• Fire Inspector I

    Posted: 01/09/2022

    Essential Tasks:

    • Performs inspections of various buildings in accordance with North Carolina Code Qualification Board rules and regulations for fire hazards and general compliance with fire prevention code and state law and plans review.
    • Investigates fires, false alarms, explosions, hazardous material spills, etc., to determine cause and origin, collects evidence, and interviews witnesses Removes, carries, positions, and climbs ladders of various lengths and performs firefighting and rescue operations;
    • Responds to and investigates complaints of fire code violations.
    • Prepares reports of inspections and investigations as needed.
    • Conducts fire safety and extinguisher classes for business and industry.
    • Conducts public education classes on fire safety and evacuation drills.
    • Conducts presentations on fire dangers, safety tips and target hazards to the media, as public safety announcements or specific related incidents.
    • Attends technical training for updates on investigations, inspection certifications and general firefighting techniques, implements the incident command system when required.
    • Maintains assigned equipment in a clean and operable condition.
    • Rotates after hour “on-call duties” with other personnel to perform investigations and provide 24-hour coverage for the Fire Prevention Division.
    • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City safety standards and policies;
     
    Qualifications:
     
    • Formal Education; Graduation with High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
    • Associate degree in Fire Science/Protection preferred.
    • Certification as NC Code Enforcement Official level I
    • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
    • Must have the ability to conduct plan reviews and associated inspections in accordance with NC Code Qualifications Board Rules and Regulations.
    • Must be able to serve in rotation after hour “on-call duties” with other personnel to perform investigations and provide 24-hour coverage for the Fire Prevention Division.
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
     
    • English and Spanish Language skills
    • Fire Service Experience
    Salary: **Starting salary $42,376.84+ Annually depending on qualifications with a great benefits package**
     
    Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV, the City of High Point’s new job application system. To apply, please type the following link into your web browser:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highpointnc