Positions

Pay Range 18 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$43,142.87$64,714.30
Monthly$3,595.24$5,392.86
Bi-Weekly$1,659.34$2,489.01
Hourly (40 hrs.)$20.7418$31.1126
Hourly (42 hrs.)$19.7541$29.6311
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.8155$22.2233

Fire Inspector

Range: $43,142.87 - $64,714.30 (18)
Position Number: 5213

JOB TITLE: FIRE INSPECTOR
JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for inspecting buildings and structures for compliance with fire and life safety codes.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Inspects all buildings within the city limits for compliance with fire codes.
Assists with mechanical, electrical, and building inspections.
Explains code violations to business owners; advises concerning correction of violations.
Prepares fire inspection reports; maintains hard copy and computerized files.
Reviews all commercial building plans for compliance with the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code.
Issues permits for open burning; issues citations for fire lane parking violations.
Attends Technical Review Committee meetings to discuss site plans with engineers and developers as assigned.
Assists with and participates in the design of evacuation plans for all types of buildings; monitors fire and evacuation drills in institutional and educational buildings.
Installs smoke detectors in qualified homes; install sprinkler systems in Habitat for Humanity Houses.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of fire inspection techniques, principles, and practices.
Knowledge of building, mechanical, and electrical codes.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fires.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Fire Marshal assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, state building and fire codes, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied duties in the inspection of buildings for fire code compliance.  The distinct characteristics of each building contribute to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to enforce the state and local fire and life safety code. Successful performance helps prevent fires.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, contractors, business owners, engineers, architects, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at inspection sites. The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  None.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
FIRE INSPECTOR/FIREFIGHTER
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology or related field including some experience in building and fire code inspections and considerable experience in fire protection services, possession of any diploma or certification equivalent to graduation from high school. 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of the highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by the State of North Carolina;
Certified as North Carolina Level II Fire Inspector within six months and Level III Fire Inspector within 18 months of this appointment or as course are offered and NC Department of Insurance allows examinations;
Schedule may require some nights and weekends to meet job requirements;
Possession of a valid North Carolina drivers’ license;
Possession of a current CPR Certification;
FIRE INSPECTOR/CIVILIAN
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology or related field including some experience in building and fire code inspections and considerable experience in fire protection services, possession of any diploma or certification equivalent to graduation from high school. 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Certified as North Carolina Level II Fire Inspector within six months and Level III Fire Inspector within 18 months of this appointment or as course are offered and NC Department of Insurance allows examinations;
Schedule may require some nights and weekends to meet job requirements;
Possession of a valid North Carolina drivers’ license;
Possession of a current CPR Certification;