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Fire Inspector

Company: TULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT
Location: Visalia
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Fire Inspector




Salary: $42,573.00 - $51,884.00 Annually


Current vacancy with the Tulare County Fire Department. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies, and may be used for extra help. The life of the list is six months.

Typical Duties

Plan and conduct inspections of assembly, commercial, residential, organized camps, licensed day cares, apartments, licensed residential care facilities, industrial, storage facilities, jails, schools, health care and other facilities licensed by State agencies such as Department of Social Services, Department of Health Services, Department of Development Services, Department of Corrections or Department of Alcohol and Rehabilitation to assess conformity with State and local fire safety codes and ordinances; perform follow-up inspections to verify correction of deficiencies; inspect fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, fire hydrant systems, pumping systems, and water storage facilities; survey water systems to determine reliability of available water and flow for fire protection purposes; provide survey data to fire control field staff; research fire prevention/protection standards and codes; provide technical assistance to fire company personnel; present public information programs regarding fire prevention, fire protection, and life-safety methods and techniques; maintain records of inspections; issue citations and prepare documentation for legal action; prepare reports and correspondence.

Employment Standards

Education/Experience Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented with major coursework or specialized training in fire prevention, construction/building trades, fire protection systems or closely related field AND one year fire prevention inspection experience in governmental Fire Prevention bureau or a Fire Department OR two years in the inspection or administration of related regulatory ordinances. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Knowledge of – Inspection methods and techniques; math sufficient to compute percentages, decimals, and fractions; record keeping systems; types and methods of building construction related to fire and life-safety; and basic fire science, fire terminology, and fire behavior.Skill/Ability to – Identify fire and life-safety hazards and recommend corrective action; read, understand and interpret technical material such as National Fire Protection Association Fire Codes, State Fire Codes, and local ordinances; explain technical terms and concepts to others; plan, prepare and make public presentations; use patience, tact and courtesy in working with the public in a service and enforcement situation; analyze and compile technical information; conduct visual, on-site inspections; maintain accurate records and time schedules related to the legal requirements for code compliance; prepare clear, concise written reports and correspondence; and utilize a personal computer for word processing and data entry.DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSKnowledge of: National Fire Protection Association, California Fire Code, California Building code, and related state and local laws; fire and life-safety systems used in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities; types and uses of portable and automatic fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, building elements, and fire-related assemblies; basic computer programs and data entry methods.Skill/Ability to: Apply appropriate fire code standards to construction projects; read and interpret building plans.Education: Completion of the State Fire Marshal Courses, "Fire Prevention 1A & 1B"; specialized training in construction materials and building codes. Equivalent to an Associate of Science Degree from an accredited college with major coursework in fire technology or a closely related field. Candidate will be required to possess and maintain First Aid and CPR certifications upon employment.

Additional Information

Conditions of EmploymentCandidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted, which may include a re-investigation every 10 years for some positions. An Employment Eligibility Verification using E-Verify may be required on the first day of employment for some positions. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.College Cost Reduction Access ActThis may a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible.
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