Position Detail:

Alhambra Fire Department
301 North 1st Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Los Angeles County

626-457-8961 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Fire Protection Specialist - First 200 apps
Last Filing Date:  October 18, 2017

Special Instructions:  



SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 TO OCTOBER 18, 2017 AT 5:00 P.M. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION AND APPLY ONLINE THROUGH: CalOpps.gov by setting up a Personal Profile. Cover letters and resumes are optional. Visit us at: www.cityofalhambra.org.


POSITION: Duties include, but are not limited to the following: performs complex technical fire and life safety inspections, including commercial and industrial buildings and places of public assemblage and reviews building construction plans to determine compliance with fire and life safety codes; provides a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, contractors, engineers/designers, and other city departments; evaluates fire protection systems; enforces fire safety code provisions; issues notices, warnings, and citations; maintains current inspection records; prepares inspection reports, technical information and statistical data; develops and participates in public education and outreach projects within the community; makes presentations to community groups; assists and participates in educating the public at schools, regarding fire prevention, disaster preparedness and other related educational programs and services; attends a variety of continuing education classes, seminars, and meetings in an effort to maintain familiarity with applicable codes, regulations, policies, and procedures; investigates complaints pertaining to violation of fire prevention laws and gives correction orders as necessary; assists sworn fire safety personnel as needed with code interpretation and fire prevention inspections; communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; participates in a variety of special projects related to fire inspection and prevention activities; will be required to respond to emergency calls after hours; accepts periodic overtime assignments and performs other related duties assigned.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Completion of 60 college units in Fire Protection, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field is desirable. Completion of CFSTES (California Fire Service Training and Education System) Fire Prevention 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D; OR Fire Inspector 1A, 1B, 1C 1D, HazMat First Responder Awareness, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D. Along with the classes noted above, two years of experience/background in fire safety inspection and/or plan review or other related inspection/plan review activities that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position applied for.

Desirable Certifications: Laws of Arrest-PC 832, CFSTES (California Fire Service Training and Education System) Fire Prevention 3A: Hydraulic Sprinkler Calculations, Fire Prevention 3B: Plan Checking, Plan Examiner 1A: Building Plan Review ? Plan Examiner 1B: Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Plan Review ? Plan Examiner 1C: Hazards and Special Operations Plan Review ? CA Statutes and Regulations (SFT FSTEP course), International Code Council Fire Inspector II, National Code Services Association Certification in 2013 California Fire Code.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Fire and life safety inspections and codes. Ability to: Make judgment decisions in the field; deal positively with people under negative conditions; promote an understanding of ordinance requirements. PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Sitting, standing, walking, climbing ladders/scaffolds, crawling, crouching, reaching above shoulders.

REQUIRED LICENSES: Possession of a valid California driver?s license is required when operating any City vehicle.

Ideal Candidate
SELECTION PROCESS: Candidates must submit an application online, cover letters and resumes are optional. Please apply at CalOpps.gov or visit the City?s website

Oral Interview 100%

Candidates will be required to pass a City administered pre-employment physical and may be required to pass a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination as part of the Selection Process, Candidates who do not pass will be disqualified and removed from the eligibility list. ACCOMMODATION: Applicants with legal disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact the Human Resources Department at least five (5) working days prior to the examination date.

Effective January 1, 2013, new members to CalPERS or an agency with CalPERS? reciprocity will be subject to the provisions of the Public Employees? Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) and will receive 2% @ 62 benefit formula underwhich the employee pays 6.25% as a contribution to the PEPRA plan. Employees who are current members of CalPERS or an agency with CalPERS? reciprocity, or who have less than a six month break in service between employment in a CalPERS (or reciprocal) agency will be enrolled in the 2.7% @ 55 benefit formula underwhich the City pays 2% of the employee?s contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the employee pays 8% of the employee contribution to PERS. The City offers a Section 125 cafeteria benefit plan. The City does not participate in the Social Security System. City paid leave time (sick, vacation and holiday) available in accordance with City policies.

Special Instructions
Applicants will be notified by email as to the test date, time and location. An email must be included in the application process. The examination process will include the following: Qualifying Oral Interview - 100%. Candidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation, City administered Pre-employment physical, and a polygraph examination, which will be part of the examination process. Candidates who do not pass will be disqualified and removed from the eligibility list.

ACCOMMODATION: Applicants with legal disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact the Human Resources Department at least five (5) working days prior to the examination date. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Starting Salary:  $5,662.00-$7,373.00
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Alhambra City Hall Human Resources Dept
111 South First Street

Alhambra, CA 91801

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: $7,500,000.00
Population Served: 86,231
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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