Fire Inspector II Planning & Development


Fire Inspector II Planning & Development Services

Salary: $25.72 – $36.23 per hour

Closing Date: February 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Do you have experience in the fire service, including fire inspection experience? Would you enjoy the challenge of providing a wide spectrum of fire prevention and building safety services to the citizens of Whatcom County? Are you able to apply your first-rate attention to detail to consistently produce accurate work results? If you answered yes to these questions and are looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community, we hope to hear about your qualifications to fill this key Fire Inspector role in the Whatcom County’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDS). PDS seeks employees who are self-managing high performers, accountable for their actions, and dedicated to providing superior customer service. Ideal candidates are excited about change and learning, are innovative, organized, exceptionally customer-service oriented, and have a passion for public service. Job duties include:
• Performing regular inspections of residential and commercial and industrial businesses, organizations, schools for general fire safety and code compliance. • Plan review regarding Fire Code and for all types of permits, including building, fire, discretionary and subdivision. • Examining and recommending correction to building plans/construction to comply with the International Fire Code. • Conducting fire origin and case investigations and preparing investigation reports. • Answering phone, email and counter questions for Fire Code and perform pre-screening of plans and project proposals. • Obtaining and maintaining a Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy Sheriff’ Commission and carrying a rotational pager cell phone and being promptly available for emergency service after hours. Qualifications Requires an Associate’s degree, one year of fire service experience AND 18 months of fire inspection experience OR five years of fire service experience AND 18 months of fire inspection experience. Must possess an International Code Council (ICC) Fire Inspector II certification Successful completion the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Basic Fire Investigation course, or accredited equivalent required.

Requires completion of NFPA compliant classes related to fire sprinklers, fire pumps, water tanks, private water mains, fire alarm systems, and other automatic and manual fire protection systems. Must possess or obtain a Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy Sheriff Commission within 18 months of employment and complete and maintain requirements associated with this Commission.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225