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Fire Safety Engineer

Company: Government Jobs
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITIONThe Office of the Fire Marshal is seeking a Fire Safety Engineer. Under general direction, performs professional engineering duties and building plans, checking to ensure fire protection devices and systems are in compliance with applicable codes and regulations; may provide technical guidance to other fire prevention personnel; and performs other related duties as required.The Fire Safety Engineer is the advanced journey level classification in the Fire Safety Engineer series and reports to the Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal and/or Fire Safety Supervisor. Incumbents require professional engineering knowledge of a multi-disciplinary nature as they relate to a wide range of fire protection issues.Responsibilitiesinclude programs related to advanced fire safety, analyses of fire safety and the fire resistance capabilities of structures and contents of buildings, identifying trends and issues to assist in the reduction of loss of life and property, and evaluating alternatives and solutions to unusually difficult and technically complex fire code applications. The incumbent may have direct supervision of regional/program activities and/or supervisory responsibility for assigned personnel.Meet the Team!The Office of the County Fire Marshal is committed to facilitating fire and life safety solutions by empowering its employees to serve our community through innovation and partnership.EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIESConduct comprehensive technical and professional plan reviews for fire resistive requirements for conformance with applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations concerning fire protection and life safety.Serve as a technical advisor to architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and building owners in interpreting and enforcing fire protection requirements, fire and life safety codes, regulations and standards.Review performance engineering submittals and evaluate using good engineering practices, fire modeling or other means to determine equivalency to the adopted codes.May serve as contract Fire Marshal and develop, implement and supervise the localized fire prevention program and local service operations while maintaining program consistency across jurisdictions.Classify chemicals per the Fire Code, build and update a chemical classification database, and develop related technical guidance material.Research chemicals, regulations, laws, and legal cases utilizing databases, reference books, texts, manufacturer information, and/or other related resources.Coordinate program activities with the Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team, Fire Prevention Division and the County Environmental Health Hazardous Materials section.Develop, document and implement a variety of safety programs; research the application of codes, techniques and equipment to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards; provide interpretations to staff and coordinate issues with staff; perform other related activities.Coordinate with other agencies on analyses, laws, regulations, guidance documents, implementation, and plans to improve fire and life safety protection, and to assist in maintaining consistency across jurisdictions.Evaluate existing buildings and buildings under construction to ensure compliance with various fire codes and regulations.Conduct engineering tests and evaluations of complex systems and/or device requirements required or necessary for proper fire and life safety within buildings and specialized facilities.Provide technical support for plan review and inspection staff evaluating smoke control systems and fire protection designs for high rack storage, flammable liquids and other hazardous material storage and use, as well as other issues requiring application of construction codes and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards at an advanced level.Disseminate information regarding new technological developments impacting the Fire Department activities and procedures; maintain high technical standards within the department.Prepare and present public information and educational presentations on fire protection and fire code related issues.Assist and participate in training Fire Department personnel in all aspects of fire protection and inspection.Participate in code development at national, state and local levels through monitoring of changes to construction codes and standards, developing change proposals, consensus building with stakeholders, and presenting at public hearings (travel and committee membership is required).Represent the Fire Department as an expert witness in cases of criminal or civil litigation resulting from the performance of its duties.May function as team leader on special projects.Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONSOPTION IEducation:A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering field.Certification:Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.Experience:Two years of professional engineering experience in fire protection.OPTION IIEducation:A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering field.Certification:Valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by another state with ability to obtain valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers prior to the end of the probationary period.Experience:Two years of professional engineering experience in fire protection.ALL OPTIONSKnowledge of:Advanced fire protection engineering concepts; modern fire safety protection systems; complex building design and construction; chemical process operations, chemical hazards and chemical facility security measures; performance based code design concepts; risk assessment and consequence analysis techniques; systems engineering principles; safety requirements and implications; Fire Department organization, operations and public management; project management principles; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; fire protection principles, standards and practices; fire inspection methods; plan review methods; building and fire code requirements as they relate to construction for fire protection and fire apparatus access; permit tracking and word processing software programs; strong verbal and interpersonal skills; report writing methods; complex mathematical concepts; customer service principles.Ability to:Accurately review and interpret construction plans and specifications; visually recognize potential fire safety hazards and determine acceptable alternatives by applying engineering concepts and principles; evaluate and determine the acceptability of plans and specifications for complex fire protection systems and/or buildings and develop an effective course of action; coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders; classify chemicals; research regulations, laws and legal cases; analyze data, recognize problems and develop recommended policies and procedures; conduct inspections, technical reviews, and audits; provide technical support and guidance on fire and chemical hazards; build databases; provide clear, concise, expert testimony in legal cases; perform difficult and specialized inspections; enforce codes and standards with tact and impartiality; prepare clear, concise and complete reports, written correspondence and documentation; maintain records; handle multiple tasks simultaneously; make accurate data entries and use automated inspection and time labor information using a personal computer; comprehend and utilize advanced fire protection engineering software; establish and maintain effective and tactful working relationships with fellow employees and the general public; provide quality customer service; make public presentations.OtherRequirementsLicense:Possession of a valid California Driver's License within 30 days of appointment.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONVeteran's Preference The County has a Veteran's Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here.What's Next?This recruitment is open to all applicants. Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Fire Department may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County. This position will be open continuously with a tentative review date of March 24, 2021. Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.For more information regarding the position, please contact the recruiter Natalie Hagen at (951) 955-4277 or via email at nhagen@.Job DetailsSalary $53.00 - $69.20 Hourly $9,187.26 - $11,995.24 Monthly $110,247.07 - $143,942.86 Annually$110,247.07 - $143,942.86 AnnuallyLocation RiversideRiversideJob TypeRegularDepartmentFireJob Number21-37877-01Closing date and timeContinuousAgency infoAgencyCounty of RiversidePhone (951) 955-3500 WebsiteAddress County Admin. Center P.O. Box 1569 4080 Lemon St., 7th floor Riverside, California, 92502-1569SDL2017

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