Casual Professional 2 (Fire Prev. Specialist)

$30.30 - $33.41 hourly
  • City of Sunnyvale
  • Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Sep 28, 2018
Temporary Government

Job Description

*Submittal of a current (issued within the last 30 days) Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Record is required at time of application.
 Under close or general direction, in a civilian capacity, performs technical inspections for fire prevention purposes; inspects fire protection systems, construction sites, occupancies, structures, buildings, storage and usage to ensure an appropriate level of fire protection and compliance with applicable state and local ordinances; enforces City and State fire prevention and life safety laws; coordinates fire prevention and life safety education programs; and, performs related duties as required.


 Essential Job Functions: (May include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Conducts inspections of buildings and property for compliance with fire codes, proper installation of fire alarms, efficiency of fire protective equipment, adequacy of fire exits, and overall compliance with codes and regulations pertaining to fire and life safety; and, as necessary, develops plans of correction.
  • Investigates citizen complaints of violations of fire codes and regulations and takes corrective action; responds to inquiries regarding fire and life safety codes and standards.
  • Promotes public relations through public education programs; speaks to various civic and professional organizations to promote the goals of the City; meets with industrial and business representatives to promote cooperation and provide information regarding fire codes and standards; and, makes presentations and participated in promotional events, demonstrations, and fire and life safety programs.
  • Prepares and maintains forms, records, technical letters files and reports; issues permits and corrective action correspondence.
  • Stays current on the legal and technical developments in the fire prevention field, fire investigation field and other areas of assignment; participates in professional meetings and associations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
Associate's degree or 60 semester units or 90 quarter units in Fire Science/Technology, Building Design, Construction, Chemistry, Fire Protection, Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design or related field from an accredited college or university, AND

one year of responsible experience performing work in building construction, code enforcement, fire service, fire protection, architecture, interior and/or building design or related field.

 In addition, proof of completion of the following five classes from an accredited California community college is required: Fire Protection Organization; Fire Prevention Technology; Fire Protection Equipment and Systems; Building Construction for Fire Protection; and, Fire Behavior and Combustion. 

Willingness to:

  • Work on call hours and overtime to respond to fires, emergencies or other events.
  • Wear a Department-issued uniform and protective equipment.

Certificates/Licenses/Other RequirementsPossession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record.


Possession of a current, related International Code Council (ICC) certificate.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your online City of Sunnyvale employment application and a current Department of Motor Vehicle driving record printout to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full, are required, the required current (issued within the last 30 days) Department of Motor Vehicles record printout. 

Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume or see attached". Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's website at, click City Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.

 When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVA Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVA Career Advisor.