COUNTY OF DARE invites applications for the position of: Fire Inspector
SALARY: $43,315.00 – $56,308.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Emergency Management
OPENING DATE: 07/02/21
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Performs fire inspection and prevention duties including fire education; to inspect various
structures; to interpret Federal, State and local fire codes, laws and regulations; and to provide
responsible staff support to the Emergency Management Department. Work is performed under
the supervision of the Deputy Emergency Management Director/Fire Marshal.
Inspect commercial, industrial, institutional and other building structures including open
burning sites to ensure compliance with federal, state and local codes, ordinances,
regulations and laws; review and evaluate structure plans and blueprints; issue warnings
and notices of violations and citations.
Draft, compose, prepare and distribute a variety of correspondence, documents and
reports including violation and citation warnings and notices; maintain and update various
records, reports and files related to fire inspections, education and enforcement.
Receive and respond to citizen complaints and inquiries; answer questions and provide
information to other departments, divisions, law enforcement agencies and the general
Assist with the coordination of fire inspections, education and enforcement services with
contractors, the general public and count/town employees and officials; participate in
recommending prevention methods and practices to businesses and the general public.
Attend and participate in continuing education classes.
Serve as a liaison for the Fire Marshal with contractors, the general public and county staff
and officials; advise and recommend prevention methods and practices to businesses and
the general public.
Represent the Department’s educational programs at various fairs, schools, private
agencies and other requested organizations; prepare and provide flyers, information,
pamphlets and promotional material.
Participate in a variety of inspection activities requiring travel from site to site.
Serve as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act/Local Emergency
Planning Committee Program Coordinator and the Community Emergency Response
Team Program Manager.
Take inquiries or complaints from the general public in person or by telephone; forward
calls to appropriate parties. Greets and provides EOC access to visitors.
During Emergency Operations Center activations serve as a Incident Management Team
Performs a variety of department-specific tasks as assigned.
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Knowledge of: modern and complex principles and practices of fire inspection, education and
investigation; all pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including OSHA,
NFPA and EPA rules and regulations, principles of business letter writing and report preparation;
basic fire prevention principle, practices and procedures; mechanical, chemical and thermal
characteristics of a wide variety of flammable and hazardous materials and objects; methods and
techniques of structural inspection; major types of building construction, materials and methods;
and occupational hazards; standard safety practices; emergency planning/fire service
operations, incident command system principles, disaster response and recovery activities;
thorough knowledge in preparing reports and other types of correspondence; knowledge of and
in the use of office equipment; ability to make arithmetic computations; ability to communicate
effectively in oral and written form. Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative reports and
complex technical documents; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions; project
consequences or proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals;
interpret, explain and enforce county and departmental policies and procedures; read and
interpret complex structural plans, specifications and codes; interpret and apply federal, state
and local policies, codes, laws and regulations; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally
and in writing; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public; enforce necessary
regulations with firmness and tact; establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work including county and town staff, law enforcement
agencies, community groups, the business community, and the general public; maintain physical
condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may
include walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time; lifting and carrying light
equipment and materials; crawling, kneeling and bending during inspection activities; operating
assigned equipment including a motor vehicle.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
High school diploma or GED, with North Carolina Fire Prevention Code Inspector Level I
certification and 2-years’ experience minimum or equivalent combination of college level fire
service education and experience.
Special training or certifications are required as follows:
Upon hire valid NC driver’s license, North Carolina Fire Prevention Code Inspector Level I
certification and completion of FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 coursework.
Within 6-months of hire obtain probationary North Carolina Fire Prevention Code Inspector level
Within 2 years of hire completion of ICS 300, ICS400 and All Hazards Situation Unit Leader (NC-
Within 3 years of hire completion of North Carolina Fire Prevention Code Inspector Level II
certification and North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educator I.
Within 4 years of hire completion of All Hazards Resource Unit Leader (NC-965) and All Hazards
Planning Section Chief Course (NC-962).
Within 5 years of hire completion of North Carolina Fire Prevention Code Inspector Level III
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
PO Box 1000
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
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