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FIRE MARSHAL-City of Porterville, CA

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by City Of Porterville

Porterville, CA 93258
Public Sector
22 Jul 2019
Annual Salary
FIRE MARSHAL-City of Porterville, CA
SALARY: $5,595 - 6,828/month
DEFINITION: Under general direction, assists in the management of the City's fire prevention and
arson investigation activities; plans, organizes and directs fire prevention, fire
inspection, weed abatement, fire investigation, and code enforcement operations;
enforces compliance with technical and engineering requirements on hazardous
operations involving dangerous chemical and flammable gases; performs related
duties as required. This position serves as a member of the City's management team.
The employee in this position works under the direction, is appointed by, and serves
at the pleasure of the Department Head.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Assists the Chief in planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing fire prevention activities for the protection of life and property; may function as the Fire
Investigation Arsons Unit Leader, assuming command at incidents involving arson
and directing arson investigations; supervises the implementation of fire prevention
programs; reviews and recommends application of codes, regulations, and
ordinances; evaluates building plans; determines code requirements and conducts onsite
construction inspections; referring problems to the Building Division as
necessary; and evaluates construction plans; investigates and/or directs the
investigations of complaints relating to alleged violations of fire prevention laws,
City ordinances and reported conditions alleging potential fire hazard or code
violations; investigates and/or directs the investigation of all fires which occur within
the City jurisdiction to determine the cause and assist on a variety of topics related to
the Departments operation; analyzes fire prevention needs and service demands and
devises plans to meet needs; confers with legal advisors, citizens, and City officials
on fire problems; develops municipal fire suppression/prevention policies; makes
public presentations as necessary on a variety of topics related to the Department's
operations; supervises personnel in code enforcement and in arson investigation
units; directs the assignments of personnel and equipment; develops and executes
training programs; ensures preparedness of equipment and staff to react effectively
during arson investigations and code enforcements; supervises and conducts special
studies and projects; prepares comprehensive reports; advises Fire Chief of
departmental activities; represents and supports the policies and procedures
established by the City Council, City Manager, and Department Heads.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Education and/or Experience
Completion of: Fire Inspector 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D (Office of the State Fire Marshal)
Fire Inspector 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D (Office of the State Fire Marshal)
Fire Investigation 1A, 1B
Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate's Degree or a Bachelor's
Degree in Public Business Administration or Organizational Leadership is desirable.
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, and techniques of fire science and administration; causes, prevention,
and control of fire; codes, laws, and regulations related to fire suppression and prevention;
public education techniques; supervisory and public relations techniques; interagency
communications and assistance techniques and practices; municipal organization and
administration; principles and practices of fire department administration; arson investigation
techniques; physical layout and composition of the City including special fire problems;
administrative procedures and techniques; and personnel administration principles and
Ability to:
Develop comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs for department service; learn, interpret,
explain and apply laws, regulations, rules, and department policy and procedures; think and
act appropriately in emergency situations; supervise the work of others; plan, organize, assign,
and direct the activities of department staff; understand and follow verbal and written
directions; write clear, concise, and accurate reports; use and care for department equipment;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates and
the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; analyze situations
and resolve through established policy; and make public presentations.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver's License.
SELECTION: Screening will consist of a competitive assessment of relevant education, training and work experience to be followed by a written examination and/or an interview before an Oral Board
to determine the most qualified candidates. Applicants meeting the minimum
qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to an interview, and the decision of the
screening committee is final. Those candidates who are determined eligible for appointment
to the position will be placed on the City's Certified Eligibility List. Applicants will receive
written notification regarding the results of all phases of the recruitment process up to the
establishment of the Eligibility List, if applicable. The City reserves the right to alter the
testing process, as needed, without notice.
TO APPLY: Complete an application for this position on our website: or submit a completed City of Porterville Employment Application (a resume may be included, but does
not substitute for a completed application), together with any other materials required to
accompany the application if noticed in this announcement, to the Human Resources Office,
Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257. Applications must be
received in the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019.
SPECIAL CONDITION: Prior to appointment, candidates must pass an extensive background investigation, fingerprint check, physical examination and drug screen.
The City of Porterville is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and is compliant with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you need accommodation under the
ADA in the testing process for any position for which you intend to apply, please contact the
Human Resources Division at to request such accommodation. The City
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin,
eithnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or
AIDS related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic
partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other
basis protected by law. Category: Protective Service , Keywords: Fire Marshal

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