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  Salary: $36,691 - $53,185 Per Year
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

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 is preferred.

A valid Driver’s License is required.

Preferred (Not Required) 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

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

• Inspects local businesses, industrial installations and buildings of public assembly for fire hazards, efficiency of fire protection systems and equipment, adequacy of fire escapes and exits, and general compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances.

• Identifies and defines hazards and makes recommendations to property owners for reducing or eliminating such hazards; prepares written notices for follow-up action; makes daily entries of data into Fire Department’s computer system.

• Participates in fire safety education programs in the public schools; teaches fire safety classes as necessary; attends in-service training classes as required.

• Answers inquiries regarding fire prevention related matters; resolves problems and complaints of citizens; refers unusual or difficult problems to supervisors for advice and assistance.

• Coordinates customer service events such as, installing smoke detectors; demonstrating Fire Safety House etc. issues burning permits and certificates of occupancy.

• Assists in fire safety education activities during National Fire Prevention Week.

• Assist primary fire investigators on fire scenes, as directed.

• 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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