Position Detail:

Orange County Fire Authority
I Fire Authority Road
Orange, CA 92666

Orange County

714-538-8359 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Fire Prevention Specialist - Temporary
Last Filing Date:  December 9, 2019

Special Instructions:  



The Planning and Development section recruitment is an Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) internal recruitment. Only applications from current Fire Prevention Specialist (non-probationary) and Senior Fire Prevention Specialist personnel will be accepted.

This temporary assignment position is designed to offer immersion training to the Senior Fire Prevention Specialists and Fire Prevention Specialists in line with Community Risk Reduction Career Development Guidelines. This position will be rotational for an undetermined timeline.

Incumbents are responsible for performing a wide variety of fire prevention activities, including a variety of inspections and plan review types. Incumbents will be assigned to the Planning and Development Services, Plan Review Section.

The Plan Review Fire Prevention Specialist will be eligible for 7.5% plan review pay as per the current Memorandum of Understanding.

This position also requires a six to twelve month commitment by the incumbent, which may be altered based on the needs of the Community Risk Reduction Department.

Selection Process: Applications meeting the requirements will be reviewed by Community Risk Reduction management. Based on information offered, a candidate will be selected to begin the rotational process of training. Community Risk Reduction management reserves the right to either create a rotational list or repeat the recruitment when available. An interview of candidates may occur for clarification purposes.

(These duties are intended to be representative a sample of the duties performed by the class.)

Conduct plan reviews and field inspections as needed to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local fire codes and regulations.

Review plans, blueprints, equipment, standards, chemical inventories, and processes to ensure compliance with safety requirements.

Complete data input and analysis of a variety of information related to fire prevention and occupancies. Review, evaluate, process, and maintain a variety of files related to fire prevention activities. Research, prepare reports, and issue fire and life safety notices, permits, and correction letters that outline compliance issues and deficiencies.

Assist the public, representatives of other public agencies, consultants, and other employees with technical inquiries. Attend a variety of continuing education classes, seminars, and/or meetings remain current on applicable codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Develop and disseminate fire safety and code compliance materials and otherwise assist with public safety programs. Participate in a variety of special projects related to fire prevention activities.

Assist in the pursuance of legal remedies for non-compliance, including issuance of pre-citation notices, preparing legal complaints, and testifying in court.

Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.


Positions assigned to Planning and Development Services Section may be responsible for:
? Review routine plans, fuel modeling reports, blueprints, and specifications to ensure compliance with applicable codes;
? Conduct inspections for fire protection in wildland interface areas;
? Assist in the development of technical guidelines, bulletins, and interpretations;
? Coordinate new construction and tenant improvement work, in conjunction with general contractors, architects, engineers, building officials, and other outside agencies;
? Conduct inspections to verify that construction and fire protection systems are installed in buildings per approved plans.

Positions assigned to Hazardous Materials may be responsible for:
? Review, evaluate, process, and maintain hazardous materials disclosure documents, business emergency plans, and community right-to-know requests;
? Provide technical interpretations and train field inspectors, firefighters, business owners, city officials, building officials, and the general public on hazardous materials inspections and the hazardous materials disclosure program;
? Assist in the development of technical procedures, training programs, and interpretations;
? Conduct inspections for complex chemical facilities and processes;
? Coordinate Risk Management Plan requirements with fire code inspections.

Positions assigned to Inspections may be responsible for:
? Perform periodic and special events inspections to ensure compliance with applicable codes, and issue associated permits and notices;
? Investigate public and referred public agency complaints which involve immediate attention and resolution of issues;
? Assist in the development and update of inspection program procedures and handbooks;
? Inspect safety conditions and fire suppression/alarm equipment after structural fires.

A current OCFA Senior Fire Prevention Specialist of Fire Prevention Specialist (non-probationary status).


Positions in this class may typically require: climbing, balancing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, driving, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.


Complete the OCFA Online application.
Submit a Cover Letter explaining why you are interested in this position.
Submit a current Resume to include related certificates and/or training related to your professional qualifications.
Provide a Letter of Supervisor`s Concurrence from your current supervisor.
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment testing should contact Kim Steere, HR Analyst II, upon opening of this recruitment.

Whenever an applicant chooses to withdraw from a recruitment process, he/she is required to submit an email notification to Kim Steere, HR Analyst II at kimsteere@ocfa.org requesting a withdrawal from the process. The email to the recruiter must include the applicant`s current phone number.

All questions regarding this position should be directed to Kim Steere, HR Analyst II at kimsteere@ocfa.org upon opening of this recruitment.

The Orange County Fire Authority is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Starting Salary:  N/A
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Orange County Fire Authority Human Resources
1 Fire Authority Road

Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 573-6800

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 1,000,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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