CA SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA | Temporary
The position is responsible for performing inspections of both new and existing buildings; witnessing various tests required for sophisticated fire protection equipment and verifying proper operation and compliance with applicable codes and standards; conducts comprehensive fire investigations; reviews plans for new buildings, alterations/additions, and various types of fire protection equipment; prepares necessary correspondence, reports and records; confers with architects, engineers, developers, etc., with regards to projects; responds to fire emergencies as directed; attends training courses and meetings of professional organizations as directed; performs surveys of fire hazards and processes complaints; conducts and participates in public education and public relations programs; performs other related duties as directed.
Knowledge of: The principles, practices and techniques of fire prevention; a good knowledge of the laws, codes, ordinances and regulations related to fire prevention and enforcement; knowledge of building materials, construction and the principles of combustion; knowledge of principles and practices used in fire and arson investigations; knowledge of building extinguishing and alarm systems; knowledge of the proper storage and handling of explosives and flammables; knowledge of the legal processes involved in collecting evidence, preparing cases and prosecuting violators of fire laws; knowledge of business English including spelling, grammar, vocabulary and report writing standards; methods of performing basic arithmetic operations.
Experience: At least three years experience in an organized Fire Prevention Division. Experience must include involvement in the following duties and responsibilities: fire inspection, plan review, fire investigation, and public education/relations.