Fire Marshal Job Description Sample
Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general direction, the Fire Marshal organizes, directs, coordinates and supervises all Fire Department activities involving the Fire Prevention Division; difficult and complex inspections of industrial and residential properties and places of assembly; coordinates and performs plan examinations, inspections, and enforcement for fire protection systems within State/Federal fire codes and regulations.
The Fire Marshal is a civilian, non-safety employee and supervises a Fire Prevention Bureau comprised of a staff of civilian, non-safety employees. The Fire Marshal provides service to The Heartland Fire and Rescue agencies.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Plans, organizes, directs and supervises the Fire Prevention Division.
Schedules, trains, evaluates and supervises assigned staff. Ensures that Fire Prevention staff will assemble and respond to the Fire Department's customer service objectives, goals and standards and are following division and departmental policies and procedures.
Formulates and enforces Fire Prevention policies and standard operating procedures.
Prepares division budget requests and justifications, as assigned
Responds to the City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and performs civilian duties and responsibilities, as required.
Represents the Department on matters relating to the development, promulgation and enforcement of related codes and ordinances
Ensures the compliance of approved plans and national standards of highly complex fire alarm systems; fire sprinkler and standpipe systems; fire pumps; fixed fire extinguishing systems; smoke control systems; and clean agent systems
Coordinates fire prevention inspection, plan check and educational activities within the department, with other City departments, outside agencies and related businesses.
Verifies the plan review of highly complex fire alarm systems; fire sprinkler and standpipe systems; fire pumps; fixed fire extinguishing systems; smoke control systems; clean agent systems; nonstructural building construction projects; and flammable and hazardous materials storage tanks and facilities to assure compliance with nationally accepted model codes and standards
Makes presentations to City Council and/or represents the Department at City Council and/or civic or professional group meetings.
Requests assistance from other agencies as needed
Ensures the enforcement of all fire prevention laws, codes and ordinances relative to the protection of life, property and the environment from fire and unauthorized or accidental hazardous material releases
Reviews work results and reports, makes recommendations for improvement or commendations.
Directs reporting activities following the suppression of a fire or other emergency.
Prepares reports regarding division activities and programs.
Makes recommendations for disciplinary action as appropriate.
Makes written and oral presentations to agencies and to community groups.
May serve as department liaison in its contacts with other City departments, other public agencies, and vendors.
Makes recommendations regarding staffing criteria, improving department efficiency, personnel functions and programs, facility and equipment needs, and reviews and determines training needs.
Provides interpretations related to application or enforcement of applicable fire and building codes, laws and standards.
Prepares analytical and statistical studies, research projects and special projects as assigned.
Initiates and coordinates fire prevention activities with other City departments and non-city agencies
Evaluates and determines applicability of fire, building, electrical, life safety and mechanical code requirements, and alternate means and methods of fire protection, calculations and fire modeling.
Performs related duties as required.
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Five (5) years of fire protection or prevention experience; OR,
Five (5) years of related work requiring the application and/or enforcement of fire, building or construction codes; OR,
Five (5) years of experience examining building or fire sprinkler plans or inspecting buildings or fire sprinkler systems; OR
Five (5) years of any combination of fire or building inspection work experience as stated above.
An AA/AS degree from a community college, or equivalent, in fire science or related field, including course work in supervision and/or management supplemented by California State Fire Marshal Certified Courses of Fire Inspector 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D, HazMat 1st Responder Awareness and Fire Investigator, OR Certification of Fire Prevention 1A, 1B & 1C as well as Fire Investigation 1A & 1B under the retired California State Fire Marshal certificates are acceptable as well. Additional college level coursework related to the Fire Prevention operation is desirable.
License or Certificate:
Possession of Fire Investigator I certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal;
Possession of Fire Prevention Officer OR new Fire Inspector II certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal;
Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate valid California driver's license.
Possession of ICS 300 and 400 certificates is desirable.
Possession of Fire Marshal certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal must be obtained within 2 years of appointment as Fire Marshal.
Possession of Fire Investigator II certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal must be obtained within two years of appointment as Fire Marshal.
