Incumbents in this class are responsible for conducting fire and life safety code compliance inspections.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent works under the general supervision of a technical superior. Work involves regularly scheduled and complaint response inspections of day care centers and group community homes to determine compliance with fire and life safety codes. A significant aspect of this work involves recommending approval/disapproval of licensing.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Ensures day care centers and group homes comply with local, state and federal fire and life safety codes.
Explains code requirements and recommends corrective actions to gain compliance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to signed area.
Knowledge of fire technology including fire/smoke detection devices; and construction methods and materials.
Skill in interpreting and applying fire and life safety codes.
Ability to prepare required reports.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Fire Inspector
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Knowledge of conducting inspections to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of applying national and local building and fire codes.