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Fire Inspector II

About the Role

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Fire Inspector II who will support the Emergency Management and Safety department.  Once an Army post, the Presidio of San Francisco is now a new kind of national park. The 1,500-acre Presidio is richly layered in history, is a natural oasis for wildlife, plants, and people, and offers iconic views known around the world. In its third decade as a park, public awareness and enjoyment of this exceptional place continues to grow.

This is a full-time position with benefits and a starting at $42.13 per hour. This position is included in a bargaining unit, specifically The Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 792, United Public Employees of California. Applications received by September 29, 2023, will receive first consideration.

Submit Your Application

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Fire Safety Inspections

  • With limited supervision, schedule and conduct field inspections of existing facilities and buildings; identify non-conformance with exiting codes and other life safety hazards or concerns.
  • Conduct acceptance testing of alarms, sprinklers, extinguishers, and other fire protection systems and equipment, and reports anomalies.
  • Assure the proper operation of newly installed sprinkler systems by monitoring pressure tests and flushing the system.
  • Inspect sprinkler systems to assure conformance with NFPA #13 and approved plans.
  • Inspect sprinkler systems annually including all valves and appurtenances as well as testing flow alarms.
  • Respond to fire alarm activations and assist with corrective action
  • Prepare fire safety inspection reports for the Supervisor’s review and enter information into a computerized database.
  • Participate in drone safety inspection program.
  • Other duties as assigned

Fire Code Enforcement and Administration

  • When code violations are identified, research and recommend corrective actions for identified violations, including detailed reporting.
  • Under supervision, assure corrections are made to violations of the fire codes and standards in a timely manner, and minimum fire safety practices are put into effect.
  • Review fire code permit applications and recommend, to the Supervisor, for or against issuance of fire code permits in accordance with standards.
  • Works with Trust’s property management companies for enforcement, testing, and education, providing written guidance as necessary.
  • Investigates and prepares reports on complaints involving fire safety or hazardous conditions.
  • Issues warnings, citations for fire and/or life safety code violations.
  • Perform fire code inspection and enforcement of portable structure and food facilities.
  • Assist the Supervisor with review of pre-fire plans and plans for fire, life safety, construction, and fire suppression systems for compliance with applicable codes and standards.

 Program Administration

  • Act on behalf of the Fire Marshall to enforce codes, violations, or plan reviews, as designated.
  • Develop emergency communication plans to support daily and emergency operations.
  • Conduct inventory of fire life safety systems.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to groups and individuals.
  • Coordinate established fire watch programs with designated building or program representatives and the Supervisor.
  • Operate various audio-visual equipment as needed.
  • Write detailed and accurate reports and other documents.
  • Maintain appropriate files on designated inspection program systems.
  • Work with fire department, law enforcement and other local agencies as well as other Trust personnel to assist in maintaining emergency management plan.
  • Assist in support of emergency management planning and response. Fill assigned roles during activations of Trust Emergency Management Plan.

 Fire Incident Investigation

  • Perform preliminary investigations of fire cause and origin by inspecting damaged areas and/or interviewing witnesses and recommend follow-on actions to the Supervisor.
  • Develop fire prevention messages from actual fire incidents.

Fire Prevention Education

    • Prepare and present public safety and fire prevention programs to civic, school and community groups.
    • Maintain educational materials, design, and develop or order new materials as the need arises.
    • Coordinate educational and civic programs with SFFD and/or other entities.
    • Offer technical advice on methods of controlling and eliminating hazardous conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in fire science, engineering, technology, or other related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus two years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial, OR
  • Associate degree in fire science, engineering, technology, or other related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus three years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial, OR
  • High school diploma, supplemented by college level course work in fire science, education, or a related field plus five or more years of verifiable work experience in fire prevention or interpretation and enforcement of various codes.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License
  • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI)
  • Successful completion of:
  • California Fire Inspector 1A or equivalent
  • California Fire Inspector 1B or equivalent
  • California Fire Inspector 1C or equivalent
  • California Fire Inspector 1D or equivalent
  • Possession of a Fire Inspector II (CFII) certification issued by the California State Board of Fire Services, or the ICC, is required within twelve (12) months of appointment.


  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of modern fire prevention and inspection
  • Knowledge of fire safety codes
  • Knowledge of fire cause
  • Knowledge of fire detection and suppression systems and related electrical systems
  • Skill to analyze and solve problems
  • Skills in math and mathematical reasoning
  • Skill in interacting with Presidio staff, tenants, and occasionally with other organizations
  • Skill to effectively without constant supervision
  • Ability to analyze events, data, or other information and make sound judgments
  • Ability to make decisions and judgments quickly and logically;
  • Ability to interpret and enforce regulations objectively and fairly
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under deadlines with constant interruptions, and complete work assignments timely
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions
  • Recognize, appraise, and correct fire hazards and potential life-safety hazards
  • Read and interpret building plans
  • Provide advice on fire prevention systems and plans
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Certifications

  • Certified Fire Plans Examiner (CFPE)
  • California Fire Inspector 2A
  • California Fire Inspector 2B
  • California Fire Inspector 2C
  • California Fire Inspector 2D
  • Fire Investigator 1A
  • Fire Investigator 1B
  • Fire Investigator 1C
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder – Awareness or Operational
  • Hazardous Materials Certification/s
  • ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • ICS 200 Working efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System
  • ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System
  • ICS 400 Advanced Incident Command System
  • IS 700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS 800 Introduction to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework
  • FAA Drone Pilot License – part 107
  • State Fire Marshal Firefighter I
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Commercial Fireworks Inspections
  • Experience working with historic structures within the requirements of the fire and life safety codes, and familiarity of NFPA 914, Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures and the California State Historic Building Code.

About the Department

Our mission is to deliver municipal and public safety services that are vital in supporting the safety, health, and public activities of the Presidio community. We are proud of our role in making the Presidio successful and look forward to welcoming you to help us continue to excel.

Driver’s License Investigation & Review

This position requires a current, valid Driver’s License prior to starting work, and maintenance of a driver’s license throughout occupancy of the position. You will be subject to a driver’s license investigation as a New Entrant, and annual driver’s license reviews thereafter. An individual’s granting of an investigation and resulting reports thereafter is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a driver’s license investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete the driver’s license investigation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All Presidio Trust employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption. Employment is contingent upon submitting a COVID-19 Certification of Vaccination or qualifying for an exemption when hired.

The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. Complete the employment application on our website and email the completed application to

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Montgomery Street Barracks. Photo by Dan Friedman.