Incumbents are responsible, under general supervision, to coordinate and conduct defensible space inspections, assist with the presentation of education programs to the public, maintain records and database on defensible space inspections, and perform related duties as required. Incumbents work with assigned departments in the completion of duties.
Defensible Space Inspector is a journey level classification. Incumbents are expected to exercise knowledge and training in the performance of essential functions. Duties are performed under limited supervision. Incumbent does not exercise lead-level or supervisory duties in this classification. Incumbents do not obtain permanent status in this classification. This classification is used for temporary employment only.
Graduation from high school or receipt of General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and one year of fire prevention or related experience. Associates degree in Forestry, Fire Science, Environmental Science, or a closely related field, preferred. Desired training in the following areas:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency IS-100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System
- Federal Emergency Management Agency IS-700 – NIMS: An Introduction
- National Fire Protection Association – Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone
- Tahoe Regional Planning Agency – Defensible Space Assessor Training
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – Defensible Space Inspector Training
Licenses and Certificates:
Valid California Driver’s License within 30 days of hire.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Mobility and dexterity sufficient for climbing, balancing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, driving, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and performing repetitive motions. Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Willingness and ability to work in exposure to inclement weather and temperature extremes; and be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.
May be required to work weekends and emergency call in.
Some accommodation may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.