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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: FIRE

$56,800.02 - $71,009.54 Annually



Job Type

Full Time



Job Number



11/22/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Description

Brief Description of the Job
Enforces all fire and life safety codes as adopted by the City of Greenville. Assists the Fire Marshal in planning, organizing, and directing the City`s Fire Prevention Program, including planning new construction, inspection services, building plan reviews, fire investigations, code compliance, disaster preparedness, community education, and public information programs. Participates in the daily operation and activities of the Fire Prevention Division, including performing complex fire prevention and code enforcement. Serves as liaison with other fire service organizations, public agencies, professionals, media, general public, and interested parties. Assists building professionals, business owners, and the general public with technical inquiries related to planning, construction, plan review, hazardous materials, compliance, and/or inspections. Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints. Assists in the coordination of the Department`s community relations, outreach, and/or public information programs. Trains and instructs subordinates in work activities, programs, and services. Performs fire investigations and occupancy compliance checks. Performs fire watch duties during special events. Assists with the development and monitoring of Division budget. Serves as Acting Fire Marshal in the absence of the Fire Marshal. Available for call in on a rotating basis.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Assist in the Management and Operation of the Fire Prevention Division (30%): Supervise Fire Prevention staff and in the absence of the Fire Marshal, provide leadership, direction, and communication regarding work assignments, services and operations, and resolution of fire prevention issues. Schedule, assign, and oversee daily operations and activities. Monitor and review progress on assignments, including incident reporting and updating of fire loss reports. Review fire investigation reports, complex plan reviews, inspection reports, and review applications for permits and licenses. Analyze workloads, processes, and functions in order to make recommendations for and/or implement necessary improvements. Coordinate and assist in the development, updating, and quality control of fire prevention services, policies, and procedures. Review fire and building codes and instruct staff on code changes and interpretations. Assist in the preparation of fire prevention budget and management of related expenditures including, procurement, utilization, and maintenance of fire prevention related equipment. Assist in the achievement of the Fire Prevention Division`s overall mentorship and succession planning initiatives. Assist in the review of staff performance through appraisals. As required, review and approve timesheets and leave requests. Establish and maintain effective relationships with City, County, State, Federal agencies, and other groups in relation to fire regulations and code enforcement. Respond to pubic inquiries concerning code requirements. Research codes and provide technical information to businesses and individuals on code requirements and address citizen complaints.

Conduct Fire Code Plan Review (30%): Review detailed plans and specifications of all buildings proposed to be constructed or remodeled to ensure compliance with State and Local fire and building code requirements. Confer with designers on any questions that need to be addressed. Prepare inspection records and technical letters pertaining to recommendations and violations. Compile and print plan review notes for review with architects, developers, and field inspections.

Conduct Fire Prevention Inspections of Commercial Properties (20%): Conduct on-site inspections of commercial properties with responsible parties, including inspections of sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and other fire protection devices and equipment. Fill out inspection notices and enter into Firehouse and NaviLine. Conduct follow-up and re-inspections for compliance with codes.

Conduct Permit Field Inspections (10%): Conduct on-site field inspections with contractors. Approve and issue a variety of permits (i.e. blasting, pyrotechnics, and burning). Prepare inspection records and technical letters pertaining to recommendations and violations. Conduct follow-up and re-inspections for compliance with codes. Fill out inspection notice and enter into Firehouse and NaviLine system. Perform occupancy compliance checks and inspects special event sites.

Conduct Fire Investigations (10%): Respond to fire scenes as needed. Perform fire investigation duties, including determination of origin and cause, and fire casualties. Prepare fire offense cases for trial and present evidence in court. Collect and preserve physical evidence. Interview witnesses, take pictures, draw diagrams, and assist law enforcement with collection of evidence and enter documentation into Firehouse. Prepare analytical reports to reveal findings. Provide expert witness testimony in court as needed.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent plus six months to one year of advanced study or training in a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature is required. Junior college, vocational, business, and technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. A two year Associate`s degree or equivalent desired.

Experience: Minimum of two years of experience as a Fire Inspector II.

Driver`s License Required: Class D South Carolina license.


  • NFPA FFII to meet IFSAC or Pro-Board certifications.
  • Current CPR/ First Responder.
  • SCFA 2147 NIMS ICS or a NFA course meeting NIMS ICS (100, 200 & 700).
  • SCFA 2153 NIMS ICS -300 Intermediate.
  • Basic Fire/Arson Investigations (SCFA or NFA).
  • SCFA 8608 Fire Marshal Certification/ICC Fire Inspector I.
  • SCFA 8609 ICC Fire Inspector I Exam.
  • SCFA 8610 S.C. Fire Marshal Rules and Regulations.
  • Plans Review classes in Fire Protection Systems (Wet Systems and Alarms).
  • NFA Interview / Interrogation and Courtroom Testimony.
  • SCFA Fire Instructor I.
  • SCFA 2100 NFPA Fire Officer I.

Physical Demands
Overall Strength Demands: Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and/or walking or standing to a significant degree.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires walking, vision, hearing, twisting, and talking. Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, sitting, foot controls, and balancing. Occasionally requires lifting, carrying, reaching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, bending, and crouching. Rarely requires crawling.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Vehicle, telephone, fax machine, drills, ladder, hydrant wrench, hydrant gauge, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detector, pitot gauge, spanner wrench, code books, flash light, fire extinguisher, two way radio, evidence containers, camera, etc. Works with Fire Prevention and Education equipment as needed.

Computer Equipment and Software: Computer, calculator, fax machine, TV, NaviLine, ExecuTime, Firehouse, and other associated software.

Working Conditions
Overall Working Conditions: Satisfactory: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.

Environmental Factors: Daily exposure to noise and vibration. Monthly exposure to respiratory hazards and physical hazards. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity.

Health and Safety: Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and fire hazards. Occasional exposure to explosives and communicable diseases. Rare exposure to chemical hazards and physical danger or abuse.

Primary Work Location: Office environment, vehicle, and outside.

Protective Equipment Required: P.P.E., gloves, hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, respirators and S.C.B.A.

Non-Physical Demands
Frequently requires irregular schedule/overtime, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures, emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, and performing multiple tasks simultaneously.

How To Apply:
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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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