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Under the direction of the Fire Chief, Correctional Facility, develop, schedule and instruct fire training and education courses in structural fire-fighting within a Correctional Institution setting.
Develops, plans, schedules and conducts specific structural fire- fighting courses locally and statewide for inmate and staff fire fighters; ensures supervision and safety of class participants; updates curriculum based on needs and standards for structural fire- fighting training; solicits and interviews potential inmate trainees; maintains records and prepares reports associated with course instruction and trainee performance; ensures training equipment is in a clean, orderly and workable condition; as required, performs duties related to inspection, prevention, investigation and suppression to meet the needs of the institution; maintains order and supervision of inmates; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband and weapons; prevents escapes and injury by inmates to themselves or others or to property.
Possession of a Fire Instruction I certificate issued by the State Fire Marshal's Office. Either I One year of full-time experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Fire Fighter, Correctional Institution.
Two years of full-time fire prevention or suppression experience.
[Candidates appointed to this class will also be required to obtain a Fire Officer Certification (State Fire Marshal's Office) within two years from appointment date.]
Knowledge of: California Fire Service Training Program; fire prevention and protection principles; rules and regulations governed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal; Fire Prevention and Protection Standards established by the National Fire Protection Association; modern fire-fighting methods and equipment used for prevention and control.
Ability to: Interpret and apply rules and regulations governed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal; speak effectively and prepare clear and concise reports; analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without comprising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.
Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.
Existing law provides that persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers as provided under Welfare and Institutions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 1179(b) or Division 2.5, Chapter l, Article 4, Section 1772(b). Unless exempted pursuant to one of the above statutes, persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to be examined for, or be appointed to, positions in this class.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(d), all persons successful in this examination will be required to successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be appointed to a peace officer position, a person must be either a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for United States Citizenship at least one year prior to the final filing date for an examination. The one-year requirement does not apply to permanent resident aliens who have applied for employment prior to their 19th birthday.
Successful completion of a training course under the provisions of Penal Code Section 832 is a requirement for permanent status in this class.
Minimum age for appointment is 21 years.
Applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug screening test. (The drug screening test will be waived for employees who are currently in a designated "Sensitive" class for which drug testing is required under State Personnel Board Rule