Fire Safety Inspector I

Salary: $78,624.00

The Lake Valley Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for a new job opening from qualified individuals for the position of Fire Safety Inspector I. The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill a new position. Under the direct supervision of the Fire Prevention Captain, with a 40-hour staff assignment to Fire Prevention, the Fire Safety Inspector I will perform a variety of tasks relating to Fire Prevention and Community Risk Reduction including: 

  • Conduct Defensible Space Inspections in accordance with Chapter 8.09 of the El Dorado County Codes and Ordinances;
  • Mark fire hazard trees in accordance with Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA);
  • Conduct Vacation Home Rental (VHR) inspections for compliance with Chapter 5.56 Vacation Home Rental Ordinance;
  • Conduct general business and other fire and life safety inspections 
  • Organize and conduct public education, community outreach, and fire prevention activities;
  • Participate in Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) Fire Prevention Information Team (PIT);
  • Assist the Public Information Officer (PIO) as needed with social media and website postings; 
  • Develop and prepare reports regarding activity for the inspection program, and shall perform database entry and support database management to ensure quality of record keeping;
  • Maintain knowledge and competency of current trends in the field;
  • Performs additional collateral duties as assigned; 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • California Class C Driver License or equivalent; 
  • Current CPR certification to the Health Care Provider level (required 120 days after employment). 
  • California State Fire Marshal Courses (required 6 months after employment): 
    • Fire Inspector 1A; Duties and Administration 
    • Fire Inspector 1B; Fire and Life Safety 
    • Fire Inspector 1C; Field Inspection 
    • Fire Inspector 1D; Field Inspection – California Specific
    • Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness
  • California State Fire Marshal Certification and Course for Home Ignition Zone and Defensible Space Inspector or equivalent training and experience (required 120 days after employment).

Preferred and Desired Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Forestry or Fire Science or a related field and/or a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree in any field;
  • OSFM Fire Inspector I Certification or equivalent 
  • International Code Council Fire Inspector I certification or equivalent Statutes and Regulations 
  • TRPA Training – Pre-TRPA process, Hazardous tree identification, marking and removal permit process 
  • NWCG Wildland Firefighter and Incident Command System ▪ S-110, 130, 190 ▪ Introduction to ICS (I-100) 

Examination and Selection Process

The examination process shall include the following: 

  • Application Review
  • Oral Interview
  • Chiefs Interview 

The tentative test dates are the week of June 10, 2023. Applicants who are offered employment are subject to a Live Scan, background investigation, and a drug/alcohol screening and physical assessment. Employment is contingent upon passing the Live Scan, background investigation, and the drug/alcohol screening. 

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should complete the District application available on our website Submit the completed application, attach a letter of interest, resume, and copies of required and applicable certifications. All required material must be submitted in person or by mail. Applications may also be emailed to [email protected].

Compensation and Benefits

Where applicable, salaries and benefits are per current Wages and Benefits Policy Manual: Effective 11/12/20. 

Medical Insurance premiums are not paid for by the District although personnel may choose and can purchase their own health care coverage tax deferred through the District.

Additional Benefits: 

  • Public Employees Retirement System – retirement benefits based on PEPRA miscellaneous employee 2% at 62
  • District pays 100% of the employer portion and employee pays 100% of the employee portion – No cost share 
  • Vacation accrual (4.4 hours per bi-weekly pay period) 
  • Holidays (13 holidays annually) 
  • Sick leave (4.4 hours per bi-weekly pay period) 
  • Compensatory Time Off (CTO) (maximum accrual – 240 hours)
  • Vision Care Plan ($300 per year per employee and family members)

Additional Information

Schedule: This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. 

Probation: This position has no probationary period, the employee is classified as at will.

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