Fire Inspector
Pasco County, FL - Pasco County, FL

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Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $17.35
Salary Range for this Position: $17.35 - $28.12

Current Pasco County Employees - Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Responsible technical work involving fire prevention and inspection. This work involves promoting fire safety and securing compliance with County and State fire prevention codes and regulations. General firefighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, and protecting life and property.

Essential Job Functions:
Conducts fire prevention inspections of new and existing commercial, industrial, and multifamily structures for compliance with fire prevention ordinances. Required to assist in fire suppression tasks as assigned by incident commander when necessary. Inspects for placement and accessibility of fire exits; type, number, and placement of fire extinguishers; placement and pressures of sprinkler systems and heads; use of required fire retardant materials; placement and functioning of heat and smoke detectors; conformance of occupancy requirements and other fire hazards. Informs owners, managers, and other responsible parties of violations detected; explains corrections necessary and date by which corrections must be made; issues citations when voluntary compliance is not obtained. Reviews and approves new commercial construction plans to determine if buildings are being constructed to conform to fire safety codes. Prepares and conducts fire prevention programs and fire extinguisher demonstrations. Checks records of fire drills to ascertain their conformance with code-mandated schedules and procedures; observes drills in progress; offers advice to improve evacuation and related fire safety procedures. Maintains records of scheduled and completed assignments. Documents findings in narrative and statistical reports. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of fire prevention laws, codes, and ordinances. Knowledge of fire prevention and inspection techniques. Knowledge of building materials, construction practices, and mechanical systems related to fire prevention. Ability to enforce fire prevention codes and ordinances firmly, tactfully, and impartially. Ability to prepare written or oral reports and impart them effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, builders, property owners, and the general public.

Minimum Requirements:
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to bend, stand, and climb stairs and ladders. Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills. Position requires pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, running, and coordination and physical strength sufficient to pass an agility test.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.

A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the County’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be Florida Certified Fire Safety Inspector. Certificate of Compliance from the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training is preferred. (COPIES REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION).

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.