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Defensible Space Inspector

Contact Candyce Rogers at (951) 901-5066

NOTE: The filing period is November 2, 2017, through December 4, 2017.

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Defensible Space Inspector

Under supervision, as a temporary employee, to do sub-professional work in fire prevention or other related work.
Examples of work tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform defensible space inspections in accordance with Public Resources Code Section 4291.
Increase awareness, knowledge and actions implemented by individuals and communities to reduce human loss and property damage from wildfires, such as defensible space and other fuels reduction activities, fire prevention and fire safe building standards.
Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications listed below and are willing to work a maximum of nine (9) months beginning Spring 2016 are encouraged to apply.
We expect to fill approximately 150 positions.

Special Note: The Defensible Space Inspector (Forestry Aide) is a seasonal class where only temporary appointments are made.
In accordance with the California State Constitution, no person may serve in one or more positions under temporary appointment longer than 9 months in 12 consecutive months.
Therefore, all time served in temporary appointments (for example, CAL FIREs Firefighter I) during the 12 consecutive month period will count towards this 9 month maximum.

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Education: Completion of at least 12 semester units or 18 quarter units from an accredited college/university in forestry, fire science, natural resource management, conservation, or a closely related subject.

Three (3) months of experience with public or private entities performing sub-professional work in forestry, fire prevention, fire suppression and control, natural resource management, or other related work.


Will require medical clearance prior to employment.


A valid California drivers license.


All candidates are required to complete and submit the following:

  • Examination/Employment Application Form STD 678 To obtain a STD 678, go directly to the State Personnel Boards website See Here. In the box EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING write: Defensible Space Inspector (Forestry Aide).
  • College transcripts (if applicable) If you are using the Education option to meet the minimum qualifications, attach a copy of your transcript or degree.
  • Work Location Preference Form To obtain the Work Location Preference Form go to Here
  • Authorization To Release Information (PO-299) Form To obtain the Authorization To Release Information (PO-299) Form go Here
  • Resume Only those candidates who submit and mail all required documents, postmarked by December 4, 2015, to the address below will be considered for appointment:
  • Defensible Space Inspector Position CALFIRE Southern Region Office

    1234 E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93710
    Candidates may be selected by resume review. (A resume review is a structured resume evaluation process.

    This process competitively evaluates a candidates qualifications presented in the resume in relation to the requirements of the job.)

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