Fire Protection Engineer

Baltimore County, MD Towson , MD 21204

Posted 2 months ago

Benefits Supplemental Questions

Pay Schedule I, Grade 31, Regular schedule: 35 hours per week.

A vacancy exists in the Division of Buildings Plan Review, Department of Permits, Approval and Inspections.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

NOTE: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties:Under general supervision, performs professional fire protection engineering work to ensure compliance with fire codes and laws.

  • Reviews construction plans and specifications to determine compliance with the Baltimore County Fire Prevention Code, Baltimore County Building Code, State of Maryland Fire Prevention Code, NFPA "Life Safety Code," and other standards and codes.

  • Evaluates and reviews sprinkler systems, fire line installations, construction materials, mechanical devices, chemical, gas, and flammable liquid installations, and fire protection equipment for compliance with fire code requirements.

  • Recommends materials, equipment, or methods for alleviation of conditions conducive to fire.

  • Reviews designs of sprinkler installations for sufficiency and code compliance.

  • Confers with other engineers, architects, building and fire officials, and personnel of other County agencies concerning the achievement of fire code compliance.

  • Conducts fire protection field inspections to resolve difficult or complex code issues.

Examples of Other Duties

  • Represents the County and department at meetings of various organizations or societies on fire protection procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in fire protection or fire protection engineering, plus two years' experience in fire protection or fire protection engineering work, which included the review of construction plans and specifications for compliance with building and/or fire protection codes.

OR

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, plus four years' experience in fire protection or fire protection engineering work, which included the review of construction plans and specifications for compliance with building and/or fire protection codes.

Additional qualifying education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years for the required experience.

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education

Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency

Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org)

Mail or deliver documents to:

ATTN: Fire Protection Engineer

Office of Human Resources

Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.

Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment:Physical and Environmental Conditions

The work of this classification is essentially sedentary. Some duties, such as those associated with conducting inspections, require traveling between work sites, exposure to adverse weather conditions and hazards associated with construction sites, and limited physical activity such as walking, bending, stooping, and climbing.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.


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