Fire Inspector Ii - May Be Underfilled

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Closes
Aug 03, 2019
Ref
19-01536
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The primary function is to enforce the fire prevention code through inspections and witnessing of performance tests on fire protection systems. Duties include:
  • Inspects job sites and buildings for compliance with all applicable codes and standards pertaining to the installation, testing, and inspection of fire protection equipment and systems, and witnesses the required performance tests conducted by the installing contractor.
  • Inspects buildings, structures and other permitted work to ensure compliance with the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (VSFPC), Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) and associated Fairfax County amendments.
  • Inspects new construction to ensure that construction is in compliance with the VSFPC, VUSBC, other applicable codes, and ensures that construction is completed in accordance with the approved plans.
  • Investigates complaints against builders or property owners, evaluates their validity, and recommends corrective action when necessary.
  • Receives/responds to inquiries from citizens, contractors, owners/developers regarding fire protection equipment and system requirements, installation status, permitting requirements, code/standards, or fire inspections, etc.
  • Enters the results of each inspection into a portable computer terminal or maintains complete records of inspections and test results of performance testing of fire protection equipment and systems. When an investigation or inspection uncovers code violations or work that is not approved, identifies the sections of the regulations being violated, issues written code violation notices to developer, owner(s) or appropriate persons, and takes necessary action to ensure violations are corrected with concurrence of supervisor.
  • Reads and interprets approved building plans and specifications.
  • Reviews requests for inspections, coordinates inspections with other county agencies (i.e., Land Development Services, other sections of the Fire and Rescue Department, Department of Zoning, or Health Department)
  • Interprets applicable codes and model standards.
  • Prepares reports and composes correspondence.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and training.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Fire Inspector I (Grade S16, $41,054.83 - $68,424.10)

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to a high school graduation or a GED, issued by a state department of education, plus one year of commensurate experience as a Fire Inspector I and three years of work experience or knowledge in one of the following areas: fire protection, firefighting, or the electrical, building, plumbing, and mechanical trades.

The employment standards for the Fire Inspector I are: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a high school graduation or GED, issued by a state department of education, plus one year of general work experience and three years of work experience or knowledge in one of the following areas: fire protection, firefighting, or the electrical, building, plumbing, and mechanical trades. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Fire Inspector I.

Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Fire Inspector II.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license is required for all positions in this class;
Certification in Civilian Entry from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs or successful completion of Firefighter I and II;
Certification in Hazardous Materials Awareness from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs;
Certification as a Fire Inspector I/II (NFPA 1031) from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs;
Certification from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Building Code Academy ( CORE Module ).

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Certification from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Course Fire Protection Systems Inspection;
Certification from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Fire Protection General, (3B Test).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties require significant amounts of walking, standing for long periods, climbing stairs, and working during inclement weather. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview, may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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