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Join Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and take advantage of the amazing employee benefits we offer!

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe that protects and enhances the quality of life of its members by preserving, protecting and promoting its history, culture and traditions; promoting self-sufficiency and a strong work ethic; exercising the powers of self-government and sovereign immunity; while providing social, health, economic and educational resources, opportunities and services that contribute to the well-being of the tribal community and the community surrounding it.

  • Fantastic Health Insurance package that is free to full time employees (90% employer paid for dependents)
  • Free Dental, Vision, and Group Term Life insurance ($50K)
  • Up to 5% employer match on 401K
  • 12 sick days and 3 weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Reimbursement of up to $60 per month for gym/health club memberships



Under the direction of the Fire Director/Chief, the Fire Captain plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the emergency and non-emergency activities of Tribal Fire and Fuels Management Crew.  This is the first-level supervisor and incident commander, responsible for overseeing, directing and exercising overall supervision of department activities and personnel in the absence of the Fire Director or Chief.



  1. Commands emergency response scenes.
  2. Directs and performs a variety of staff support functions.
  3. Plans, coordinates and supervises activities of fire suppression during emergency response and administrative activities.
  4. Commands single and multiple-company responses to emergency fire, medical aid, mutual aid, rescue or other situations and functions as the incident commander.
  5. Responsible for situation assessment, tactic and strategy development and implementation, and the deployment of personnel and equipment.
  6. Makes determinations regarding requests for additional personnel, equipment and resources.
  7. Personally performs a wide variety of fire suppression and medical treatment tasks in emergency situations.
  8. Plans, schedules, assigns and participates in equipment and station maintenance, company drills and training, company fire inspections and other operational and administrative functions.
  9. Assists in overall department planning, programming and administration.
  10. Represents the department in meetings, conferences and public events.
  11. Participates in planning, developing and implementing the department’s public education and community outreach program.
  12. Assumes command of the Fire Department in the absence of the Fire Director or Chief
  13. Participates in and oversees staff development, department-wide training programs, implementation of departmental policies, procedures and safety practices and standards.
  14. Provides training and ensures understanding and compliance, and participates in the selection and/or promotion process for fulltime staff.
  15. Prepares paperwork for emergency response, performance evaluations, leave requests and purchase documents, counsels assigned staff on performance, training and personal development needs.
  16. Delegates special assignments to company personnel.
  17. Coordinates and participates in special research projects involving all aspects of the department’s operations.
  18. Inspects records and daily logs; inspects department facilities to ensure proper safety practices.
  19. Communicates with other communities to develop mutual aid activities and works closely with the public to explain or coordinate programs and/or prevention issues.
  20. Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the department’s fire prevention program including program evaluation, recording, reporting, correspondence and training.
  21. Responds to and resolves citizens’ fire prevention-related complaints.
  22. Coordinates activities with outside agencies to achieve mutual fire prevention goals and objectives.
  23. Provides technical assistance and advice to departmental staff and outside agencies on fire prevention related subjects.
  24. Monitors fire service and makes recommendations for improvement.
  25. Completes special projects and performs other related work as assigned.



  1. High school diploma/GED is required.
  2. Graduation from a two-year college (or equivalent units/credits) with a major course work in fire science is preferred.
  3. Must possess five years of experience as a paid, full-time firefighter; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  4. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents.
  6. Ability to analyze and solve problems using logical and mathematical reasoning.
  7. Ability to observe and interpret situations, learn and apply new information or skills.
  8. Must be able to effectively interact with local/city fire, other organizations and the public.
  9. Must possess working knowledge of the principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, work evaluation and discipline.
  10. Experience with administrative practices including budgeting, monitoring expenditures, and purchase requisition processes.
  11. Working knowledge of the principles, techniques, strategy, materials and equipment used in fire suppression, investigation and prevention, rescues and related emergency responses.
  12. Working knowledge of the methods and practices of providing emergency medical response at the basic life support level.
  13. Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.
  14. Working knowledge of safety practices and precautions pertaining to fire and emergency.
  15. Ability to analyze emergency response and operations problems, develop sound alternatives, render emergency medical care at the basic life support level and make effective recommendations and decisions under emergency circumstances.
  16. Ability to plan, organize, schedule, assign and review the work of others, and to develop and conduct classroom and practical training courses and programs.
  17. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  18. Ability to maintain accurate records, prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials.



Shingle Springs Rancheria requires the successful completion of a drug screening of all potential Tribal employees prior to being hired.  The Tribe recognizes that the State of California has legalized the use of marijuana. The Tribe is located on federally owned trust land and complies with federal laws. Therefore, marijuana use is prohibited, and all drug tests will include a screening for THC.


Shingle Springs Rancheria recognizes a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy and employees will be required to sign a Consent to Drug and/or Alcohol Testing.  Employees may be selected for alcohol / drug testing upon reasonable suspicion, and upon any/all accidents.



Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and fingerprinting prior to being hired.  Verification of previous employment and education will also be conducted after the interview if an offer of employment is being considered.


Confidentiality is an absolute requirement for this position and is cause for immediate termination if not followed to the highest standard.


Preference in hiring is given to the most qualified applicant.  However, when candidates for an open position are determine to be equally qualified, Native American candidates will have preference for hiring purposes. This means that if the qualifications of the best candidates are comparable, the Native American candidate is given preference.  The following order of preference shall be adhered to when hiring: (1) Members of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians members; (2) Spouses or domestic partners (certified through Tribal Court or the State of California) of members of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians; 3) Parents of children of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians; 4) All other documented Native Americans; 5) All other applicants in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian eligibility.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters PLACERVILLE, CA
  • Size 1,000 - 3,000
  • Founded 1976
  • Type
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
  • About shingle springs band of miwok indians
  • The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized Native American Tribe practicing sovereignty and self-sufficiency. Our vision is to empower Tribal Members to thrive in the modern world while preserving their cultural foundations. The Tribe provides healthcare to many within the local community through the Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center (Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy). We also offer outreach services through the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo Counties. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is d ... eeply committed to sustaining and improving the quality of life for both Tribal Members and the general community alike. This guiding principle is a responsibility and a privilege of the Tribe as it strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its members, employees and patrons. More

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