Positions

Pay Range 22 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$58,022.35$87,033.53
Monthly$4,835.20$7,252.79
Bi-Weekly$2,231.63$3,347.44
Hourly (40 hrs.)$27.8954$41.8430
Hourly (42 hrs.)$26.5670$39.8505
Hourly (56 hrs.)$19.9253$29.8879

Fire Marshal

Range: $58,022.35 - $87,033.53 (22)
Position Number: 18

JOB TITLE:  FIRE MARSHAL
JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for directing and coordinating the city’s fire education, and code enforcement functions.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Enforces all state and local fire codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Provides technical information concerning fire prevention to personnel and the general public.
Inspects businesses, conducts fire safety presentations, and discusses fire prevention with local business officials.
Supervises and participates in the examination of specifications and plans for the   construction of buildings and the installation of sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, automatic extinguishing systems, and fire alarm systems.
Attends Technical Review Committee meetings to discuss site plans with engineers and developers.
Attends training programs to increase productivity and to meet recertification requirements.
Prepares and submits required reports.
Directs and assists the Arson Task Force in fire investigations.
Manages and coordinates the collection of hazardous materials and the posting of hazardous materials warning placards.
Recommends changes to policies, regulations and procedures.
Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines assigned personnel.
Assists in the research and development of the annual budget.
Directs and assists in the issuance of permits for open burning; directs and assists in the issuance of fire lane parking violation citations.
Directs and assists with the installation of sprinkler systems in support of the “Sprinkle Systems for Habitat for Humanity” program.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of fire inspection techniques, principles, and practices.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fires.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Deputy Chief assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, state building and fire codes, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied duties in the enforcement of the fire code. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to enforce the state and local fire code. Successful performance helps prevent fires.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, contractors, business owners, engineers, architects, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at inspection sites. The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position has direct supervision over Fire Inspector (4).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years experience + Associate of Applied Science Degree (2 years); or three (3) years experience as Level III Fire Inspector & BS or BA (4 year) in Fire Science or related field.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
Certified as North Carolina Level III Inspector;
Possession of valid North Carolina drivers’ license;
Schedule may require some nights and weekends to meet job requirements;
Obtain Officer Development Program courses required by WF/RS