Fire Inspector Minooka

Minooka, IL, USA Req #1530
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Job Title: Fire & Life Safety Inspector
FLSA Status: Hourly – Part Time

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to conduct life safety surveys and serve as a technical advisor to local businesses and residents in regards to the current versions of life safety and fire codes. Works involves serving as a technical advisor for life safety plan review; assessment of existing properties for life safety issues; recommend the development and implement ordinances, interpretations, and regulations for the Minooka Fire Protection District. Responsibilities include serving as the life safety liaison to the Fire Chief, overseeing code revisions and the development of new code language, and providing technical advice to the Boards of Trustees and other cooperating agencies. Work is performed under the general direction of the Fire Chief with performance evaluated on the basis of results achieved.

• Identifies fire prevention issues affecting new business development, devises solutions, and produces appropriate recommendations;
• Plan review services and life safety surveys for fire protection equipment installations, code-required safety equipment, and hazardous materials installations and processes according to NFPA 1031;
• Recommends the adoption of new fire code policies, regulations, and ordinances as well as interpretations to clarify fire code requirements;
• Provides technical assistance to the Fire Chief, Boards of Trustees, Village Boards for various requests regarding fire prevention and code enforcement;
• Provides technical expertise to cooperating agencies;
• Maintain occupancy files and state reports,
• Research of fire reports to discover trends and advise the public education section of issues and needs for prevention programs to address trends;
• Demonstrates continuous effort to improve inspections, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
• Assist with public education events as necessary.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge and skills of:
• International Fire Code and National Fire Code
• Modern fire prevention practices.
• Legislation affecting fire code and fire prevention activities.
• Legislation affecting fire investigation activities.
• Plan review and field inspection practices and principles.
• Principles of Illinois Fire District Administration;
• Wearing prescribed personal protective equipment;
• Good physical condition – subject to medical evaluation.

Ability to:
• Effectively interpret and apply Village and Fire District prevention code.
• Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
• Work cooperatively with other Village and Fire District employees, outside agencies and jurisdictions, and the public.
• Communicate orally with customers, colleagues, or the public in face-to-face, one-on-one settings; in group settings; or using a telephone.
• Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
• Review or check the work products of others for conformance with standards.
• Learn job-related material through oral instruction and observation and through structured lecture and reading.
• Comprehend and make inferences from written material.
• Gather pertinent facts, make thorough analyses, and arrive at sound conclusions.
• Enter data or information into a computer, tablet computer, or other keyboard device.
• Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
Additional Requirements:
• Position may require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.
• Position may require the use of personal or Fire District vehicles on Fire District business.
• Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid Illinois Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.

Three years of progressively responsible experience in a combination (volunteer/paid) fire department/district in fire prevention and investigation programs and activities.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Illinois Certified Fire Prevention Officer
• Illinois Certified Fire Officer I
• National Fire Academy coursework in fire prevention
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science and safety or a closely related field
• Documented continuing education in fire prevention programs and activities

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Certification
Location on Google Maps
  • Minooka, IL, USA