North County Fire Protection District


Job & Benifits Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my application?

You can submit your application by delivering it in person or mail it to the office address listed below. Application packets will be accepted as long as they are received and date stamped in Human Resources by the application deadline listed on the recruitment announcement.

North County Fire Protection District 
Deputy Fire Chief Steven Marovich
330 S. Main Avenue 
Fallbrook, CA 92028-2938
Phone: 760-723-2014
Fax: 760-723-2011          

Do I need to submit anything else with my application?

If supplemental information or other materials are required as part of an application, it will be indicated on the job posting. The supplemental materials are necessary to determine if the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying are met. In order to be considered, you must submit all supplemental information at the same time you submit your application.

Copies of any required licenses, transcripts or certificates that have been identified in the recruitment announcement should be submitted immediately in order for your application to be accepted.

Note: All materials must be received by Human Resources on or before the filing deadline.

What do I do if my mailing address has changed since I submitted my application?

You must contact Human Resources at (760) 723-2008 to request updates to already submitted applications.

How will I be contacted with information about the status of my application?

You may contact Human Resources at any time to request a status update on your application.

What happens if I’m selected for hiring?

Appointment to District service is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment medical examinations which includes drug and alcohol screening. Upon successful completion, your start date will be established.

After you are hired, you will serve a probationary period before you become a permanent of the District employee. During this time, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills, and your performance and work habits will be evaluated.

All newly hired employees are required to utilize and maintain electronic direct deposit of their paychecks into the bank or financial institution of their choice.

Are there any pre-employment requirements?

Appointment to District service is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment medical examinations, which includes drug and alcohol screening. Positions also require successful completion of a background investigation, truth verification and a psychological evaluation. All candidates must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Are there policies pertaining to Smoking, Alcohol and/or Drugs?

The use of illicit drugs and alcohol is not permitted in the workplace. Employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary procedures, which include termination.

All District offices are smoke-free. All employees hired after September 1st, 1988 shall remain a non-smoker throughout their employment as a member of the North County Fire Protection District. The member shall abstain from the use of any tobacco product during their on-duty and off-duty time while an employee of the North County Fire Protection District. Any such use of tobacco products or the smoking of any other substance, shall be grounds for disciplinary action and/or termination. All new employees will be required to sign a “Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage Contract” as a condition of continued employment.

How can I find out about specific requirements or salary for a specific position?

This information is available on our Job Descriptions section of our web site. Additionally, if we advertise a position vacancy, the job bulletin will contain full information on the skills typically required and salary range of the position. Lastly, you can contact Human Resources directly to get salary information.



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