Position Detail:

Redondo Beach Fire Department
401 South Broadway Stree
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Los Angeles County

310-376-3407 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Fire Prevention Plan Checker
Last Filing Date:  October 17, 2019

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Come work for the beautiful City of Redondo Beach, where there is "More to Sea"!

Under direction of the Fire Chief or designee, the Fire Prevention Plan Checker performs duties in the technical job category related to reviewing building and fire plans for compliance with applicable fire regulations; conducts inspections of new and existing structures to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and national fire and life safety codes; and performs other related duties as required.

This is a continuous recruitment. This post will remain open until filled. Prompt application is encouraged. Application review date is set for May 17, 2019.
The listed tasks are essential to this position and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Developing and maintaining a system for reviewing plans, specifications, and permit applications to ensure compliance with fire and building safety code regulations and ordinances
Reviewing plans for compliance with local, state and national fire and life safety standards and regulations
Consulting with architects, builders and developers on fire protection systems and equipment
Conducting field inspections, recommending changes in design, construction, or installation of equipment based on analyses of present or potential fire and fire-related hazards
Recommending installation of fire protection and fire alarm detection systems
Assisting in enforcing fire codes and conducting fire and life safety inspections
Preparing correspondence and written reports to the Fire Marshal
Assisting in planning fire protection programs
Assisting in training of personnel assigned to fire prevention and suppression
Performing plan checks to neighboring cities as needed
Delivering effective internal and external customer service while solving problems and proactively creating sustainable solutions to issues
Conducting duties, responsibilities, tasks and assignments with a constructive, cooperative, positive, professional attitude and demeanor
Supporting the City`s mission, goals, policies and objectives
Supporting the City`s corporate values of: openness and honesty; integrity and ethics; accountability; outstanding customer service; teamwork; excellence; and fiscal and environmental responsibility
Performing other related duties as required
Qualified applicants must possess the following:
Knowledge of: Accepted safety standards; method of building construction; principles and techniques of building inspection and plan check work; applicable fire and building codes, local ordinances, state and federal law related to building work; and California Building Code, California Fire Code, National Fire Code (NFPA), California Administrative Code and related standards.

Ability to: Meet prescribed physical/medical standards for employment; apply technical fire knowledge and follow proper plan review techniques to examine building plans, detect improper and deficient plans; read and interpret building plans, specifications, building and fire codes; advise on required fire requirements; make arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy; perform fire inspections; work safely; enforce applicable fire regulations with firmness and tact while maintaining effective working relationships with others; effectively communicate in writing and orally; legally operate a motor vehicle in the state of California.

Education and Experience: Graduation from a four year college or university with specialization in fire protection systems or a related field or five (5) years of full-time paid experience in a municipal agency in fire plan checking.

The position is exempt from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The selection process may include but is not limited to: application review and evaluation, written examination, performance test and interview. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate`s legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process, such as: reference check, background investigation, fingerprint criminal history check, post-offer drug test, post-offer psychological and post-offer medical examination, the cost of which will be borne by the City.

Candidates must fill out the employment application and supplemental questions completely and accurately. Incomplete applications, including references to "see resume", are considered incomplete and will be disqualified.

The City of Redondo Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Candidates with a disability who may need accommodation during the selection process must notify the Human Resources Department at least five (5) business days in advance of the test date.

Qualified Military Veterans are given an additional five (5) points to a passing score for both open- competitive and promotional recruitments.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Starting Salary:  $66,984.00 - $86,544.00 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Redondo Beach, Human Resources Department
415 Diamond Street

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 60,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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