Contra Costa County, CA
County-wide, California, United States
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1230 - Fire Suppression & Prevention Upcoming negotiated salary increases: 5% increase effective 7/1/2021 5% increase effective 7/1/2022 About the Department: The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) Con Fire provides fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical services to more than a million people across its 304 square-mile District area, and through mutual aid, in and around the 20 cities and unincorporated communities of Contra Costa County, California. The District, with 26 fire stations and more than 400 employees, dedicated to preserving life, property and the environment. About the position: Fire Inspectors perform a variety of fire protection duties including: Reviewing non-structural building plans, site plans, and fire protection system plans for compliance with fire safety standards Conducting field inspections of projects under construction for compliance with approved plans and specifications Conducting inspections of hazardous & non-hazardous occupancies Enforcing fire ordinances and regulations Educating the public on fire safety practices We are looking for someone who demonstrates: Professional Ethics & Integrity: Displayshonesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Attention to Detail: Focuses on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Professional & Technical Expertise : Appliestechnical subject matter to the job Ownership and Accountability: Holds self and others accountable formeasurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Knowledge of Legal and Regulatory Navigation: Understands, interprets, and ensures compliance with laws and regulations Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluates information, propositions, and claims This recruitment is being conducted to fill vacancies in the Fire Prevention Bureau. To read the complete job description, please visit the website, https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/1338/Job-Descriptions . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for twelve (12) months. Come Work in the Fire Prevention Bureau as a Fire Inspector II Minimum Qualifications License Required:Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education:An Associate of Arts Degree from an accredited institution with a major in fire science, engineering, architecture, construction technology, building inspection, fire prevention or closely related field. Certificates and Training Required: 1) Successful completion of California State Fire Service Training and Education courses: Fire Inspector 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D (Fire Prevention 1A, 1B and 1C or certification as a CFSTES Fire Prevention Officer 1; Fire Prevention Officer 2; Fire Prevention Officer 3 or CSFTES Fire Inspector; Fire Plans Examiner, or Certified Fire Marshal may be substituted as equivalency), and Fire Investigation 1A or equivalency,and 2)successful completion of the California Peace Officers' Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Penal Code 832 Module A training program Within 12 months of employment, appointees must satisfactorily complete the following California State Fire Service Training and Education courses: Fire Inspector 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D. International Code Council Certification as a Fire Inspector I certification. Within 12 months of employment, appointees must satisfactorily complete International Code Council certification as a Fire Inspector II or Fire Plans Examiner. Ongoing maintenance of certification(s) is required. And Experience:Any of the following: 1)Three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent as a firefighter comparable to a firefighter with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Or 2)Two (2) years of full-time experience or its equivalent as a Fire Inspector comparable to a Contra Costa County Fire Prevention District Fire Inspector I. Or 3)Two (2) years of full-time experience or its equivalent of applied technical fire inspection in code enforcement compliance related to fire prevention, fire engineering, fire safety, fire chemistry or building inspection which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.. Other Requirements: Citizenship:Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Age:Must be at least 21 years of age. Physical Requirements:Ability to meet such health standards as is established by the County Medical Consultant. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
City of Boynton Beach, FL
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Purpose of Classification The City of Boynton Beach is seeking an experienced and qualified professional to serve as its Fire Chief . Boynton Beach is the third largest municipality in Palm Beach County, Florida, and the City serves a population of over 77,000 residents as well as provides mutual aid to local municipalities. The purpose of this classification is to assume administrative and technical responsibility for the direction of personnel and activities of the Fire/Rescue Department. Employees in this classification plan, organize, and direct the emergency and administrative needs of the department. Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Directs the administrative functions of the entire department; takes responsibility for personnel, property, and operation of department; reviews and approves department policies and procedures and standard operating guidelines; takes necessary action to improve departmental operations and administrative functions. Directs and monitors departmental budget preparation/facilitation; exercises control over expenditures; reviews revenue sources; approves purchases. Oversees the Emergency Management functions for the City; responds to emergency calls; drives emergency vehicle. Coordinates the City's Emergency Management plans. Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; processes employee concerns and problems, directs work, counsels, and manages employee performance; provides overall supervision and leadership of department personnel; oversees entry level and promotional hiring and orientation; oversees departmental training. Ensures compliance with City, County, State, and national mandates and guidelines. Reviews all electronic and written documentation and correspondence directed to Chief's Office. Evaluates and recommends the need for additional personnel, materials, apparatus, and supplies. Participates in contract negotiation process; recommends union contract changes; monitors provisions of union contract; maintains positive and productive Labor-Management relations. Attends job-related meetings; provides regular staff meetings; oversees departmental Safety Team and Steering Team meetings; participates in county fire organizations; participates in state and national organizations; develops special assignments and committees. Serves as department liaison to the community; serves as City liaison to other fire/rescue agencies; represents the City at various functions; maintains effective relationships with the media, public, and City staff. Responds to emergency situations and serves as a Command Officer as needed. Oversees process for development and monitoring of fire codes and ordinances. Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains awareness of new procedures, technologies, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Oversees the maintenance and repairs of Fire Rescue Department buildings. Performs other related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Proven management and leadership skills and abilities. Extensive knowledge of all codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures relevant to department operations. Extensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws and ordinances related to fire prevention, public safety, hazardous materials, emergency medical services, and arson investigation and the ability to apply this knowledge to varied fire control and prevention problems. Knowledge of and the ability to develop and implement the department's annual budget. Demonstrated comfort and experience in media relations and interactions with print and electronic media. Knowledge of modern firefighting/emergency/rescue tactics and principles, fire investigation and prevention. Demonstrated leadership of a department which has emphasized proactive and preventative activities, customer service, and effective performance standards. Experience dealing with union negotiations, grievance, and arbitration processes; proven ability to build consensus in a union environment. Skilled at applying required knowledge to improve operations and services to the customer through the application of technology, know how, and the observation of industry trends and best practices. Skilled in analyzing and evaluating information and in expressing ideas clearly when providing oral and written reports and recommendations on administrative, financial, and technical issues. Skilled in dealing constructively with conflict. Ability to work with people, and through people, to collaborate with others, motivate, and inspire assigned employees to good performance. Ability to effectively supervise assigned staff and to expeditiously resolve employee issues and concerns. Ability to develop and successfully implement long and short term plans, goals, and objectives. Ability to organize and/or reorganize human capital allocations/assignments to achieve maximum work effectiveness. Ability to establish, update, implement, and consistently apply policies and procedures. Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate work activities with assigned supervisors and to delegate decision making and authority to assigned supervisors where possible. Ability to successfully develop collaborative working relationships with peers and with other departments, contractors, consultants, outside agencies, and all other stakeholders. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or closely related field; supplemented by six (6) years of previous experience that includes upper level fire/rescue department administration and performing fire/rescue services. Must possess and maintain State of Florida certification as a Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Paramedic. Out-of-state candidates will have up to one year from hire to attain the aforementioned certifications. Must possess (or be able to obtain within 14 days of hire) and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Master's Degree in Public Administration or closely related field. Graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, fumes, noise extremes, electric currents, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
City of Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Volunteer assignments are unpaid and non-benefitted. VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT SUMMARY: Under the mentorship of professional fire prevention personnel, working as a Fire Prevention Volunteer provides the opportunity to gain an overall perspective of fire prevention activities. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Fire Prevention Volunteers serve at the pleasure of the Fire Chief. The Fire Prevention Volunteer performs activities under the supervision of the Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Prevention staff. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Fire Prevention Volunteer is an unpaid assignment. The purpose is to provide exposure to a variety of activities related to fire prevention for individuals completing their education in Fire Prevention or Fire Technology or have already finished their related education. Volunteer activities may be applied towards completion of a State Fire Marshal Fire Inspector Task book. EXAMPLES OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Assist with administrative tasks assigned by supervisors Assist with providing administrative support including, but not limited to: answering inquiries from the public, preparing special projects and reports, as well as data input related to fire inspection and prevention activities. Assist with special events Assist with public education programs Conduct follow-up evaluations activity with a limited scope Conduct Knox box review activity Perform other volunteer activity as assigned The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind volunteer activities and assignments as needed. Examples of Essential Duties N/A Qualifications Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the volunteer activities is qualifying. A typical combination includes: Knowledge of: Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fire prevention Arithmetic and basic algebra Computer equipment and associated software programs Customer service principles Ability to: Assist Fire Prevention Division staff as needed Prepare reports and communications; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing Communicate and deal effectively with fire personnel and the general public Ensure safety and professional work standards are met Establish and maintain cooperative customer service relationships with those contacted; and deliver quality customer service Represent the Fire Department in a professional manor at all times Meet and follow the Fire Department's uniform policies while conducting volunteer activities Education: Current enrollment or graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Fire Technology, Fire Science, Public of Business Administration, or related field is required. Experience: Completion of or current enrollment in Fire Inspection 1A is required. Previous customer service experience is highly desirable. Previous fire administration or prevention experience is highly desirable. Completion of Fire Inspector 1B, 1C and 1D is highly desirable. Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a valid California driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required at time of appointment and throughout the time of volunteer assignment. Special Conditions: Volunteers regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of their volunteer assignment shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program. Must be 18 years or older Must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours per week and a maximum of 60 hours per month Upon being selected to be a volunteer, each candidate must complete and submit the following: Must pass a background check, which includes a Livescan. Must provide a DMV H6 print out showing 10 year driving history Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions Volunteers must be able to meet the physical requirements of the activities assigned and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the volunteer activities to be performed. Volunteer activities involves considerable physical activity in an outdoor setting with exposure to weather conditions and potential exposure to physical harm. There is frequent need to walk, talk or hear, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and climb ladders or scaffolding. May also necessitate frequent exposure to weather conditions, physical, electrical, mechanical, and chemical hazards. Must comply with all California Occupational Safety & Health Act (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and protective gear including but not limited to respirators and/or hearing protective devices if and when required. May climb, stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, and reach above and below shoulder level. Reasonable accommodation(s) for an individual with a qualified disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Application Process A volunteer application must be downloaded from the Fire Prevention Division's website at https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/government/departments/fire/fire_prevention_code_enforcement/ . Return the completed application along with an up-to-date resume to Fire Administration desk located on the 5th floor of City Hall, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (Attn: Assistant Fire Marshal). The department reserves the right to invite best qualified candidates to an oral interview based upon the number of openings available. Multiple oral interviews may be required. Those selected to move forward in the selection process after an interview, must submit the following completed documents (at the applicant's expense): Livescan A DMV H6 - 10 year driving history Applicants will also be subject to an abbreviated in house background check (paid for by the Fire Department).For any inquiries please contact Fire Prevention Inspector Jacob Worthy at email@example.com .