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Hillsborough County Government

Fire Inspector I (#FINSP1F40L) F40L
$0.00-$39.36 Hourly / $0.00-$6,822.40 Monthly / $0.00-$81,868.80 Yearly


Performs duties inspecting buildings and structures on a periodic basis for compliance with fire and life safety codes. Identifies corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explain these measures to property owners or their representatives.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida Firefighter’s Certificate of Compliance; and 

Possession of a valid State of Florida Municipal Fire Safety Inspector Certification; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician Certification; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of fire prevention laws, codes and ordinances.
  • Working knowledge of fire fighting principles and practices and fire prevention inspection techniques.
  • Working knowledge of building materials, construction practices and mechanical systems related to fire prevention, fire suppression and the safeguarding of lives and property from fire.
  • Ability to enforce fire prevention codes and ordinances firmly, tactfully and impartially.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain combat firefighter readiness status.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.  
  • Willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.


  • Conducts fire prevention inspections, evaluates existing and potential fire hazards, and enforces compliance with applicable fire codes and statutes.
  • Informs property owners, managers or other responsible parties of violations and explains corrections necessary to prevent or remove fire hazards.
  • Conducts public information programs to increase public awareness concerning fire prevention.
  • Maintains records of scheduled and completed assignments and documents findings.
  • Responds to fire alarms for fire suppression, as directed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Successfully passing the National Testing Network (NTN) administered Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) within the past 12 months or scheduled to take the CPAT within the next 14 days, subject to Department verification; and

Completion of the NTN Fire Team Test within the past 12 months or scheduled to take the NTN Fire Team Test within the next 14 days, subject to Department verification.


This requirement is waived for applicants that are either currently employed by a fire fighting agency or were actively employed by a fire fighting agency within the past twelve months.


Employees assigned to this classification will serve a one year probationary period.

CLASS: FINSP1F40L; EST: 2/13/2013 3:32:00 PM; REV: 5/13/2013;