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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 $2,780 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 $100,000 on member’s life; $100,000 accidental death/dismemberment and $1,000 for member’s dependents.

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

Deferred Compensation: District contributes $500 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, 2022:

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

Rank/Title

Start

6 mo.

12 mo.

24 mo.

36 mo.

Fire Chief

25,916

Division Chief of Operations

     20,586

     23,216

Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal

     18,773

     20,821

Battalion Chief

17,066

18,927

Captain/Asst. Fire Marshal

     15,556

             16,296

Captain

      13,836

     14,813

Wildland Specialist

13,515 

14,152

Engineer/Inspector

      13,515

      14,152

Engineer

       12,028

      12,869

Firefighter/Paramedic

       9,758

       10,722

       11,689

       12,755

Firefighter

8,785

9,647

10,525

11,481

Dispatcher

       9,149

       9,520

       9,785

Accountant

       11,958

      12,562

      13,192

13,855

     14,547

Administrative Assistant

11,286

11,853

12,442

13,067

13,723

Public Information Officer

11,286

11,853

12,442

13,067

13,723

Mechanic

       9,683

       10,536

        11,392

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: $ 574.05 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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