Fire Captain - Prevention
City of Palm Springs, CA - Palm Springs, CA

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(Note: Posted salary based on 40 hour schedule, 56 hour schedule equivalent range is $27.52 - $33.54 per hour.)

This position works at the Palm Springs Fire Department and conducts fire investigations to determine cause and origin of fire; performs inspections of commercial, industrial and residential facilities to ensure compliance with applicable fire codes; assists in providing fire prevention programs to the general public; coordinates the activities in accordance with department policies; administers the operation of personnel and equipment on emergency scenes; responds to fire alarms, emergency medical calls, and other emergency calls to protect life and property and conducts/participates in fire training, fire prevention and public education.

Examples of Essential and General Responsibilities:
Conduct necessary follow-up fire investigations; determine orgin and cause of fire; collect and preserve evidence at fire scenes; prepare and submit investigation reports; appear in court as required. Perform inspections of industrial, commercial, residential and State Licensed facilities; determine compliance with applicable fire prevention codes and ordinances. Perform comprehensive plan checks on all plans submitted to office including fire alarm plans and special fire suppression plans; submit plans to appropriate division, department or outside agency. Inspect and test new and altered fire protection equipment; ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations. Conduct new construction inspections for fire code requirements, test fire protection systems and alarms, conduct fire hydrant flow tests. Perform fire and life safety inspections at special events, conventions, and public gatherings as required. Conduct night inspections of public assembly occupancies as required. Investigate complaints pertaining to violations of fire prevention codes and ordinances; provide information for the correction of violations. Provide technical information to the public and other divisions, departments and outside agencies concerning code requirements and methods of fire prevention and control; conduct fire drills at schools; assist various agencies in creating evacuation plans. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire prevention and investigations. Provide fire prevention and safety education programs to schools, businesses, and organized groups as required. Manage fire inspection activity with shift personnel. Provide assistance and training to fire department personnel as required. Maintain records and develop reports concerning new or on-going inspection activities; maintain records for all fire suppression systems within the City; maintain and file inspection reports; prepare statistical reports as necessary. Represent the Fire department to other departments, the general public and outside agencies. Support the Incident Commander as Safety Officer, Staging Area Manager, logistics or other ICS functions as required Plan, write, execute and serve search warrants, make arrests for crimes committed under penal and other state and municipal codes Process and store evidence found at various crime scenes, maintain records and enter data into computer as necessary Assist other investigators and agencies in investigative activities Develop, conduct and participate in training exercises and classes Prepare and provide news releases to the media Conduct investigations of fires and environmental crimes Prepare and submit reports to the District Attorney's Office and City Attorney Meet and maintain firearm proficiency requirements and qualification standards Respond to emergencies and fire alarms as required. Operate fire apparatus and emergency equipment. Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of lower-level staff. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum and Preferred Requirements:
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered, however, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the selection process. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the “Work Experience” section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. Qualifications noted as “desirable” are not included as part of the minimum requirements.

Four years of responsible fire-fighting experience in a City, County or State Fire Department is required.

Must posses an Associates degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in fire science or a related field is required.

License or Certificates: Possession of a valid California, Class A, B, or C Fire Fighter Exempt driver’s license is required. Possession of a valid C.P.R. Certificate is required. Possession of, a valid Emergency Medical Technician I-D certificate is required. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid First Responder Operational (FRO) certificate is required. Possession of a California State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate is required. Possession of ICS 100, ICS 200, and ICS 700 Certificates is required. Possession of a California PC 832 certificate (Arrest and Firearms) prior to completion of probation is required. Completion of Fire Prevention 1C class prior to completion of probation is required. Possession of International Fire Code Inspector I certification prior to completion of probation is required. Working Conditions
This position works in an emergency fire fighting environment; exposure to heat, noise, dust, smoke, fumes, gases; work or inspect in confined spaces; may work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; and may require maintaining physical condition necessary for heavy, moderate or light lifting; sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods; operating motorized equipment and vehicles.

Application and Exam Information:
A completed application and supplemental questionnaire are required by the closing date and time. As a candidate for the position, you will want to be sure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position to achieve maximum opportunity. Applications will be reviewed carefully, and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered as this information will be used to determine minimum qualifications. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the “Work Experience” section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. Resumes and other documents may be submitted, however they will not be used to determine minimum qualifications, please do not use phrases such as “see attached” or “see resume” as they will not be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. Minimum requirements must be met at the time of application submission unless stated otherwise.
Selection Process Information - The anticipated selection process for this position may include the following: Application Review – Verification that application is fully completed. Minimum Qualification Review – Verification of required qualifications. Written Exam – 70% passing required, account for 50% of final score. Oral Panel Evaluation – 70% passing required, account for 50% of final score. Chief Interview. Candidates must successfully pass each stage of the selection process above in order to continue to the next step. This process may be modified or changed depending on the number of qualified candidates.
Please remember to submit all your application materials by the closing date and time. Incomplete or applications received after the closing date and time cannot be considered. All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification.

For more information on completing your application materials click here . If you are ready to join exciting Team Palm Springs and you meet the requirements detailed above, please click the apply button. For more information contact Human Resources at:
The City of Palm Springs
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs , CA 92262

Applications must be received by 4:00pm November 15, 2012 in order to be considered for this opportunity. The City of Palm Springs reserves the right to accelerate or extend the "Closing Date" of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received.
The City of Palm Springs is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage all persons to file applications with us as we do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, family status, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Palm Springs Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.