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Fire Inspector #2307-303000-01

Fire Inspector

Date Opened
Thursday, July 06, 2023 5:00 PM
Close Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 5:00 PM
  • Starting salary range is $66,060 to $71,096
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Perform plans examinations and quality inspections on all new and existing buildings as referenced in the North Carolina Fire Code, the employee will contribute to improving the life safety and obtaining compliance with applicable codes, local ordinances, and accepted standards.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, verifying the proper maintenance of fire protection equipment, enforcing occupancy requirements, reporting violations, and preparing written warning notices. 

The Fire Inspector shall make recommendations for eliminating hazards, reference code violations to other enforcement agencies, and if necessary, initiate any legal action necessary to achieve code compliance.  

Additional duties may include inspecting the storage and use of explosive or flammable material, issuing operational permits, and reviewing plans for approval of construction to ensure compliance with adopted codes and standards.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

ADA and Other Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical conditions necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying; some crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling when performing tasks.
  • Adequate vision, hearing, and speech required.

Sensory Requirements:

Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, and tabulating data.

  • Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and/or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain.
  • Comprehensive written information in work-related documents.
  • Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions, moderate exposure to environmental conditions and frequent exposure to computer screens, files, and phone.

Preferred Qualification

A NC Standard Level III Fire Inspector Certification and a minimum of 2 years of reviewing commercial projects is preferred; however, a NC Standard Level I or Probationary Level II Fire Inspector Certification is required

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must possess or prequalify for a Standard Level I or Probationary Level II North Carolina Fire Inspector Certification through the North Carolina Department of Insurance.  


Starting salary range is $66,060 to $71,096

Salary offer will be determined by level of certification and experience.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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