Extra-Help Fire Prevention Inspector I/II/III

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Oct 18, 2019
Variable Shift Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades Fire and EMS Public Safety
  • Salary: $18.04 - $24.19 Hourly

Job Description

Examples of Duties

Extra-Helppay rateis from $18.04 to$24.19 per hour.
Extra-Help employees are not entitled to County benefits and are limited to 25 hours per week.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspects a variety of structures and facilities ensuring compliance with all State and local fire codes.
  • Assist in weed abatements and data entry during weed abatement season.
  • Provide and handout information to building owners and others regarding fire codes and standards, and ensures that questions and concerns are effectively resolved.
  • Assist in hydrostatic water testing of fire protection systems as outlined in the California Code of Regulations Title 19 and NFPA 291 standards.
  • Meet with the general public to conduct fire safety presentations and provide information regarding fire prevention and life safety.
  • Maintains database and invoicing for operational permit inspections.
  • Issuance of various permits as outlined in the California Fire Code Section 105.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Assist and observe public fire work display inspections and permit review.

Minimum Qualifications

FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTOR I
Experience:
One (1) year experience performing work in the areas related to fire, code or law enforcement type work or combination.
One (1) year of experience in customer or general public relations.

Desirable Experience:
One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience performing a variety of work with computer database, word processing, and spreadsheet software programs.

Education:
Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent;
AND
Successful completion of California Fire Service Training Education System Fire Prevention 1A or Fire Inspector I.

Successful completion within one year of hire date:
California Fire Service Training Education System Fire Prevention 1B or Fire Inspector II.

FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTOR II
Experience:

Two (2) years experience performing work in the areas of fire prevention.
Two (2) years of experience in customer or general public relations.
One (1) year of experience performing public fire safety presentations.
One (1) year of experience in public fire work display inspections.

Desirable Experience:
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience performing a variety of work with computer database, word processing, and spreadsheet software programs.
One (1) year of experience performing weed abatement related work.

Education:
Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent; AND
Successful completion of California Fire Service Training Education System Fire Prevention 1A and 1B, or Fire Inspector IA and IB; AND
Successful completion of California Fire Service Training Education System Fire Prevention 2A and 2B; AND
Successful completion of (40) hours of California Fire Service Training or equivalent in fire prevention training.

FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTOR III
Experience:

Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience performing work in the areas of fire inspections and/or a combination of building design, construction supervision and fire inspections.
Two (2) years of experience performing and processing weed abatements within a governmental jurisdiction.
One (1) year experience in Public fireworks display inspections as outlined in Title 19 California Code of Regulations.

Desirable Experience:
Three (3) years experience in fire fighting including fire apparatus operations.
Two (2) years of experience in GIS andCADDimplementation and data modeling reports. Ideal experience inArcView3x and/or 9x.
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience performing a variety of production work with computer database, word processing and spreadsheet software programs.
Three (3) years experience working in a retail sales or equivalent environment with the public.

Education:
Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Successful completion of California Fire Service Training Education System Fire Prevention 1A and 1B.
Successful completion of 30 units of college with courses in fire science, engineering, architecture, construction technology, building inspection or closely related field.

ALL LEVELS REQUIRE:
License:

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Certification:
Incumbents in the classification must maintain a minimum forty (40) hours of California Fire Service Training or equivalent in fire prevention per year to keep current with California codes and regulations.

HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).


SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.


HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.


BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.


INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE

County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.


DISABILITY INSURANCE

State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.


LIFE INSURANCE

$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.


RETIREMENT

DEFERRED COMPENSATION

The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.


MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security. The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; your pension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to
Merced County Benefits Summary

01

Can you provide proof of successful completion of California Fire Service Training Education System Fire Prevention 1A or Fire Inspector I?
  • Yes
  • No


02

Do you possess any current International Code Council (ICC) certifications?
  • Yes
  • No


03

If so, which certifications?

Required Question