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Fire Safety Inspector I/II

YUBA CITY, CA Full-time
Posted on June 12, 2018

Salary: $4,743.00 - $6,430.00/Monthly

Open Until Filled or until 250 applicants

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** You MUST apply via the CalOpps site  **


The City of Yuba City is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time Fire Safety Inspector I/II. Under direct supervision of the Fire Marshal, Fire Safety Inspectors inspect fire protection systems, new construction sites, industrial and commercial occupancies and institutional and public assemblage occupancies to insure a practical level of fire and life safety exists in compliance with applicable state and local regulations and preforms related work. The Fire Safety Inspector typically works a 40 hour scheduled work week, but may also be assigned as an on call Fire Investigator as needed. This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits.

The Department

The Yuba City Fire Department protects an area of thirty square miles with a population of approximately 73,000 people. Five fire stations are utilized for both emergency and support operations throughout the City and beyond. The department is dedicated to providing the best possible fire and life safety services to both Yuba City citizens and businesses. For additional Department information visit:


Ideal Candidate

A strong commitment to integrity, ethics and leadership are a must for this position.  The ideal candidate will be proactive, reliable and results oriented.  Excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude and the ability to make quick decisions under pressure are essential attributes for this position.


Required Qualifications: 



Education: Coursework in Fire Technology, Fire Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field. Completion of the California State Fire Marshal’s Fire Inspector 1A and 1B. At least six (6) college level units in Fire or Building Technology related coursework.

Experience: Six (6) months as a Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, or combination Fire/Building Inspector.

Licenses and/or Certificates Required: Successful completion of the California State Fire Marshal’s courses Fire Inspector 1C and Fire Inspector 1D before the end of the initial probation period. Possession of a valid basic first aid/CPR card within the first eight months of employment. Successful completion of a Penal Code Section 832 course (Arrest, Search, Seizure, and Firearms) within one year of appointment. Possession of a valid California driver’s license is required.



Education: Completion of AA/AS Degree with major coursework in Fire Technology, Fire Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field. At least six (6) college level units in fire of building technology related coursework  plus State of California Certification as a Fire Inspector II; successful completion of a California Penal Code 832 course; and successful completion of the State Fire Marshal’s Fire Investigation IA and 1B course.

Experience: Two (2) years recent, full-time experience in Fire Building Code enforcement and Fire Investigation.

Licenses and/or Certificates Required: Successful completion of the California State Fire Marshal’s courses Fire Prevention 2A and Fire Prevention 2B before the end of the initial probation period. Possession of a valid basic first aid/CPR card. Possession of a valid California driver’s license is required.


**Effective January 1, 2015, all employees hired into this classification who live outside a sixty (60) minute response time to Yuba City Fire Headquarters must, within six (6) months of hire date, establish and maintain a permanent residence within a geographic proximity that ensures a thirty (30) minute response time (under normal, non-peak driving conditions) to Yuba City Fire Headquarters. This response time requirement is considered a mandatory qualification for employment. Google Maps will be the measuring tool for determining geographical proximity.


Salary: The current monthly salary for Fire Safety Inspector I/II is $4,743 - $6,430 Monthly.

Retirement:  New employees into the CalPERS retirement system will enroll in the 2.7% @ 57 formula.  Employees meeting CalPERS classic member status will enroll in the 3% @ 55 formula.  The City does not participate in Social Security.

Deferred Compensation: A Deferred Compensation Program is available for City employees.

Medical/Dental/Vision: The City offers an excellent benefits package with generous City contributions for employees and their dependents to health, dental and vision premiums.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The City pays for an EAP that offers employee and family members a maximum of three (3) visits per six (6) month period, for a total of six (6) sessions per year.  

Life Insurance: $5,000 for employee and $2,000 per dependent is paid for by the City. Additional coverage is also available for employee purchase.

Tuition Reimbursement: $1,150 annually for tuition and books.

Vacation: Vacation accruals shall be adjusted to the following amount per pay period: Employees who work a forty (40) hour work week will accrue 4.6 hours per pay period. Employees who work a fifty-six (56) hour work week will accrue 6.5 hours per pay period. There are 26 pay periods per year.  Vacation accrual increases with time of service.

Sick Leave: Sick leave accruals are 3.7 hours per pay period for forty (40) hour work week employees and 5.6 hours per pay period for fifty-six (56) hour work week employees. Sick leave has unlimited accrual with pay off provision upon termination of City employment with a minimum of five (5) years of City service.

Flexible Spending Account: Allows for pre-tax deductions for unreimbursed medical and dependent care expenses.

Computer Purchase Program: Assists employees in the purchase of computer hardware, software and peripheral equipment.

This position is represented by the Yuba City Firefighters’ Local 3793. Their MOU can be found at

Special Instructions


Interested candidates should contact the Human Resources Department, 1201 Civic Center Blvd., Yuba City, CA 95993, (530) 822-4610, Job Line: (530) 822-4766, TTY: (530) 822-4732, or apply on line at  

The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. Substitution of qualifying education and experience may be done at the sole discretion of the City. Final candidates must pass a pre-employment medical evaluation, substance screening, fingerprint scan, and reference check.  An employment application and certifications are required for this position. Late applications and postmarks will not be accepted. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 822-4610.

The City of Yuba City is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and values diversity among all our team members. The City of Yuba City does not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE.