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The California State Controller’s Office provides a compensation database for many cities and public agencies. The Government Compensation in California (Manhattan Beach) page will show the salary and benefit cost associated with employees by title.

If you are interested in any of the open positions, please click on the appropriate link below for the position information and the supplemental application information. A city employment application is required for all open positions. A complete application (city employment application, record waiver and if required supplemental questionnaire) must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. IMPORTANT: Facsimiles, photo copies, electronic mail, or final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.

New application posted below pursuant to AB218. The City of Manhattan Beach will no longer request conviction information or proof of safe driving record at time of application submission unless criminal conviction background is required by law or exempt from AB218.


If you are interested in a position that is not currently open, you can submit a Job Interest Card. The Job Interest Card will be kept on file with the Human Resources Office for one year. If the particular position is open for recruitment the applicant will be notified.

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Fire Inspector (PT), Job No. 18-039

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16.43 / Hourly
  • Posted Date:02/26/2019

The City of Manhattan Beach is now accepting applications for Part-Time Fire Inspector. Under general supervision the Fire Inspector inspects commercial, industrial, residential, and places of public assembly to determine compliance with state and local fire codes and perform other related duties as directed.

Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

License & Certificates: Completion of both Fire Prevention 1A and 1B OR Fire Inspector 1A from a State (California) Fire Marshal Office is required. Completion of Fire Inspector 1B, 1C, and 1D is highly desirable. Previous fire prevention experience is desirable. Must possess a valid Class C California driver's license.

Special Conditions of Employment: Cannot have smoked or used tobacco products up to one year prior to employment and must continue as a non-tobacco user during employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Requires working knowledge of driver safety. Must acquire skill in operating radio, pager, personal computer, and telephone. Must have the ability to read and write in the English language; understand and follow oral and written directions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and member of the public; read and interpret state/local codes and local laws/regulations pertaining to fire prevention and fire safety.

A completed City Employment Application AND Criminal Conviction form are required and will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met. Facsimiles, electronic email and final filing date postmarks are not accepted.  Applications are accepted by mail online submission, or in person at Human Resources Department, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. You can obtain a City Employment Application below or by contacting the Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258.

 To apply online, click HERE.

City Employment Application (PDF)

Job Announcement (PDF)

Criminal Conviction Form (PDF)

Applications will be reviewed and those candidates whose background and experience best meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process.

If you need special assistance in the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258.

NOTE: Candidate must successfully complete an extensive background process which may include a medical examination, psychological test, and polygraph test. A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. This position is not eligible to participate in any benefit programs of the City.


The City of Manhattan Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contact, express, or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked.


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