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Position: FIRE INSPECTOR III - FIRE - (JOB NO. 841920)
  Salary: $46,824 - $64,646 Per Year DOQ
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

Requires an Associate’s Degree or specialized courses/training equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college in fire science and technology or related field. The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.

Requires four years in fire inspection and prevention or closely related experience.

NOTE:  Possibility of filling at a lower level depending on certification and experience. 

Fire Inspector I:  $38,525 - $53,185 Per Year DOQ

Preferred Special Certifications and Licenses:

SC State Fire Marshal Certification and/or ICC Fire Inspector Certification

Fire and Life Safety Educator Certificate

Fire/Arson Investigation Certificates 

Valid Driver’s License  

CPR and First Responder Training

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
•Some knowledge of the geographical layout of the City, including streets and principle buildings. 
•Some knowledge of hazardous materials. 
•Ability to learn modern principles and techniques of fire prevention and firefighting.
•Ability to learn codes and ordinances pertaining to fire prevention and fire safety.
•Ability to learn modern fire safety inspection techniques.
•Ability to identify and define hazards and recommend effective remedial action. 
•Ability to conduct harmonious discussions with property owners to persuade them of desired action. 
•Ability to enforce codes and ordinances firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
•Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing; ability to follow written and oral instructions quickly and correctly; demonstrates effective computer skills.
•Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.
Specific Duties
•Serves the department as a Fire Inspector; conducts fire safety inspections and conducts certificate of occupancy.
•Interprets and enforces pertinent fire prevention codes, laws, and regulations.
•Participates in a comprehensive fire inspection program to reveal and rectify fire hazards; personally inspects structures; provides technical advice to collaborate with other City departments.
•Plans and presents fire safety education classes for the public and private school system, businesses, civic and community groups, and the general public.
•Participates in the smoke detector program with installing and sharing fire safety education material.
•Possibly assist primary fire investigators on fire scenes to determine cause and origin of fires; may assume primary investigator role as appointed and deemed necessary by supervisory personnel. Off-duty call-in/rotating schedule is required when serving in this capacity.
•Receives and reviews a variety of required reports and related documents.
•Participates in fire protection systems acceptance testing, such as; fire pumps, clean agents, sprinkler systems, alarm systems, and commercial hood systems.
•Attends training, conferences, seminars and meetings to remain knowledgeable for job related functions; current codes, practices, procedures, and modern job performance methods.
•Participates in department training activities; serves as instructor for selected in-house training courses.
•Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs. 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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