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FIRE INSPECTOR I or II
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

 

 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: FIRE
FIRE INSPECTOR I or II - 0722 Salary

$51,230.40 - $77,292.80 Annually


Location

206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

FIRE



Job Number

00795


Division

FIRE PREVENTION / SERVICES







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Brief Description

Job Summary
FIRE INSPECTOR I
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, conducts inspections of commercial properties and assists with permit field inspections and fire investigations. Conducts routine and follow-up inspections to ensure compliance with International Fire Codes. Performs occupancy compliance checks and inspects special event sites. Works special events and performs fire watch duties. Assists in training the general public in fire safety and advises public on general and specific fire and life safety matters. Assists in the formation of evacuation and emergency action plans. Serves for call-in on a rotating basis.

FIRE INSPECTOR IIUnder regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, conducts inspections, fire code plan review, and investigations. 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
FIRE INSPECTOR I
Conduct Fire Prevention Inspections of Commercial Properties: Under the supervision of the Deputy Fire Marshal, conduct on-site inspections (i.e. sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and protection devices and equipment) of commercial properties with responsible party, to ensure the systems are still operating as installed per fire code and all applicable standards. Enter completed inspection notices into Public Safety Record Management System and tracking software to complete and document the inspection. Conduct follow-up and re-inspections for compliance with codes while under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Fire Marshal. Assists with Fire and Life Safety classes to help educate the public about fire safety and emergency training practices for business, communities and private residences. 60%

Assist with Permit Field Inspections: Assist Fire Inspector II in conducting on-site inspections of new and renovated systems that pertain to all applicable fire and life safety systems with contractors. 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 systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards. Works with Inspector II to ensure all records have been completed and entered into Public Safety Record Management and tracking software. Perform occupancy compliance checks and inspect special event sites. 30%

Assist with Fire Investigations: Respond to fire scenes as needed. Assist in determination of the origin and cause of fire. Interview witnesses, take pictures, draw diagrams, and assist law enforcement with collection of evidence as directed by the senior investigators. Testify in civil and criminal legal proceedings, as required. 10%

Perform other duties as assigned.

FIRE INSPECTOR II Conduct Inspections: Conduct on-site inspections, as assigned, to include commercial buildings, permits, sites, and feasibility inspections. 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. Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to International Fire Code. Complete inspection notice and enter inspection into Public Safety Record Management and tracking systems. Conduct Fire and Life Safety classes to teach public about fire safety and emergency training practices for businesses, communities, and private residences. Conduct fire code compliance follow-up inspections to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations have been found. 60%

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 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. 30%


Conduct Fire Investigation: 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 Public Safety Record Management system. Prepare analytical reports to reveal findings. May be required to provide expert witness testimony in court. 10%


Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
FIRE INSPECTOR I
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two (2) or more years of experience as a Firefighter II or higher.

Required at hire:
NFPA FFII meeting IFSAC or Pro Board certifications.
Current CPR.
NIMS ICS or a NFA course meeting NIMS ICS (100, 200 & 700).
SCFA EVDT or equivalent IFSAC/ProBoard certification.
Arson Detection for the First Responder.

Recommended to obtain within one (1) year of hire:
Basic Fire/Arson Investigations (SCFA or NFA).
SCFA Fire Marshal Certification/ICC Fire Inspector I.
SCFA ICC Fire Inspector I Exam.
SCFA S.C. Fire Marshal Rules and Regulations.

FIRE INSPECTOR II
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Fire Inspector I.
NFPA FFII to meet IFSCA or Pro Board certifications.
Current CPR.
NIMS ICS or a NFA course meeting NIMS ICS (100, 200 & 700).
Basic Fire/Arson Investigations (SCFA or NFA).
SCFA Fire Marshal Certification/ICC Fire Inspector I.
SCFA ICC Fire Inspector I Exam.
SCFA S.C. Fire Marshal Rules and Regulations.
SCFA EVDT or equivalent IFSAC/ProBoard certification.
ICC Inspector II Certification or Fire Plans Review Class.

Driver`s License Requirements
FIRE INSPECTOR I/II
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
On-site inspection procedures (i.e. sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and protection devices and equipment) of commercial properties.
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.


Ability to:
Perform occupancy compliance checks and inspect special event sites.
Inspect and test fire protection systems such as fire alarms, sprinklers, and other fire protection equipment to verify that systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards.
Assist in determination of the origin and cause of fire.
Interview witnesses, take pictures, draw diagrams, and assist law enforcement with collection of evidence.
Testify in civil and criminal legal proceedings.
Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations.
Assists with Fire and Life Safety classes.
Obtain and maintain certifications needed to perform job duties.
Read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies.
Make mathematical calculations and draw logical conclusions.
Write reports, prepare business letters, summarize meeting minutes, and compose emails in a clear and professional manner.
Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, and computer with Microsoft Office Suite.
Utilize specialized software and equipment to include vehicle, 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, TV, time keeping system, Public Safety Record Management software, and other associated software. Works with Fire Prevention and Education equipment as needed.

Working Conditions

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


Protective Equipment Required: Hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, respirators, and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).


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


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.


Disclaimer
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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