OAKLAND -- The Oakland Fire Department is looking for residents to become involved in the hiring of future firefighters for the city of Oakland by sitting on board panels and interviewing potential candidates.

Volunteers' commitment to this process could range from one to three days but they are not required to serve all days. To participate, a volunteer must work, live, or own a business in Oakland.

The oral boards scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 4-8.

For more information or to register as an assessor, contact Yvette Harris-Wallace at 510-238-6138 or email her at yharris@oaklandnet.com.