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2021 Deputy Fire Marshal I, II, III

2021 Deputy Fire Marshal I, II, III


Job Summary:

Performs basic to complex inspections to enforce fire prevention laws, ordinances and codes; promote the development and use of effective fire prevention methods; provide instruction to the general public regarding fire codes and prevention; and perform basic fire scene investigation.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect commercial, industrial, assembly, educational and institutional occupancies, buildings and facilities; identify fire hazards and utilizing licensed third party inspection test reports, verify the proper function of fire protection equipment.
  • Assure compliance with a variety of fire prevention laws, ordinances and codes; initiate steps to enforce compliance as needed.
  • Respond to fire alarm calls; secure fire scene, interview witnesses, photograph fire scene, prepare scene diagram and collect evidence to establish the cause and origin of the fire.
  • Prepare fire investigation reports as required, documenting fire damage, description of premises, fire indicators, area of origin and substantiating evidence of cause, origin and classification.
  • Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to field.
  • Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance; work evening and/or weekend hours as required (overtime eligibility pursuant to collective bargaining agreement); ability to travel as required.

Standard Functions:

  • Walk through facilities with the owner or designated representative to identify fire and safety hazards.
  • Promote the development and use of effective fire prevention methods; provide information regarding the storage of flammable and combustible materials, electrical hazards and other common causes of fires.
  • Instruct employers, civic groups, school children and others in extinguishing small fires, escaping burning buildings, operating fire extinguishers and establishing evacuation plans; prepare and produce handouts and other informational materials.
  • Prepare and maintain records related to fire inspections, code requirements, permits and training.
  • Write inspection infraction letters and other communications outlining code compliance requirements; research code sections to determine proper application of requirements.
  • Conduct special studies and projects related to fire inspection and prevention.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


$68,531 to $92,187 Annually
(As well as excellent benefits)

Job Type:

Regular Full-Time


Renton Fire Station, WA


Office of the Fire Marshal


Reports To:  Fire Marshal
Supervises:  None

Education, Experience, and License Requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Specialized course work and/or training in fire prevention related topics and/or fire/building codes.
  • Two years of experience in fire inspection or closely related field.
  • Or four years of relevant education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license


Applicant shall possess the following for Deputy Fire Marshal II:

  • A minimum of two-years work experience as a Deputy Fire Marshal I;
  • Completion of the current NFPA Standard 1031, “Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector I;”
  • The performance standards for Level I shall be signed-off and have successfully passed testing prior to progressing to the Deputy Fire Marshal II level.
  • ICC Fire Inspector I Certification


Applicant shall possess the following for Deputy Fire Marshal III:

  • Deputy Fire Marshal II shall complete performance standards for Level II as listed in the current NFPA 1031 Standard.
  • Inspector level II shall work in the position of level II inspector for a minimum of three years.
  • ICC Fire Inspector II Certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

Ability To:

  • Inspect businesses, buildings and facilities to assure compliance with fire codes, laws and ordinances.
  • Provide instruction to civic groups, school children and others regarding fire inspection and prevention.
  • Prepare displays, teaching materials and make oral presentations.
  • Identify fire hazards and causes.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Respond to fire-related incidents to investigate the cause and origin as assigned.
  • Remain current with emerging technologies as they relate to field of specialty.
  • Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles and practices of fire science.
  • Methods, materials and equipment used in fire suppression.
  • Fire prevention laws, ordinances and codes.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.

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