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Chief Fire Inspector 

Category Development Services  


Highly responsible administrative and professional work in coordinating, overseeing and performing fire inspections, plan examinations and permitting operations to enforce the State of Florida Fire Prevention Code for building construction. Responsible for the supervision and management of the contracted support performing the plans examination and inspection activities.


  1. Assist the Building Official in the daily oversight and supervision of plans examination, fire inspections and permitting activities.

  2. Direct work assignments for fire plans examination and inspection contractors. Inspect buildings in the process of construction, expansion, alteration or removal and assure that such work is performed in conformance with applicable codes, approved plans, and permits. Identifies violations of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, County Code of Ordinances, and other applicable rules and regulations and enforce correction of defects. Maintain records and make reports. Upon completion of construction, assist with final inspections to verify full compliance with codes and approved plans to achieve Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion.

  3. Confer with architects, engineers, contractors and the general public regarding code requirements and provide technical information.

  4. Serve as lead inspector for Florida Fire Prevention Code enforcement activities.

  5. Assist Building Official in the supervision and management of private contractors for fire plan examination and inspection services.

  6. Review plans, specifications and other data submitted to ensure conformance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code. Attempt to resolve code problems related to construction drawings.

  7. Provide advice and assistance to office and field staff regarding code interpretations. Assure consistency in interpretation of codes among staff members. Conduct field inspections as necessary to complete plan review and resolve code compliance issues.

  8. Assist Building Official in the of and literature on approved building materials/processes, staff development and certification and other technical files.

  9. In case of emergency or (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to respond/perform emergency and recovery duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

  10. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.

  11. Regular attendance.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

Position Requirements



  1. Knowledge of department plans examination, building permitting and inspection policies and procedures.

  2. < > of Fire prevention, suppression and investigation principles, procedures, methods, practices, and techniques.

    Knowledge of structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical construction methods, procedures and materials.

  3. Knowledge of the Florida Fire Prevention Code and ordinances relating to construction plan review, permitting and inspections in the County.

  4. Knowledge of possible building construction and mechanical compliance issues.

  5. Ability to be firm in requiring of building construction compliance issues.

  6. Ability to read and interpret construction codes, plans, specifications.

  7. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and necessary reports.

  8. Ability to supervise a team of employees

  9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and others in the construction trade.


  10. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate degree in Fire Sciences, Engineering, Construction, Architecture, or a related field.

  11. Two (2) years experience as a Fire Safety Inspector

  12. Additional certifications for fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and hood fire suppression systems preferred.


  13. Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to insurance provider.

  14. Must possessNational Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Plan Examiner

  15. NIMS 1-100, I-200, and I-700 required within one (1) year of employment.


  16. Acceptable vision (with or without correction)

  17. Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

  18. Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 45 pounds)

  19. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

  20. Ability to enter data into a computer.

  21. Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time.

  22. Climbing of ladders

  23. Able to operate a motor vehicle


  24. Tetanus within sixty (60) days of employment


  25. Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions with noise, slippery surfaces, and uneven surfaces.

  26. Heights (up to 50 feet)

  27. Some stressful situations.

    Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

    FLSA Exempt Status


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range Salary Range $21.47 - $30.67. Commensurate with Experience and Licenses. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date July 31, 2018  
Position Chief Fire Inspector  
Division Development Services  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 7/11/2018  
Location Building Services  

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