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Job Title: Fire Prevention Officer

Job Time Type: Full Time (30 Hours or More)

Job Description: Under general direction of the Fire Chief or his or her designee, to implement a comprehensive fire prevention and life safety program; participates in firefighting, emergency medical services, rescue, and hazardous materials response as required; provides responsible and highly technical staff assistance; and does related work as assigned. May be delegated authority as Fire Marshal by the Fire Chief.

Typical Duties:

  • Supervise a comprehensive fire prevention and life safety program; *
  • Research and recommend improved fire safety and prevention policies, regulation, and ordinances; *
  • Perform technical plan checks involving residential, commercial, and industrial projects as assigned; *
  • Confer with developers, architects, contractors and other City officials regarding fire safety and prevention needs; *
  • May authorize operational permits, as required by the California Fire Code; *
  • Supervise and participate in the inspection of buildings to identify hazardous conditions and materials; *
  • Conduct follow-up inspections to ensure code compliance; *
  • Supervise and participate in investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires; *
  • Prepare civil and criminal case reports; *
  • Interview witnesses; *
  • Supervise and assist in the selection, training and evaluation of assigned staff; *
  • Supervise and assist in the development and delivery of public safety education programs; *
  • Speak to public groups; *
  • Administer weed abatement program;
  • Operate Fire Department computers; *
  • Respond to emergencies as required; *
  • Subject to emergency recall during non-duty hours.; *
  • Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and procedures of modern firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, fire investigation and fire prevention; operation of firefighting apparatus and equipment; geography, types of building construction, water supply, and major fire hazards of the City of Chico; Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and codes pertaining to fire suppression and prevention; principles of combustion and hydraulics; principles and practices of supervision, budget management and performance evaluation.

Ability to: Implement effective fire safety and prevention measures; supervise and coordinate subordinates in an efficient and effective manner; conduct thorough fact finding investigations and enforce fire safety regulations firmly and equitably; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective, cooperative relationships with subordinates, other City employees, and the general public; maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Heart Defibrillator certifications; achieve State Board of Fire Services Prevention Officer III or Plans Examiner certification within one year of appointment; achieve the State Board of Fire Services Fire Marshal certification within two years of appointment.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Five years of full-time paid firefighting experience similar to the Firefighter classification with the City of Chico or three years fire prevention experience, including plan check/review or inspection.

Education: An Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology, Fire Protection Engineering or other related field; completion of the course work required to qualify for certification in the following: Fire Marshal or Plan Examiner and Fire Inspector II.

Additional Requirement: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License.  Possession of a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card required.

Education Level: Associate’s Degree

Requires a Driver’s License: Yes

Minimum Salary: 41.05 Hour                  Maximum Salary: 56.59 Hour

Pay Comments: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Job Application Methods Accepted: Via Company Website (Address provided below)

Company Website:

How to Apply: For a full description and to apply visit:

Employer Information:


411 Main Street

Chico, CA 95928

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 41.05
Maximum Hourly Wage: 56.59