Examination Process:Interested applicants must submit an online application, resume AND complete the supplemental questionnaire. This position is open until the needs of the City are met so interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process for this position. The examination process may consist of any or all of the following components: written test, practical skills evaluation, and an appraisal interview. Eligible candidates will be notified when testing dates have been established.
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation, including drug screen, and background investigation.
Deputy Fire Marshal
Accepting online applications only. Apply online 24 hours a day, beginning December 21, 2018. Filing will remain open until vacancies are filled. Filing may close without further notice.
Current vacancies are in the Fire Department.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Under general supervision, supervises, prioritizes, coordinates and assigns the work of fire prevention personnel; serves as liaison with other Departments, Bureau supervisors, partner jurisdictions, business owners, other agencies, community groups, and the general public; develops and implements section goals and objectives; analyzes proposals for alternative methods of compliance for code intent and makes recommendations to the Fire Marshal; participates in special projects related to fire prevention activities; reviews plans for compliance with local and State fire and life safety standards and regulations; reviews, evaluates, process, and maintains files related to fire prevention; consults with architects, builders and developers on fire protection and life safety systems; performs engineering evaluations regarding adequacy of existing and proposed fire protection systems; conducts field inspections of more hazardous and complex occupancies; investigates complaints involving violations on applicable codes, ordinances and regulations; recommends changes in design, construction or installation of equipment based on analyses of present or potential fire and fire-related hazards; recommends installation of fire fighting facilities and fire alarm detection and extinguishing systems; assists in enforcing fire codes and pursuing legal prosecution of violators; prepares correspondence and written reports; recommends changes in building and fire codes to the Fire Marshal; responds to technical inquiries from employees, the public, public agencies and consultants; assists in planning fire protection programs; performs other related duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in fire protection engineering or a closely related field (proof required)*.
- Four years of (paid full-time equivalent) professional engineering experience in fire protection, developing and maintaining a system for reviewing plans, specifications and permit applications to ensure compliance with fire safety codes, regulations and ordinances, building plan review or a closely related profession. Additional related (paid full-time equivalent) experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Certification with International Code Council (ICC) as a Fire Plans Examiner (proof required)*.
Required documents, such as transcripts or degree, must be uploaded to the application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Degree must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency at the time of filing.
Knowledge of California Building Code, California Fire Code California Administrative Code, Health and Safety Code, and related standards.
Willingness to work weekends, nights, holidays and overtime as required.
Proof of a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a current DMV driving record must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of selection.
Equivalent to thirty (30) semester units from an accredited college or university in biology, microbiology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, physical science, environmental science, geology or soil science, environmental health, environmental or sanitary engineering, toxicology, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, fire science, fire technology, or a closely related field (proof required)*.
Experience in hazardous materials management, regulation, analysis or research; environmental research, monitoring, surveillance or enforcement; and resource recovery.
This examination will be conducted using the continuous, non-competitive procedure. All applicants meeting the requirements will be placed on the eligible list, with those receiving Veteran's credit first, and then in the order in which applications were filed. Eligible lists will be established periodically. The eligible list will remain in effect for at least six months.
If you have not received notification within three weeks after filing, contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.
In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.
JOB AT5NN-19 EK DFM 12/19/18
Captain - Fire Marshal Office
WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY
Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under general direction, the purpose of the position is to oversee fire inspection and investigation activities. Employees in this classification perform administrative and supervisory work. Performs related work as required.
Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
Contribute to a positive work culture.
Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises and evaluates full-time uniform and civilian staff; supervisory duties including instructing, assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; monitoring standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending employee transfers, promotions, and salary increases as appropriate. Maintains personnel files.
Trains Fire Department and Fire Prevention Personnel.
Conducts Fire Prevention tasks.
Maintains overall equipment readiness.
Drives fire department vehicles.
Acquires premise information, studies street and hydrant locations and maintains apparatus.
Conducts public education classes, install detectors and inspects alarm systems.
Performs hydrostatic tests and sprinkler tests.
Conducts extinguisher, first aid, and CPR classes as necessary.
Responds to citizen concerns and questions.
Conducts fire department policy updates.
Performs firefighting and emergency medical services tasks as required.
Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
Provide timely, accurate and thorough performance evaluations for supervised employees.
