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Posted on the 16 August 2016 by Firecareers


Fire Protection Analyst

Human Resources Department – 200 North Cherry Avenue Ontario, CA 91764 –


$7,152.54 – $8,693.95 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 08/15/16

CLOSING DATE: 08/26/16 05:00 PM

THE POSITION Fire Protection Analyst

The City of Ontario, one of the fastest growing cities in the Inland Empire, is seeking an experienced, progressive, and service oriented person for this opportunity in the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department. This position performs highly advanced complex review of plans and specifications for fire suppression, fire detection, hazardous materials, and high pile storage to ensure that all new construction and tenant improvements meet fire and life safety code provisions; assists in the preparation and adoption of fire codes and fire prevention ordinances and standards; and supervises plan check and permit staff.

The Ontario Fire Department

The Ontario Fire Department is a team committed to professional and compassionate public service. The Department responds to more than 15,000 calls per year serving and protecting a population well over 170,000 people, covering nearly 50 square miles. There are eight fire stations that house eight engine companies and two truck companies. The City of Ontario is in the process of developing 13 square miles in the Ontario Ranch area where the Fire Department will soon begin construction of Fire Station Nine.

Ontario is a full service department providing fire/rescue services; medical services through the department’s paramedic program; safety education; fire inspections; plan review; and various specialty teams such as SWAT medics, bomb squad, hazmat, and urban search and rescue.

The Ontario Fire Department is proud to serve the residents, businesses, and visitors of the City of Ontario with a high degree of professionalism. The members of the Ontario Fire Department realize the value of each team member and constantly strive to improve service to the community by living up to the motto: Courtesy – Loyalty – Service.

The Fire Prevention Bureau is committed to Community Risk Reduction and is operated in a business-like manner, providing responsive customer-friendly service. The Bureau utilizes various databases in conjunction with other city departments to identify the most hazardous occupancies in the City. Periodic inspections are then conducted to ensure code compliance. The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for developing and implementing programs and policies that prevent or reduce the magnitude of emergency occurrences, such as loss of life and property, or environmental damage.

The City of Ontario The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in South California’s “Inland Empire” with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including: Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Services, Development, Economic Development, Housing, and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City’s team is staffed with approximately 1,000 full-time and 100 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.

To see our City in action please view this brief video regarding our Focus on Service. We also invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City’s website. A few useful links are also listed below:

Approach to Public Service (General guidelines for City of Ontario employees) (Information about City of Ontario benefit plans)

The Ontario Plan (The City’s Comprehensive Business Plan)

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The essential functions typically performed by the Fire Protection Analyst include the following:

  • Supervises and directs the activities of staff including employee selection, work assignments, performance evaluations, employee development, disciplinary action, and complaint resolution.
  • Develops and maintains the City’s fire protection analysis and chemical hazards program.
  • Performs fire safety analysis and makes recommendations regarding hazardous materials storage, high piled storage, spray booths, dust collection systems, conveyors, engineered systems (hood protection systems in restaurants, spray booths, computer rooms, etc.), and other highly complex systems.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and approves building plans and specifications, fire alarm systems and calculations, standpipe materials, and other possible hazards.
  • Interprets and provides technical advice and assistance relating to fire and building codes.
  • Provides technical advice and coordinates the City’s Hazardous Material Enforcement Program with the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).
  • Inspects construction sites and existing buildings and facilities for conformance to codes and standards.
  • Assists with the technical training of code enforcement and fire suppression, fire protection, and inspection staff.
  • Conducts research and tests on materials and systems to evaluate their safety and application.
  • Performs special research and provides technical support in fire investigations.
  • Testifies as an expert witness in civil or criminal proceedings.
  • Investigates and makes recommendations to staff on requests for alternate materials or methods or variations in applicable regulations.
  • Performs legislative analysis on proposed municipal code revisions.
  • Confers with developers regarding prospective business development projects.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received to determine if the applicant possesses any combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A typical combination includes: EducationEquivalent to Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in fire protection, civil, chemical, or mechanical engineering, or construction engineering technology. ExperienceThree years of increasingly responsible experience in fire protection systems analysis work. CertificationCertified as a Fire Protection Specialist by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal or completion of certificate’s required courses which include: Fire Prevention 2A, Fire Prevention 2B, and Fire Prevention 2C  – OR – Certified as a Fire Inspector II by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal or completion of the certificate’s required courses which include: Fire Inspector 2A, Fire Inspector 2B, Fire Inspector 2C, and Fire Inspector 2D. LicenseValid California Class C driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment. DesirablePlan Examiner (Fire Prevention Officer III) certification issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal or completion of Fire Prevention 3A – Hydraulic Sprinkler Calculations and 3B – Plan Checking.

