Posted 3 months ago

Full Job Description
Key traits for the ideal Fire Training Maintenance Technician include:

A relationship builder and connector*. Someone who can quickly forge strong, trusting relationships with diverse sets of people, and readily inspires others to action.

  • Leadership through consensus. Someone who is an approachable consensus builder but is also capable of independent and decisive thought and action.
  • Innovative and flexible. Someone able to see beyond what currently exists and is constant in the pursuit of realistic game changing breakthroughs for the Huntington Beach organization.
  • A keen sense of ethics. Someone who recognizes the importance of personal and organizational integrity, and someone comfortable raising and discussing ethical issues with the goal of “doing what’s right,” not “being right.”
  • Obsessive about outcomes. Someone who makes data-driven decisions and stays laser-focused on truly audacious goals while balancing the day-to-day needs of the organization.
  • A strategic problem-solver. Someone able to break large challenges into smaller, manageable pieces, and then works to identify trends and prioritizes solving the root cause of issues.
  • Intellectual curiosity. Someone who is an excellent listener, and who applies strong critical thinking skills and business judgment to complex issues.
  • Self-driven. Someone with superior written, organizational, and project management skills who follows-through on all facets of work.
  • A polished and professional demeanor. Someone who will take great pride in representing the Huntington Beach community.
  • A positive attitude. Someone who understands that even the best laid plans can go wrong, and has the self-confidence to course-correct with positivity and grace.

The Ideal Candidate will have a solid work history in a related field and the ability to apply building maintenance and construction skills in maintaining the Central Net Training Center facility. Ability to design and build props used in training exercises, as directed by the manager of the Training Center. The candidate will also possess an ability to assist safety personnel engaged in training exercises. Must be able to work independently and efficiently, with high quality, as well as possess excellent communication and customer service skills.

DUTIES SUMMARY – With general supervision, ensures maintenance and safe operation of the Central Net Training facility, including buildings, grounds, and all Fire Props. Constructs burn rooms and props to provide a realistic scenario for training; assists the training officers of the Central Net Agencies in conducting live fire and simulated training exercises; and performs other duties as required within the scope of the classification.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS* – *The Fire Training Maintenance Technician is a technical position that ensures the safety of the Fire Department personnel when performing training exercises in areas designed and constructed by this position. Fire training is provided to Huntington Beach firefighters and to staff from the Central Net Cities and Agencies that rent the Central Net facilities on a contract basis.

Examples of Essential Duties

Performs, oversees, and coordinates maintenance of training facility and fire props with Public Works and outside companies; services and repairs related equipment; assists in the administration of maintenance contracts for mechanical equipment, monitoring systems, electronics, and other services; performs preventative maintenance of fire warning systems, generator, computer battery back-up system, and the Fire Operation Center.
Under supervision, supports safety of Fire personnel during training; ensures participants are in full safety gear and are aware of hazards involved in training areas; advises and supports fire personnel during live fire training; supervises interns and college academy students in fire ground safety and facility maintenance.
Budgets for repair and maintenance of audio visual and computer equipment; maintains and orders supplies for training; coordinates facility use; promotes safety and cooperation within the facility for Central Net Fire Departments and outside groups.
Ensures safety in the training areas; designs, constructs, and operates live fire training props and areas necessary for the safe training of fire personnel from Huntington Beach and neighboring communities.
The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes:

Knowledge of: Basic building and construction trades such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical and maintenance of those trades; service manuals as they relate to facility maintenance; building emergency safety back-up systems; multimedia training aids; basic firefighting techniques and practices desirable.

Ability to: Read, understand, and apply plans, specifications and maintenance manuals for facility and support equipment; perform basic carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical jobs; construct firefighting props such as simple, safe burn rooms for training; perform basic maintenance on audio visual equipment, computers and related equipment; operate radio, propane fueled equipment, and other equipment necessary for completion of duties; work effectively with Training Officers from the Central Net Cities and Agencies that rent the Central Net facilities in meeting the objectives of the training facility.

Ability to: Perform basic maintenance on audiovisual equipment, computers and related equipment. Use personal protective equipment and operate self-contained breathing apparatus. Use simple and complex hand tools.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent; Associate of Arts degree preferred.

Experience: Two (2) years in the maintenance of major facilities, required. One (1) year fire fighting; live fire training, desirable.

License and Certifications: A valid California Class C driver license and an acceptable driving record are required by time of appointment. An EMT certificate, Fire Science courses, and/or California State Fire Marshals Office Firefighter I accredited Fire Academy Certification is preferred.


Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program.

Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions
Work may involve detailed concentration for long periods of time in a modified office environment and exposure to the elements in an outdoor environment. Incumbents must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.

Activities involve considerable physical activity in an indoor and outdoor setting with exposure to weather conditions, potential exposure to natural irritants such as vegetation, dust, soil, tree pollens, and sawdust and chemicals including but not limited to gasoline, diesel, motor oil, grease, smoke, ammonia, bleach, cleansers, volatile organic compounds, fertilizers, and non-restricted pesticides. May be exposed to hazards and physical harm from working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts and electrical currents. May require contact with hot and cold surfaces and exposure to loud noises from equipment and tools. Requires mobility to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and climb ladders or scaffolding. May stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, reach and grasp and manipulate small and large objects or tools above and below shoulder level. Work involves moving and dragging of objects which may weigh up to 100 pounds, with the use of proper equipment or assistance. Requires hand, arm, and upper body strength to operate power equipment. Must comply with all California Occupational Safety & Health Act (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and protective gear including but not limited to hard hats, respirators, life vests, steel-toed shoes, and/or hearing protective devices if and when required.

Incumbents use a computer keyboard and related audio visual and other equipment. Requires mobility to sit, crawl, push, pull, lift and bend, twist at the lower body, at the waist, and at the upper body. Near vision required to read correspondence, plans, specifications and other information. Acute hearing and speaking required when providing telephone service and communicating in person or over via remote communication devices.

Reasonable accommodation(s) for an individual with a qualified disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $5,347.33 – $6,624.80 per month

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