Fire Prevention Inspector
$65,255.00 - $67,430.00 Annually
MI 48226, MI
6/22/2017 11:59 PM Eastern
Under general supervision, inspects buildings, grounds and other structures and pertinent equipment for fire hazards and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing fire prevention methods.
Examples of Duties
Inspects residential, assembly, educational, industrial and other occupancies.
Inspects premises where hazardous materials are stored, handled, used or sold.
Inspect and witness testing of fire protection/detection systems.
Maintains records and reports on conditions found.
Inspects fire escapes and other emergency exit passages.
Provides instructions and advice to owners and occupants of buildings.
Conducts census tract district inspections, performing inspections for fire hazards, observing condition of fire extinguishers, fire hose and sprinkler systems, clearance of aisles and exits, condition of fire escapes, fire doors and exits, and arrangement of materials and equipment.
Addresses schools, churches and other groups on fire prevention methods and hazards, as required.
Investigates origins of fires.
Assists in the gathering of evidence in cases involving violations of law.
Testifies in court, as required.
Answers telephone, assists customers and performs other routine office related duties.
High School graduation or GED and preferably one year of advanced training in fire prevention engineering.
Five years of experience in the Fire Fighting Division.
Principles and chemistry of fire.
Identification of fire hazards.
Basic computer skills and common office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Managing multiple priorities.
Extensive public contact with highly independent decision-making.
The instruction and demonstration of fire and life-safety practices.
Physical and Mechanical dexterity.
Oral and written communication.
Time management and organizational skills.
Identify fire hazards.
Determine and ensure compliance with life-safety and fire prevention laws and standards.
Comprehend and interpret local and national fire and life-safety codes and standards.
Interpret plans, blueprints, specifications, shop and schematic drawings.
Prepare inspection reports.
Interact effectively with business clients and the public with tact and diplomacy.
Display initiative and resourcefulness in handling inspection problems and correcting fire hazards.
Work highly independently.
Interact and deal persuasively and effectively with the public.
Work in small cramped or tight places.
Work effectively with other Inspectors, following direction or providing mentoring as necessary.
Resolve issues with business owners and citizens through education, direction, and enforcement.
Learn fire prevention, protection, and public education material through on-the-job training and in classroom settings.
Provide a consistent, high-level of customer service
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Employees in this class will be required to operate a motor vehicle; valid State of Michigan Operator license required.
NFPA Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II and State Fire Inspector certification based on NFPA 1031, "Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner", within one year after achieving permanent status or promotion. NFPA Fire Inspector Certification/annual training and re-certification thereafter shall be required as a condition to remain in this classification.
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Field work may include exposure to outside elements and seasonal weather conditions and indoor exposure to residential, commercial or industrial property in various conditions and stages of repair or construction. Field work may also involve daily driving for long periods of time and walking, lifting, standing, bending, stooping, looking up for extended periods, climbing ladders and stairs. Field work may require going onto rooftops, into attics and basements and expose personnel to loud and noisy conditions and environments. Duties involve moving or lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, such as boxes of public education materials, office equipment and supplies, etc., and infrequently weighing over 75 pounds.
Subjects and Weights:
Written Exam: Maximum 50%
Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: Maximum 50%
City Employees Benefits Summary
The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.
Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.
Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.
Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.
Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)
The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.
VACATION and LEAVE
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Eve
City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.
Other Leave Policies
The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,
City Employees Retirement System
As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:
• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least te