ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Inspects places of public assembly such as auditoriums, theatres, halls, etc., and business, industrial and institutional occupancies for compliance with local fire prevention regulations; orders corrections of hazardous conditions.
- Prepares detailed discrepancy reports for building owners/managers to indicate deficiencies and suggests remedies for correction.
- Assumes control of fire scenes and provides for the security of evidence until completion of the investigation.
- Prepares investigation reports.
- Testifies in trials, hearings, and depositions; participates in searches, seizures and confiscations.
- Performs review of building plans and specifications for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
- Develops materials such as slides, films, audio visuals, pamphlets and brochures to be utilized in presenting safety programs.
- Performs related work as needed.
- Knowledge of local and State fire safety laws, codes, and ordinances.
- Knowledge of fire hazards in various types of occupancies.
- Knowledge of the storage and handling of flammable liquids and explosive materials.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of fire prevention, inspection and investigation.
- Knowledge of fire investigation techniques and procedures.
- Skills in oral and written communications.
- Skills in public relations.
- Ability to recognize existing and potential fire and casualty hazards in a wide variety of structures and installations.
- Ability to perform effective inspection methods and techniques.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
- Ability to operate office, photography and fire fighting equipment.
- Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
- Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups and to make favorable presentations.
- Ability to enforce fire safety codes firmly, tactfully and impartially
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduated from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; or equivalent combination of related training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license, Class D with an E endorsement, is required.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must be able to obtain State Certification as a Municipal Fire Safety Inspector within six (6) months of date of appointment.
Last revision date: February 2007