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Fire Inspector/Technical Coordinator

Entry Level | Full-time
Administrative | livermore, CA | 10/13/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Fire Inspector/Technical Coordinator. You will be responsible for providing technical support to the Laboratory’s comprehensive Fire Protection Program, for the implementation and execution of the Hot Work Permit, Fire Extinguisher Maintenance, and Fire Protection Inspection Programs. You will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and conflicting priorities. This position is in the Fire and Building Safety Division of the Emergency Management Department.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Provide general technical support and contribute to maintaining a comprehensive Fire Protection Program, including the implementation and execution of the Fire Protection Inspection, Hot Work Permit, Fire Protection and Life Safety Equipment Maintenance, and implementation of CERT Programs.

  • Perform routine fire inspections and maintain fire protection and life safety equipment adhering to established National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes and Standards, Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H), DOE/NNSA regulatory compliance, and program procedures and design criteria.

  • Perform building and work site inspections, evaluate activities, and determine ES&H conditions related to hot work processes, fire extinguishers, and fire protection system inspections, initiate corrective actions, and perform authorized impairments and restoration of service for water-based fire suppression systems.

  • Participate in and assist in developing emergency response activities and occasional off-site operations.

  • Collaborate and interact independently with all levels of personnel internal and external to the Laboratory, including program and facility managers, building coordinators, skilled crafts, subcontractors, construction supervisors, emergency dispatchers, assurance officers, and management, report results, provide regular updates, and recommend technical solutions to problems.

  • Perform all assignments and operations in accordance with security, quality standards, Work Planning and Control, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes and Standards, DOE/NNSA regulatory compliance, programmatic and Laboratory business practice policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 538.3 level:

  • Acquire, analyze and interpret complex data and reports, monitor and take measurements on a variety of fire protection and life safety equipment, systems or operations to determine compliance with established design or a standards procedure.

  • Develop written technical reports and procedures, review, coordinate and establish fire safety policies and procedures.

  • Perform oversight functions to maintain a comprehensive Fire Protection Program.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Associate degree in ES&H, Fire Protection, Fire Technology, Occupational Safety and Health, or other related field, and/or equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
  • Technical experience in fire protection including performing and executing Hot Work Permits, Fire Extinguisher Maintenance, Fire Protection Inspections, or use of these programs.
  • Intermediate skills and understanding of fire protection, health and safety disciplines, procedures, standards, techniques, and related analytical instrumentation, tracking and database systems and equipment.
  • Experience in performance-based training for field and emergency response operations.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and experience working independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing high-level customer service.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and ability to handle multiple moderately complex issues in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to use a variety of communication devices such as cellular, two-way radios, and portable phones, and ability to clearly relay pertinent information, read and interpret technical instructions, state and local maps.
  • Ability to walk extensively, climb ladders, access crawl spaces, basements, attics, work flexible schedules, maintain a valid California Driver’s License, and lift up to 50 pounds in a safe and controlled manner.

In Addition, at the 538.3 level:

  • Effective technical leadership, project management, organizational, and independent decision-making skills to establish guidelines, techniques and procedures, and solve technical problems.
  • Ability to participate in specific on-the-job training related to fire inspection.
  • Advanced understanding of and experience in the development of training and safety guidelines for facilities, equipment and experimental processes.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience applying DOE/NNSA fire protection requirements.
  • Experience as a Fire Inspector or an assignment involving fire inspection duties. 
  • Experience as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspector and/or with servicing AEDs.

Additional Information

Reposted position.  Originally posted on 7/22/2021.  Previous candidates need not reapply.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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