Fire Code Inspector II: Colorado Springs Colorado Deadline: January 14, 2016

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Fire Code Inspector II

Deadline: January 14, 2016

Salary: $4,653.00 – $5,816.25 Monthly

Job Description:

The City

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Fire Code Inspector II

The Fire Code Inspector II is an exciting position with a variety of challenges and rewards in a fast-paced work environment. In this position, you will be responsible for conducting routine fire inspections in the City’s high risk occupancies and conducting origin and cause fire investigations. The ideal candidate should have initiative, a strong work ethic, and be able to work independently and in a team environment.

Typical Responsibilities

1  Inspect existing structures and buildings to determine fire code compliance

2  Determine the origin and cause of fires, using a systematic approach such as the scientific method as outlined by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 921

3  Photograph, video tape, and sketch incident scenes, code violations, evidence, and fire damage

4  Give expert testimony in criminal, civil, and judicial proceedings concerning incidents of fire code violations or fire investigations

5  Give educational and informative presentations to City staff and the public

6  Enforce local, state, and federal fire prevention standards, codes, laws, and ordinances and hazardous materials regulations

Examples of Job Competencies

Knowledge of:

1  Current fixed fire protection/detection systems technology

2  Proper handling, use, and storage of hazardous materials

3  Inspection principles and practices related to various building techniques; safe work practices and procedures

4  Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including the locally adopted Fire Code, Building Code, Mechanical Code, and related hazardous materials legislation

5  Interviewing and interrogation techniques

6  NFPA 921 guide for Fire and Explosive Investigations

7  Laws and procedures related to the search for, and securing of, evidence and its admissibility in a court of law

8  Methods and techniques of filing and record keeping

9  Courtroom procedures and legal terms

Ability to:

1  Learn to operate a variety of specialized inspection equipment

2  Read and comprehend construction documents, including plans, details, specifications, and calculations

3  Prepare clear and concise reports

4  Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing

5  Determine the origin and cause of fires

6  Interact professionally with members of law enforcement, attorneys, and members of the insurance community

Work will be performed in a field environment with travel from site to site, occasional emergency site work in a fire-weakened (unstable) structure, and possible exposure to extreme weather conditions, noise, hazardous materials, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, and gases.

You will be required to be available for 24-hour recall to investigate fires, conduct fire inspections, or perform plans sections duties at major incidents. On-call, standby, and modified schedules are an essential part of this job.

This position requires the ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods; climb ladders; and audiovisual acuity. The ability to complete a spirometry test in order to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and lift and carry 50 pounds occasionally is also required. This work, which can be very strenuous, is performed under extremely difficult and dangerous conditions.

The background check for this position includes a polygraph examination.

 Minimum Qualifications:High school diploma or GED supplemented by specialized training in fire code inspection and construction technologies; origin and cause determination; interview techniques; evidence collection; or the usages, storage, and handling of hazardous materials.

Two years of full-time experience as a Fire Code Inspector I or equivalent, including origin and cause investigation.

Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Possess, or obtain within twelve months of hire, the following certifications: ICC (International Code Council) Fire Inspector II, State of Colorado Inspector II, Colorado State Fire Suppression Systems Inspector, ICS (Incident Command System) 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800. 

Possess, or obtain within twelve months of hire NAFI (National Fire and Explosives Investigators) Certified Fire Explosives Inspector or IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators) Certified Fire Explosives Investigator.

Possess, or obtain within 36 months of hire, IAAI Certified Fire Investigator certification.

 Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience as a Fire Investigator, and/or Fire Inspector II.

Specialized training in interview techniques and evidence collection.

IAAI Fire Investigation Technician and Evidence Collection Technician certifications.

 Additional Information:

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

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If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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