Fire Code Inspector II
Deadline: January 14, 2016
Salary: $4,653.00 – $5,816.25 Monthly
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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.
1Â Inspect existing structures and buildings to determine fire code compliance
2Â Determine the origin and cause of fires,Â using a systematic approachÂ such asÂ the scientific method as outlined by NFPAÂ (National Fire Protection Association)Â 921
3Â Photograph, video tape, and sketch incident scenes, code violations, evidence, and fire damage
4Â Give expert testimony in criminal, civil, and judicial proceedings concerning incidents of fire code violations or fire investigations
5Â Give educationalÂ and informative presentations to City staff and the public
6Â Enforce local, state, and federal fire prevention standards, codes, laws, and ordinances and hazardous materials regulations
Examples of Job Competencies
1Â Current fixed fire protection/detection systems technology
2Â Proper handling, use, and storage of hazardous materials
3Â Inspection principles and practices related to various building techniques; safe work practices and procedures
4Â Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including the locally adopted Fire Code, Building Code, Mechanical Code, and related hazardous materials legislation
5Â Interviewing and interrogation techniques
6Â NFPA 921 guide for Fire and Explosive Investigations
7Â Laws and procedures related to the search for, and securing of, evidence and its admissibility in a court of law
8Â Methods and techniques of filing and record keeping
9Â Courtroom procedures and legal terms
1Â Learn to operate a variety of specialized inspection equipment
2Â Read and comprehend construction documents, including plans, details, specifications, and calculations
3Â Prepare clear and concise reports
4Â Communicate clearly and concisely,Â verbally and in writing
5Â Determine the origin and cause of fires
6Â 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.
Â 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.â€¨â€¨Two years of full-time experience as a Fire Code Inspector I or equivalent, including origin and cause investigation.â€¨â€¨Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.
Possess, or obtain within twelve months of hire, the following certifications: ICCÂ (International Code Council) Fire Inspector II, State of Colorado Inspector II, Colorado State Fire Suppression Systems Inspector, ICSÂ (Incident Command System) 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800.Â â€¨â€¨Possess, or obtain within twelve months of hire NAFIÂ (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.
Â Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience as a Fire Investigator, and/or Fire Inspector II.
Specialized training in interview techniques and evidence collection.
IAAIÂ Fire Investigation Technician and Evidence CollectionÂ Technician certifications.
Â 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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How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.