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Hillsborough County Government

Fire Inspector II (#FINSP2F40N) F40N
$0.00-$47.31 Hourly / $0.00-$8,200.40 Monthly / $0.00-$98,404.80 Yearly


Performs lead inspection and field supervisory 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

Three years experience as a Firefighter, Fire Medic I, Fire Inspector I, Fire Medic III, Driver Engineer, Captain, or Training Officer with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida Fire Inspector I Certification; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician Certification; 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 II 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of fire prevention laws, codes and ordinances.
  • Working knowledge of fire fighting principles and practices and fire prevention investigation and 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 read and interpret building plans and blueprints.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and supervise the work of others.
  • 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 rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.


      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.


      • Supervises entry level inspectors while in the field.
      • Conducts classes on evaluating existing and potential fire hazards for entry level inspectors, suppression personnel and the public.
      • Reviews building plans for fire code compliance.
      • 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.
      • Plans and conducts public information programs to increase public awareness concerning fire prevention.
      • Maintains records of scheduled and completed assignments and documents findings.
      • Assist in fire investigations as needed by soliciting information from witnesses, owners and occupants.
      • Responds to fire alarms for fire suppression, as directed.
      • Performs other related duties as required.


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

      CLASS: FINSP2F40N; EST: 2/13/2013 3:25:00 PM; REV: 2/13/2013 3:25:00 PM;