Safety Specialist

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District in Rancho Cordova, CA

  • Industry: Firefighting - Fire Marshal
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $115,315.00 - 149,220.00 / Year*
Job Title: Safety Specialist
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 04/10/20 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $27.14 - $32.92 Hourly
$4,705.06 - $5,706.31 Monthly
$56,460.72 - $68,475.72 Annually
Location: Rancho Cordova, California

Benefit Information:

Retirement - CalPERS Safety retirement: Classic employee 3% at age 60, PEPRA employee 2% @ age 62.

Health Benefits - CalPERS health insurance offering variety of HMO's and PPO's. District contributes 92% of the health plan premium and the employee is responsible for the remaining 8% of the premium for the whole family up to $2,697.62 per month. Dental and vision insurance are also paid by the District.

Life Insurance - $20,000 for the first probationary year and $100,000 thereafter.

Paid Time Off - 11 hours per month
Sick Leave - 17.22 hours per month
Holiday - 12 designated holidays per year

Education incentive - 5% max (years 1-3), up to 7.5% max (years 3+)
Longevity - 2% of base pay starting at 10 years of service

Under the supervision of the Assistant Chief of Training, Health and Safety and in coordination with the SCBA Technicians and Lead Operational Safety Officer, the Safety Specialist controls the Safety Division inventory of supplies, materials, parts and equipment; budgets, orders, receives, inspects, stores, issues, and delivers materials, supplies, and equipment; performs inventory processes; has oversight of maintenance and repairs of the District's Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (S.C.B.A.); coordinates, oversees and participates as a technician in the annual and ongoing fit testing process; maintains physical fitness ability standards required to perform satisfactory physical requirements of the position; maintain driver's license applicable to the position; performs other duties as required. In addition, has oversight in the coordination of the District's NFPA 1851 program for the cleaning, repairing, and maintenance of District issued PPE.
Examples Of Essential Duties:This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of the job.

1. Coordinates with the Assistant Chief of Training Health and Safety in the issuing and tracking of safety related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to District Personnel.

2. Operates Fit Testing equipment and maintains an accurate database in order to keep Operational personnel up to date with the fit testing requirements.

3. Maintains records and inventories; confers with vendor(s) as required; prepares reports.

4. Maintains a database that tracks service needs, maintenance and repairs of the Safety Division inventory.

5. Has oversight in the coordination of the District's NFPA 1851 program for the cleaning, repairing, and maintenance of District issued PPE.

6. Ensures optimum levels of safety equipment and supplies and timely services by establishing area standards and performance goals.

7. Develops and administers the Safety budget.

8. Coordinates and schedules Safety meetings; tracks Facilities and PPE quarterly inspections.

9. Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Typical Qualifications:Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and a physical to include a drug screen.

The education or experience requirements may be modified or waived at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief. At least one of the education or experience requirements must be met; both requirements cannot be modified or waived. The Sacramento Metro Fire District Board of Directors shall be notified of any such modifications or waivers.


Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Education and Experience

Education must be obtained through a post secondary institution currently accredited by any accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education.


1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate.

2. Education or training that meet the knowledge and ability requirements listed below.

1. Experience in the fire service that would allow the understanding of the purpose, use and design of Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.

2. An AA degree or 60 semester units from an accredited college or university.

3. Bilingual ability.
Knowledge of:
1. Principles, methods, practices and procedures of Fit Testing.

2. Principles, methods, practices and procedures of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Maintenance, including hydrostatic testing of SCBA cylinders.

3. Principles, methods, practices and procedures for maintenance, inspection, repair and cleaning of the District's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

4. Computerized inventory practices/procedures and database development and management.

5. District financial policies and procedures.

Ability to:
1. Establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with a wide variety of people that include vendors, senior management, employees, outside agencies and the general public.

2. Keep accurate records.

3. Develop procedures for insuring that fit testing requirements are maintained for Operation assigned personnel.

4. Lift or move heavy or bulky objects.

5. Operate a vehicle.

6. Follow oral and written communications.

Supplemental Information:Physical Requirements

Maintain physical ability and stamina to meet position tasks and responsibilities. Physical abilities must commensurate with the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.

No person shall pose a threat to themselves or to the health and safety of other individuals in the work place, or to the public they serve.


Possession of and ability to maintain a current valid California Driver's License, Class C, is a condition of employment.

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