Travels to various locations by operating motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, and engines.
Assigns inspection priorities for new construction, annual, special and false fire alarm follow up.
Supervise the Arson Division, fire inspections and Plan Review divisions, permit tech and administrative assistant.
Supervise the new candidate background investigations.
Research complaints, conducts interviews for internal affairs investigations.
Communicate and assist with FMO cross functional teams.
Attend bi-monthly manages meetings with building inspection and engineering service divisions.
Supervises and conducts fire and arson investigations.
Supervises the case filing of arson cases with the District Attorney's Office.
Maintains the TCLEDDS law enforcement files.
Maintains the TCOLE training files.
Participates in the Collin County Fire and Arson Task Force.
Manage and schedule the on call fire inspector calendar.
Maintain minimum staffing levels between investigators, inspectors and plan reviewers.
Make recommendations for training.
Makes recommendations for personnel and equipment.
Manages the weekly staff meetings.
Work special events.
Serve as on-call fire investigator.
Step up as Fire Marshal when appropriate.
Obtain required continuing education as appropriate.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
Ability to embrace and embody the Fire Department's mission, strategic vision, and core values.
Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Requires the ability to inform and guide others by applying principles of professional counseling in addressing specific situations.
Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as local, state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to the operation of fire prevention, investigation, suppression, rescue and emergency medical service programs.
Requires the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; ability to compute ratio and proportion; ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Requires the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as utilizing fire prevention, suppression, and rescue and investigation equipment such as cameras, gas detectors, explosion meters, pumps, hoses, and forcible entry tools.
The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Associate's degree with course work emphasis in Fire Science; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience that includes firefighting and emergency medical services and; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Basic Fire Fighting Certificate required in addition to Advanced Fire Inspector Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician Certificate and Hazardous Material Awareness, Level 1 Certificate. TCOLE basic peace officer certification, advanced Fire investigator and intermediate arson certification.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must pass a drug screen and background check.
Must have Class C Texas Driver's License
Tasks involve the ability to exert very heavy physical effort in very heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (up to 100 pounds) and occasionally very heavier items (100 pounds or over). Some tasks require visual, odor, depth and sound perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.
Tasks may risk exposure to extreme heat/cold or extreme weather conditions, strong odors and/or smoke, fire, strong and/or toxic chemicals and dust or pollen.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Division Chief Fire Marshal
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
Manages, either personally or through subordinate supervisors, daily activities of personnel engaged in fire/arson investigation and code compliance/enforcement; delegates assignments; disseminates information and special orders.
Assists with administrative and operational decisions; facilitates preparation of long range management plans including development, planning, organization, and supervision of activities.
Enforces all county fire codes, ordinances and fire laws and regulations of the state in order to protect life and property; complies with all rules, orders, and instructions issued by superior officer.
Oversees the Fire Inspection Bureau operations, personnel and budget.
Coordinates, directs, and performs investigation activities and documentation of fire/arson cases which may include examination of fire scene, cause and origination determination, photographs, surveillance, interviewing witnesses, building owners, and occupants, interrogating suspects.
Collects, procures, protects, examines, and documents debris samples taken from fire scene as evidence for lab analysis; maintains proper chain-of-custody.
Organizes information and develops clues which may lead to obtaining arrest or search warrants; swears out warrants for arrest of suspected arsonists; serves warrants and makes arrests as appropriate.
Compiles investigation results, determines probable causes of fire, prepares case documentation, and reports results.
Supervises and directs the Fire Safety Education division; ensures that fire education programs are applicable for the public's adult and children's age group; oversees the continued development of effective public school training programs.
This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.
May be required to be on twenty-four hour call and/or regularly work on various shifts, weekends, and/or holidays as deemed necessary.
Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with course work emphasis in Fire Science, Fire Administration or Criminal Justice and investigation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job.
Supplemented by five (5) years of previous experience that includes progressively responsible supervisory experience and/or training in the field of arson investigation, fire/building inspection, fire service management, fire safety, prevention, and suppression methods.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and/or Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including appropriate level/endorsement(s).
