Fire Inspector (part-time)
JOB INFORMATION Non-exempt; part-time; 30 hours per week (varied schedule between the regular working hours of Monday - Friday; 7:30 am - 4:30 pm); no-benefits This technical position is responsible for the application and implementation of fire protection and life safety codes and other applicable codes and standards. Supervision is received from the Manager, Office of Life Safety & Plan Review Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Enforce County and State Fire Codes and the fire laws of Maryland as they pertain to new permits Perform on-site inspections at in-progress construction sites to assure full compliance with fire and life safety codes in the construction and/or renovation of businesses and multi-family residences Participate in training sessions related to fire prevention and safety in order to keep abreast of current practices Witness initial functional performance tests of fire protection, extinguishing and alarm systems Compile and prepare formal inspection reports, memos, letters and other technical documents Review and utilize applicable codes, ordinances, etc. published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other recognized standards Assist and interact with architects, engineers, developers, contractors, building owners, tenants and the general public Perform permit review functions for suppression systems, alarms, pumps, etc. as needed Perform other related duties as required To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Associate's degree in Fire Science or a related field Minimum 5 years of work experience performing life safety code inspections of fire systems including sprinklers, alarms and pumps Ability to successfully complete NFPA training for certification as Fire Inspector I (NFPA #1031) within 12 months after hire, and Fire Inspector II (NFPA #1032) within 24 months after hire Possession of a valid automobile operator's license OR - High school graduation or the equivalent Minimum 2 years of work experience performing life safety code inspections of fire systems including sprinklers, alarms and pumps Minimum3 years of experience as a Firefighter Current NFPA certifications as Fire Inspector I (NFPA #1031) and Fire Inspector II (NFPA #1032) Possession of a valid automobile operator's license KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit Extensive knowledge of applicable fire codes, life safety codes, ordinances, etc. with ability to effectively interpret and apply appropriate regulations (including state, local, NFPA and IBC) Ability to effectively read and interpret architectural drawings, plans, specifications and site plans quickly and accurately, and compare them to construction in process Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports, investigative findings, correspondence, etc. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors, other business professionals and the general public PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS: While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently sit, walk, climb, stoop, reach, perform repetitive motions and drive; and rarely crawl andlift up to 20 pounds While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently work indoors and outdoors, walk on uneven grounds, and work in dirty, dusty and noisy environments; and occasionally work at heights and below ground level, and works in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) and cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / EXAMINATION PROCESS Available for varied working hours as needed This position is subject to random drug testing All required certifications/licenses must be maintained current throughoutemployment EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include): 1)An evaluation of training and experience 2)A job-related written examination 3)One or more interviews 4)A pre-employment physical examination and drug test This description reflects management's assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.