manner.
  • Operates fire pumps, aerial devices, and other fire department equipment.
  • Assists in suppression of fires and the mitigation of other emergency incidents.
  • Participates in fire prevention inspections and maintenance of department apparatus.
  • Ensures engines are maintained and are serviced as needed.
  • Ensures Firefighters are trained up on fire engine operations and expectations of the engineers.
  • Ensures all lifesaving medical equipment is in good working order and requests are put in promptly to confirm equipment is maintained, fixed, and/or replaced.
  • Upholds a work environment that promotes teamwork, partnership, recognition, mutual respect, and collaboration while role modeling the company values, behaviors, and culture of One.Team.Chumash.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science or equivalent work experience is preferred.
  • Certificate of completion from a State Certified Fire Academy.
  • Certified by the California State Board of Fire Services as a Firefighter 1.
  • EMT B Certification.
  • Possession of a current CPR card.
  • Valid Firefighter Class B California Driver’s License.
  • Completed Firefighter 1 Certification Task Book under the NWCG PMS 310-1.
  • Two years’ experience as a Firefighter required.
  • Must complete Chumash Fire Department Structure Firefighter Task Book within one year from hire date.
  • Must complete Apparatus Operator 1A and 1B.
  • Knowledge of fire behavior and suppression techniques; operation and maintenance of pumping engines and water tender; practical/applied hydraulics; mathematics; water pressure and flow calculations; hydrant and water main systems; traffic laws and regulations; reservation geography; universal fire vocabulary and emergency medical care and basic life support techniques; basic mechanical and building construction maintenance principles; universal safety precautions when providing medical attention; equipment safety inspection procedures; the proper handling of toxic/hazardous materials.
  • Must be insurable to drive department vehicle.
  • Must pass physical agility test within 30 days of hire and continue to pass each year of employment thereafter.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Basic computer proficiency utilizing Microsoft applications, email, and internet.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.
  • Stress Tolerance: Performing well when faced with pressure due to time frame, workload, adversity, disappointment, or opposition.
  • Integrity: Upholding generally accepted social and ethical standards in job-related activities and behaviors.
  • Strategic Thinking: Understands and processes complex information and exercises sound judgment, considering the situation, the issues, the key players, and the levels of authority involved. Proposes courses of action that further the objectives, priorities, and vision of the organization.
  • Interpersonal Understanding: Showing interest in other people's feelings, attitudes, and reasoning.


100 Via Juana Drive

Minimum Pay Rate

$41.44 per hour

Maximum Pay Rate

$48.76 per hour


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