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Benefit Package - Full Time Employees

Full Time Benefit

Retirement Pension - Miscellaneous:

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

CalPERS 2% at 62 – PEPRA New Members

"Classic" employee pays 12% 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 12% 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 $2,315 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: All personnel under 65 - District provides $50,000 on member’s life; $50,000 accidental death/dismemberment and $1,000 for member’s dependents.

All personnel over 65 - District provides $32,500 on member’s life; $32,500 accidental death/dismemberment and $1,000 for member’s dependents.

Deferred Compensation: District contributes $300 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 July, $500 in January)

Text Message Allowance: Department pays $60 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, 2021:

Click here for .pdf version of publicly available pay schedule.

Rank/Title

Start

6 mo.

12 mo.

24 mo.

36 mo.

Fire Chief

25,040

Division Chief of Operations

     19,890

     22,431

Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal

     18,138

     20,117

Battalion Chief

16,489

18,287

Captain/Asst. Fire Marshal

     15,030

             15,745

Captain

      13,368

     14,312

Wildland Specialist

13,058 

13,673

Engineer/Inspector

      13,058

      13,673

Engineer

       11,621

      12,434

Firefighter/Paramedic

       9,428

       10,359

       11,294

       12,324

Firefighter

8,488

9,321

10,169

11,093

Dispatcher

       8,840

       9,198

       9,454

Accountant

       11,554

      12,137

      12,746

13,386

     14,055

Administrative Assistant

10,904

11,452

12,021

12,625

13,259

Public Information Officer

10,904

11,452

12,021

12,625

13,259

Mechanic

       9,356

       10,180

        11,007

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: $ 554.65 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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