Fire Inspector: Fort Myers Florida Deadline: October 10, 2019

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Fire Inspector

Deadline: October 10, 2019
Salary: $50,377.60 – $76,190.40 Annually

Job Description:


FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt       Safety Sensitive:   NO       Level II Screening: NO

Under the general direction of the Fire Marshal, performs technical work in fire prevention, inspections and investigations; promotes fire safety through the enforcement of fire codes and public awareness.  This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Responsibilities and Reporting During an Emergency Situation:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this may require working around the clock for several days on short notice.
Non Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee’s Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


  • Receive and investigate complaints related to fire hazard or code violations, make recommendations; issue notification of non-compliance; conduct re-inspections.
  • Inspect existing and new structures, remodeling and repairs or alterations of buildings for compliance with fire/life safety requirements.
  • Provide interpretation and guidance pertaining to code requirements and procedures.
  • Act as liaison between the Fire Department and architects, engineers, fire protection coordinators, and permit applicants.
  • May attend and participate in meetings, seminars, workshops, hearings, and/or court proceedings.
  • This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee’s physical presence at the workplace
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of adopted local and state fire codes, and the methods and processes utilized to determine compliance.
  • Skill in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Skill in time management and organization
  • Ability to operate necessary equipment, including personal computer, tablet, calculator, copier, facsimile machine and other standard office equipment
  • Ability to operate vehicle.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, construction, and fire protection system plans and specifications.
  • Ability to compile data and effectively prepare statistical reports.
  • Ability to verify mathematical calculations as they relate to plans, fire protection systems, and life safety elements of a construction project.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to perform and meet frequent deadlines.
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions in accordance with established laws, regulations, ordinances, departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Three years of technical experience in the construction and/or fire service industry, or related work experience.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Fire Safety Inspector I Certification or obtain within twelve (12) months of hire or promotion date.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
  • Certified Florida Fire Inspector II
  • Certified Fire Officer I
  • Certified Fire Investigator

Supplemental Information

This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.  

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 – prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 – color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling – use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Visual Acuity 3 – determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 – operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking – on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.
Work performed is primarily:
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force  occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays, on call duty and natural disasters.
  • Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public. 
  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration. Risk of electrical shock.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


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