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Deputy Fire Marshal - Fire Marshal's Office - Position #783

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16.00 Per Hour
  • Posted Date:03/03/2017

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POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for assisting the Fire Marshal in conducting inspections of business property, residences and public places to ensure conformance to the National Fire Safety Code standards, state and local ordinances.

Successful performance in this position assures that minimum standards are met in building and construction and that fire safety requirements are enforced. Guidelines are clear and specific but require interpretation as to which apply in a particular case.

Contacts are typically with developers, contractors, business owners and homeowners. Contacts are also with other inspectors, co-workers and may include personnel of courts which resolve violation disputes
Some of the work is performed sitting at a desk with intermittent standing and stooping. Much time is spent sitting in a vehicle in transit to inspection sites. Work is typically performed outdoors on construction sites where the employee is required to bend, crouch or climb ladders and is exposed to dust, dirt, construction machinery, noise and cold or inclement weather.

High School diploma or equivalent is required, an Associate Degree preferred; one (1) year experience or equivalent as a Fire Inspector or any equivalent combination of these. Experience in plan reviews sufficient to thoroughly understand the work to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one (1) to three (3) years experience or service. Required to obtain ICC Fire inspector I & II within 1 year of hire. A valid driver’s license is required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Conducts inspections of business property, multi-family residences and public places for the purpose of finding and eliminating fire hazards.

Checks alarm systems, sprinkler systems and other life safety equipment.

Investigates complaints of law violations.

Prepares correspondence and maintains records of inspections.

Prepares special reports.

Assists in conducting training in fire prevention and inspection methods and in pertinent laws and regulations.

Reviews plans and prints with Building Standards Department for fire safety and performs site plan review.

Appears in court as necessary to handle dispositions of citations for violations of building and fire safety codes and ordinances.

Follows up on complaints and inquiries regarding fire safety code violations

Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of relevant County Codes, International Fire Code, International Building Code, International Residential Code, Life Safety Code, National Fire Code, Standard Building, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC Codes, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and of procedures involved in their enforcement.

Knowledge of County geography subdivisions, road and street names.

Skill in reading and reviewing architectural and engineering building plans, technical specifications and maps.

Skill in the use of instruments required in inspection process.

Skill in oral and written communications.

Skill in operating an automobile and a two-way radio.

Skill in the use of a computer and calculator.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or equivalent is required, an Associate Degree preferred; one (1) year experience or equivalent as a Fire Inspector or any equivalent combination of these. Experience in plan reviews sufficient to thoroughly understand the work to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one (1) to three (3) years experience or service. Required to obtain ICC Fire inspector I & II within 1 year of hire. A valid driver’s license is required.

 

Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Fax:     (706) 868-3301













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