Fire Operations & Maintenance Worker

County of Riverside
$53,612 - $69,576 Per year California USA Apply before 6/26/2024 11:59



The Riverside County Fire department is seeking a Fire Operations and Maintenance worker to fill a vacancy stationed in Downtown Riverside.

The Fire Operations and Maintenance Worker

assigns, inspects and performs moderately difficult tasks related to a variety of grounds maintenance and landscape gardening work for the Fire Department; performs semi-skilled building repair and maintenance work; provides task supervision for operation and maintenance staff, temporary, seasonal, and jail trustee workers in the performance of gardening or building maintenance duties; provides direct support for the operation of the Fire Department Training Program; responsible for the readiness and function of grounds, structures, training props, and related equipment used daily and for training events; performs other related duties as required.

Competitive candidates will possess experience installing and maintaining electrical systems, equipment and devices.

The Fire Operations and Maintenance Worker is a journey level classification and reports to the Operations and Maintenance Supervisor. Incumbents spend most of their time providing for the care and up-keep of Fire Department training facilities, assisting users of the facilities and performing general gardening, grounds work and interior and exterior building maintenance.

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.


• Plant, cultivate, water, and spray plants, lawns, shrubs, and trees; transplant trees and shrubs; prune plants, shrubs and trees; select and apply fertilizers, insecticides and other chemicals; maintain irrigation systems, hoses, tools, supplies, and other gardening equipment; assemble, install and maintain grounds equipment; install and repair fences; repair asphalt parking lots and other paved surfaces; operate and maintain a forklift; operate a variety of trucks and trailers to transport training materials; clean and service restrooms.

• Construct and maintain training props based on department plans and specifications; inspect training props, building and grounds areas to evaluate existing conditions, determine areas needing maintenance or improvement work, identify more efficient operational procedures, and minimize potential safety hazards; report the need for complex, skilled maintenance repairs to management staff; apply paint to equipment and building interiors and exteriors; maintain and make minor repairs to plumbing systems, air conditioning and heating, and other mechanical equipment; perform semi-skilled carpentry work, basic metal fabrication and welding; service and repair doors, gate locks and latches; perform general custodial duties.

• May coordinate the use of the facility and its improvements; answer questions from and resolve problems involving fire training props and available grounds or structures; may assist facility users with temporary construction and access to utility connections, and may render other similar services for indoor and outdoor events which take place at the training facility; assist to ensure appropriate security measures are maintained to protect areas in and around buildings and restricted access areas; coordinate or provide general safety inspection of training prop installations.



One year of performing the full range of duties regarding grounds maintenance or landscape gardening work, combined with general building maintenance and operational readiness responsibility. 

Competitive candidates will possess experience installing and maintaining electrical systems, equipment and devices.
Knowledge of:

The methods and practices of gardening, lawn installation and maintenance; hand power tools, equipment and materials used in grounds maintenance and carpentry, plumbing, metal fabrication, welding, masonry, painting, and electrical trades; the use and properties of pesticides, fertilizers and related chemicals; custodial supplies and equipment.

Ability to:

Read and follow both written and oral instructions; perform a variety of routine grounds, building, equipment, and vehicle maintenance and repair; operate equipment used in building and grounds maintenance; lay out and supervise the work of subordinate operation and maintenance workers, temporary, seasonal, or trustee labor; read and interpret building and grounds improvement plans; work effectively without close supervision; maintain records and prepare reports; deal courteously and tactfully with the general public.

Other Requirements:

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License to drive a county vehicle to perform duties.


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