Must attain and maintain valid Georgia Fire Academy certifications which are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and/or Georgia state licenses including Firefighter I, First Responder, Georgia certified Fire-Arson Investigation Officer and Fire Inspector I, Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifications.
May be required to pass a background investigation and obtain and maintain a GCIC/NCIC certification.
May be required to attain and maintain additional certifications, such as an additional Firefighter level, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Fire Prevention Officer, Hazardous Materials, and/or other certifications, specific to assigned unit.
Deputy Fire Marshal
The Fire Department is currently recruiting for a Deputy Fire Marshal in Moreno Valley.
This Deputy Fire Marshal is responsible for managing the activities and programs of the City of Moreno Valley Fire Prevention Bureau and will serve as the "Fire Marshal" for the City. The position will ensure consistency in the application of codes, methods, and procedures related to fire protection plan reviews and inspections. In addition, the Deputy Fire Marshal will administer the Bureau's program budget, attend meetings with developers to discuss fire safety regulations, and may represent the Department at City Council and Planning Commission meetings, as needed.
The most competitive candidates will have functioned in a local government or comparable setting supervising the performance of a broad range of fire and life safety plan reviews and inspections. Candidates with a certificate issued by the International Code Council (ICC) or California Office of the State Fire Marshal as a Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, or Fire Marshal are highly desired.
The current vacancy is located in Moreno Valley, however, the Hiring Certification List generated from this recruitment may be used to fill other mission-critical Deputy Fire Marshal vacancies in locations throughout Riverside County that may occur in the coming weeks.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Serve as a management team member in evaluating and resolving fire prevention operational problems and making appropriate decisions; prepare, maintain, and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence related to Fire Prevention operations; provide responsible administrative support to the Fire Marshal.
Manage and evaluate the work of technical and professional staff; conduct and review performance evaluations; prioritize and assign work; ensure staff is trained; effectively recommend personnel actions related to performance, leaves of absence, grievances, work schedules, hiring, termination, and disciplinary procedures.
Plan, direct, develop, and coordinate comprehensive fire prevention programs; evaluate and resolve operational problems and make appropriate decisions.
Manage and prioritize development of code and construction activities, plan review, construction inspection, permit and code enforcement, special event permitting, and contract city Fire Marshal programs.
Coordinate operational activities to ensure consistency in application of codes, standards, policies and procedures across jurisdictions within the County Fire Prevention division.
Participate in developing and administering the Fire Prevention annual budget; review and analyze records and reports of work production, costs, equipment and staff resource utilization to evaluate effectiveness and control; recommend additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
Develop, implement, and keep subordinates informed of Fire Prevention and management goals and objectives, work plans, priorities, policies and procedures; ensure procedures, methods, and related work changes are implemented and that their impact is evaluated and reported to upper management.
Participate in preparing and updating the Riverside County Master Fire Plan.
Serve as contract Fire Marshal and develop, implement, and supervise the localized fire prevention program and local service operations while maintaining program consistency across jurisdictions.
Coordinate the fire inspection functions of the Fire Prevention division with other department divisions, government agencies, partner jurisdictions and the public; assist the public and other employees with technical inquiries related to Fire Prevention operations; oversee and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Review proposed code amendments and provide professional recommendations to the Fire Marshal.
Conduct legislative and regulatory analysis, including research and interpretation of proposed chaptered legislations and regulations.
Serve as liaison with region managers, County and City departments, government agencies, divisions, partner jurisdictions, and general public.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in fire science, public or business administration, or a closely related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of experience.
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible fire prevention and/or suppression experience or equivalent education, training, and experience which demonstrates possession of the listed knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: The principles of management, supervision, and strategic planning; principles, theories, techniques and trends of public administration including financial management, labor relations, and related programs; budgeting principles and practices; project management principles; practices of staff development and progressive discipline; principles and practices of fire prevention, inspection plan review and code enforcement; principles and methods of fire prevention education; chemical properties and their hazards; Fire Marshal's regulations and prevailing practices in fire prevention; International Fire Code and International Building Code; applicable Federal, State and Local laws, codes, and regulations; principles of customer service; report writing methods and mathematical concepts; effective communication and interpersonal and consensus building techniques.
