FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR I/II - Hazardous Material Unified Program Agency

  • Riverside, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Fire and EMS Public Safety
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position ofFire Safety Inspector I/II-Hazardous Material Unified Program Agency to fill one (1) current vacancy in thePrevention Divisionof the Fire Department. The primary inspection function of this position will be focused on the mandated Unified Program Agency hazardous material inspections. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

Candidates applying for this position will be evaluated based on their education, skills, and experience to determine whether they qualify for the Fire Safety Inspector I or II level position.

"This position is subject to the availability of funding and will be eliminated once funds are withdrawn."

Fire Safety Inspector I
$27.81 Hourly
$57,852.00 Annually

Fire Safety InspectorII
$66,984.00 Annually

The Fire Safety Inspector I/II - Hazardous Material Unified Program Agency, under general supervision, will enforce the filing of hazardous materials inventory and emergency response plan, permit applications, financial responsibility and assurance notifications, forms, and required documents; investigate hazardous substance complaints from other agencies and the public; prepare reports based on field notes; issue field orders, citations, and violation notices; conduct informal hearings; prepare reports for prosecution; provide testimony in prosecutorial proceedings; gather evidence of violations and non-compliance (may conduct felony and misdemeanor investigations); prepare for criminal and civil action as necessary; make joint or combined inspections with federal, state, and local agencies as required;and perform other related work as required.

Work Performed
  • Duties assigned to the Fire Safety Inspector I:
  • Interpret local and State fire safety codes, inspection and investigation techniques and procedures, and a variety of technical data concerning building design and construction, and fire extinguishing and alarm systems and equipment.
  • Conduct and participate in fire safety surveys and inspections locating and identifying existing or potential fire safety problems and recommending appropriate safety measures and devices.
  • Participate in fire safety education programs, including preparation and distribution of informational materials and presentation of programs to interested or target groups.
  • Perform selected code enforcement work including issuance of violation notices and citations, interpreting and explaining routine provisions of fire safety codes, and issuing and explaining permit applications.
  • Perform research, maintain records of inspections, and prepare inspection reports for review.
  • Respond to complaints and requests for information from the public.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and practices in all aspects of fire safety.

  • Duties assigned to the Fire Safety Inspector II:
  • Participate in public information/fire safety education activities; prepare pamphlets, brochures, and other materials; give presentations and demonstrations.
  • Inspect commercial, residential, educational, institutional, public assembly, and selected industrial buildings and facilities to determine compliance with fire and life safety codes, standards, and regulations, including hazardous materials disclosure and enforcement.
  • Follow up on fire code violations found by Suppression Division inspections to verify, or obtain, compliance.
  • Compose and issue written correspondence, notices, and citations; keep records of inspections and preparing specific documents and reports.
  • Issue and explain permit applications and requirements.
  • Manage and maintain control of security locking systems and devices for emergency access to specific public and private buildings.
  • Investigate public complaints concerning fire safety and respond to requests for service and assistance.
  • May participate in the compliance review of building plans and construction.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and practices in all aspects of fire safety.


Recruitment Guidelines:

Fire Safety Inspector I:
Education: High School graduation or satisfactory equivalent (GED), preferably supplemented by at least one college level course in Fundamentals of Fire Prevention, Fire Protection Equipment and Systems or closely related coursework.

Experience: Two years of experience in fire, zoning, land use, insurance related inspection work, building construction, municipal firefighting, or related field.

Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate, valid class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Possession of a Certificate of Completion for PC-832 (Arrest and Procedures) training within one year of employment.

Fire Safety Inspector II:
Education: High School graduation or satisfactory equivalent (GED), supplemented by at least one college level course in Fire or Building Inspection, Code Enforcement, Hazardous Materials, Fire Protection Systems and Building Components, or closely related coursework.

Experience: Two years of full-time experience performing fire inspection, prevention, building inspection, code enforcement, municipal firefighting, or related field.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Possession of a Certificate of Completion for PC-832 (Arrests and Procedures) within one (1) year of employment.*

Possession of State Fire Marshal (SFM) certification as Fire Prevention Officer I, or Fire Inspector I or certification as a Fire Code Inspector from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), or certification as a Fire Inspector II from the International Code Council (ICC) within one (1)year of employment

Possession of State of California certificates for the 24 hour HAZWOPER FRA course and the California Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) course within one (1) year of employment.

Highly Desired Qualifications :
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, theCA Environmental Reporting System (CERS) and/or Unified Program Agency Hazardous Material Program.

*For more information regarding courses to obtain P.C. 832 Arrests and Procedures, visit:
Ben Clark Training Center
Rio Hondo College

Selection Process

If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process.This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.

NOTE : The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.

Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.

Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
  1. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at
  2. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.


Job Address

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