Fire Prevention Coordinator

City of Santa Monica
July 13, 2022
Santa Monica, CA
Job Type


Job Summary

Develops, organizes and presents fire, life safety, earthquake, and community

preparedness programs for the public. Assists with providing information to

news media and other public groups. Performs prevention and outreach

activities promoting the preservation of life and property, including field

inspection, plans examination, data research and analysis and educational

programs and activities.

Major Duties

Designs, organizes and presents fire, life safety, and earthquake and community preparedness programs for schools, civic groups, service groups, local businesses, City departments, and the general public. Designs pamphlets, visual presentations, and other informational material.

Represents the Fire Department at a variety of public events and fairs. Distributes informational material and coordinates the participation of sworn personnel and the presence of firefighting apparatus.

Serves as a resource for schools, civic groups, service groups, local businesses, City departments, and the general public in the development of safety/training programs.

Works cooperatively with civic groups, service groups, local businesses, and City departments to promote mutual interests.

Promotes Fire Department activities and events by developing informational materials and through the use of the media. Maintains and updates the Fire Department's website and social media pages.

Responds to requests for information from the public and other sources.

Develops public service announcements on safety issues and coordinates the filming and airing of the announcements on cable television.

Reviews and purchases a variety of informational videos for Fire Department use.

Provides educational counseling and referral services to the public, upon request.

Coordinates and supervises volunteers in presenting fire and life safety information to the public.

Assists with providing public information to the media and the general public pertaining to Fire Department activities and responses to emergency situations.

Prepares detailed reports and maintains records.

Attends meetings and seminars to receive new information and developments in fire, life safety, and earthquake preparedness.

May inspect and evaluate business, mercantile and multi-family residential occupancies for fire and life safety code compliance.

May respond to community and citizen based reported fire hazard complaints.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

Principles of fire, life safety, and community preparedness

Principles and techniques of education

Fire inspection procedures and practices

Fire protection systems and equipment

Principles of website design and content development

Principles, practices, and techniques pertaining to public relations and marketing

Principles and techniques of effective customer service

Ability to:

Prepare and present a variety of communication materials including flyers, reports, articles, and press releases

Communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals

Plan, organize, and ensure the completion of work assignments in a timely manner

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City staff, other agencies, elected officials, community representatives, volunteers, and the public

Provide effective customer service

Skill in:

Using computer and applicable software applications

Speaking to small and large groups of people when conducting training sessions related to fire, life safety, and earthquake preparedness

Communicating effectively to the media, both orally and in writing


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in public relations, communications, journalism, education, or a closely related field.

One year of experience in designing, coordinating, and presenting educational programs is required. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis. (One year of the additional required work experience is equal to successful completion of 30 semester units).

Desirable Qualifications:

Bilingual language skills in English and Spanish

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C driver license.

Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician I or American Red Cross or state recognized certificate in Community First Aid and Safety and CPR.

Completion of Fire & Life Safety Educator 1A, 1B, and 1C courses through the California State Fire Marshal Office must be obtained within one year of hire date.

Diversity and Inclusion
Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.

NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college diploma/transcripts and ICC certifications. Applicants who indicated receipt of degree from a foreign institution must provide United States degree and credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcript. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. You may attach a scanned copy of your college diploma/transcripts and certifications to your online application or e-mail a scanned copy of your college diploma/transcripts and certifications to Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Testing may consist of the following:
Training Experience & Evaluation
Oral Interview - 100%

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!

Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.

Background Investigation:

Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.

NOTE: If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. unless a religious or medical/disability exemption is granted by the City.

Closing Date/Time: 8/5/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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