Tubac Fire District is recruiting to hire for two vacant Firefighter/CEP positions and to establish a list of Firefighter/CEP and Firefighter/EMT for future hiring.

Tubac Fire

Established in 1974 and operating out of four fire stations, the Tubac Fire District provides fire and emergency medical services, which include fire suppression & wildland firefighting, emergency medical response, rescue, fire prevention, public education and a host of non-emergency services such as venomous creature removal.

Currently deploying normal daily operational staffing of 8 personnel, the District responds to approximately 1600 calls per year. TFD provides service with a Type I engine, an ALS/BLS ambulance, one water tender, and one Type 6 brush truck operating out of each fire station.

The District administrative office is located at 2227 E. Frontage Road; this location is also home to TFD Station 1. Station 2 is located at 1360 W. Frontage Road in Rio Rico; Station 3 at 333 Camino Josefina in Rio Rico; and Station 4 at 149 Ruta Camaron in Rio Rico.


Hourly Rate:

Firefighter/EMT $13.75

($41,112.50 est. annual salary)

Hourly rate increases to $14.44 after the successful completion of the probationary year

Firefighter/CEP $16.00

($47,840.00 est. annual salary)

Hourly rate increases to $16.80 after the successful completion of the probationary year.


Tubac Fire District offers a full benefit package including 10 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, uniform allowance, short and long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D insurance, and PSPRS retirement.


Minimum Qualifications:

18 years old at time of application

Valid Arizona driver’s license

High School graduate or GED

State of Arizona Firefighter I and II

State of Arizona EMT-B or EMT-P

Must successfully complete a job-related physical and medical evaluation

Must successfully pass a routine drug screen and background investigation

Preferred Qualifications:

National Registry EMT-B or EMT-P

Three years full-time FF/CEP experience


Selection Process

Following the closing date, all application packets will be reviewed and evaluated based upon the qualifications and criteria outlined in this information packet. Those candidates that the District determines to be best qualified will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process will consist of a written test, practical skills evaluation (EMT-B skills), oral interview, and Fire Chief interview.

All testing dates will be announced after the closing of the application process.

The successful candidate shall be subject to a physical assessment test, pre-employment physical examination, drug screen, fingerprinting, professional and personal reference checks, and criminal and motor vehicle background review.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed TFD Employment Application
  • proof of all other minimum requirements

Apply online here or at the District office, 2227 E. Frontage Road, Tubac, AZ. For questions please call (520)398-2255.

Application materials must be submitted to:

Fire Chief Cheryl Horvath

Tubac Fire District

PO Box 2881

Tubac, AZ  85646-2881

Completed application packets must be received no later than 1700 hours on Tuesday, May 31st, 2019.