Fire Protection Engineer / Fire Plans Examiner
Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by South King Fire & Rescue
Starting salary for the position is $103,500, but negotiable dependent on qualifications. Pay increments are projected for experience and longevity.
Application and supplemental questionnaire available for download from SKFR's website at on December 6, 2018 DEFINITION AND SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position performs plan review to ensure compliance with adopted Building and Fire codes through review of architectural plans, fire protection system shop drawings, and written documents. Inspects existing businesses and construction projects of varying complexity including commercial, multi-family, institutional, and industrial occupancies. Advises design professionals, contractors, business owners, general public and city staff regarding fire code requirements. Communicates findings to the customer in detailed and accurate written reports and documents.
The Fire Plans Examiner assists Deputy Fire Marshals and Firefighters with building inspections as needed, and assists the Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal in developing and implementing policies and procedures for code enforcement and prevention. The position may involve wearing PPE including a respirator to view cold fire scenes as part of their professional development. Duties may also include assisting command staff in areas of their expertise at emergency scenes. WORK WEEK, WAGES AND HOURS:
The Fire Plans Examiner typically works a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday, on either a 9/80 schedule, or a 5 day - 8 hours per day schedule. Hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week are paid at the overtime rate of 1.5 times the regular hourly wage.
The Fire Plans Examiner is assigned to the Fire Prevention Division under the direct supervision of the Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal. The Fire Plans Examiner is supervised and evaluated by the Assistant Fire Marshal. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the direction of the Assistant Fire Marshal, the Fire Plans Examiner shall ensure the equal and uniform application of laws, rules and regulations that are within his/her jurisdiction to enforce.
Performs a variety of fire prevention activities including, but not limited to: Performs fire and life safety plan reviews on building construction plans and fire protection shop drawings in digital and paper format to verify compliance with adopted fire codes, local ordinances and District policies Conducts research on buildings and applicable codes Researches alternate products, materials and methods of construction for compliance, and makes recommendations to the Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal Identifies inadequacies found on construction plans, reports and calculations, and requests corrections; documents compliance or non-compliance with citations from applicable codes Negotiates and develops mutually acceptable solutions to code conformance problems and life safety issues with architects, engineers, contractors, and the public Creates plan review comment letters outlining design or installation deficiencies to design professionals and/or contractors Prepares plans and documentation for issuance of permits Conducts field inspections on new construction projects Witnesses and documents testing and acceptance of fire protection systems Enforces fire codes of the authority having jurisdiction pertaining to life safety and the protection of property Performs fire inspection and follow-up inspection activities and enforcement of fire code regulations on commercial business properties Researches and issues applicable fire code permits Maintains all necessary records and reports of the Fire Prevention Division as directed by the Assistant Fire Marshal Provides quality customer service while functioning in a regulatory capacity Works in cooperation with other public agencies Maintains a collaborative working relationship with City and County Building Officials as it relates to the application of codes and code enforcement Participates in Public Education Programs Attend civic and other functions, and gives fire prevention talks as required May be required to appear and represent the department at hearings relative to the consideration of license or permits, and shall testify in court if necessary Category: Protective Service , Keywords: Fire Engineer