DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL I
Performs basic 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.
Deputy Fire Marshal I is an entry-level professional classification in the Deputy Fire Marshal series, and performs a variety of lighter hazardous commercial and industrial inspections to identify fire and safety hazards, promotes public awareness and fire prevention practices and performs basic fire scene investigations. Deputy Fire Marshal II performs higher hazardous inspections of commercial and industrial facilities to ensure compliance with the International Fire Code. Deputy Fire Marshal III administers programs, performs complex inspections, develops legislation, and provides training.
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.
$61,812 to $75,312 Annually
(Includes 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.
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.
Work Environment / Physical Demands:
The following represent the physical demands that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
- 100% of work is performed in a typical office environment.
- Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment.
- Constantly communicate with City employees and community members.
- Lift or move items weighing up to 20 pounds on occasion.
- Noise level in the office is moderately quiet.
Approved reasonable accommodation requests will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Submit the following information:
- Complete the Renton Regional Fire Authority employment application and supplemental questions located here.
- Include a Cover Letter (upload provided in application)
- Include a Current Resume (upload provided in application)