Fire Plans Examiner certification by International Code Council (ICC) or equivalent organization. Fire Inspector II certification by the ICC or equivalent organization.

How to ApplyApply online by clicking on the “Apply” link at the top of this announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position using you will be prompted to create a new user account, otherwise log in with your user name and password. Your application and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is suggested that your application include the following:

  • List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates that you qualify for the position.
  • List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).
  • Separately list each position held, including different positions with the same employer.

A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. Applications that are not properly completed may be rejected.

Supplemental Questions

To complete your application for this position you will be prompted to respond to supplemental questions. This information will be used as part of the application screening and selection process and is designed to help you present your qualifications for this position. This may include a selection step in which your application and supplemental questions are reviewed and scored by a panel of raters familiar with this position.

Incomplete responses, false statements, omission, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Your responses should be consistent with the information provided on your application.

Please provide succinct, concise, descriptive, and detailed information for each question. If you have no experience, write “no experience” for the appropriate question.

Email Notices

Email is the primary way that the Human Resources or Hiring Department will communicate with you. Please check your email account (including the SPAM folder) on a regular basis for any emails related to the application or selection process. Emails from the City of Ontario will come from “” or “” If you change your email address after submitting your application please visit and update your profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

GENERAL PROCESSAll applications received by the filing deadline will be screened. Those candidates selected as best meeting the needs of the City will be invited to continue in the selection process.

  • Candidates who successfully complete all phases of the selection process will be placed on an eligibility list. Current and future vacancies will be filled from this list. Lists typically last for 12 months but may be extended or abolished based upon the needs of the City.
  • The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any phase of the selection process must make such a request during the application process. Applicants with disabilities that affect sensory, manual, or speaking skills may be provided with a test in a format that does not require the use of the impaired skill. Persons requesting reasonable accommodation will be required to provide documentation of such a need.
  • All potential employees are required to pass a fingerprint review and a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.
  • The City supports a Drug-Free Workplace. The pre-employment physical may include a drug screen.
  • Successful candidates shall be required to complete a verification form designated by the Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that certifies eligibility for employment in the United States of America.
  • All City employees are required to sign a loyalty oath in accordance with California Government Code Section 3100.
  • The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
  • If applicable, official college transcripts may be required prior to receiving an offer of employment.

200 North Cherry Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
909.395.2000 – Job Line 909.395.2035
Fax 909.395.2072
rsigler@ontarioca.govAn Equal Opportunity Employer Job #080816 Fire Pro Anly

Fire Protection Analyst Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. INSTRUCTIONS: The information on your application and the following supplemental questionnaire will be used in the evaluation of your qualifications. Detailed responses should be provided in order to ensure that your qualifications are properly considered. If the item does not apply, please enter N/A. By continuing you are certifying that all information provided in the supplemental questionnaire is true to the best of your knowledge.

 I understand the above statement.

* 2. Are you currently certified as a Fire Protection Specialist by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal or have you completed the certificate’s required courses which include: Fire Prevention 2A, Fire Prevention 2B, and Fire Prevention 2C?


* 3. Are you currently certified as a Fire Inspector II by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal or have you completed the certificate’s required courses which include: Fire Inspector 2A, Fire Inspector 2B, Fire Inspector 2C, and Fire Inspector 2D?


* 4. Do you currently possess a Fire Plans certification issued by the International Code Council (ICC) or an equivalent organization?


* 5. Do you currently possess a Fire Inspector II certification issued by the International Code Council (ICC) or an equivalent organization?


* 6. Are you currently certified as a Plans Examiner (Fire Prevention Officer III) by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal or have you completed the following courses: Fire Prevention 3A – Hydraulic Sprinkler Calculations and 3B – Plan Checking.


* Required Question

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