Fire Services Coordinator (#RP6030)
$47.62-$57.88 Hourly / $8,253.92-$10,032.70 Monthly / $99,047.14-$120,392.42 Yearly


Under direction, performs responsible technical work in conducting difficult and complex fire-related inspections; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3, of the Civil Service Rules; may supervise and review inspection work of subordinate fire inspectors.


The Fire Services Coordinator is a single-position class in the Community Development Department. An employee in this class will function as the Fire Warden and is responsible for reviewing building plans, specifications and existing structures for compliance with national, state and county fire protection codes and standards.


  • Reviews, evaluates, and approves building plans and specifications for sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, standpipe systems, special hazard protection systems, and water-supply installations for non-residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
  • Reviews applications for appeals and develops position statements on fire protection issues.
  • Assures proper completion of tests and inspections for fire-related aspects of building projects and fire protection systems.
  • Certifies buildings for occupancy including acceptance of fire protection systems or specifications of needed corrections.
  • Provides technical consultation to fire districts, architects, engineers, builders, developers and owners relative to the interpretation of fire protection codes and the correction of deficiencies.
  • Administers the Weed Abatement Program and coordinates the Fire Cause and Origin Program.


Experience: Three years as a Building Inspector II with San Joaquin County.

Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in fire protection engineering or closely related field.

Experience:  Two years of responsible fire protection work including at least one year in fire safety inspection or plan review.

Substitution:  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.  

License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles and practices of fire protection engineering including knowledge of building fire protection systems, hydraulics, fire chemistry, fire apparatus, and engineering analysis; building construction, design and materials as they relate to fire prevention and control and fire safety.


Read, interpret, and apply fire codes, ordinances, building codes, plans, specifications and systems descriptions; write clear and comprehensive technical reports; maintain effective working relationships with the public and other agencies; prepare and present technical training and provide technical advice as required.


Mobility--occasional operation of keyboards; sitting and walking for frequent periods; occasionally standing, bending, squatting, climbing ladders and stairs; frequent driving may be required; Lifting--occasionally lifting 5 to 30 pounds; Vision-frequent reading and close-up work; normal hand-eye coordination; Dexterity--normal dexterity with frequent writing; Hearing/Talking--frequent hearing and talking on the telephone/radio and in person; Emotional/Psychological--constant public contact, decision making and concentration required; Special Conditions--frequent exposure to noise and occasional expose to hazardous materials, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation and changing indoor/outdoor conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP6030; EST: 6/10/1992; REV: 4/17/2019;