Captain - Fire/EMS/Rescue / LARRO / ALL Risk
Escondido, CA 
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Captain - Fire/EMS/Rescue / LARRO / ALL Risk
Requisition ID 2021-19264
Location US-CA-Escondido
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Company : Name Rural/Metro Fire Dept, Inc.
Job Description

Capstone Fire Management is seeking experienced and motivated, fire officers to join our Capstone Team. We are looking for team-oriented fire captains/engine bosses who posses outstanding leadership and communication skills. The perfect candidate makes good decisions based on our established operational policies, procedures, and practices. They can be trusted to make sound decisions and/or exercise good judgement on behalf of the Capstone Fire & Safety Management organization. Working in the private sector offers many challenging and rewarding opportunities. We work with commercial, utility, and industrial customers during their critical infrastructure projects, outages, shut downs, and emergency call out situations across the Western and Central Regions of the United States.

If you meet the required qualifications and are motivated to support the "Capstone Way", we welcome you to apply for a Fire Officer position with Capstone Fire & Safety Management.


    Highly Desirable - NWCG ENGB (I-200, S-230, S-231, S-290) with signed Task Book.
  • Supervises a team of Firefighters, Fire Engineers, Driver Operators, and Rescue Technicians.
  • Participates in fire, rescue, EMS stand by, training events, and related tasks.
  • May fill single resource positions of Fire Marshal, Fire Coordinator, and Safety Officer.

Supervisor: Battalion Chief

KRA #1- Administration Task:

  • Prepares timely and accurate reports and maintains company files in an up-to-date status, as required. Reports include but not limited to, Daily Unit logs (214), Activity Reports, PCRs, Accident reports, Credit Card and Reimbursement reports, FieldFX/Salesforce, and electronic mail.
  • Monitors the work and training schedule, and communicates with team members in preparation for the assignment.
  • Stays abreast of all company communication including but not limited to emails, newsletters, memos, meetings, videos.
  • Maintains confidentiality with employee, customer and contractual information.
  • Maintains the company reputation through positive direct contact with customers, agencies, vendors, subcontractors and the public. Regularly and clearly communicates with management additional contractual opportunities with current and prospective customers.
  • Abides by and reinforces the Company's objectives, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, mission, guiding principles, and advocates for them and "The Capstone Way."
  • Understands the scope of work, regulatory requirements and other special contractual obligations for each customer they are assigned.
  • Attends meetings, participates in conference calls and reads and understands all company communications including policies procedures, Career Development Guide, The Capstone Way

KRA #2- Supervision and Team Development:

  • Supervises a team in the performance of the technical aspects of their work and takes charge of complex and difficult tasks, as appropriate. Determines work procedures based on contractual scope of work, assigns work to personnel, and monitors the work performance of their team.
  • Develops responsibility and teamwork among the members of their team in the accomplishment of work tasks by assuring each employee understands their work responsibilities, delegating responsibility and authority to personnel who can effectively fulfill them, and encouraging communication with and among employees.
  • Keeps subordinates and superiors adequately informed of significant matters which affect their work, attitudes, and morale. Advises and consults with their immediate supervisor on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Assures the performance of their team in accordance with the objectives and priorities established by the Company's Rules and Regulations, Mission, Vision, and guiding principles.
  • Monitors the quality and quantity of the work performed by subordinate personnel by frequently reviewing the work methods utilized and the timeliness of those work methods; identifies and documents problems in quantity and quality of work and takes prompt and effective corrective action.
  • Objectively and constructively evaluates the performance of subordinate personnel, promptly letting the employee know how well they're doing, and recommending remedial training and discipline when necessary.
  • Motivates their team by providing recognition and a sense of achievement when a job is well done, and helping assigned personnel learn new skills so they feel a sense of personal growth and advancement.


  • The Captain is accountable for evaluating the effectiveness of each team member, identifying effectiveness at level of work and skill competence. This will be communicated in a 1-1 discussion daily to each team member.
  • The Captain will document on a CFMI 107a including positive recognition, identify potential for higher level of work (Promotion), adjustment to work, additional skills training, cross-training, reassignment or de-selection. This will be done on an ongoing basis.
  • Annually the Captain will complete a full annual review of their assigned team members. The captain will review any completed 107a and 107b forms to assist in a fair and complete review.

