Fire Inspector: Anchorage Alaska Deadline: April 12, 2016

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Fire Inspector

Deadline: April 12, 2016

Salary: $92,372.80 – $99,923.20 Annually

Job Description:

Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee.

This position is represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters – Local 1264 (IAFF) and is subject to the provisions of the current agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and the IAFF. If the person selected is not affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters – Local 1264 union, he or she must become a member in good standing within 30 days of beginning work.

DEPARTMENT:  Anchorage Fire Department (AFD)

HOURS OF WORK:  Monday – Friday; 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION OF WORK:  4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK

 Example of Duties::

Under supervision of the Division Deputy Fire Chief, operates under authority of AS 18.70 and responds to emergency calls for assistance, performs field investigations, building, life safety, and fire inspections, reviews existing buildings and new building construction plans, investigates fire origin and cause.  Performs administrative duties as necessary.

As a code enforcement officer, is authorized to issue citations for enforcement of AMC Titles 8,15,16,21 and 23. Perform code inspections, analysis, interpretation, and submit detailed reports as required. Conduct plans review, fire, and life safety inspections as necessary and required under AS.18.70 for fire code compliance, Certificates of Occupancy, and various other license and permit purposes. Enforces various Anchorage Municipal Code titles.

Conducts final approval tests for fire protection and life safety systems. Performs and assists with fire investigations. Issues permits, stop-work, and non-occupancy orders.  Other related duties as assigned or required.

Duties can require frequent driving and occasional lifting or carrying 25-50 lbs. Work environment can be subject to working in inclement weather and potential exposure to chemicals, dust, fumes, and exhaust.

 Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Preferences:

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and six (6) years experience with fire, life, or building safety inspections.

OR

Associate’s degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Business Administration,  Public Administration, or a related discipline and four (4) years experience with fire, life, or building safety inspections.

OR

Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Business Administration,  Public Administration, or a related discipline and two (2) years experience with fire, life, or building safety inspections.

OR

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and an International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner or Building Plans Examiner certification and five (5) years experience with fire, life, or building safety inspections.

Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver’s License by time of hire.

Must possess or obtain an International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner or Building Plans Examiner certification within one (1) year of hire.

Preferences:

Preference for applicants that currently possess an International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner or Building Plans Examiner certification, and/or an International Code Council (ICC) Fire Inspector I or II certification.

 Additional Important Information:

If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted Background Check. A Background Check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

The Municipality Of Anchorage participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-verify Program. For more information, please go to http://www.uscis.gov/E-verify.  E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

If selected for hire, appointment in this position will be conditional based upon the submission of a current copy of the applicant’s State of Alaska Driver’s License and a current (dated within 30 days from date requested) copy of his/her Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, including a driving record from previous states if the Alaska Driver’s License was first issued within one year prior to application, documenting an acceptable driving history. The processing fee(s) are the responsibility of the selected applicant. For information on acceptable driving history, please refer to the MOA Driving Conviction Guidelines.

As a condition of employment, the person selected will be required to successfully complete a drug test prior to beginning work.

Selected candidate(s) must possess or obtain an International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner or Building Plans Examiner certification within one (1) year of hire.  If the individual selected for this position fails to obtain this certification within one (1) year of hire he/she will be terminated.

All required certifications and licenses must remain current for the duration of employment.

Veterans:

Veterans who wish to be considered for interview preference as allowed in the Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach a copy of their DD Form 214 to the application. The DD Form 214 must show an honorable discharge. Minimum Qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

The Municipality of Anchorage is an Employer of National Service.  Please be sure to include any volunteer work with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs on your application in the work history portion.

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

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