Come join Sunnyvale’s cutting edge Fire Prevention Division! We are looking to fully staff our Fire Engineering Team that oversees new construction and plan review. This exciting position includes remote work potential, access to latest plan review technology and databases, and the unique opportunity to provide the highest level of fire protection services to the international and local communities of Silicon Valley.
Fire Protection Engineer I
This is the entry level classification within the Fire Protection Engineer series. Incumbents work under direct supervision while learning job tasks. This classification is distinguished from the Fire Protection Engineer II classification by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to this classification. Immediate supervision is provided by the Fire Protection Engineer II or Assistant Fire Marshal. Positions at the I level may receive functional or technical supervision from other division staff.
(May include, but are not limited to, the following)
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The position also requires near and far vision when performing tasks such as field inspections, in reading and writing reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and in-person service. The ability to lift, carry and push equipment, tools and supplies up to 25 pounds is also required. Additionally, when performing field inspections, the incumbent may be exposed to biohazards and work in a variety of working conditions, including mechanical and electrical hazards, loud noise, and inclement weather conditions, such as wet, heat and cold. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders and steep slopes, and walk around construction worksites. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Education and Experience:
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in fire protection engineering, civil or mechanical engineering or a related field.
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid Class C California driver’s license and a safe driving record.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources. The final closing date is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (postmarks or faxes are not accepted). Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City’s employment page. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral examination and a writing exercise scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2022. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).
Those candidates that receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City’s Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies. Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which will consist of a thorough background history check, an may consist of a medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.
INFORMATION ABOUT PROOF OF EDUCATION
Please note: Any successful candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).
Positions in this job classification are represented by the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA).
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.