Yuba County

Fire Prevention Officer (20183784)

Northern California Inland
Until filled
$5,959.00-$6,555.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


915 8th Street Suite 123 Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for a Fire Prevention Officer in the Community and Development Services Agency, Building and Code Enforcement department. Under general direction of a department or agency head in the Community Development and Services Agency, the Fire Prevention Officer plans, directs, coordinates and implements a comprehensive fire prevention and life safety program for the County and participating fire districts. Fire prevention activities include and are not limited to: conducting building and land use inspections and performing plan reviews to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws, codes and ordinances; coordinating activities with local fire districts in the County; conducting public outreach and informational meetings for fire safe activities, researching, drafting and recommending improved fire safety and prevention policies, regulations, and ordinances; identifying and pursuing related grant funding, and performing related duties as assigned. This is a single management classification in the fire prevention series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Review and examine plans, specifications and related documents for residential, commercial and industrial projects for conformance of the California Fire Code and Life Safety Codes, and local fire safety related ordinances.
  • Research and pursue grant funding and other source funding
  • Plan, design, implementation, including any required integration and/or coordination for a Countywide comprehensive fire prevention and life safety program
  • Make public presentations, conduct public outreach and informational meetings to inform and educate others on fire safe planning activities.
  • Research studies; prepare reports and recommendations for improvements regarding land use, transportation, housing and fire safe planning methods and techniques.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution with developers, engineers, architects, contractors, property owners, and fire districts to provide information regarding codes, regulations and procedures and ensure all are adequately informed of the requirements


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

This is a very dynamic and exciting position for Yuba County! We are looking for an individual who takes initiative and ownership in helping the county develop and implement a comprehensive fire prevention and life safety program. This position will act as a liaison between the county and local fire districts, and must be comfortable and professional while representing the county in public settings. The ideal candidate will be collaborative and have political acumen to be able to work with many community partners with differing needs. They will be motivated and able to conduct research, collect information and analyze findings. Experience with grant funding sources and grant administration is preferable.


Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in business administration, project management, public administration, engineering, architecture or planning and two years of experience related to the duties of this position; OR an associate’s degree in fire technology, fire protection engineering or building inspection and five years of experience related to the duties of this position which includes at least one year of lead or supervisory experience. Candidates with strong experience related to the duties of the position, but lack the degree are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum, additional certifications in areas such as: I.C.C. Building, Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing Certificates, Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Fire Prevention, and Fire Protection; and additional experience related to the work.

Licenses and Certifications:

Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment. • Must obtain certification as a fire plans examiner from the International Code Council (I.C.C.) or other agreed upon nationally recognized association within one (1) year of employment.

Special Requirements: Ability to attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Work Environment: A typical office setting. • Field and inspection work. • May be required to travel to various worksites or locations within the County. • Occasionally may be required to travel for meetings or conferences outside normal business hours. • Work with exposure to potential hazards at various construction sites.



MERIT INCREASE:  Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years.

RETIREMENT:  For CalPERS pension reform details please visit http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/departments/personnel/Benefits.aspx.  Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program.

Miscellaneous Classic = 2% @ 55

Safety Classic = 2% @ 50

Miscellaneous New = 2% @ 62

Safety New = 2.7% @ 57

VACATION:  12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 years.

HOLIDAYS:  An average of 12 paid holidays per year.

FLOATING HOLIDAYS:  Employees receive up to 16 hours per year.

SICK LEAVE: Accrued each payroll period, up to 12 days per year.

MANAGEMENT LEAVE:  Employees receive 56 hours of management leave annually. This leave is pro-rated based on start date and must be utilized by the end of the fiscal year.

HEALTH: The County's total monthly contribution shall be as follows: Up to $902 for employee only; Up to $1,391 for employee plus one dependent; Up to $1,801 for employee plus more than one dependent. Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage. For health care rates please click here.

DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE:  The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Requires participation in Health Insurance benefits.

LIFE INSURANCE:  The County provides a $50,000 life insurance policy to employees  in this unit.  An additional $50,000 in coverage is funded by the employee's contribution to the STD program. A total of $100,000 in coverage.   Employees may purchase supplemental coverage for themselves and dependents.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE:  The County provides a self-funded disability insurance in-lieu of SDI.  Disability rates are paid at 75% of salary up to the current maximum weekly rate established by the State SDI program for up to a maximum of 90 days while on leave for a limited or total disability.  The employee withholding rate is 1% of taxable wages with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages for the 2021 year.  Rates follow State SDI withholdings and are established every calendar year.  The 1% contribution funds a fully insured LTD policy

MANAGEMENT ANNUAL ALLOWANCE: Unrepresented Department Heads, Assistants and Deputy Department Heads will receive an annual allowance of $500 and Mid Managers will receive $400 annually.

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: The County provides the first set of uniforms for any employee required to wear uniforms in the Sheriff's Department.  Employees required to wear uniforms shall receive a uniform allowance at a set monthly rate, in arrears.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:   One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available.


Effective 07/01/2020, the County will provide the following deferred compensation plan match to Unrepresented Safety Management employees within the Sheriff's Department with open 457 deferred compensation accounts:

• Beginning with the pay period following completion of 2 years of service, the County will match up to $35/mo or if a biweekly pay cycle $16.15 per pay period (26x/year)

• Beginning with the pay period following completion of 5 years of service, the County will match up to $85/mo or if a biweekly pay cycle $39.23 per pay period (26x/year)

• Beginning with the pay period following completion of 10 years of service, the County will match up to $170/mo or if a biweekly pay cycle $78.46 per pay period (26x/year)

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.


Special Instructions

FINAL FILING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED (Next Applicant Review Date: 12/20/2021)

MPORTANT: Due to the coronavirus affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provide direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary. The Human Resources department is working with departments to provide support to fill critical positions. 


An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ON-LINE APPLICATION:  Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire.


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.

Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (Online or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Applicable certifications or trainings


The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.


Education and experience as detailed on the employment application will be thoroughly reviewed. Please include all experience, education, and training pertinent to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. This is an essential part of the process and will be used to determine further eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection procedures.


The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Interview Screening via one-way video interview
  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).


A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Please include; 1) Places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to the questions. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.


One-way interviews may be used as an extension of the application process as a secondary method of screening large applicant pools or as an oral examination. A panel may be comprised of one individual, typically the hiring authority, or a small group of subject matter experts. The goal of a one-way interview is to simulate an actual in-person interview environment.  If one-way video interviewing is utilized in the recruitment process, applicants are provided detailed information including instructions, interview practice options and 24 hour direct support from the County's vendor, Spark Hire.


If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.


All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.


When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.


An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.


The Building and Code Enforcement Department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.  


Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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