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Fire Inspector/ Senior Inspector (Hazardous Materials)

Company: City of Pasadena, CA
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

The City of Pasadena is seeking a skilled Fire Inspector/ Senior Fire Inspector (Hazardous Materials) to join our team. The Fire Inspector/ Senior Fire Inspector (Hazardous Materials) conducts professional inspections and enforcement work to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the handling, use, storage, and disposal of regulated hazardous chemicals. The incumbent will also conduct inspections of complex occupancies, conducts public education presentations; witness tests performed on leak detection and installations of hazardous materials storage systems for proper design and operation.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate is a technical expert with public agency experience conducting inspections to enforce compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the handling, use, storage, and disposal of regulated hazardous chemicals. This person will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong critical thinking skills, a passion for life-long learning and professional development, as well as a strong work ethic.

Please note:

  • Appointment will be made at either level based on experience and other qualifications.

Fire Inspector: $71,841.12 - $89,719.76

Senior Fire Inspector:$81,571.98 - $101,872.37

CLOSING DATE:Continuous until filled. First round of applications are due 6/24/2021 for review.

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Essential Functions

The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more detailed information, please review thejob description.

  • Implements the policies, procedures and guidelines related to the hazardous materials program; identifies facilities requiring disclosure of hazardous materials information; identifies chemicals to be included in inventories; reviews disclosure forms, business plans and maintenance of hazardous materials data on facilities within the City limits.
  • Inspects business occupancies, ensuring that toxic substances are properly stored and labeled; prepares reports regarding appropriate health, safety and fire violations; investigates complaints regarding the storage, handling and disposal of toxins; issues violation notices and initiates prosecution proceedings as necessary; reviews inventory statements and business emergency plans for mitigation of accidents; issues permits and receives fees for businesses using hazardous materials.
  • Monitors removal and installation of hazardous materials underground storage tanks; performs routine inspections; issues permits and collects fees; reviews closure reports.
  • Review and approve Hazardous Materials Business Plans and Underground Storage Tank submittals on the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
  • Inspects testing and installation of aboveground and underground storage tank systems along with installed leak detection alarm systems, and secondary containment systems, and gas detection systems.
  • Prepares and issues notices for code violations, conducts follow-up inspections to ensure corrections have been made and issues permits; issues citations when necessary.Provides technical assistance to contractors, architects, engineers, developers, and the public.
  • Interprets and explains requirements and restrictions relative to environmental and fire safety codes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures; develops alternative methods to comply with requirements and restrictions.
  • Monitors the characterization and remediation of relatively simple sites contaminated by regulated hazardous chemicals.
  • Performs limited independent research, makes public presentations, attends meetings and educational programs to maintain expertise in technical and regulatory matters; prepares reports and makes recommendations to the Hazardous Materials Specialist.
  • Interprets federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations for officials, agencies and the public; conducts inspections of City facilities and sites to ensure compliance with codes, regulations, and local reporting requirements.
  • Provides onsite technical advice to the Fire Department's Incident Commander in the mitigation and containment of hazardous chemicals during fires or spills; coordinates the handling, transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous waste generated during an uncontrolled release of toxic substances.
  • Attends training, certification courses, and related professional organizational meetings and conferences in an effort to stay abreast of industry trends, federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.

Qualification Guidelines

The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position.

  • Attention to Detail - Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Learning Agility - Seeking learning opportunities and applying the lessons to one's work
  • Critical Thinking - Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Oral and Written Communication - Engaging effectively in dialogue; Communicating effectively in writing
  • Professional Impact-Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization
  • Teamwork - Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Valuing Diversity - Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
  • Safety Focus - Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards
  • Using Technology - Working with electronic hardware and software applications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum Qualifications for a Fire Inspector/Hazardous Materials:

  • Associates degree in Fire Science, or a related field, and
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in hazardous materials and /or environmental hazardous materials inspections, or similar hazardous materials/hazardous waste programs.

Minimum Qualifications for a Senior Fire Inspector/Hazardous Materials:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, physical or engineering science, industrial hygiene, environmental science or a related field, and
  • Four (4) years of recent full time paid experience in hazardous materials management, environmental health inspections, industrial hygiene practices or similar hazardous materials programs.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, physical or engineering science, industrial hygiene, environmental science or a related field
  • Can be substituted with any of the following:
  • Fire Inspector I certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal or equivalent.
  • Thirty semester units of college level education from an accredited university in physical, biological, or environmental sciences

AnInternational Code Council California Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector Certification is desirable.Possession of a HazWOPER 40-hour certification is desirable.Applicants with experience conducting similarinspections in a public agency is desirable.Hazardous Material Technician certification approved by the California Specialized Training Institute is desirable.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process will consist of application evaluation, an oral panel interview, and a department level interview.

VACANCY INFORMATION

Current vacancies are in the Fire Prevention Division of the Fire Department.

The resulting eligibility list from this recruitment may be used to fill this vacancy and similar.

Candidates selected for this position are subject to a one-year probationary work period.

Special Requirements

Fire Inspector/Hazardous Materials:

  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must possessPOST Basic Course- Module IIIcertification (PC 832 Training for Reserve Level III)within one (1) year of employment.
  • Must possess HazWOPER certificate within one (1) year of employment.

Senior Fire Inspector/Hazardous Materials:

  • Must possess and maintain an International Code Council California Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector Certification.
  • Must possessPOST Basic Course- Module IIIcertification (PC 832 Training for Reserve Level III)within one (1) year of employment.
  • Must possess HazWOPER certificate within one (1) year of employment.
  • Must possess a Fire Inspector I issued by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal within three (3) years of employment.
  • Completion of coursesfor Hazardous Materials Technician consistent with California Specialized Training Institute and/or NFPArequirements isdesirablewithin three (3) years of employment.

Completion of courses for Hazardous Materials Specialist consistent with California Specialized Training Institute and/or NFPA requirements is desirable within three (3) years of employment.

Keywords: City of Pasadena, CA, Pasadena , Fire Inspector/ Senior Inspector (Hazardous Materials), Other , Pasadena, California

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