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San José Fire Department
1661 Senter Road
San José, CA 95112

Phone: 408-794-7000


Current Job Opportunities with San José Fire Department

The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is an advanced, diverse and progressive fire department situated in the capital of Silicon Valley. Our goal is to maintain San José's heritage of excellence by recruiting candidates who reflect the rich makeup of our diverse population.

SJFD's mission is to serve the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response. SJFD is a high-volume, high-performance, “all hazard” fire department, comprised of 33 fire stations, responding to approximately 93,000 calls for service each year. SJFD’s service area includes a number of high-hazard occupancies: an international airport; a municipal airport; seven major hospitals, including three trauma centers and seven emergency departments; the SAP Center, which has a maximum occupancy 17,500; San José State University (the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast), which has a student population of 33,409; three super regional malls; approximately 100 high-rise structures; and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

9-1-1 Dispatcher

The San José Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of public safety radio dispatcher trainee. Please visit our Fire Communications webpage for more information. To view the job announcement or apply online, click here


The San José Fire Department is currently accepting applications for associate engineers to serve in its Bureau of Fire Prevention. Envision yourself working on truly unique, high-rise projects, including reviewing specifications, providing technical advice on fire codes and regulations and analyzing and evaluating proposals. Candidates with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a professional engineering discipline and three years of applicable experience are encouraged to apply. To view the job announcement or apply online, click here.

Firefighter Positions

SJFD is not currently accepting applications for the position of firefighter recruit. If you want to be notified about future openings, please join the SJFD's email list.

The last firefighter recruitment application process closed on May 14, 2018.

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