Fire Protection Systems Specialist

Recruitment #21-1090-001



Protects public health, safety, private property and investments by inspecting and approving building construction, alteration, repair and occupancy and the installation and operation of fire protection systems and other equipment to ensure compliance with approved plans and applicable federal, state and local codes and ordinances.  The incumbent investigates complaints regarding alleged violations of code standards or permit requirements and takes appropriate corrective action.  Acts as liaison between the fire department and the building department.  The incumbent serves as an expert witness in the prosecution of violations and appears in court to document these violations.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Science  Technology, Safety/Risk Management, Engineering in either Architectural, Civil, Electrical/Electronic, Industrial, Mechanical or Systems or related field AND 3 years of experience in fire protection system design or installation, risk management, loss control, fire prevention or firefighting.

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region. 


Must possess at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspector certification.

Possession of a Building Inspector certification at time of appointment is preferred.  However Interim Building Inspector certification will be accepted providing individuals with an Interim Building Inspector certification meet Ohio Building Code Section 103.3.4 "Ohio Building Code Academy" and examination requirements:

1.  Complete the "Ohio Building Code Academy" required during the first year of the two-year interim certification granted by the board.  If, during the evaluation phase of the "Ohio Building Code Academy", it is determined that the applicant must complete additional coursework, the additional coursework must be completed during the two-year interim certification period.  If the additional coursework is not completed during the two-year interim certification period and the applicant presents evidence of complying with the examination requirements of Section 103.3.4(2), the board may grant a one time, one-year extension to allow completion of the additional coursework.

2.  Furnish the board-approved certification or evidence of passing approved examinations for the appropriate certification categories issued by a national model code organization or testing agency or entity recognized by the board.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check 

A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment.  All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 


Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees


Important COVID-19 Information 

Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired.


An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer




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