KRA #3 - Team Morale:

  • The most critical work product in our company requires high levels of cooperation and support between team members in collateral working relationships. It is incumbent on the captain to create positive working relationships that promote teamwork and high levels of trust among team members.
  • The captain will clearly assign tasks in such a way that each team member understands not only their own task assignment, but the task assignments of those people they work around. Where work product is handed off from one team member to another, or one team to another, the team members will discuss the quality standards that each team member needs from other team members.
  • The captain will create circumstances where team members provide feedback to each other, in a respectful way related to quality standards, pace of work and safety practices.
  • The Captain will require positive feedback practice during times of low stress activities using project debriefs, brainstorming best practices, team teaching and cross training, so that during periods of high stress, the team can operate at high levels of cooperation, support and trust.


  • The Captain is accountable for evaluating the morale of the team, identifying team behavior that promotes teamwork and identifying team behavior that is destructive to teamwork.
  • The captain will review the team members each month in a 1-1 discussion with the captain's manager, to identify steps the captain may take to promote teamwork and discourage behavior that is destructive to teamwork.

KRA #4- Routine Operations:

  • Assigns and supervises the work of maintaining fire apparatus, the fire station, and related grounds, facilities, equipment, and supplies during a work shift to ensure that all apparatus, equipment, facilities, and supplies are in a readily available, safe, and useful condition.
  • Identifies ways to streamline operational methods and tactics and proposes changes to management staff.
  • Maintains control over equipment, supplies, and materials utilized by their team. Has an adequate knowledge of their immediate response area and project specific activities.
  • Develops a daily work assignment for their team, establishing the priorities of the work, and reviewing and adjusting the assignments to fit climatic conditions and workload. Makes daily assignments to their team in accordance with the schedule.
  • Maintains a state of uninterrupted vigilance of the team during routine standby operations to effectively and promptly respond to action.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls project safety inspections. Conducts inspections on a timely and frequent basis to eliminate work place hazards, enforce fire/rescue plans, and provide safety education to the team, customer and public.


  • Participates, and assists in conducting and documents daily job hazard analysis, tailboard safety meetings and fire/rescue plans with team and project workforce.
  • Reports to supervisor and documents the condition of assigned apparatus, facilities, equipment, and supplies on the appropriate forms and promptly communicates with supervisor needs to maintain a state of readiness.
  • Maintains positive customer relationships, promotes all Capstone services, maintains services within the scope of work and maintains a positive reputation of the company.

KRA #5- Emergencies:

  • Leads and participates in the response of a team to reported emergencies, such as fires, rescues, accidents, medical assistance, and other hazardous conditions, as well as other assigned calls.
  • Assesses the situation and acts on the conditions found utilizing industry best practices within the scope of training and contractual obligations.
  • Assures calls for service are responded in a safe and timely manner, including the prompt and correct size- up, assessment, and type of the response, and that the scene is set up properly to provide proper traffic flow, and prevents the occurrence of injuries to assigned personnel.
  • Promptly communicates emergency situations to the duty chief when safe to do so, and documents all actions once the situation is mitigated.


  • Using best efforts and within scope of work promptly respond to all emergencies safely using established protocols, policies and training to effectively mitigated.
  • Clearly, promptly and accurately documents all actions related to each incident, accident or emergency.

KRA #6- Training:

  • Conducts orientation, training, and practice drills in coordination with the Training Division in all phases of firefighting and related emergency rescue/medical services response to develop and maintain the capabilities and readiness of subordinate personnel.
  • Conducts timely and frequent training related to apparatus, equipment, supplies, safety inspections, physical fitness, accident prevention, monitors, and response times of their team members.
  • Maintains knowledge, skills and proficiency by attending Training drills and completing Target Solutions assignments, within due dates, as directed by the company.
  • Maintains an adequate level of physical fitness to meet job requirements.
  • Maintains current certifications in Fire, Rescue, and EMS.
  • Keeps abreast of new tactics, procedures, programs, and technologies in the fire suppression and prevention.


