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Fire Engineer Inspector, Staff

Salary: Fire Engineer Inspector, Staff (#3545)

$30.48-$37.21 hourly / $5,301-$6,472 monthly / Range: 6184

Fire Engineer Inspector, Shift (#3546)

$21.77-$26.58 hourly / $5,301-$6,472 monthly / Range: 6184

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, drives all types of fire apparatus in responding to emergency incidents; operates and maintains pumping equipment and the complement of tools contained on apparatus; assumes occasional responsibility for the supervision of a fire station in the absence of the Fire Captain; performs inspection activities in commercial structures and businesses and performs other activities designed to prevent fires; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class reports to the Fire Captain, and is responsible for the operation of fire apparatus and pumping equipment and for independent field fire inspections. May be called upon to assume an acting Fire Captain position over a crew of firefighters.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Responds to fire and other emergency incidents by driving fire apparatus of any type or size to required locations; operates, services, and maintains pumping apparatus and other firefighting equipment and auxiliary apparatus; administers first aid; assists in the maintenance of the fire station and surrounding grounds; inspects commercial, industrial, school, hospital, and residential structures to detect and correct fire hazards and determine compliance with fire safety laws and ordinances; investigates fires to determine cause and origin; educates the public in the importance and methods of fire prevention by making presentations and showing films to groups and discussing fire prevention to individuals and groups; investigates complaints and answers questions regarding fire hazards and the violation of fire safety regulations; surveys fire protection facilities, such as the location of fire extinguishers, and maintains records of them; prepares reports of investigations and activities; instructs fire personnel in fire prevention techniques; participates in fire drills and classes; assists in maintaining the company journal and preparing required reports; assumes command of the fire company in the absence of the Fire Captain; may instruct other fire personnel and volunteer firefighters in the operation and care of fire equipment.


1. Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent, and two years of full time experience as a firefighter; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualification: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class B-Restricted Firefighter Driver's License.

Applicants hired after December 26, 1988 shall be disqualified from further employment consideration if they use tobacco products in any form, on or off duty.

Knowledge of: fire prevention and fire suppression methods; county and state laws and regulations; safety principles pertaining to fire protection; fire hazards common to commercial, industrial and residential structures; operation and maintenance of pumping and all other types of firefighting and rescue equipment; local geography, roads and water supply systems; Fire Department Policies and Procedures Manual; incident command system; California Vehicle Code; Santa Barbara County Code; principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

Ability to: drive heavy fire apparatus in responding to emergency incidents; operate and maintain pumping apparatus; supervise and train subordinates when required; live and work amicably in close and continued contact with others; make investigations, analyze findings, and prepare reports and recommendations; speak effectively in public settings; establish and maintain effective working relations with others.

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