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San Miguel Fire & Rescue Fire Inspector

Updated: May 1, 2019

The District

The Mission of the San Miguel Fire District is to serve, educate, and respond to our communities for the protection of life, property, and the environment.

The San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District is an organization which exists solely to provide a service to the community. An elected seven-member Board of Directors governs the District. Operating on an annual budget of $24,941,315 for fiscal year 2018/2019, the District covers a 53-square mile area in the eastern portion of urban San Diego County, serving the communities of Bostonia, Casa de Oro, Crest, Mt. Helix, La Presa, Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley, and unincorporated areas of El Cajon and La Mesa. San Miguel provides suppression, prevention and emergency medical services to approximately 134,000 residents.


The Position

Under general direction of the Fire Marshal, the Fire Inspector performs a variety of fire and life safety inspections, enforces fire and life safety codes and regulations, plans and conducts public education programs, assists and trains other District personnel in fire prevention practices and procedures, and other related work as required. Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

• Inspects assigned building and development projects for conformance with applicable laws, codes and regulations relating to fire protection and life safety.

• Prepares and maintains records and reports of properties in compliance or violation of fire safety laws and regulations.

• Issues written notices requiring the elimination of fire hazards.

• Performs inspections relative to weed abatement and authorize forced abatement if necessary.

• Witnesses and/or certifies the installation and testing of specialized fire protection systems that include, but are not limited to hydrants, hood duct systems, sprinklers, standpipe systems, alarms and heat detectors.

• Reviews building and site plans regarding fire protective construction, water supplies and fire and life safety system requirements.

• Conducts or assists with public education programs and make presentations to schools, civic and community groups.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position will:

• Have working knowledge of principles and techniques of building inspection work

• Have knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations, rules and ordinances pertaining to fire prevention, new construction, safety and hazardous materials

• Have working knowledge of building plan review

• Have knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire protection theory and techniques

• Have working knowledge of methods and techniques of developing effective public education, public relations and community presentations

• Analyze facilities and recommend effective fire safety measures

• Have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and office equipment

Experience and Education

Any combination of education, training and experience that clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities needed to perform the typical duties listed above. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Two (2) years of fire prevention experience conducting commercial and residential building inspections; OR two (2) years of related work requiring the application and/or enforcement of fire, building or construction codes; OR, two (2) years of experience examining building or fire sprinkler plans or inspecting buildings or fire sprinkler systems; OR, two (2) years of any combination of fire or building inspection work experience as stated above.

Full-time, paid fire prevention experience working for a fire department conducting commercial and residential building inspections for code compliance, new construction inspections and public education programs is highly desirable.

Completion of the following classes or their equivalents: Fire Prevention or Fire Inspector 1A, 1B and IC. Level 2 classes are highly desirable.

Associates Degree or Certificate with an emphasis in Fire Prevention Technology is highly desirable. Salary and Benefits

Salary: $54,168 - $77,376 annually depending on qualifications and experience

Retirement: California Public Employees’ Retirement SystemClassic – 2.7% @ 55 or PEPRA – 2% @ 62

Health Insurance: District pays up to $1,250 monthly for the cost of health insurance

Dental Insurance: District pays $80.75 monthly toward the cost of Delta Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance: District pays $10 monthly toward the cost of VSP Vision Insurance

Leave: 8 hours of sick leave and 6.67 hours annual leave accrued monthly; increasing after 5years of service

Holidays: 11 paid holidays

Deferred Compensation Plan (on a voluntary basis)

The Process

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application and resume to:

San Miguel Fire District Fire Inspector Recruitment 2850 Via Orange Way

Spring Valley, California 91978

Application/Resumes will be screened for qualifications. Only the most qualified will be invited to participate in the examination process.

The process may include the following:

•Written Examination

•Assessment

•Structured interview

The extended final filing date is May 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Applications and resumes postmarked after May 15, 2019 will be refused. Examination process is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 20, 2019.

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