Associate Fire Plans Examiner

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chancellor's Office
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Associate Fire Plans Examiner. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year.


The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $7,500 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The salary range for this classification is $3,938 to $11,703 per month.


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Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Associate Fire Plans Examiner to learn to conduct plan review to ensure compliance with fire and life safety regulations and standards. The essential purpose of positions in this class is to provide training in the various State Fire Marshal Programs and to develop knowledge and ability for advancement to the next higher class of Fire Plans Examiner.


Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of Fire Safety, the Associate Fire Plans Examiner exercises delegated authority to review, approve, or require changes to construction building plans, as well as:

-Become familiar with forms, logs, files and terminology used in all programs enforceable by OFS.

-Studies organization of State Government and the legislative process of adopting statutes, and the preparation and adoption of regulations to implement the statutes.

-Studies Titles 19 and 24 of the California Administrative Code, the International Building Code, the Health and Safety Code, and other related codes. Studies Plan Review procedures.

-Become familiar with office procedures and policies.

-Attends meetings.

-May assist higher level staff in field inspections, plan review, or presentation of fire training courses.

-Accompanies, observes, and assists higher level staff conducting inspections for compliance with the standards of the State Fire Marshal.

-Participates in Fire Prevention Officer meetings, assisting local fire departments, carrying out campus public awareness activities, and other training.


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree in fire technology, or in a related field or other relevant comparable experience in design/compliance/construction/fire safety field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

-One year of experience in any field leading to knowledge of fire suppression/prevention, public safety, law enforcement, regulatory compliance, public education/training, or building trades.

Successful completion of two of the following courses in Fire Technology (these must be equivalent to six semester units).

-Introduction to Fire Technology, Fire Equipment and Systems, Fundamentals of Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation. Fundamentals of Fire Protection, Introduction to Law Enforcement, Fundamentals of Fire Behavior, and Introduction to Criminal Control Investigation.

-Modern English spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure to ensure that written materials are complete and concise.

-California Motor Vehicle Code in order to safely operate a state vehicle.

-Active listening techniques to complete training objectives and communicate with others.

-Health and safety hazards encountered during the performance of duties to mitigate personal safety risk.

-Personal protective equipment used to enhance personal safety.

-Computer software to compile data for reporting and communication purposes.

-Time management techniques to efficiently organize workload and scheduling.

-Customer service techniques for tactful communications with the public and stakeholders.

-Basic math functions in order to make calculations.

-Methods used to prioritize workload to meet customer and project requirements.

-Fire prevention inspection methods at the most basic level in order to understand and communicate to various levels of staff and the public.

-Fire protection principles at the most basic level in order to understand the concepts associated with the programs within the OFS.

-Studying techniques to meet assigned training outcomes.

-Hierarchy of the department in order to receive direction from superiors and report up.

-Fire department response and suppression practices for plan review, inspections, accreditations, code development, and/or training standards.

-Laws, codes, and regulations for use as a training resource.

-Fire service terminology in order to communicate with supervisors, coworkers, and the public.

-The Incident Command System structure and task requirements in order to serve in a support function.

-The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for use as a training resource.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by December 19, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States. The CSU Chancellor’s Office is not a sponsoring agency for staff and Management positions (i.e., H1-B VISAS).

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor’s Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Office of the Chancellor, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

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