Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is seeking an experienced, motivated, and highly engaged Fire Prevention Captain to join our team.
The Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB) provides the highest level of fire prevention services through comprehensive inspections and code enforcement, plan review and engineering services, public education, and fire investigations to ensure properties are properly constructed in accordance with local and state codes.
The FPB provides fire prevention services to our citizens who live or work in the cities of Contra Costa County, including the unincorporated communities. There are four Fire Prevention Captains in FPB who report directly to the Assistant Fire Chief. Each Fire Prevention Captain is assigned to oversee one of the four areas: Code Enforcement, Engineering, Training, and Fire Investigation.
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED equivalency, or a high school proficiency certificate.
Certificate and Training Requirements:
1. Successful completion of California State Fire Service Training and Education courses: Fire Inspector 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D (Fire Prevention 1A, 1B and 1C or certification as a CFSTES Fire Prevention Officer 1, Fire Prevention Officer 2, Fire Prevention Officer 3 or CSFTES Fire Inspector, Fire Plan Examiner, or Certified Fire Marshal may be substituted as equivalency).
2. Fire Investigation 1A
3. Successful completion of the California Peace Officers' Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Certified Penal Code 832 Module A (Arrest and Control) training program
4. International Code Council Certification as a Fire Inspector I
Certification: Prior to completion of probation, must obtain International Fire Code Institute Certification as a Uniform Fire Code Inspector or International Conference of Building Officials Certification as a Non-Structural Plans Examiner.
Ongoing maintenance of certification(s) is required.
Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Fire Inspector or Fire Investigator in the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District or four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent firefighting experience in Contra Costa County Fire Protection District OR three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a fire inspector which included code enforcement, plan review, and fire investigation assignments.
Fire Investigation Unit Assignment: Successful completion of the following courses and training programs prior to entry into the position:
CSFT&E courses Fire Investigation 2A and 2B
California Peace Officers' Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Penal Code 832 Module A Training Program Arrest and Control as well as the firearms portion.
About Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
Ranking among the larger California fire agencies, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is a well-equipped, full-service fire agency. The District is an “all-hazards” organization providing fire suppression, First Responder Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services as well as 911 emergency ambulance transport services for over two-thirds of the county, technical rescue, marine firefighting, water rescue, Type II Hazardous Materials Response team, heavy fire equipment program, fire prevention, and fire investigation services to nine cities and county unincorporated areas. The District serves a population of over 600,000 residents (approximate daytime population is 1,000,000+) across a 304 square-mile area.