Fire Inspector (Non-Certified)

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


This is a highly technical and responsible position that requires a great deal of independent judgment, initiative and the ability to perform specialized work. Performs a variety of administrative and technical work in the areas of fire inspection and prevention, code enforcement and public education. This position requires a great deal of independent judgment and initiative. Works under the general supervision of the Fire Chief, or assigned designee.


Conducts fire safety inspections and re-inspection of buildings including inspections for occupancy licenses, inspection of fire protection systems and devices, to include but not limited to sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, fire detection and alarm systems, alternative extinguishing systems, standpipe and hose systems, and fire pumps.

Performs plans review of construction plans and documents for Code compliance.

Coordinates with Building Officials for fire related code review and compliance for approval of occupancy permits and business licenses.

Orders corrections and remedies of hazardous conditions, and investigates and reports on complaints received regarding hazardous conditions or practices.

Conducts “cause and origin” investigations, including interviews of witnesses and others; and compiles reports to provide information relating to fires; secures fire scene evidence and provides assistance with the fire scene investigation as required.

Presents public education programs on safety and fire prevention topics, including giving talks, demonstrations, and presentations before community groups, schools, and other organizations or institutions.

Participates in Fire Prevention Month Activities.

Researches and responds to inquiries from the public to resolve complaints or concerns.

Monitors departmental calls, responds to emergency and non-emergency alarms and assists Operations as needed or as directed by the Incident Commander or Fire Marshal.

Routinely schedules and conducts non-emergency city programs, such as; pre-fire plans, public education and fire loss management.

Presents programs to the community on safety and fire prevention topics.

Exhibits safe working habits and driving practices.

Secures and maintains departmental issued equipment and clothing on a continuous basis.

Safely uses and operates all fire equipment, tools, and other items as necessary including the proper

use and wear of safety clothing and accessories.


Deals courteously and firmly with the public to establish and maintain good public relations. Maintains

a safety conscious attitude and projects this to fellow employees.

Assists in department administrative activities as assigned.

Assists in training new employees as assigned.

Participates in classroom exercises.

Perform all other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of modern fire suppression and principles, procedures, techniques, equipment, and

municipal street systems, to include overall geography and properties, municipal fire prevention

codes and company management practices and techniques.

Considerable working knowledge of assigned personnel jobs and functions; working knowledge and

familiarity of the fire protection and extinguishing systems, municipal water distribution system, fire

service hydraulics, and apparatus operations. Maintains continuous verification of knowledge and

skills required for effective work performance through classroom and drill ground training exercises.

Maintains calm in tense situations.

Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, State Statues, State Uniform Fire Safety Rules and

Standards, adopted model codes and standards, and City ordinances.

Ability to learn, interpret, and apply departmental standard operating procedures and city policies.

Considerable knowledge of fire protection and extinguishing systems, municipal water distribution

systems, fire investigations, and fire inspections.

Skilled in the operation of listed tools and equipment, or have the ability to learn those skills.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; exercise sound judgment in evaluating

situations and in making decisions; effectively give and receive verbal and written instructions.


Decibel sound meter, hearing protection, engineers’ scale, architects scale, tape measure, calculator,

copy machine, computer, telephone, cell phone and two way radio.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; stand;

walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and

arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and

taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up

to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color

vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee

encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily in office, vehicular and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions,

including temperature extremes, during day or night. Individual may be exposed to hearing alarms

and hazards associated with fires, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid

chemicals, solvents and oils.

The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and

is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic

chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain construction

activities when noise level may be loud.


Possess an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology or related field or equivalent combination

of education, training and/or experience.

Possess and maintains a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Possess and maintains an active Certificate of Compliance as a Fire Safety Inspector I from the State of Florida.

Must comply with Department physical evaluation requirements.

Employees in this position are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

IS-700; ICS-100; ICS- 200; within 180 days of employment, or from the date of taking the position.

There may be additional NIMS required, which will be scheduled by your Supervisor.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the following certifications or the ability to obtain all certifications

within an established timeframe, determined by the Fire Chief, or assigned designee.

 State of Florida Fire Investigator I Certification.

 State of Florida Fire Instructor I Certification.

 State of Florida Fire and Life Safety Educator I Certification.