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FIRE MARSHAL INSPECTOR

The Fire Marshall Inspector is responsible for inspecting buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations. This position is

Class Code:

X188C

Job Grade:

GS03

Special Job Requirements:

Required to meet emergency response standards. Frequent county-wide travel is required. Frequent exposure to wood areas and the weather is required. Exposure to smoke, fire, and debris while performing fire suppression duties is required.

Typical Functions:

Inspects buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations, such as accumulations of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits. Identifies corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explains these measures to property owners or their representatives. Inspects and tests fire protection or fire detection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards. Conducts inspections and acceptance testing of newly installed fire protection systems. Inspects properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, and issues hazardous materials permits to facilities found in compliance. Writes detailed reports of fire inspections performed, fire code violations observed, and corrective recommendations offered. Develops or reviews fire exit plans. Reviews blueprints and plans for new or remodeled buildings to ensure the structures meet fire safety codes. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of fire laws and regulations. Knowledge of fire prevention, fire suppression, and fire control. Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies. Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures. Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. Ability to supervise others. Ability to read maps and follow directions. Ability to investigate fires and enforce forest regulations. Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports/materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of an associate’s degree; plus three years of experience as a fire inspector, law enforcement officer, or related field, including one year of experience in a leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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