City of Brownwood (Brownwood)
Assistant Fire Marshal (part-time)
$16.29 per hour
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:This is a part-time position that works approximately 19 hours per week (988 hours per year). This person conducts investigative inspections to determine the cause and origin of all fires, provides technical experience to the fire department when called upon to do so; reviews all new commercial building plans; performs fire inspections on commercial buildings within the city; reviews and inspects fire alarm systems and sprinkler systems annually in all commercial structures; performs in - field inspections during construction of commercial structures; responds to structure fires, wildland fires, and other fires and emergencies when requested.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC WORK PERFORMED:1) Responsible for the conduction of proper inspection and investigation of all fires to determine the cause and origin, and maintain records of each investigation;2) Makes reports, collects evidence for presentation to District Attorney and others and makes arrest when necessary;3) Responsible for enforcement of City ordinances;4) Responsible for enforcement of Fire Code;5) Responsible for enforcement of Life Safety Code;6) Responsible for ongoing building inspections for fire prevention purposes;7) Investigate complaints and answer questions related to fire hazards;8) Other duties as assigned by supervisor.POSITIONS SUPERVISED:None.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:Indoors and outdoors. Pleasant to unpleasant working conditions, adverse weather, poor light, odors, dirty conditions, with exposure to dust, fumes, odor, electrical, mechanical, traffic, chemical and toxic hazards. Moderate physical activity. Ability to sit, stand and drive a vehicle to and from various worksites. Ability to lift materials weighing up to 50 pounds frequently and 50-100 pounds occasionally. Ability to bend, stoop, walk, kneel and stand. Ability to walk over sloped and uneven terrain. Ability to communicate in writing and verbally with the public. Ability to understand verbal and written communication. Hazards of the job include climbing ladders, exposure to beat, smoke inhalation, various chemicals and poisonous gases, falling debris, hazardous materials and various other dangers.CONTACT WITH OTHERS:Frequent to constant contact with other City employees and general public.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:High school diploma or G.E.D. required; five years experience in fire suppression and fire prevention with proper seminars and fire training schools.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Knowledge of modem methods of municipal fire administration and fire prevention techniques; Knowledge of the laws, codes and regulations relating to fire prevention; knowledge of physical characteristics and major fire hazards of the city; Ability to communicate and present public education programs; ability to research and interpret codes; display good decision making abilities. Knowledge and experience in using personal computer, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel programs; ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public; exhibit emotional stability under stress.REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:Valid Texas Driver License.Must be a certified Firefighter in the State of Texas at time of hire.Must obtain a Building Fire Safety Inspector Certification.Must obtain State Certification as Fire Investigator within two (2) years of hire. Complete NIMS IS-100, 200 and 700 within one (1) year of employment.Complete all other training deemed necessary for the position as prescribed by the Fire Chief.