Position Detail:

Ontario Fire Department
425 East B Street
Ontario, CA 91764

San Bernardino County

909-391-0668 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Fire Safety Technician
Last Filing Date:  October 7, 2022

Special Instructions:  




The City reserves the right to limit the number of external applications accepted to the first hundred (100) qualified applications.

Are you looking for a meaningful career in public service where your daily interactions will help make for a safer community? The Ontario Fire Department, recognized as one of the most premier and progressive departments in the region, is seeking an independent, self-motivated and team-oriented individual committed to serving the community as a Fire Safety Technician. The Fire Safety Technician performs inspection and compliance work on existing buildings of various occupancies, such as residential apartment complexes. The Fire Safety Technician plays a key role within the Department`s Fire Prevention Bureau through inspection and compliance work to ensure federal, state, and local codes and regulations governing fire and life safety are met.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing exceptional service to the community; have the ability to operate with independence and initiative; demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills; and possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills enabling them to effectively assist the public in providing direction and options to resolve fire safety violations. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a true desire to be part of a team dedicated to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the City`s residents and businesses and embody the Department`s Values as well as the qualities of a "Five Tool Player" ? Leader, Thinker, Communicator, Operator and Public Servant ? and the values of the City`s Approach to Public Service.

The Ontario Fire Department

The Ontario Fire Department is a team committed to professional and compassionate public service. The Department responds to more than 20,000 calls per year serving and protecting a population well over 180,000 people, covering nearly 50 square miles. There are ten fire stations that house nine paramedic engine companies, three truck companies, ARFF resources, and two battalion chiefs. The City of Ontario is in the process of developing 13 square miles in the Ontario Ranch area where the Fire Department will open Station Nine in October of 2021.

Ontario is a all-risk department providing fire/rescue services; medical services through the department`s paramedic program; safety education; fire inspections; plan review; and various specialty teams such as SWAT medics, bomb squad, hazmat, and urban search and rescue.

The Ontario Fire Department is proud to serve the residents, businesses, and visitors of the City of Ontario with a high degree of professionalism. The members of the Ontario Fire Department realize the value of each team member and constantly strive to improve service to the community by living up to the motto: Courtesy - Loyalty - Service.

The Fire Prevention Bureau is committed to Community Risk Reduction and is operated in a business-like manner, providing responsive customer-friendly service. The Bureau utilizes various databases in conjunction with other City departments to identify the most hazardous occupancies in the City. Periodic inspections are then conducted to ensure code compliance. The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for developing and implementing programs and policies that prevent or reduce the magnitude of emergency occurrences, such as loss of life and property, or environmental damage.

The City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including; Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Services, Development, Economic Development, Housing, and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City`s team is staffed with approximately 1,100 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.

We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City`s website. A few useful links are also listed below:

Approach to Public Service (Download PDF reader) (General guidelines for City of Ontario employees)

OntarioCityEmployees.org (Information about City of Ontario benefit plans)

The Ontario Plan (The City`s Comprehensive Business Plan)

Examples of Essential Functions
The essential functions typically performed by the Fire Safety Technician include the following:

Performs inspection and compliance work on residential unit apartment complexes.
Prepares and maintains records and reports regarding fire prevention activities.
Issues notices of violations to property owners; under supervision, issues citations and assists in the legal process to bring properties up to code compliance.
Assists property owners with rapid access system requests and concerns.
Assists on various inspections of buildings of various occupancies including conducting permit inspections for special events.
Provides information to the public concerning fire prevention practices and procedures.
Assists in presenting public education on fire and life safety to schools, businesses and at special events.
Assists with creating and maintaining public educational information materials.
Provides technical and administrative support.
Performs other duties as required.
Qualification Guidelines


High School diploma or a recognized equivalent.


One year experience performing public contact work in a compliance, inspection, or in a customer service capacity.


Obtain a PC 832 certificate issued by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) prior to the end of the probationary period.

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of the following California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) approved courses prior to the end of the probationary period: Fire Inspector 1A, 1B, and 1C.
(If Fire Prevention 1A, 1B and 1C has already been obtained, this requirement may be waived.)


Valid California Class C driver`s license and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.


Familiarity with regulations and standards specified in the California Fire and Building Codes. Previous course work in the field of study related to Fire Safety or Fire Prevention. Completion of Fire Prevention Officer coursework (1A, 1B, 1C) or Fire Inspector I coursework (1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D) through the Office of the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM). Possession of the PC832 certification.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process

The application materials of the applicants meeting the positions minimum qualifications will be reviewed and assessed by a panel of raters familiar with the minimum qualifications for this position. This review will be used to place applicants on the positions eligibility list.

How to Apply

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" link at the top of this announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position using governmentjobs.com you will be prompted to create a new user account, otherwise log in with your user name and password. Your application and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is suggested that your application include the following:

List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates that you qualify for the position.
List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).
Separately list each position held, including different positions with the same employer.

A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. Applications that are not properly completed may be rejected.

NOTE: Transcripts from colleges, universities or technical schools outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

Email Notices

Email is the primary way that the Human Resources or Hiring Department will communicate with you. Please check your email account (including the SPAM folder) on a regular basis for any emails related to the application or selection process. Emails from the city of Ontario will come from "@ontarioca.gov" or "governmentjobs.com." If you change your email address after submitting your application please visit governmentjobs.com and update your profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Starting Salary:  $4,950.40 - $6,018.13 Monthly
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Ontario
200 North Cherry Avenue

Ontario, CA 91764

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: $18,400,000.00
Population Served: 143,887
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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