Ability to: Manage, direct, and coordinate work of technical and clerical personnel; monitor, evaluate and develop employees; provide professional leadership and direction; develop teams and work with diverse agencies and customers; prepare clear, concise, and complete reports, written correspondence and documentation; analyze regulations and legislation; Interpret, and apply applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations; evaluate alternate means and methods to meet the intent of applicable codes analyze data, recognize problems and make decisions; negotiate problem resolutions; handle multiple tasks simultaneously; establish and maintain effective and tactful working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, subordinates, and the general public; use effective communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to exchange or convey information and work direction; establish and maintain effective and tactful working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, subordinates, and the general public; provide quality customer service.
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at the time of employment.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION USING THE COUNTY'S
The preliminary application deadline for this posting is March 11, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. (PST). Postings may close or be extended at any time. It is recommended that candidates apply early in the process for optimal consideration. Postings may close or be extended at any time.
For questions regarding this recruitment or the online application process, please contact Laura Chamberlain at (951) 955-5196 or email@example.com.
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Job ID: 11488
Agency: Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Services
State Fire Marshal's Office
Salary: $16.61 - $17.45 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GH
For more information on the Department of Public Safety, please visit http://dps.sd.gov.
Conducts fire scene investigations to determine cause and origin of fires and explosions; and coordinates fire service training for an assigned region of the state to facilitate safe and proper training for firefighters. Working conditions for this position include exposure to hazardous physical conditions, known and unknown hazardous substances, extreme weather conditions, heavy lifting, and climbing ladders when conducting fire investigations. Incumbent is on call 24-hours a day. Frequent travel is required for training activities and fire investigations.
Licenses and Certifications:
Successful candidate will have the ability to work towards obtaining Fire Investigation Technician (FIT) and Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) level endorsements through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).
Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job related questions when submitting an application for this job.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A four year degree or experience in fire prevention, inspection or investigative work is preferred, but not required.
- principles and techniques of fire investigation;
- firefighting techniques and fire suppression equipment;
- fire and life safety codes;
- principles of electricity and electrical systems;
- basics of flammable and combustible gases.
- examine fire scene evidence and draw conclusions;
- communicate effectively and prepare reports;
- manage an ever-changing schedule;
- make judgment calls on short notice;
- work a non-traditional schedule involving evenings, holidays and weekends.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.
NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/y8xfnjkc
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"
Assistant Fire Marshal
JOB SUMMARY Benefits Supplemental Questions
Responds to fire investigation, Haz Mat, technical response and emergency operations center needs on call or as directed
Assists with emergency operations during emergency activations, local disasters, and large-scale events
Works with all the local fire departments to provide service
Develops and maintains a county wide work group on fire investigations and helps to create a record system to coordinate all the information from investigations
Oversees the hazardous materials portion of the Hazardous Response Team
Assesses and approves mass gathering permits, which certifies that event planners/organizers are following the proper fire codes, ordinances, health and safety accommodations, and emergency medical arrangements
Develops policies and procedures for fire and explosion investigations, inspections and hazardous materials in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations and standards
Provides training and assistance to emergency service groups, concentrating on hazardous materials, and fire investigations
Coordinates and conducts training courses related to fire and explosion investigation, inspection, Incident Command, and hazardous materials
Maintains records and generates reports of activity
Supports other divisions within emergency services
Coordinates activities with County departments and other agencies
Maintain current Texas driver's license with class A exemption
Readily complies with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures
Performs related special projects as assigned
The physical demands and environmental factors listed below as well as regular attendance are also essential functions for this position
Ability to assess emergency scenes
Ability to lift 50-100 pounds with assistance
Operates all county emergency vehicles and equipment
Able to handle extreme stress in crisis situations
During investigations and emergency response will have extended periods of time standing
Exposure to inclement weather, including extreme heat and cold
Able to operate emergency vehicles in heavy traffic
May be exposed to personal and environmentally hazardous conditions
Williamson County has adopted a Tobacco-Free Workplace policy. This policy prohibits smoking or use of any tobacco product on Williamson County premises
Combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Fire Technology or a directly related field
Five (5) years of fire investigation experience
Three (3) years of mid/senior level supervisory or management experience
- TCFP Fire Inspector Certification
- TCFP Arson Investigator Certification
- TCOLE Basic certification
Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Fire Technology or a directly related field
Field law enforcement/criminal justice experience in a related area
TCFP Advanced certification
TCOLE Intermediate Certification
TCFP Advanced or Master's Arson Investigator Certification
TCFP Master Fire Inspector Certification
Possesses experience above the minimum eight (8) years and have attained the rank of Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Chief, or Police Captain
Essential Personnel for Emergency Situations; at the discretion of the Department Director
Evening and weekend hours as needed for emergency response. This position will require being on call for Fire Investigation HazMat, technical response and Emergency Operations Center needs. Hours are dependent on system needs
- Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment drug testing and comprehensive criminal background investigations.
