State of Connecticut Executive Branch

Fire Inspector (3880PS)

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$35.56-$44.12 Hourly / $2,844.41-$3,528.89 BiWeekly /
$74,239.00-$92,104.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

At a state agency with a firefighting function this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of inspection tasks to ensure fire prevention and code compliance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Fire Lieutenant or public safety official of a higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Reviews construction documents, such as building or structure plans, for fire safety and code compliance, recommends revisions and reports to higher authority; 
  • Designs escape routes; 
  • Inspects construction, new or renovation, to ensure compliance with fire safety codes and approved building or structure plans; 
  • Conducts routine inspection tours of facilities to check for safety and code compliance, proper operation and maintenance of alarm boxes, hydrants, smoke and heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and foam systems; 
  • Reports dangerous or inadequate conditions for corrective action; 
  • Performs daily inspection and maintenance of personal equipment to ensure readiness for assigned work or emergency situations; 
  • Maintains assigned vehicle with adequate fluid levels and proper functioning; 
  • Stocks vehicle with necessary equipment and medical supplies; 
  • May conduct special investigations; 
  • May supplement the University's emergency services; 
  • May respond to fire/rescue/hazardous materials/medical emergencies, evaluate medical condition of patient, provide temporary treatment and/or critical intervention for injuries; 
  • May communicate with area hospitals for guidance and transport patient to hospital if necessary; 
  • May conduct fire prevention training seminars; 
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • fire inspection techniques; 
    • safety and code compliance; 
  • Knowledge of
    • firefighting and fire prevention; 
    • fire equipment and their maintenance; 
    • hazardous materials and instrumentation; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • read and analyze building or structure plans including blue prints; 
    • prepare comprehensive reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

National certification by the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NPQS) or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or state certification by the Connecticut Fire Academy that meet the provisions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 2.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Fighter certification.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle operator's license with proper endorsements.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain and retain Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services, Office of State Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector certification with 24 months of appointment to the position.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  • Applicants may be required to pass a physical exam.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a moderate amount of lifting equipment, danger of injury or loss of life during firefighting and crash rescue operations and handling of hazardous materials; significant mental stress in responding to life and death emergencies and to strongly disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and hazardous materials.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(28)-Police-Protective Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)

EEO

(4)-Protective Service

SALARY INFORMATION

PS 13

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Fire Inspector in Salary Group PS 13 approved effective October 7, 2022. (Reviewed for content. Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 24-087

EFFECTIVE DATE

05/07/2024

CLASS: 3880PS; EST: 4/3/2015; REV: 5/30/2024;