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Chief Fire Inspector - 2021 

Category Building 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. Direct work assignments for fire plans examination and inspection contractors.
  2. 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 enforces 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 the lead inspector for Florida Fire Prevention Code enforcement activities.
  5. Assist the 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 the Building Official in maintaining codebooks and literature on approved building materials/processes, staff development, certification, and other technical files.
  9. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), the position must respond/perform emergency and recovery duties as assigned by the 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 the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  11. Head, face, neck (anything above the t-shirt line), and hand tattoos are prohibited except that an employee may have one ring tattoo below the joint of the bottom segment of the finger.
  12. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the County’s offices or work facilities with the ability to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as required.


(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




  • Knowledge of department plans examination, building permitting, and inspection policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Fire prevention, suppression, and investigation principles, procedures, methods, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical construction methods, procedures, and materials.
  • Knowledge of the Florida Fire Prevention Code and ordinances relating to construction plan review, permitting, and inspections in the County.
  • Knowledge of possible building construction and mechanical compliance issues.
  • Ability to be firm in requiring remedy of building construction compliance issues.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction codes, plans, and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and necessary reports.
  • Ability to supervise a team of employees
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and others in the construction trade.



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate degree in Fire Sciences, Engineering, Construction, Architecture, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years experience as a Florida Fire Safety Inspector
  • Additional certifications for fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and hood fire suppression systems are preferred.



  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the insurance provider.
  • Florida Certified Fire Safety Inspector II
  • Must possess National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Plan Examiner
  • Must possess or obtain the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment.



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 45 pounds)
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to enter data into a computer.
  • Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods.
  • Crawling
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Balancing
  • Stooping
  • Climbing of ladders
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle



  • Tetanus within sixty (60) days of employment



  • Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions with noise, slippery surfaces, and uneven surfaces.
  • Heights (up to 50 feet)
  • Some stressful situations.


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

FLSA Exempt Status

Revised 12/07/2021

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $22.39 - $32.01 Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date January 30,2021  
Position Chief Fire Inspector - 2022  
Division Building Services  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 1/14/2022  
Location Building Services  
Flyer None Specified 

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