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2021 Deputy Fire Marshal I, II, III

2021 Deputy Fire Marshal I, II, III


Do you admire the public service work and community engagement of the fire department? Did you know there are many roles within the fire department besides the role of firefighter? If working with the fire department interests you, and you have some education or work experience in construction, code enforcement, or a related area, our Deputy Fire Marshal position may be just the opportunity you’re looking for.

As a Deputy Fire Marshal for our organization, you’ll work with a variety of different entities to promote effective fire prevention strategies, including fire code enforcement and instructing the general public regarding fire codes and fire safety. After a fire, you’ll use the skills you acquire through provided training to perform fire investigations. The work you’ll do will play a major role in keeping the Renton community safe and preventing devastating losses for businesses and individuals alike.

Don’t have much experience in fire prevention, or have only taken a few classes? That’s no problem! Professional development is something we strongly believe in. Our main focus is finding a dedicated candidate who is motivated to learn how Renton RFA does fire code enforcement and prevention. We offer a great starting salary, excellent benefits, initial and on-going training, and a flexible work environment.

If starting an exciting, new career with the fire department, geared toward making the community safer, healthier, and stronger, sounds like the type of opportunity you’re looking for – apply today!

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.


Deputy Fire Marshal I
$70,587 – $86,005 Annually

Deputy Fire Marshal II
$74,137 – $90,376 Annually

Deputy Fire Marshal III
$77,920 – $94,953 Annually

(As well as excellent benefits)

Job Type:

Regular Full-Time


Renton Fire Station, WA


Office of the 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
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


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.

Application Process

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