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Fire Inspector

Expired Job

City Of Fort Myers, FL Fort Myers , FL 33912

Posted 3 months ago


Under the general direction of the Fire Marshal, performs technical work in fire prevention, inspections and investigations; promotes fire safety through the enforcement of fire codes and public awareness.This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Receive and investigate complaints related to fire hazard or code violations, make recommendations; issue notification of non-compliance; conduct re-inspections.

  • Inspect existing and new structures, remodeling and repairs or alterations of buildings for compliance with fire/life safety requirements.

  • Provide interpretation and guidance pertaining to code requirements and procedures.

  • Act as liaison between the Fire Department and architects, engineers, fire protection coordinators, and permit applicants.

  • Attend and participate in meetings, seminars, workshops, hearings, and/or court proceedings.

  • This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee's physical presence at the workplace

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of adopted local and state fire codes, and the methods and processes utilized to determine compliance.

  • Skill in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.

  • Skill in time management and organization

  • Ability to operate necessary equipment, including personal computer, tablet, calculator, copier, facsimile machine and other standard office equipment

  • Ability to operate vehicle.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, construction, and fire protection system plans and specifications.

  • Ability to compile data and effectively prepare statistical reports.

  • Ability to verify mathematical calculations as they relate to plans, fire protection systems, and life safety elements of a construction project.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service.

  • Ability to perform and meet frequent deadlines.

  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

  • Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions in accordance with established laws, regulations, ordinances, departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Three years of technical experience in the construction and/or fire service industry.

  • Must possess a valid Florida Fire Safety Inspector I Certification.

  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License with acceptable driving record.

Supplemental Information

This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.

  • Balancing maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.

  • Climbing ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.

  • Crawling moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.

  • Crouching bending body forward by bending leg, spine.

  • Feeling perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.

  • Fingering picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.

  • Grasping applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.

  • Handling picking, holding, or working with whole hand.

  • Hearing 1 perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.

  • Hearing 2 receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.

  • Kneeling bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.

  • Lifting raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.

  • Pushing use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.

  • Reaching extending hands or arms in any direction.

  • Repetitive Motion substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.

  • Speaking expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.

  • Standing for sustained periods of time.

  • Stooping bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.

  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word

  • Talking 2 shouting to be heard above ambient noise.

  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.

  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.

  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.

  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.

  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.

  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

  • Mental Acuity ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.

  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.

Work performed is primarily:

  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally,and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays, on call duty and natural disasters.

  • Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public.

  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration. Risk of electrical shock.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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Fire Inspector

Expired Job

City Of Fort Myers, FL