  • Daily conducts a safety message and a training topic with assigned team and documents the topics on the daily Unit log.
  • Maintains current Target Solutions assignments as assigned by the company.
  • Maintains a current CPR/AED certification.
  • High School Diploma
  • Three (3) years in a supervisor level experience with responsibility for directing engine companies' operations, complex fire ground operations and program and compliance management experience.
  • Challenges, issues, philosophies, principles and tactics associated with firefighting, fire prevention, Technical Rescue, inspection and equipment maintenance, training, emergency medical service, modern management, planning, organization, motivation, and communication techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Incident Command System.

Core Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Advanced computer software application (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and Internet navigational skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 21 years old (min insurance requirement) AND
    • Five (5) years Wildland firefighter and structure experience
    • Three (3) Fire Service supervisor experience AND
    • 1 or more years' experience at CFMI or equivalent
  • Minimum Training Requirements:
    • CA State Fire Marshal Firefighter 1 OR
    • Military Driver Operator Equivalent OR
    • NWCG FFT1 with S-131, S-133, S-216 (PMS 419) and signed Task Book
  • Desirable Qualifications:
    • NWCG ENGB (I-200, S-230, S-231, S-290) with signed Task Book
    • L-280, S-200, S-215, S-270, Fire Command 1A, Fire Command 1B, Fire Command 1C, Fire Prevention 1A.
    • Haz FRO
    • EMT-B

Please note that acceptance of this position will require the following:


  • A mandatory assessment and training period where Capstone Fire Management, Inc. has an opportunity, based on performance and completion of exams, to determine if candidates meet qualifications to be hired.
  • The Academy will be scheduled: TBD
  • The Academy location: Escondido, CA
  • Those attending the Academy will be paid at the Capstone Training wage rate of $14.00 per hour. Which will be paid on our normal pay cycles.
  • If a candidate does not complete the program and is cut, at any point, they will be paid in full at that time.
  • Please be advised all candidates MUST attend the Academy in full, failure to do so will result in disqualification of the hiring process.
  • IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE APPLIED FOR ONE POSITION AND RECEIVE AN OFFER LETTER FOR A DIFFERENT POSITION DUE TO THE ASSESSMENTS OF THE ACADEMY. (If that situations occurs the candidate will have an opportunity to discuss the scenarios with the Division Chief(s) and determine whether they accept or reject the offer).
  • Additional notes for the Academy:

  • Classroom wear: Class B uniform or, blue dickies and a white T-Shirt, and wildland lug-soled boots. For confined space rescue, hard-toed boots are required. All other PPE will be provided.
  • Please bring a sack lunch for each day of the Academy.
  • Travel and accommodations will be provided by CFMI for candidates who are in other States and/or live in areas that are greater than 2 hours to the academy.
  • TRAINING AFTER THE ACADEMY: After successful competition of the academy candidates may be assigned to participate in:

  • 1- to 2-week Driver Operator course, DO 1A and/or 1B.
  • OR, a 1-week, Confined Space Rescue Technician course.
  • Both trainings are covered by CFMI and attendees are paid Capstone Training wages of $13 an hour.
  • Training is subject to change and new hires attendance are based on factors such as business need, job demands, etc.

  • The estimated start time for work is normally right after trainings.
  • Assignments are seasonal, part time to full time, and expected for a 30-day duration and/or through the end of fire season. Fire Season typically can end around November of the year; however, the season can be extended or shortened at the needs of the company.
  • Shifts can range from, 24 hours a day, to 8 hours a day, Sunday through Saturday as assigned.
  • There are no relocation funds assigned to these projects. New hires should be local, and will be responsible for traveling or commuting, to be available at the job sites and/or establish their own permanent residence, if they accept this offer.

    If a candidate successfully completes the program, they will receive a job offer with their pay rate and position. THIS PAY RATE IS PAID AFTER THE ACADEMY & TRAINING. Our pay rate ranges, in general, are as follows, depending on qualifications and/or training:

  • Captain - $22.00-$25.00
  • All personnel will be paid outside of training wages, per the classification worked (firefighter, rescue tech, driver operator, Industrial Fire Brigade (IFB), etc.)
  • Specific details about your job assignment and pay rate will be discussed in the Academy.

Upon acceptance of offer and joining the GMR family, you will be required to submit your Covid-19 vaccination status of either vaccinated or not vaccinated.







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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 years
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