Reports directly to the Hazardous Materials Chief
Number of Direct Reports: 0
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS:
- Exempt – Does not incur overtime (bi-weekly paid)
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:A Williamson County online application (resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received before the position is closed. Positions are open until filled, subject to close at any time after five days. The Human Resources Department is located at 301 South/East Inner Loop, Suite 108, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at www.wilco.org.
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.
Deputy City Marshal
The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.
For information related to Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Work, and Working Conditions & Hazards of this position, click here. Locate and click on the position title to view the job classification specification.
For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.
Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed. A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.
Vacancies currently available in the following department(s): Court and Detention Services
- High School Diploma or GED.
LICENSE(S) and/or CERTIFICATION(S):
Must have passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Peace Officer Licensing exam.
Valid driver's license with good driving record.
Must pass an intensive background investigation.
Must pass polygraph, psychological testing and drug screening.
No FELONY or Class A MISDEMEANOR convictions.
No Class B MISDEMEANORS within the last ten (10) years.
Availability to work varying shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITY(IES):
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Basic PC skills.
NOTE: Out of State Applicants – You must have passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Peace Officer Licensing exam, prior to applying, to be considered eligible to apply for this position. For additional information on this process or to contact the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for questions, please refer to the following website: https://www.tcole.texas.gov/content/out-state-peace-officers.
City Marshal - TE
OPEN UNTIL FILLED:
Under direction of the Chief Marshal, to perform a variety of duties involved in performing law enforcement-related functions in facility security, transports, and arrests.
This position exercises no supervision.
Examples of Duties
Execute all lawful service, including: arrest warrants, subpoenas, and mental health commitments.
The safe transportation of all prisoners, inmates, and mental health clients.
Exercise authority in preventing or defusing potentially violent situations involving court personnel, the mentally ill, and others.
Communicate with Abilene Police Department personnel, Taylor County Jail personnel, Legal Department staff, attorneys, other court staff members, to obtain and disburse information necessary to court operations, transports, and arrests.
Enter, retrieve, and interpret all types of data.
Perform fundamental tasks associated with service or process including telephone calls to defendants and others, verifying identifying information, addresses and other identifying documents, etc.
Attend all court sessions in both City Hall and Taylor County Jail to assist judge, record document dispositions, maintain order, and direct defendants, jurors, and witnesses. This involves:
Legibly hand-writing log entries, forms, etc.
Transporting documents, cash, or persons to and from the court office, jail, and the Taylor County Law Enforcement Center, or other facilities throughout the state.
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Law enforcement methods, practices, and pertinent laws.
Office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
English language including spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation
Safely operate a motor vehicle.
Maintain order and safety in various situations.
Operate office and police equipment, including computer equipment.
Cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for others.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Maintain records and files; assemble and organize data, and prepare logs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Safely and effectively transport detainees or mental health clients.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
A minimum of two (2) years of prior law enforcement experience is preferred.
Some knowledge of security and court operations is preferred.
A high school diploma or GED and the completion of approved Texas Basic Peace Officer Academy are required.
License or Certificate:
At minimum, must have a Texas Basic Peace Officer License.
A valid Texas Driver's License is required.
Ability of be on call and travel throughout the state of Texas.
Safely and effectively maintain custody or transport detainees or mental health clients to various locations and facilities.
Must be available for on call duty in order to respond to operational needs and/or to respond to emergencies or immediate transports.
