Casual Professional (Temporary Fire Prot...
City of Sunnyvale, CA - Sunnyvale, CA

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Temporary Part-Time - (Approximately 20-30 hours per week)
(Job Code 9981) $40.00 - $60.00 per hour DOE

Note: Temporary, unbenefited casual/seasonal workers are limited to
working no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

  • Submittal of a current Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Record is required at time of application*
The City of Sunnyvale is seeking self-motivated, energetic, responsible temporary fire protection system inspectors to perform fire sprinkler and alarm inspections in newly constructed or renovated residential occupancies. Under general supervision, the part-time fire protection system inspector will perform inspections of fire sprinkler and alarm systems in single- and multi-family residential occupancies to ensure compliance with approved construction plans and fire codes and standards. Also coordinates with the City’s Fire Protection Engineers and building inspectors and performs related tasks as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
Conducts inspections of fire sprinkler and alarm systems in residential buildings for compliance with approved plans and applicable State and local codes.
Identifies and documents deficiencies and necessary corrective action.

Monitors and tracks progress of projects.

Coordinates work and communicates with Fire Protection Engineers and staff in other City divisions/departments.

Advises Fire Protection Engineers and building inspectors on miscellaneous problems arising in the field during construction of a building project.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in Fire Technology from an accredited college or university or four years of paraprofessional experience in fire sprinkler and fire alarm plan review, design, or combination of sprinkler and alarm inspections. Knowledge of:
thorough knowledge of California Building and Fire codes, NFPA 13, 13D, 72, NEC and applicable ordinances and standards including the ability to read and interpret blueprints;

site plans and architectural designs and determine compliance with appropriate state and local codes and ordinances; and

fire safety practices and procedures. Ability to:
establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, architects, the public and fellow employees;

organize and keep records of work performed;

communicate and interpret code requirements in a clear and concise manner;

travel to various sites within the city to conduct inspections and oversee related activities;

work outdoors under natural environmental conditions;

walk on uneven surfaces;

walk around construction sites;

climb ladders;

work well under pressure; Licenses and Certifications: Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid Class C California driver's license and a safe driving record. Possession of a certificate issued by the International Code Council (ICC) as a State of California Fire Protection Specialist or Plans Examiner and/or NICET certification in Fire Alarms, Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems and/or Water-Based System Layout is highly desirable.

Application and Selection Process:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your online City of Sunnyvale employment application , resume , and a current (issued within the last 30 days) Department of Motor Vehicle driving record printout to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as a resume and the required current (issued within the last 30 days) Department of Motor Vehicles record printout . Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume". Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94088. Postmarks or faxes will not be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will also not be accepted.

Job experts will review application materials to evaluate job-related skills, experience and education. Based upon a review of the applications, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further screening, which may include interviews and interactive assessment exercises. This job posting may close without notice.

Any candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.


For more detailed information regarding this temporary position, email: fireprevention . For information relating to the application process contact Rebecca Brennan at (408) 730-2719 or email: .

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, and gender expression), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.