Fire Protection Engineer (Engineer III)
Anne Arundel County, MD - Anne Arundel County, MD

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The position of Fire Protection Engineer III is a full time, permanent position within the Permit Division of the Department of Inspections & Permits. The Department of Inspections and Permits strives to provide the citizens of Anne Arundel County with the highest inspection standards that are consistent with adopted codes and regulations. This is accomplished through the consistent and equitable application of regulations in the built and natural environment. It is done through plans review, inspections, enforcement and the issuance of permits and licenses.

The position of Fire Protection Engineer III is responsible for reviewing construction plans and specifications to determine compliance with the Anne Arundel County Fire Prevention Code and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and codes in order to approve or disapprove requests for building/fire construction plan permits.

The primary duties of this position consist of reviewing residential and commercial plans for the following: Sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, hood and duct system, hazardous and other fire protection systems for compliance with NFPA Code requirements.

At the Engineer III level the employee is expected to perform a variety of engineering tasks independently and with minimal supervision.

NATURE AND VARIETY OF WORK:
Work involves responsibility for performing increasingly more difficult engineering duties associated with the planning, location, design, construction, maintenance and operations of residential, commercial and public buildings and facilities. Work involves the application of thorough engineering knowledge to insure assigned projects are in compliance with applicable building and construction industry standards, federal, state and County codes relative to area of assignment. Work is performed within established policies and professional standards and is reviewed through conferences and reports for adherence to schedules and standards applicable to the assignment by a higher level engineer or manage official.

Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

FIRE PROTECTION:
Reviews construction plans and specifications to determine compliance with Anne Arundel County Fire Prevention and Building Code, and other standards and codes in order to approve or disapprove requests for building/construction plan proposals. Evaluates and reviews residential and commercial sprinkler systems, fire alarm installations, hazardous and fire protection equipment for compliance with fire code requirements. Recommends materials, equipment, or methods for alleviation of conditions conducive to fire. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws, policies and regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering or a related field;four (4) or more years experience in professional engineering work; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator's license.

Supplemental Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with the following:
* A Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering
* Experience in Fire Protection Engineering or a related engineering field.
* Experience reviewing construction plans and specifications to determine compliance with the Anne Arundel County Fire Prevention Code and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and codes in order to approve or disapprove requests for building/fire construction plan permits.
* Experience reviewing residential and commercial plans for the following: Sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, hood and duct system, hazardous and other fire protection systems for compliance with NFPA Code requirements.
* Excellent written, verbal and customer service skills

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