*** Revised 11/3/2020***
PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is to perform inspections and re-inspections of buildings in the course of construction, alteration, and/or repair to determine whether plans, workmanship and materials conform to the existing fire and life safety codes and Town ordinances. Ideal candidates will have previous experience with international building codes and inspection of commercial construction properties. This position conducts inspections and re-inspections of commercial, industrial, multi-family residences, public and institutional buildings checking for compliance with the Town, State and Federal fire codes, ordinances, and statutes as to fire hazards and fire protection equipment; secures correction of violations noted; determines the operational readiness of existing automatic sprinkler, fire alarm, kitchen hood systems, and fire extinguishers during field observations so that systems or equipment are in an operational state.
QUALIFICATIONS: Requires an Associate’s Degree with course concentration in Fire Science technology or a closely related field; supplemented by four (4) years full-time experience in fire service work and/or fire prevention and inspections; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
SPECIAL REQUISITES: Must achieve a Fire Inspector Certification issued by the State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor that involved force, liquor, or drug laws. Applicants who have military service must possess an “Honorable” discharge. Applicants must satisfactorily complete a one (1) year probationary period. Must establish and maintain their actual bona fide residence east of the Mississippi River within a distance no greater than thirty (30) miles from the Town’s corporate limits. Must not be on any departmental probations. Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
LICENSES: Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of hire.
Special application required. You must either see Human Resources Personnel for the application packet or download the application from the website. Incomplete applications will not be processed!
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NOTES: The work of this job requires sufficient physical strength that requires regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (exceeding 50 pounds).
Selection process may include: examinations, interviews, assessment centers, practical skills, etc. Drug testing may be required.