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Fire Protection Inspector I/II/III

​The Presidio Trust is seeking a conscientious and reliable Fire Protection Inspector to join our fire loss prevention team in protecting historic structures within the Presidio. The Presidio, formerly a 1,491-acre Army base, is now a new kind of national park. The park offers unique recreation, hospitality, and educational opportunities, and is home to thousands of residential and non-residential tenants. The Land and Building Stewardship Division maintains the important infrastructure necessary to sustain the equivalent of a small city, including fire protection, utilities, water treatment, transportation, roads, trails, and signs.​

At the full performance level, our ideal candidate brings a variety of experience in fire safety inspection, fire code enforcement and administration, fire prevention education, pre-fire plan preparation and management, and fire incident investigation. Working with the Associate Director of Emergency Services and Law Enforcement, you will inspect for compliance with fire, life safety, and associated codes; and you will identify, document, and recommend corrective actions. As a public representative of the Presidio Trust Fire Program, you wear a fire safety inspector/enforcer uniform and badge while on duty.

This is a developmental position established to provide for a period of growth across three position levels (Inspector I, II, and III). Depending upon the qualifications of the selected applicant, this position may be filled at the full performance level, or it may be filled as a trainee position.

This position allows for coverage under standard Federal retirement provisions (i.e., not approved for 6c special firefighter retirement provisions).

Applications received by April 29, 2019 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of May 13th, the second round of interviews the week of May 20th, make a job offer by the end of May, and set a work start date in June 2019.

Responsibilities at the full performance level:

Fire Safety Inspections – 50%

  • Schedule and conduct fire safety inspections of existing facilities and buildings; identify non-conformance with exiting codes; make recommendations to the Supervisor.
  • Conduct acceptance testing of alarms, sprinklers, extinguishers, and other fire protection systems and equipment, and reports anomalies.
  • Respond to fire alarm activations and assist with corrective action.
  • Prepare fire safety inspection reports for the supervisor's review and enter information into a computerized database.
Fire Code Enforcement and Administration - 20% 
  • When code violations are identified, research and recommend corrective actions for identified violations.
  • Review fire code permit applications and recommend for or against issuance of fire code permits in accordance with standards.
  • Assist the supervisor with review of pre-fire plans and plans for fire, life safety, construction and fire suppression systems for compliance with applicable codes and standards.
Fire Incident Investigation - 5%  
  • Perform preliminary investigations of fire cause and origin by inspecting damaged areas and/or interviewing witnesses, and recommend follow-on actions to the supervisor
  • Develop fire prevention messages from actual fire incidents.
Program Administration - 20% 
  • Write detailed and accurate reports and other documents.
  • Coordinate established fire watch programs with designated building or program representatives and the supervisor.
  • Operate various audio-visual equipment such as different types of projectors, tape recorders, and DVR's.
  • Maintain appropriate files.
  • Work with fire department, law enforcement and other local agencies as well as other Trust personnel to assist in maintaining emergency management plan.
  • Assist in support of emergency management planning and response. Fill assigned roles during activations of Trust Emergency Management Plan.

Fire Prevention Education – 5%

  • Prepare and present public safety and fire prevention programs to civic, school and community groups.
  • Maintain educational materials, design and develop or order new materials as the need arises.
  • Coordinate educational and civic programs with SFFD and/or other entities.
In addition:
  • You will be regularly required to use your hands to handle, feel and operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; stand, sit, and talk or hear; walk on flat or uneven surfaces; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and enter and inspect cramped spaces, including basements and attics. You must lift and move up to 20 pounds occasionally. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • During emergencies, you may be exposed to atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation as you work both inside and outside. Outdoor work may occur under a wide range of weather conditions. You will be required to use the appropriate personal protective equipment for the conditions present.
Required 

As Trainee I:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, supplemented by college level course work in fire science, education, or a related field AND two years of general work experience.
  • Skill in written and oral communication
  • Ability to interpret data, information and documents
  • Skill to analyze and solve problems
  • Skill in math and mathematical reasoning
  • Ability to observe and interpret situations and learn and apply new information or new skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under deadlines with constant interruptions, and complete work assignments timely
  • Skill in interacting with Presidio staff, tenants, and occasionally with other organizations
  • Ability to skillfully deal with dissatisfied or difficult individuals.
  • Must have good computer skills with basic proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, California State Fire Marshal's Office Fire Inspector 1 OR International Fire Services Accreditation Council Fire Inspector 1 OR International Code Council Fire Inspector 1 certification within two years from date of employment.
  • Valid California driver license
  • Required to complete, at Trust expense, the following training courses within two years of appointment:
    • California Fire Inspector 1A
    • California Fire Inspector 1B
    • California Fire Inspector 1C
    • California Fire Inspector 1D
    • Hazardous Materials First Responder – Awareness
    • Fire Investigator 1A
    • Fire Investigator 1B
    • ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
    • ICS-200 Working efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System
    • IS-700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System
    • IS-800 Introduction to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework
    • ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System
    • ICS 400 Advanced Incident Command System​

As Trainee II:

Everything required of Trainee I, plus:

  • At least one year of work experience in fire prevention or interpretation and enforcement of various codes.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of modern fire prevention and inspection
  • Knowledge of fire safety codes
  • Knowledge of fire cause
  • Knowledge of fire detection and suppression systems and related electrical systems
  • Possession of California State Fire Marshal's Office Fire Inspector 1 OR International Fire Services Accreditation Council Fire Inspector 1 OR International Code Council Fire Inspector 1 certification.

At the Full Performance/III Level:

Everything required of Trainee I and II levels, plus:

  • At least two years of work experience in fire prevention or interpretation and enforcement of various codes.
  • Completion of the following training courses:
    • California Fire Inspector 1A
    • California Fire Inspector 1B
    • California Fire Inspector 1C
    • California Fire Inspector 1D
    • Hazardous Materials First Responder – Awareness
    • Fire Investigator 1A
    • Fire Investigator 1B
    • ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
    • ICS-200 Working efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System
    • IS-700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System
    • IS-800 Introduction to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework
    • ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System
    • ICS 400 Advanced Incident Command System

Desired

  • Familiarity of National and International Fire Codes, NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, NFPA 914, Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures and the California State Historic Building Code is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, strong work ethic, and a strong customer service orientation to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups.
  • Passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio Trust.


About Presidio Trust Land and Building Stewardship

Approximately 3,000 people reside in apartments, townhomes, single-family homes, and duplexes in one of the 21 distinct Presidio neighborhoods, which are located near forest groves, trails, waterfront paths, a golf course, and a beach. More than 3.5 million square feet of non-residential space is located around the park. Two-thirds of the buildings are historic, representing a variety of architectural styles, from the Spanish era through World War II. The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work for the thousands of employees of approximately 100 businesses who lease non-residential space. The Presidio Trust Land and Building Stewardship Department ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are operational, safe, and ready every day for their modern uses by tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.


Background & Driver's License Investigation and Review

The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to an employment background investigation which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes, driver's license, and a credit report. An individual's granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary. However, employment in this sensitive position is contingent upon the successful completion of an employment background investigation. The Presidio Trust may refuse to hire an individual, may rescind an offer of employment to an individual, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the background investigation.


Financial Disclosure

This position requires the completion of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, both as a New Entrant into the position and annually thereafter. The purpose of the financial disclosure system is to assist employees and their agencies in avoiding conflicts between official duties and private financial interests or affiliations.