APTIM Fire Prevention Specialist in Ft. Irwin, California


Fire Prevention Specialist, works within the fire prevention office under the direction of the Fire Prevention Chief. Shall perform all fire prevention functions as assigned including, fire inspections, prevention classes, extinguisher classes, family child care provider certification classes, engineering reviews, issue permits.


  • Completes assigned monthly inspections.

  • Issues corrective action deficiencies and high hazard violations.

  • Inspects single story, multi story, commercial and Industrial buildings.

  • Checks building plans and the installation of sprinkler systems, fire alarms systems and other fire protection devices and equipment for compliance with applicable codes.

  • Inspects hospitals and other care facilities

  • Inspects child care facilities and schools

  • Uses a computer and related software to prepare detailed inspection reports and a variety of other reports and correspondence.

  • Develops and participates in related public information and education programs, makes oral presentations and gives demonstrations to a variety of groups.

  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints relating to fire safety matters.

  • Operates a motor vehicle

  • Learn, interpret, enforce applicable Codes and Regulations.

Supplementary Functions May Include :

  • Coordinate exhaust system cleaning program with High Deserts Support Services subcontractors.

  • Teach prevention classes to Fire Department personnel and the general public.

  • Issue hot work permits.

  • Completes reports and records as assigned.

  • Assists with new construction inspections and plan review for new projects.


Educational / Experience Equivalent:

  • Must possess high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 1 year fire service related experience


  • Valid California Class C Driver's License

Must complete the following certifications within 1 year of employment:

  • DoD Inspector I & II

  • DoD Haz Mat Awareness

  • DoD Instructor I

Must complete the following certifications within 2 years of employment

  • DoD Inspector II

  • DoD Instructor II

Specific Knowledge:

  • Must know Modern Prevention techniques.

  • Ability to comprehend written laws & regulations

Skills Required:

  • Ability to speak to groups

  • Prepare written reports

Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.

Physical/Mental Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to use codes, regulations and technical manuals and interpret material and provide technical assistance to IAP, Government, Civilian and Contractor personnel and Military.

  • Ability to read blueprints and construction plans.

  • Must be able to act professionally in the presence of the Public and members of the Fire Department.

  • Ability to be punctual and meet appointments promptly.

  • Ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in English.

  • Employee training as necessary, assist with public education programs and seasonal campaigns, issues and record permits.

  • The ability to schedule and conduct fire evacuation drills and maintains records.

  • The ability to draft articles and submit to the PAO for print into the newspaper and family housing letter.

  • Teach fire extinguisher classes and social event participation in recreation centers, etc.


Position: Frequent exposure to dust, desert pollen, extreme heat and cold associated with desert environment and natural conditions existing on FortIrwin. May be required to perform long hours of duty under adverse conditions to include extreme weather changes.

Work Week: Monday -- Friday

Work Hours: 0730-1600

Overtime: As Required

Travel Required: Yes


The following terms are used to describe the percent of time spent performing the physical factors below: occasionally (1%-33%); frequently (34%-66%); continuously (67%-100%).

Standing: frequently

Reaching: frequently

Walking: frequently

Stretching: frequently

Lifting: frequently

Pushing: frequently

Moving: frequently

Pulling: frequently

Bending: frequently

Climbing: frequently

Crawling: frequently

Crouching: frequently

Stooping: frequently

Balancing: frequently

Twisting: frequently

Kneeling: frequently


Motor Vehicle, personal computer, measuring wheel, codebooks and NFPA manuals, telephone, two-way radio.


The foregoing statement of qualification and representative work performed is only by way of illustration of the experience and ability required for the work and is not any limitation or description of the scope of the work assignments that may be required of this job. The applicant may be required to demonstrate competency in above listed areas prior to employment. Applicant will be subject to drug screening procedures.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may make their request known by e-mailing HRQuestions@cbifederalservices.com or calling 855.343.5600 for assistance.