Ability to run, stoop, bend, kneel, and twist.
Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
City of Abilene Core Values
Demonstrating through our actions that we hold ourselves and our citizens in high enough regard to do what we say we will do, in the timeframe we commit to.
Recognizing that everyone has dignity and deserves helpful, courteous, and prompt attention.
Consistently doing what is necessary, expected, and required, and when able to do so, exceeding expectations.
Possessing an unwavering commitment to doing the right things right.
Consistently adhering to high professional and ethical standards.
Keeping commitments to our citizens, co-workers, and others.
Service Above Self
Being open and approachable to council members, citizens, and our fellow employees at all times.
Treating our customers like we would like to be treated.
Fostering a servant's heart in ourselves and each other by conscientiously doing what is best for the community in all cases.
Passionately committed to serving others.
Helping to make our citizens' lives better.
Finding ways to say yes.
Excellence in All We Do
Delivering on promises made, taking personal responsibility for achieving community-minded goals.
Leading by example, recognizing the importance of working together to meet everyone's needs, treating everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect.
Sharing resources and information freely.
Communicating regularly and honestly with council members, citizens, and employees.
Having a can-do attitude.
Deputy Judicial Marshal
Deputy Judicial Marshal
This is responsible work involved in providing for the safety and security of judges and justices, court staff, jurors, witnesses, other court participants, and the general public. Deputy Judicial Marshals work in an environment often charged with intense emotion and conflict and must be able to move quickly and effectively from observation of routine activity to direct physical contact and confrontation. The assigned sergeant provides daily on-site direction. The presiding judge/justice provides direction during the course of legal proceedings. Deputy Judicial Marshals provide the first line of defense for the court system when assigned to the duties of entry screening. Must be able to travel and work in different locations within the state with minimum notice; night and weekend assignments are possible.
Essential Job Functions:*
Serves as judicial marshal for the Court, undertaking security arrangements for each court day and session as needed. During court proceedings, remains strategically stationed, alert, and responsive to any security risk.
Observes all persons entering the courtroom, their movement, and their activities.
Limits access to the bench and other restricted areas.
Patrols and maintains a presence in public areas of court facilities as assigned.
In Superior Court, assumes additional role of providing general security for jury pools, jurors, and witnesses as required.
Responds to any security risk as appropriate.
Prepares the courtroom for trial, including monitoring lighting, adjusting environmental controls, checking audio and video equipment, providing fresh water, and checking that adequate forms and other supplies are available.
Checks and tests alarm systems; monitors electronic consoles when assigned.
Maintains Courthouse Emergency Plans in primary assignment location, including the plans for detention area security, where applicable.
Assists for emergency disaster planning and evacuations.
Directs persons to building locations and provides information on court schedules and proceedings as authorized.
Ensures that all parties are present and ready prior to the entrance of the presiding judge/justice into the courtroom.
Announces the opening, recess, and closing of each court session.
Enforces proper courtroom decorum, including seating arrangements, as directed by policy and/or the presiding judge/justice.
Conducts entry screening as required based on Judicial Branch policy and/or direction of supervisor.
Participates in high risk trial planning and scheduling, threat assessment, and special details as required.
Assumes brief interim custody of a person at the direction of the judge/justice for prompt transfer to the proper custodial officials only when absolutely necessary.
Assists in providing bank escorts, transports files, records, evidence, etc., as requested by court staff.
Completes tasks as assigned related to court process related projects as approved and assigned by the Office of Judicial Marshal Services.
Works on special projects as assigned (e.g., record checks, threat analysis, etc.).
Assists court clerk with administrative tasks when security responsibilities are not compromised.
Locates and verifies the status of arrest warrants and files.
Places an offender in custody when a court order or state law is violated in the presence of the Deputy Judicial Marshal.
Writes and files incident case reports, arrest reports, etc., for each case handled during the shift.
Conducts routine courthouse safety inspections.
Maintains all issued equipment at an approved level of serviceability.
Assists all court personnel with security issues as needed.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs other duties as required.
The above list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned.
Minimum Education/Skills/Experience/Training Required to be Considered for Employment:
Graduation from high school (or GED).
Have successfully completed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Pre-Service Law Enforcement Training program.
