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Reserve Firefighter - Open to SMBMI Tribal members and Tribal community members - Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

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Reserve Firefighter - Open to SMBMI Tribal members and Tribal community members


Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel


Highland, California 92346
United States

Date Posted:

Jun 18, 2022

Ending Date:

Sep 14, 2022

Type of Position:

Part Time


Community & Government Relations

Job Description

******** Open to SMBMI Tribal members and community members ********

The San Manuel Fire Department's mandate is to provide emergency and non-emergency services to protect the lives and property of tribal citizens, employees, patrons, and guests of the San Manuel reservation as well as to safeguard environmental, cultural and economic resources. The department is called upon to ensure fire safety on the reservation and to protect the lives of those within the community. Also critical in the San Manuel Fire Department's mission is to develop, implement and maintain innovative prevention programs and strategies, lifesaving and safety education and training to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians community. The department fosters partnerships with other tribal departments, as well as outside public safety agencies, to promote a dynamic emergency response capability. Under the supervision of the Special Operations Supervisor, the Reserve Firefighter accomplishes a variety of duties in the protection of life and property. Participates in the combating, extinguishing and prevention of fires as well as providing emergency medical care, rescue and protection of individuals from hazardous environments. Maintains fire station, grounds, and equipment, participates in fire prevention inspection, fire prevention, and suppression training.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Provides courteous and expeditious customer service to San Manuel employees, the general public and Tribal Citizens while maintaining confidential information.

2. Responds to fire alarms, medical emergencies, hazardous materials situations and other emergency/non-emergency calls to protect life and property endangered.

3. Performs all firefighter duties; lays and connects hoses; directs water streams in the control and extinguishing of fires in structures, brush and grass; uses forcible entry tools, bars, hooks, ladders, extinguishers and other equipment.

4. Raises and climbs ladders; ventilates structures; accomplishes salvage operations.

5. Administers emergency medical care to treat patients; performs Basic Life Support (BLS); assists paramedics with Advance Life Support (ALS).

6. Operates a two-way radio to communicate with the communications center.

7. Participates in fire prevention programs and inspections to enforce fire prevention codes and ordinances.

8. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.



  • Must be an eligible member of the San Manuel Tribal Community.


  • Principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention.
  • Principles and practices of emergency medical care.
  • Operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment.
  • Safety practices and precautions pertaining to emergency services.
  • Ability to learn local streets, fire alarms, fire hydrants, public and local government buildings, and local hazards.
  • Read and understand departmental policies, rules, regulations and instructions to include fire prevention & suppression literature and emergency medical care instructions.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing, with proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.  
  • Analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and responsible course of action.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and programs to include MS Office, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Complete Minimum training hours (226 hours) to be certified as a Reserve Firefighter.
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per month to station coverage as well as 8 hours of training per month at the fire station (typically conducted on a Saturday).
  • Monthly hours will range from 24-48 hours however, hours may be exceed 48 if needed in the event of an emergency.

Environmental Safety

  • Demonstrates pride in the entire facility by maintaining a clean, safe work environment for guests and co-workers. 
  • Consistently demonstrates personal ownership for cleanliness and maintaining exceptional housekeeping standards within the department, facility and all Tribal owned properties. 
  • Consistently demonstrates concern for personal safety and the safety of guests, vendors and other team members by immediately addressing or reporting all unsafe acts and/or conditions.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.


Within one year of appointment, the reserve firefighter must complete the following:

  • EMR/EMT-I (Must be valid in State of California).
  • Current AHA CPR Healthcare Provider or equivalent.
  • Annual continuing medical education sufficient to maintain active licensing and accreditation.
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational (CSTI or equivalent).
  • ICS 100-Introduction to ICS, ICS 200-Basic ICS.
  • IS 700 NIMS: An Introduction.


  • Fire Control III and Fire Control VII.
  • S 190.
  • One (1) year experience as a fire fighter (Career, Volunteer, or PCF).
  • Experience may be considered in lieu of certification or required qualifications.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.

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Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346
Why you’ll want to work on our Team:
After 35 years, long time Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel employees still love their jobs

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel – San Manuel Casino is now Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel.

We are located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, CA, Our gaming resort is owned and operated by the San Manuel Entertainment Authority. 
Phase 1 of our expansion opened July 24 with an expanded casino space offering more than 6,500 slots, five high-limit gaming rooms, live entertainment, a full array of dining options which include The Pines Modern Steakhouse, the Hong Bao Kitchen, Just Barbeque, the Serrano Vista Cafe, Rock & Brews, the Chingon Kitchen, Quick Bikes, the Big Mo’ Cafe, the TuTu’s Food Court and six cocktail lounges and bars.

Our luxury resort features a 17-floor hotel tower with 432 guest rooms and suites, an elevated pool deck experience, a lavish full-service spa and salon, expanded dining options, convenient 24-hour in-room dining. Our gaming resort offers sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry. At San Manuel, our team members define us.

Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be. 

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive Benefits Program:
Apply today to join our team!