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Employment - Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I submit my application packet?

Applications are submitted electronically. Please click the link for the position that you would like to apply for. If there is not a position listed, fill out our job interest card and we will contact you as positions become available.

Do I need to submit anything else with my application? 

All job announcements list the requried documents need to be submitted in order to have a complete application packet. Please read the job annoucement carefully, if you have any questions email or call 760-723-2039.

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. 

Incomplete application packets will not 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) 723-2039 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 background check and medical examinations which include drug and alcohol screening. Upon successful completion, your start date will be established.

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. Some positions also require successful completion of a background investigation, 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.