Assistant Fire Marshal
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Assistant Fire Marshal
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under supervision of the Fire Marshal, the Assistant Fire Marshal is responsible for planning and conducting public fire education programs, assists in monitoring local compliance with applicable state and local regulations and nationally recognized fire protection standards.
Performs safety inspections of schools, rest homes, residences, hospitals, churches, industrial and commercial buildings, sprinkler systems, and hazardous materials and other fire hazards; assists in the investigation of fires to determine origin and cause; investigates and requires correction of violations of state and local codes and ordinances pertaining to fire prevention; develops and conducts fire prevention education programs; keeps records of buildings inspected and action taken; checks building plans; provides technical information to the public concerning fire prevention; assists fire company personnel in code interpretation, training and fire inspections; gives emergency medical treatment when required; assists in fire suppression activities; and performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  the principles, practices, techniques, and equipment used in fire suppression activities and emergency medical treatment; knowledge of all types of occupancies, local and state laws, and code regulations; knowledge of and ability to analyze building construction, fire protection systems, and their proper application.
Ability to:  write clear, concise reports and to keep accurate records; ability to prepare and make effective oral fire information presentations and reports to Department and City staff and to community groups; ability to demonstrate physical endurance, agility, dexterity and strength necessary to perform required duties; ability to think and act quickly in emergency situations, and take or recommend appropriate course of action; and ability to work effectively with the public, Fire Department personnel, and other City staff.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from High School or equivalent and possession of 30 Fire Science units or state certification as a fire officer. The successful candidate must possess the following certifications at time of appointment: Fire Prevention 1A, Fire Prevention 1B, Instructor 1A, Instructor 1B, Investigator 1, valid California Class C license.
Experience:  Five years of full-time paid experience in a fire department as a firefighter, fire captain, fire inspector or a combination thereof.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid Class II California Driver's License.
SALARY:  $0 - $0 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200