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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



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

$73,400.00 - $99,100.00 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

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Brief Description

Job Summary
Under limited direction and in compliance with technical, administrative, regulatory, or professional standards and guidelines, assists in managing the personnel and operations of the Fire Prevention division. Assists the Fire Marshal in planning, organizing, and directing the Citys Fire Prevention program, including planning new construction, inspection services, building plan reviews, fire investigations, code compliance, disaster preparedness, community education, and public information programs. Enforces all fire and life safety codes as adopted by the City of Greenville. Conducts fire prevention inspections of commercial properties, field inspections, and fire investigations. Serves as liaison with other fire service organizations, public agencies, professionals, media, general public, and interested parties. Provides professional guidance to 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. Serves as Acting Fire Marshal in the absence of the Fire Marshal. May be called in to assist during major emergency events.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Supervise Fire Prevention Personnel: Manage division personnel, to include setting performance expectations and standards and prioritizing and assigning work. Write and conduct performance evaluations. Ensure staff development and training. Ensure staff compliance with departmental and city policies and procedures. Coach, mentor, and counsel employees and as appropriate provide discipline consistent with human resources policies. Maintain a safe work environment and report any workplace accidents in a timely manner. In coordination with human resources, review and update job descriptions and participate in the hiring and selection of staff for open positions. 35%

Assist in the Management and Operation of the Fire Prevention Division: Provide professional input and recommendations regarding long- and short-range plans which meet the fire prevention goals of the department and City. Conduct fire loss research and develop statistics to assist in developing goals and objectives for the division. Assist in developing new techniques, programs and, procedures to improve departmental operations. Analyze workloads, processes, and functions 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. Establish and maintain effective relationships with City, County, State, Federal agencies, and other groups in relation to fire regulations and code enforcement. Oversee the coordination of the departments community relations, outreach, and/or public information programs including developing presentations and materials for fire education and safety programs for various community groups. Respond to pubic inquiries concerning code requirements. Research codes and provide technical information to businesses and individuals on code requirements and address citizen complaints. Assist with special projects, reports and studies as assigned. 25%

Conduct Fire Code Plan Review: 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. 20%

Conduct Fire Prevention Inspections: Conduct on-site inspections of new, existing, and/or under construction buildings and businesses to ensure compliance with applicable fire codes and regulations. Inspect underground piping sites, sprinkler systems, fire alarms systems, and other fire protection devices and equipment. Conduct follow-up inspections as required. Develop systematic approach for conducting annual and bi-annual inspection program. Prepare inspection records and technical letters pertaining to recommendations and violations. Conduct follow-up and re-inspections for compliance with codes. Issue court citations for uncorrected violations and testify in court regarding issued citations. Recommend closing of business or construction sites due to violations. Approve and issue a variety of permits (i.e. blasting, pyrotechnics, and burning). Perform occupancy compliance checks and inspect special event sites. 15%

Conduct Fire Investigations: Perform fire investigation duties, including determining cause and origin of fires. Search fire scene to collect and preserve physical evidence; tag, log, and maintain chain of evidence, as well as, take photographs and prepare drawings as required. Interview witnesses, take written statements, and assist law enforcement as required. Prepare fire offense cases for trial and present evidence in court. Provide expert witness testimony in court as needed. 5%

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Job Requirements
Associate degree in a general professional or technical field.
Minimum of two years of experience as a Fire Inspector II.
Certifications in the following:
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.
ICC Fire Plans Examiner.
Plans Review classes in Fire Protection Systems (Wet Systems and Alarms).
NFA Interview / Interrogation and Fire Investigation: Court Preparation and Testimony.
SCFA Fire Instructor I.
Fire and Life Safety Educator I.
SCFA 2100 NFPA Fire Officer I.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor`s degree in a general or technical field.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Fire and life safety codes as adopted by the City of Greenville.
Technical details related to planning, construction, plan review, hazardous materials, compliance, and/or inspections.
Fire investigations and occupancy compliance regulations.
On-site field inspections with contractors.
Variety of permits (i.e. blasting, pyrotechnics, and burning).
Fire investigation procedures, including determining origin and cause, and fire casualties.
Collection and preservation of physical evidence.
On-site inspection procedures of commercial properties, permits, sites and feasibility inspections.
Inspection methods of buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations.
Laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards of fire inspection and the testing of fire protection systems.
Collection of evidence, witness interviews, taking pictures, drawing diagrams and other methods for determining the origin and cause of fires.
International Fire Code.
Department policies and procedures.

Ability to:
Conduct on-site inspections of new, existing, and/or under construction properties, including sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and other fire protection devices and equipment.
Inspect and test fire protection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards.
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.
Perform fire investigations and occupancy compliance checks.
Perform fire watch duties during special events.
Approve and issue a variety of permits (i.e. blasting, pyrotechnics, and burning).
Perform fire investigations, including determining origin and cause, and fire casualties.
Interview witnesses, take pictures, draw diagrams, and assist law enforcement with collection of evidence.
Prepare fire offense cases for trial and present evidence in court.
Collect and preserve physical evidence.
Conduct Fire and Life Safety classes.
Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals, policies, and other documents used by the department.
Make mathematical calculations and draw logical conclusions.
Write reports, prepare business letters, summarize meeting minutes, and compose emails in a clear and professional manner.
Use drills, ladder, hydrant wrench, hydrant gauge, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detector, pitot gauge, spanner wrench, code books, flashlight, fire extinguisher, two way radio, evidence containers, camera, and Fire Prevention and Education equipment.
Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, computer with Microsoft Office Suite
Utilize specialized software and systems to include personnel and budget system, timekeeping system, public safety records management system, and other associated software.

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

Protective Equipment Required: Gloves, hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, safety vest, fire investigation coveralls, respirator, and S.C.B.A.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Daily exposure to noise and vibration. Monthly exposure to respiratory hazards and physical hazards. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity. 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.

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. 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.

Mental 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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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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