Pay Range 20 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$22.8950$34.3425
Hourly (42 hrs.)$21.8048$32.7072
Hourly (56 hrs.)$16.3536$24.5304

Deputy Fire Marshall

Range: $47,621.66 - $71,432.48 (20)
Position Number: 00222


Performs managerial and technical work necessary to administer, plan, direct, coordinate, and evaluate fire prevention and public education programs and activities.   The work will involve assisting with plan reviews, improving standards of public safety through pre-incident inspections of hazardous material facilities, education of emergency responders and public in preparation of emergency situations and dealing with situations as they occur.  Assist the Fire Marshal and Special Operations Commander with training local industry in emergency incident preparedness and evacuation plans.  The work also involves routine fire inspections assuring compliance with fire prevention codes, regulations, ordinances, and accepted standards.  This position will train with members of the WF/RS Hazardous Materials Incident Team and maintain a competency level of Hazardous Materials Technician as defined by OSHA. 
Work is performed under regular supervision of the Fire Marshal or other higher-ranking officer. May exercises direct supervision over personnel as assigned.
Plans schedules, directs and participates in the hazardous materials inspection of all new and existing buildings, structures, premises for fire and life safety code compliance within the jurisdiction while coordinating and supervising  the work of fire inspectors as assigned;
Reviews building plans to insure that proposed structures will be constructed in compliance with all applicable fire codes and ordinances;
Responds to inquires from public regarding fire prevention concerns;
Responds to all types of hazardous materials incidents to assist with mitigation/investigation, and may be assigned other functions within the National Incident Management System as needed;
Assists with planning and coordination of inter-department hazardous materials preparedness exercises;
Responds to man-made or natural disasters, assists in coordinating efforts between city departments, local responders and other appropriate agencies;
Assists local industry and businesses in developing in-house emergency preparedness plans and evacuation plans; review the chemical accident/disaster plans for companies requesting assistance;
Manages and coordinates the process of required city, state and federal hazardous materials law submittals;
Manages and coordinates the process of complying with laws regulating the operation of a municipal hazardous materials emergency response team (including SARA Title III, OSHA 1910.120 and other applicable state and federal mandates, laws and standards);
Assists with preparing annual budget for hazardous material needs.
Assist in training entry level fire inspectors;
Assist the Fire Investigation team with investigations of suspicious fires.
Prepares performance evaluation of assigned personnel;
Recommends changes to policies, regulations and procedures;
Performs related work as required.
Comprehensive knowledge of North Carolina Building Code Volume 1, 1a, and 5, NFPA standards and city ordinances related to fire prevention;
Comprehensive knowledge of fire behavior and building construction;
Comprehensive knowledge of Incident Command System used by the Wilson Fire/Rescue Services;
Comprehensive knowledge of the methods of procedures used in the investigation of fires, fire cause determination and hazardous materials incidents
Comprehensive knowledge of department rules, regulations, policies, procedures and safety practices;
Stays abreast of current NFPA standards, OSHA, State and City Codes to assure the WF/RS is in compliance; 
Comprehensive knowledge of supervisory principles and practices;
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of employee training and development;
Comprehensive knowledge of fire department operations and equipment;
Thorough knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures;
Thorough knowledge of fire science relating to firefighting, fire prevention, inspection and arson investigation;
Thorough knowledge in the operation and maintenance of apparatus and equipment;
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of maintenance and operations for various fire protection systems;
General knowledge of principles and practices of municipal fire administration;
General knowledge of and skill in the use of modern automated office equipment;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and public;
Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, citizens and interagency personnel;
Ability to conduct accurate and effective inspections;
Ability to analyze and interpret construction and development plans, drawings and other documents to assure compliance with codes and ordinances for fire protection
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate documentation as assigned;
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of assigned shift personnel;
Physical ability and endurance to efficiently and effectively perform strenuous physical labor in threatening and stressful situations;
Ability to manage assigned resources during department operations including all types of emergency incidents.
Possession of an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Arts in Fire Science or related field and four years experience; or a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree and  two years experience. Licensed Fire Protection Engineer preferred. Completion of WF/RS Officer Development Program.
Certified as North Carolina Level III Fire Inspector within one year of  appointment, or as courses are offered and NC Department of Insurance allows examinations;
Certified as North Carolina Fire Instructor Level II;
Possession of a valid North Carolina Class B drivers license;
Possession of the highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by the State of North Carolina;
Possession of a current Medical Responder Certification; 
Possession of State Hazardous Material Technician Level Certification or higher;
Possession of current North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician Certification or higher.  
Actively pursue enrollment of National Fire Academy residency courses related to position.