The Judicial Council of California : Fire Protection Engineer

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This position is located in San Francisco [or] Sacramento.


JOB TITLE: (Fire Protection Engineer) Engineer

LOCATION: San Francisco OR Sacramento



The Judicial Council of California is accepting applications for the position of Fire Protection Engineer for the Facilities Services office.

Under the direction of the Facilities Supervisor for Quality Assurance, Fire Protection Engineer is a code and subject matter expert in fire and life safety. This position performs analytical and scientific work to ensure compliance with building code and other statutory requirements; identifies and evaluates conditions of existing fire and life safety systems to compliance with appropriate codes and standards; develops and implements an effective fire and life safety program for JCC owned and managed court facilities; works with individual counties to develop and implement an effective fire and life safety program in county owned and managed court buildings; formulates and recommends measures to eliminate or control fire hazards; promotes programs for the prevention of fire hazards; performs on-site work to confirm code compliance; provides training to internal staff and user groups; reviews plans for new and existing courthouse projects; performs related work as assigned.

The incumbent will work directly with regulatory agencies such as the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Division of the State Architect (DSA), Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA), and local city and county Departments of Public Works (DPW) to explain the Judicial Council’s approach to code compliance in designs for new capital projects, facility modification projects, and correction of fire and life safety code violations in existing court facilities. The professional engineer (PE) license is required to provide credible authority as the incumbent negotiates with the regulatory agencies and to validate incumbent’s decisions that may affect the safety and security of court facility occupants.

The Judicial Council strives for work life balance and includes substantial vacation and holiday time. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending, $130 monthly stipend towards public transit commuting costs, and retirement savings plans. In San Francisco, the office is only a 7-minute walk from the Civic Center BART station in downtown San Francisco. In Sacramento, the office is located minutes from downtown, just north of Discovery Park.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in the San Francisco or Sacramento office.


• Responsible for a comprehensive fire protection program which includes developing, implementing and maintaining effective protocols and procedures for testing and maintenance of fire and life safety systems in court buildings and facilities.

• Assists liaison with the Office of the State Fire Marshal

• Creates database of lessons learned for new courthouse projects and facility modifications. Writes curriculum for and conducts training of Facilities Services staff on lessons learned from previous projects.

• Assist Project Management Teams with Fire and Life Safety compliance

• Develops procedure to ensure correct scoping of facility modification projects

• Conducts Site Visits and Surveys new and existing projects for compliance to applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations. Carries out site assessments according to schedules, as needed, interfaces with project management teams as well as all appropriate Municipal, State and Federal agencies to ensure consistent and appropriate code enforcement.

• Assists Project Managers with coordination of Fire and Life Safety issues with Construction Manager at Risk during Construction.

• Works with Facilities Operations staff to develop and oversee implementation of a program to satisfy the requirements of annual inspections by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).


Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy management, or building science, or a directly related field and three (3) years of experience in area of assignment. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.


• Professional Engineer (PE)

• Valid driver’s license as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications:

• Licensed Fire Protection Engineer (Preferred)


Please note: if you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.


To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on November 21, 2019. This position requires the submission of our official application, a resume and a response to the supplemental questions. To complete an online application, click the Apply Now button. The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (415) 865-4272.

455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, California 94102

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