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Fire Systems Inspector

County of Riverside
Indio, CA 92201
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The County of Riverside Fire Protection-Contract Service division of the Fire Department is accepting applications for a Fire Systems Inspector to support the Indio office. Under general supervision, the Fire System Inspector performs fire and life safety inspections of both existing facilities and structures under construction. Additionally, the Fire System Inspector will inspect various fire protection systems and features for compliance with the California Fire and Building Code and adopted standards issuing notices and other documents related to compliance and performs other related duties as required.

The Fire System Inspector class is responsible for technical fire safety inspection and works independently in the performance o field and office duties under general supervision of an Assistant Fire Marshal. Incumbents perform the more routine inspection and compliance work , under supervision, while acquiring the training and skills necessary to perform the full range of technical inspection activities. Work is initially subject to detailed and frequent review that lessens as more experience is gained.

Meet the Team!

The Riverside County Fire Department (RCFD) is one of the largest integrated, cooperative, regional fire protection organizations in California. The Department, a unique partnership between State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the County of Riverside, serves 22 partner agencies and has five core values: Leadership, Competence, Integrity, Safety, and Customer Service.


Inspect assigned building and development projects for conformance with applicable laws, codes and regulations relating to fire protection and life safety; conduct special inspections and investigations of existing structures as they relate to fire and life safety code compliance.

Witness and/or certify the installation and testing of specialized fire protection systems that include, but are not limited to, hydrants, hood/ducts systems, fire sprinklers, standpipe systems, fire alarms, and gas detectors.

Perform annual business and multi-family residential fire inspections. May perform annual fire and safety clearance inspections of facilities licensed for public care, such as hospitals, residential care facilities, and child care centers. Prepare and issue notices of correction, notices of violation, and may issue fire code permit and other compliance or informational documents in accordance with the California Fire Code.

Prepare and maintain records and reports of properties in compliance or violation of fire safety laws and regulations.

Assist in preparation of graphs, charts, and other documents for use by the Fire Department staff.


Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

One year performing fire safety inspection, building construction inspection, hazard reduction and abatement inspection, plans examination, or fire suppression. (15 semester units or 22 quarter units from an accredited college or university in fire protection or building construction technology may be substituted for the required experience.)

Completion of the California Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Inspector series courses IA, IB, IC, and ID is highly desired.

Knowledge of: Technical knowledge of codes and standards; fire safety protection systems; methods and procedures related to fire prevention; applicable fire, life safety, and building codes; code requirements as they relate to construction for fire protection and fire apparatus access.

Ability to:
Read and interpret construction plans and specifications and prepare accurate reports; interpret codes and regulations for the public; establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees and the general public; effectively communicate in both verbal and written form; operate standard office equipment and systems to retrieve and enter data; make public presentations.

Other Requirements:
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

Veteran's Preference
The County has a Veteran's Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here .

What's Next?
This recruitment is open to all applicants. Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Fire Department may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Optional: Upload a copy of your degree or transcripts as an attachment to your Government Jobs account at the time of application. Competitive experience/education must be reflected on your application/resume.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County. Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.

For more information regarding the position, please contact the recruiter Andrea Evans at (951) 955-3572 or via email aevans@rivco.org.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.
  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.
  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to retirement@rivco.org or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

    Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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