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Fire Safety Inspector

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by Poudre Fire Authority

Fort Collins, CO 80524
Public Sector & Government
18 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Position Title: FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR-PLAN REVIEWER Full Time - Hourly Position Job #: CSS 01-1719 - Full time - Open to Public Department: Poudre Fire Authority - Community Safety and Service Salary Range: $2,141- $2,988- Bi-weekly with Benefits FLSA/Career Status: Non-exempt - Classified - Full-Time Hourly Opening Date: January 17, 2019 (APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO THE LINK FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT) Closing Date: Open Until Filled Selection Process: Review and Screening of On-Line Applications and Resumes Review of Additional Documentation (If requested) Exercise(s) (If requested) Interview of selected candidates - Pass/Fail Background Investigation - acceptable/unacceptable Drug Screen - acceptable/unacceptable SUMMARY: Under the direction of an Assistant Fire Marshal, conducts final inspections, sprinkler tests and inspections, general fire safety inspections, Knox Box verification, hydrant accessibility inspections, various occupancy inspections, Hydrant water flow calculations, review of construction plans for code compliance, data entry into our database and other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive: Ability to perform final inspections on construction sites in order for contractors to obtain Certificate of Occupancy.Ability to perform water flow calculations at fire hydrants.Thorough knowledge of sprinkler and fire pump systems and their inspection and testing processes.Thorough knowledge of general fire safety inspection procedures, concerns and International Fire Code requirements.Coordinate and consult with PFA and other governmental entities to meet the requirements of the Poudre Fire Authority's adopted code.Performs testing of fire protection systems to confirm compliance with applicable laws, codes and ordinances. Types of fire protection systems include, but are not limited to sprinkler, standpipe, fire alarm, kitchen hood suppression, clean agent, and smoke control systems.Working knowledge of Fire Department functions and operations. Prepare reports as required and maintain data bases used in the performance of assigned duties.Understanding and interpreting codes, ordinances, policies, regulations and procedures.Maintain a working knowledge of all PFA adopted codes and standards.Interpreting and analyzing data. Filing projects in our record room and data entry into our database.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Knowledge of graphics, database management, and computer systems as applicable to Fire Services is preferred. Including the use of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Acela and Electronic Plan Review programs. An understanding and ability to use mobile technology such as smart phones, mobile hotspots and tablets while in the field.Attends training classes, seminars, and other forms of continuing education to maintain and advance fire protection skills and knowledge.Excellent customer and co-worker relations skills.Prepares written documentation and maintains appropriate filing systems pertaining to fire inspection activities.Performs plan review of fire protection systems to confirm compliance with applicable laws, codes and ordinances. Types of fire protection systems include, but are not limited to sprinkler, standpipe, fire alarm, kitchen hood suppression, clean agent, and smoke control systems.Performs plan review of buildings and facilities to confirm compliance with applicable laws, codes and ordinances. Ability to function in a team environment.Excellent organizational skills and the ability to resolve issues.Ability to manage multiple priorities. Education and Experience High school diploma or GED is required; three years of construction experience, and/or fire/building inspection experience is desirable. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents including construction documents. Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Valid driver's license with good driving record. - ICC certification as a Fire Inspector I. - Ability to obtain within 1 year of employment: o ICC certification as a Fire Inspector II. o ICC certification as a Plans Examiner o State of Colorado, Division of Fire Safety, Fire Suppression certification - Alternative certifications such as NICET and NFPA will be considered as will applicable experience and education. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, kneel, squat, stoop, operate motor vehicle, climb, crawl, repeatedly twist the upper body, talk, hear, see, demonstrate manual dexterity, and perform lifting up to 50 pounds. Work Environment Occasionally works in a normal office environment. Regularly works inside and the exterior of business and community buildings, in all types of weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. YOU MUST SUBMIT BOTH AN APPLICATION AND RESUME ELECTRONICALLY! Submit Electronic Application with attached resume at . THE POUDRE FIRE AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Category: Protective Service , Keywords: Fire Inspector

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