Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $162,660.00 - $192,360.00 gross per year
  • Moraga


The Moraga Orinda Fire District
invites applicants for the position of
Final Filing Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
To apply for this excellent opportunity, please click, "apply" above
This is a full-time, benefited position
Benefit information can be found by clicking the benefits tab
The work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

**A 2% general wage increase is scheduled for July 1, 2020**

Please note: the future incumbent who does not possess the Fire Service education requirements (see the Typical Qualifications section below) will not be eligible to progress in the salary range until at least one of the requirementshas been completed.
Under direction of the Fire Chief, to supervise, plan, organize and direct all of the activities within the Fire Prevention Division, and is responsible for the enforcement of all laws, ordinances and regulations to the protection of lives and property from fire; and public fire prevention education; and to perform related duties as required.

Examples of Duties
•Prepare plan checks and work cooperatively with other agencies dealing with construction projects in the District.
•Conduct site inspections and code enforcement.
•Oversee vegetation management programs.
•Schedule outreach events such as dedication ceremonies, open houses, etc.
•Conduct and develop educational programs and training opportunities for the public.
•Attend Planning, council, Board and County meetings as appropriate.
•Oversee and manage staff in Prevention and Public Education Divisions.
•Act as liaison between the District and other stakeholder groups such as EBMUD, PG&E, Hills Forum, Diablo Firesafe, etc.
•Responsible for administrating the code adoption process for the District.
•Oversee the budget for program areas within Fire Prevention.
•Oversee code/abatement hearings and appeals.
•Provide and respond to requests of Mutual Aid and Automatic Aid under the State Mutual Aid Program.
•Provide coverage for the Fire Chief when necessary.
•Performs other tasks and activities as assigned.

Typical Qualifications
General Education:

- Associates of Arts/Science degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a major in fire service technology, fire, business, public administration or related field that would provide the incumbent with the skills necessary for the position.

Fire Service Education:
- Completion of California State Fire Marshal classes or the ability to complete within (2) years of appointment:
- Certified Fire Marshal or,
- Plan Examiner 1A, 1B, 1C; Statutes & Regulations and Fire Instructor 2B; and Management 1, 2A, 2B, 2D, 2E or,
- Fire Marshal 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E; Chief Fire Officer 3A; Instructor 1; Statutes & Regulations; G290 Basic PIO.

Work Experience:

- Three (3) years experience performing fire prevention activities for a municipality, county, state, federal or special district

Certifications/Licenses Required:

- Valid California Driver's License

Desirable Qualifications:

- Certification as a Fire Code Inspector through the ICC.
- A Fire Marshal Certification, through the Office of the California State Fire Marshal or equivalent.
- BA/BS or Master's degree.
- Management experience.

Knowledge of:
•Administration principles, practices and terminology related to public administration and autonomous Fire District operations.
•Principles and implementation requirements of the Incident Command System in all disciplines; principles, practices, and techniques of fire prevention, building code inspection, and fire and arson investigations.
•Application of related codes, ordinances, laws, rules and regulations, related to fire prevention and enforcement; building materials, construction, and building extinguishing and alarm systems.
•Principles of combustion, proper storage and handling of explosives and flammables.
•Legal processes involved in collecting evidence, preparing cases and prosecuting violators of fire laws.
•Theory, principles and practices of enlightened fire service management and leadership.
•Training and communication techniques.
•Practices in conflict resolution.
•Principles and practices of effective program development and administration.
•Contract negotiations, bidding and purchasing.
•Microsoft Office programs including, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and databases.

Skills in:
•Function at both a strategic and tactical level, working in conjunction with the District management team and Fire Prevention personnel to objectively analyze date/issues, forecast needs, draw conclusions, identify potential solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and effectively implement recommendations.
•Leading and growing Fire Prevention through dynamic leadership, mentorship, positive motivation and employee development.
•Effectively leading project teams and coordinating complex programs, utilizing highly developed project management, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills.
•Establish and operate an emergency command post and function as Incident Commander until command is properly transferred.
•Plan, develop, and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures to ensure operational excellence.
•Utilizing computers and software for information retrieval, analysis and planning, records management, status tracking, report and memo writing, time management and priority setting.

Ability to:
•Make sound decisions and facilitate implementation in accordance with laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, departmental policies and procedures, labor agreement; develop direct and manage the activities and capabilities of personnel.
•Read and interpret building plans and recommendations; keep detailed records.
•Establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
•Prepare and administer budgets, monitor and approve expenditures.
•Utilize excellent organizational skills to work well under pressure of deadlines and constantly changing priorities.
•Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills.
•Remain clear-headed and diplomatic in stressful situations.

Supplemental Information
DISCLAIMER NOTICE: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, and functions listed on this job description are representative only, and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The Employer reserves the right to revise the job description as necessary.

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