Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Fire Inspector/Investigator
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 10/16/19 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Salary:$25.64 - $36.27 Hourly
Job Type:Full-time
Location: 22358 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Arizona
Incumbents perform a variety of technical inspections of public, commercial, industrial, residential and other buildings and premises to secure compliance with the Town's fire prevention codes and regulations; investigates complaints and violations and require corrective action; conducts investigations of fires, explosions and hazardous material(s) releases; and develops fire safety codes, regulations and educational programs.
 Examples of Duties:
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
1.Inspects properties to ensure compliance with fire protection and prevention laws, codes, ordinances, regulations and standards.
2.Investigates complaints relating to fire hazards and fire code violations.
3.Identifies corrective actions, which must be made in order to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, and ordinances.
4.Assists in the development and reviews fire exit plans for commercial and residential buildings.
5.Inspects and tests fire protection and detection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards.
6.Takes photographs and/or writes detailed reports of fire code violations observed in each inspected building sites.
7.Conducts fire code compliance follow-ups to ensure corrective action has been taken.
8.Explains and interprets to citizens and Town staff fire prevention policy and procedures within scope of authority.
9.Conducts fire protection systems plans review.
10.Investigates the origin and cause of fires by examining and processing scenes, conducting interviews, collecting evidence and preparing official documentation in accordance with legal requirements for prosecution. Reviews case notes to track trends and patterns. Works with external agencies and insurance companies to determine product safety and to mitigate future occurrences. Determines appropriate action needed to complete each investigation.
11.Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

 Typical Qualifications:

Training and Experience:
Required:  High School diploma or GED plus additional college level course work in Fire Science, Construction or related field; three years of experience as a building or fire inspector; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.  Associate's Degree in Fire Science preferred.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class require):
  • Valid AZ Drivers License.
  • Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight fitting respirator and passing a medical evaluation in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.134 by hire date (or assignment date) and must maintain certification;
  • Must obtain Fire Investigation Technician certification through the International Association of Arson Investigations within 24 months of hire date (or assignment date);
  • CPR/First Aid/AED within first six-months of hire.
Certification(s) in one of the following:
  • ICC Fire Inspector I or II,
  • Arizona State Fire Inspector I or II,
  • International Fire Code Inspector I or II

 Supplemental Information:

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
  • Town of Queen Creek policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of fire prevention and suppression techniques.
  • Principles and practices of building inspection for fire safety compliance.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, regulations, policies, procedures; including the International Fire Code, International Building Code, International Mechanical Code and National Fire Protection Association.
  • Fire detection and extinguishing systems.
  • Rules and regulations of the Fire & Medical Department.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Fire detection, extinguishing systems, specialty systems and life safety systems.
  • The principles and practices of fire cause and fire origin investigations.
  • Work on a team and support team performance.
  • Interpreting and explaining laws and regulations.
  • Detecting deficiencies in fire protection and prevention equipment and materials.


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