ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL - 40010330

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

 

Fire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt

DATE POSTED:         

   

September 8, 2022

CLOSING DATE:           

 

Open until filled

SALARY MIN:  

 

$51,035.00

SALARY MAX:  

 

$86,759.00

POSITION NUMBER:        

    

40010330

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

JOB SUMMARY


The work performed is responsible protective services activities in fire prevention and life safety, fire origin and cause investigation, emergency and disaster planning, and assisting in response and recovery activities.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS


Work is performed under the direction of the County Fire Marshal.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


• Conducts fire inspections of all non-residential occupancies within the County for compliance with the NC Fire Code;
• Conducts review of site plans and building construction plans for compliance with the NC Fire Code;
• Develops, maintains, and executes plans and procedures to ensure a timely, efficient response to all types and levels of emergencies;
• Develops fire prevention, life safety and general safety programs;
• Reviews fire and emergency plans developed by local businesses, industries, and emergency response agencies and makes recommendations for improvements;
• Conducts training and public information presentations for city/county employees and general population;
• Responds to fires and conducts cause/origin investigations;
• Packages collected pieces of evidence in securely closed containers such as bags, crates, or boxes, in order to protect them;
• Examines fire sites and collects evidence such as glass, metal fragments, charred wood, and accelerant residue for use in determining the cause of a fire;
• Analyzes evidence and other information to determine probable cause of fire or explosion;
• Photographs damage and evidence related to causes of fires or explosions in order to document investigation findings;
• Interviews witnesses, property owners, and building occupants to obtain information and sworn testimony; and
• Performs other duties as assigned.
 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES


• Responds to hazardous materials releases;
• Actively participates with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC);
• Establishes, builds, and enhance relationships with stakeholders;
• Responds to natural disasters and community emergencies;
• Participates in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activities during community disasters and emergencies;
• Drives, operates and moves specialized response and recovery vehicles, trailers and equipment;
• Checks and maintains vehicles, trailers and support equipment related to emergency management activities.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


• Knowledge of NC Fire Code and OSHA safety regulations;
• Knowledge of the North Carolina Emergency Management Act
• Ability to evaluate conditions and make recommendations to immediately correct threats to life safety;
• Ability to make sound decisions after gathering pertinent information, with flexibility to change and modify those decisions to resolve rapidly changing emergency situations;
• Knowledge of computers, software applications and emergency response procedures;
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
• Ability to develop training courses and train diverse groups;
• Ability to conduct investigations, prepare reports and testify in court if necessary.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


Requires an Associate’s Degree in Fire Prevention, Fire Science or related field and four years of fire services or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATION, LICENSE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


Requires North Carolina Fire Inspector Level III certification, Firefighter Level II; or NC Fire Inspector III Probationary Certification and must obtain NC Fire Inspector Level III certification within 6 months of employment.

 

PREFERENCES


Preferred candidates will also have a North Carolina Associate Emergency Manager, Executive Emergency Manager, or equivalent designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers (AEM / CEM).

 

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh