DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL I, II, III
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:
- 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.
- 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)
Renton Fire Station, WA
Office of the Fire Marshal
Reports To: Fire Marshal
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:
- 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.
- 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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