Serving our community
since 1917
Montecito Fire Protection District
Fire Danger - Low

Benefit Package - Full Time Employees

Effective September 1, 2016

Full Time Benefit

Summary Benefits - Full Time Employees
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Retirement Pension - Miscellaneous:

CalPERS 3% at 60 – First Level (Classic) Members

CalPERS 2% at 62 – PEPRA New Members

"Classic" employee pays 6.5% cost share toward employer contribution; employee contribution is paid by employer up to 8%.

Retirement Pension - Safety:

CalPERS 3% at 55 – First Level (Classic) Members

CalPERS 2.7% at 57 – PEPRA New Members

"Classic" employee pays 6.5% cost share toward employer contribution; employee contribution is paid by employer up to 9%.

Additional Benefits - All Full Time Employees

CalPERS Health Care: District covers a maximum of $2,125 per month per employee, towards a CalPERS-administered health plan. Plan rates vary; unused balance is not accrued.

Delta Dental Premier Plan: District covers entire cost for the employee and eligible dependents.

Vision Service Plan: District covers entire cost for the employee and eligible dependents. 

Life Insurance: District provides $50,000 on member’s life; $50,000 accidental death/dismemberment and $1,000 for member’s dependents. 

Deferred Compensation: District contributes $200 per month towards the District-sponsored IRC 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan for all employees after completing one year of employment.

Uniform Allowance: $ 1,000 per year ($500 in June, $500 in December)

Text Message Allowance: Department pays $20 per month if an employee chooses to utilize his/her personal cell phone for notification purposes.

Sick Leave: 12 hours of sick leave earned per month.

Holiday Time: Safety and Dispatchers earn 12 hours per month. Office personnel receive 12 paid holidays.

Vacation:

Safety and Dispatchers:

1-5 years of service – 12 hours per month

6-10 years of service – 16 hours per month

11-15 years of service – 20 hours per month

16+ years of service – 22 hours per month

Battalion Chief (Safety):

16+ years of service – 24 hours per month

Chief Officers assigned to a 40 hour work week: 16.66 hours per month

40 hour personnel:

1-3 years of service – 6.66 hours per month

4-7 years of service – 10 hours per month

8-11 years of service – 13.33 hours per month

12+ years of service – 16.66 hours per month

Monthly Salary Base Rates:
Effective July 1, 2018:

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Rank/Title

Start

6 mo.

12 mo.

24 mo.

36 mo.

Fire Chief

21,226

Division Chief of Operations

     16,861

     19,015

Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal

     15,375

     17,053

Battalion Chief

13,978

15,502

Captain/Asst. Fire Marshal

     12,740

     13,347

Captain

      11,332

     12,132

Wildland Specialist

  11,069 

   11,591

Engineer/Inspector

      11,069

      11,591

Engineer

       9,851

      10,540

Firefighter/Paramedic

       7,992

       8,781

       9,574

       10,447

Firefighter

7,195

7,901

8,621

9,404

Dispatcher

       7,493

       7,797

       8,014

Communications Coordinator

       10,669

       11,204

       11,762

Accountant

       9,794

      10,289

      10,805

 11,348

     11,915

Administrative Assistant

9,243

   9,708

10,191

10,702

11,240

Mechanic

       7,931

       8,629

        9,331

Special Compensation:

Longevity Incentives: Special compensation pay is calculated using the employee’s base rate.

Years of Service    Rate
3-5 years           3.00% 
6-8 years           6.00% 
9-11 years         9.00% 
12-14 years      12.00%
15-17 years      15.00%
18-20 years      18.00%
21-23 years      21.00%
24+ years         24.00%

Dispatch Cadre Members: Special compensation pay 5% of top step of the Firefighter classification base salary.

Current incentive rate: $ 447.60 per month

EMT/AED Certification Incentive: 5.35% Special compensation pay is calculated using the employee’s base rate, longevity incentive and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) earnings, if applicable.

FLSA Earnings: Safety employees working a 24-hour shift schedule receive FLSA overtime compensation equal to 5 hours of straight time pay every 24-day period.

Dispatchers working a 24-hour shift schedule receive FLSA compensation based on a fluctuating shift schedule and is calculated weekly for hours worked in excess of a 40 hour workweek.

Memorandum of Understanding Agreements:

Click here for Montecito Firefighter's Association Memorandum of Understanding.

Click here for Members of Staff Memorandum of Understanding.

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