The Oceanside Fire Department prides itself in attracting a diverse, highly-qualified pool of applicants.

The current entry-level position for the Oceanside Fire Department is firefighter/paramedic. The minimum qualifications for this classification include, but are not limited to, State of California or National Registry Paramedic licensure and the ability to obtain San Diego County accreditation as a paramedic. For entry-level candidates the successful completion of an accredited basic fire academy is also required. The academy requirement is waived for lateral applicants. Additionally, a current CPR and ACLS card is required, along with a valid State of California Class C Driver’s License.

All prospective Oceanside Fire Department employees must undergo a thorough personal background investigation. They will also be required to complete a comprehensive medical evaluation, including a drug screen.

Fire Department recruiting, testing and hiring of employees is handled by the City of Oceanside Personnel Department. For information, contact Personnel at (760) 435-3500. For information on current job openings the (LINK)Current City of Oceanside Job Openings (LINK), or call the City’s Job Hotline telephone number at (760) 435-3505.

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The Oceanside Fire Department has various fire prevention and support-level positions as well.

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