County of Riverside - California

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The Riverside County Fire Department has an exciting job opportunity available for two
Fire Systems Inspectors!

The Fire Department is looking for two Fire Systems Inspectors to fill positions in the Fire Protection Planning Division. One position will report to Indio and the other to Riverside. The Planning Division is responsible for enforcing laws and codes and providing fire safety, education, planning, and inspection services.

The Fire Systems Inspector is responsible for performing inspections of fire protection systems in structures and projects under construction. This includes certifying the installation and testing of specialized fire protection systems.

Competitive candidates will have at least one year experience performing fire safety inspections, building construction inspection, plans examination or fire suppression and have a Fire Inspector Certification.

  • Inspects assigned building and development projects for conformance with applicable laws, codes and regulations relating to fire protection and life safety.
  • Conducts special inspections and investigations of existing structures as they relate to fire code compliance.
  • Witnesses and/or certifies the installation and testing of specialized fire protection systems that include, but are not limited to, hydrants, hood ducts systems, sprinklers, standpipe systems, self-contained high-rise systems, alarms and heat detectors.
  • May perform annual fire and safety clearance inspections of facilities licensed for public care, such as hospitals, homes for the aged and child care centers.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports of properties in compliance or violation of fire safety laws and regulations.
  • Assists in preparation of graphs and charts for use by the Fire Department staff.
One year experience performing fire safety inspection, building construction inspection, plans examination, or fire suppression; 15 semester units or 22 quarter units from a recognized college in Fire Protection or Building Construction Technology may be substituted for the required experience.

Knowledge of:
Must possess technical knowledge of codes and standards, fire safety protection system methods, procedures and building codes, and fire code requirements as they relate to construction for fire protection and fire apparatus access.

Ability to:
Read and interpret construction plans and specifications and prepares accurate reports; interpret codes and regulations for the public; establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees, subordinates and the general public; delegate, plan and supervise the daily tasks and assignments of subordinate prevention personnel; and make public presentations.

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