Ability to communicate orally, clearly, and concisely.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written communications.
Ability to interact effectively with judges/justices, other court staff, attorneys, and the general public in a variety of situations and circumstances.
Ability to remain composed in stressful situations; ability to react quickly and appropriately; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies and members of the public.
Knowledge of and ability to effectively use crisis interaction skills.
Knowledge of and ability to use restraint and defensive tactics.
Ability to conform to all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Office of Judicial Marshals, including such policies and procedures regarding infectious disease exposure control.
Ability to walk, sit and/or stand for extended periods throughout the day; ability to concentrate and apply other cognitive, intellectual, and mental functions, and ability to address and handle a wide variety of human relations issues.
Physical and mental ability to oversee the safety of all participants during the court process and ability to react quickly to any emergency.
Physical ability to respond quickly from a sedentary position to emergency situations that may involve intense physical activity. This activity may include physical restraint or defensive physical maneuvers.
Successfully complete the required application process. The application process includes submission of required fingerprint cards and authorization for rigorous background check and reference checks, including verification of education, experience, and criminal and motor vehicle record checks.
Must be eligible to obtain a Maine driver's license.
Preferred Education/Skills/Experience/Training to be Considered for Employment:
Have qualified with an Agency issued firearm in accordance with Agency Policy and Maine Criminal Justice Academy standards.
Have and maintain certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Additional Skills/Experience/Training Required to Adequately Perform Job Duties:
Successfully complete a post-offer medical and psychological review.
Be eligible for certification as a Judicial Marshal through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy or successfully complete the Basic Maine Judicial Marshals Training Program within one year of employment.
Have qualified with an Agency issued firearm in accordance with Agency Policy and Maine Criminal Justice Academy standards.
Have and maintain certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information discretely.
Knowledge and ability to operate security devices, alarm systems, and communication equipment.
Knowledge of Courthouse Emergency Plans in all assigned court locations, including the plans for detention area security, where applicable.
Knowledge of court procedures, legal documents, and legal processes.
Maintain certification as a Judicial Marshal through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
Tools And Equipment Used:
- Personal computer, including word processing and specialized software, law enforcement radio, telephone, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, firearm, handcuffs, metal detector, x-ray screening machine, and first aid equipment.
Physical and Mental Demands: (included but not limited to)
Physical and mental ability to perform tasks in an office or courtroom environment requiring frequent and/or sustained periods of standing, sitting, walking; bending; reaching above or below desk level. Vision, dexterity, coordination and cognitive ability sufficient to use telephone, keyboard, computer and other office systems and equipment efficiently. Cognitive, intellectual and mental ability to concentrate on details and/or perform more than one complex task at a time and to handle diverse pressures related to requests and needs of those using court system services. Physical and mental ability to oversee the safety of all participants during the court process and able to react quickly to any emergency. Cognitive and mental ability to work and communicate effectively with co-workers and all levels of court personnel.
Lifting: 25 - 50 pounds with proper body mechanics
Twisting: Infrequent: 1 - 120 per day
Bending: Infrequent: 1 - 120 per day
Squat / kneel: Infrequent: not continuous
Agility: Be able to react quickly with intense physical motion from a stationary position to physically restrain an
individual or to engage in defensive physical contact with an aggressive individual. Be able to lift or move
an individual from a position of danger to one of safety.
Vision: 20 / 20 corrected
Visual Depth: Minimum depth perception requirement
Hearing: Ability to hear a whispered voice at 3 - 8 feet
Color Discrim: Discriminate between red, green, and white
- External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodation, to be determined based on individual assessment.
Grade 10; $16.81 per hour
Grade 11; $18.07 per hour, effective 4/1/19
80 hours bi-weekly/plus generous fringe benefits. These include: a defined benefit pension plan; paid life insurance; health, dental and vision plans; flexible spending arrangements; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement; child and elder care reimbursement; gym reimbursement program; and 457(b) deferred compensation plan.
This posting will close on February 22, 2019. Cover letter and resume required.
Please note only on-line applications will be accepted: http://www.courts.maine.gov/jobs/jobs.html
The Judicial Branch is an EEO/AA employer.
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