Click to Home
Go To Search
Fire Department
San Jose Home
Contact Us


San José Fire Department

1661 Senter Road
San José, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 794-7000
Welcome to the Recruitment Office

The San José Fire Department is an advanced, diverse, and progressive fire department situated in the Capital of Silicon Valley.

The San José Fire Department's (SJFD) core mission is to serve the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response. The department protects approximately 200 square miles of terrain that includes residential, commercial, high-rise, and wildland interface areas.

Our goal is to maintain San José's heritage of excellence by recruiting candidates that reflect the rich makeup of our diverse population. We appreciate your interest and have provided information which will guide you through the steps required to become a member of our elite firefighting team.


San José Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee (PSRDT).  This is our entry-level 9-1-1 dispatcher classification.  No prior 9-1-1 dispatch experience is required.

Apply here or visit our Fire Communications section for more information.

Note:  The salary for the PSRDT position is currently $66,830.40. Upon completion of training, PSRDTs are promoted to Public Safety Radio Dispatcher, which has a pay range of $74,214.40 - $90,209.60.


The San José Fire Fighter Recruitment application process will be open April 2, 2018 through May 14, 2018 (date has been extended). 

Applications can be submitted through the National Testing Network at Any questions regarding the hiring process can be directed to SJFD Recruiting at .

Join the SJFD Recruitment News Flash Mailing List

If you are interested in being notified when future application or testing processes occur, please click here to join the SJFD Recruitment News Flash email list.

To be notified when future application or testing processes occur for Dispatcher positions within Fire Communications, please click here to join the "SJFD - Dispatcher Recruitments" News Flash email list.