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FIRE INSPECTOR II
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: FIRE
FIRE INSPECTOR II - 0220 Salary

$51,222.91 - $63,109.07 Annually


Location

SC (City Hall), SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

FIRE



Job Number

00415






Closing

2/28/2020 11:59 PM Eastern




Job Description

Brief Description of the Job
Conducts permit field inspections and fire prevention inspections of commercial properties. Conducts routine and follow up inspections, and code plan reviews to ensure compliance with the International Fire Codes. Consults with engineers, architects, builders, owners, and contractors regarding any questions that are raised during the plan review process. Conducts fire investigations. Performs occupancy compliance checks and inspects special event sites. Works special events and performs fire watch duties. Conducts fire safety training for the general public and advises public on general and specific fire and life safety matters. Advises and assists in the formation of evacuation and emergency action plans. Serves for call-in on a rotating basis.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Conduct Permit Field Inspections (40%): Conduct on-site inspections with contractor. Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations such as accumulation of combustible materials, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits. Inspect and test fire protection systems such as fire alarms, sprinklers, and other fire protection equipment to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations and standards. Complete inspection notice and enter inspection into Firehouse and NaviLine system. Conduct fire code compliance follow-up inspections to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations have been found.

Conduct Fire Prevention Inspections of Commercial Properties (30%): Conduct on-site inspection with contractor. Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations such as accumulation of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits. Inspect and test fire protection systems such as fire alarms, sprinklers, and other fire protection equipment to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations and standards. Fill out inspection notice and enter inspection into Firehouse and NaviLine. Conduct fire code compliance follow-up inspections to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations have been found. Perform occupancy compliance checks and inspect special event sites.

Conduct Fire Code Plan Review (20%): 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 engineers, architects, builders, owners, and contractors 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 Investigation (10%): Respond to fire scenes as needed. Perform fire investigation duties, including determining origin and cause, fire injuries or death, collecting and preserving physical evidence, preparing fire cases for trial, and presenting evidence in court. Interview witnesses, take pictures, draw diagrams, and assist law enforcement with collection of evidence and enter documentation into Firehouse system. Prepare analytical reports to reveal findings. May be required to provide expert witness testimony in court.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent plus six months to one year of advanced study or training in 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.

Experience: Minimum of one year of experience as a Fire Inspector I.

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

Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • NFPA FFII to meet IFSCA or Pro-Board certifications
  • Current CPR/ First Responder or above.
  • SCFA 2147 NIMS ICS or a NFA course meeting NIMS ICS (100, 200 & 700).
  • 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.
  • SCFA 1210 EVDT (SCFA) or current driving program through GCFD.
  • SCFA 1220 Pump Operations SCFA or current driving program through GCFD.


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 alarm, 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., 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.




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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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