Positions in this job family are involved in the inspection of liquefied petroleum gas equipment systems , and procedures for Positions in this job family are involved in the inspection of liquefied petroleum gas equipment systems and the procedures for compliance with state and federal laws involving all aspects of and the use of liquefied petroleum gas. This includes conducting inspections of structures and facilities using liquefied petroleum gas, vehicles transporting liquefied petroleum gas, investigations of fires and explosions in homes and buildings where liquefied petroleum gas was used or present, investigating violations, and advising owners and operators of corrective measures for compliance, teaching safety and educational courses for licensed liquefied petroleum permit holders, testing applicants and issuing liquefied petroleum permits.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
Inspects liquefied petroleum gas systems in private residences, public buildings and at dealers’ premises and storage plants.
Supports Counter-terrorism through coordination efforts with Homeland Security.
Provides first response to liquefied petroleum gas truck accidents, take control of the scene, direct safe procedures, clean up, the site and determine the case of accident.
Inspects liquefied petroleum gas tanks for conformance to safety codes.
Approves or condemns apparatus in accordance with applicable safety rules.
Investigates and files reports on the cause of accidents resulting from the use of liquefied petroleum gas.
Gathers evidence of rules violations; appears as a witness in trials or hearings concerning violations.
Inspects liquefied petroleum gas transport trucks annually.
Prepares reports and maintains inspection records.
Administers and grades examinations for permits (except Class 1 Dealers and Class 10 Managers).
Issues citations, makes arrests, testifies at trials and hearings.
Attend schools yearly on CLEET, arson, fires, explosions, LP truck accidents and investigations to improve performance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Level I:required at this level include knowledge of liquefied petroleum gas dispersing and storage equipment and systems; of installation and transportation of liquefied petroleum gas; of safety precautions; of basic law enforcement practices and procedures, and report writing; of rules and regulations regarding Oklahoma liquefied petroleum gas; and basic investigation techniques involving fires and explosions caused by liquefied petroleum gas. Ability is required to take control of accidents, fires and explosions; direct safe responses to dangerous situations; and determine causes of incident.
Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and to follow oral and written instructions.
Level II: required at this level include those identified in Level I, plus knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the storage of liquefied petroleum gas. Ability is required to provide on-the-job training to other officers and to follow complex oral and written instructions.
The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Inspector job family has two levels, which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing routine entry-level work in a training status to build skills in inspecting liquefied petroleum gas equipment and accident investigation. Employees must complete CLEET training and training of fire and explosion investigations. Employees are assigned duties in a training status to build skills in the enforcement of federal and state laws, rules and regulations regarding safety procedures to transport, store, and transfer liquefied petroleum gas in this state..
This is the career level where employees are assigned responsibility for performing complex investigations of liquefied petroleum gas related accidents and determining “cause” when possible, and for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations concerning LP gas equipment. In this role, they will be required to apply advanced techniques of investigation and inspection, and will provide technical guidance, direction and training to other Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Code Enforcement Officers. This position may have direct supervisory responsibilities due to being first responders to an accident and taking control of the scene..
Education and Experience requirements at this level are mandated by 52 O.S. § 420.2, which requires “Two years experience in actual physical installation or inspection of liquefied petroleum gas systems, containers, apparatus or appliances or installations thereof.”
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus an additional two years experience as a Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Code Enforcement Officer.
Applicants shall be citizens of the United States and legal residents of Oklahoma. Applicants must be physically, mentally and morally capable of performing the assigned duties pursuant to the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Regulation Act, and must not have been convicted of a felony in this state or in any other state as established by a national criminal history record check. After the date of their appointment, applicants must not be engaged in any business in this state related to the production of liquefied petroleum gas.
Applicants must successfully complete certification as a Peace Officer with the State of Oklahoma as provided by Title 52 O.S. § 420.7(D).
Applicants shall have attained the age of twenty-one (21) years. Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job related travel normally associated with this position, which may include frequent travel in other areas of the state or out of state and result in extended periods away from home.
CLASS: M36A; EST: 9/11/2007; REV: 2/24/2020;
CLASS: M36B; EST: 9/11/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;