Fire Department Facilities Planner

County of Riverside
$67,716 - $104,839 Per year CA Riverside Co. EMD, 450 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508, United States Apply before 5/23/2024 11:59



The Riverside County Fire Department has an opportunity for a Facilities Planner who will be assigned to either the Perris or Riverside location. The incumbent will perform difficult and complex planning functions and facilities implementation for the Fire Department, including facilitating and executing larger construction projects, coordinating budgets and plans, and performing other related duties as required. Candidates that possess construction project experience are highly desired.

This position will require the incumbent to travel throughout Riverside County.

This class is responsible for performing the full range of complex space management and facilities planning assignments and implementation duties related to essential public safety services provided by the Fire Department with a minimum of supervision and guidance. The Fire Department Facilities Planner is utilized exclusively by the Fire Department and reports to the County Fire Department Strategic Planner. Technical project management responsibilities, including real property acquisitions, design coordination, and construction management, are provided by the Facilities Management Department.

Meet the Team!

The Riverside County

is one of California’s largest integrated, cooperative, regional fire protection organizations. The Department, a unique partnership between State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the County of Riverside, serves 19 partner agencies and 1 community service district. The Department has five core values: Leadership, Competence, Integrity, Safety, and Customer Service.


• Conducts planning studies to determine economic, social or environmental impact with proposed site/locations of fire facilities; prepares written project reports; collects raw or previously compiled data from a variety of information sources for use in making long range projections for studies; analyzes the validity and comparability of data; provides data as requested for various planning studies and programs, formulates and prepares written recommendations.

• Coordinates and communicates planning study results with and to appropriate impacted offices and/or departments; develops, maintains, and implements standards and guidelines as they relate to Fire Department Facilities.

• Maintains a master inventory of all Fire Department Facilities.

• Assists in the design review of proposed construction to ensure conformity to Fire Department standards and guidelines.



Graduation from a recognized college with a bachelor's degree in Planning, Business or Public Administration, Architecture, Drafting, Engineering, or a closely related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Two years of professional facilities planning experience performed at the full working/journey level which included coordinating long term planning functions with space management, preferably in an area that involved fire facilities.

Knowledge of: 

The principles, methods, and procedures applicable to facilities/furnishing planning including program planning and fire facilities requirements; the organizational structure and jurisdiction of governmental agencies involved in the planning process and their interrelationship, responsibilities and functions; knowledge of the methods involved in designing research studies and identifying and utilizing data sources; knowledge of mandated general plan elements and factors that must be considered in evaluating proposals for consistency with these elements.

Ability to:

Plan, organize and carry out work independently; organize and conduct research, collect, and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions, and formulate consistent recommendations for the strategic and efficient deployment of fire resources; compose clear and thorough study and project reports and recommendations; clearly and persuasively make oral presentations of study findings and recommendations; read, understand and interpret building fire codes, architectural and construction plans, regulations, and specifications; interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to planning projects and cases; effectively maintain a master inventory of all Fire Department facilities.


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