Deputy Fire Official Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direction of the Code Compliance Director, is responsible for the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of public Fire Safety Education Programs. Work involves responsibility for exercising supervision over the division Fire Inspectors with regards to Fire Investigation, Occupational Licenses, Special Activities, and Fire Code Plan Review. Working within division guidelines and established procedures, incumbent exercises initiative, independent judgement and discretion. Responsible for division budget preparation and administration, fixed assets, vehicle and building maintenance. Work assignments are received orally and in writing. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports and for results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General supervision of the fire prevention section inspection personnel and scheduling of all inspection activities of the inspectors as required to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local codes.

Investigates fire cause and origin, explosions and bomb threats; works with law enforcement agencies, where arson is suspected, to prepare evidence for the State Attorney's Office. Makes court appearances and testifies as to investigation findings.

Preparation and analysis of statistical information regarding fire incident reports. Directs the presentation of administrative reports as required.

Prepares, presents, and evaluates program related to Fire Prevention to citizen groups, schools, and other organizations.

Assists in budget preparation and control of expenditures.

Responsible for the assignment of division vehicles, communication devices and other division equipment.

Coordinates maintenance and repair of division property.

B. MARGINAL DUTIES

May serve as Secretary to the Fire Prevention Board of Adjustment and Appeals, as directed by the Code Compliance Director.

May plan, direct, or assign work to the Code Enforcement personnel in the absence of the Code Enforcement Administrator.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school graduate or GED recognized by the State of Florida.

A valid, current municipal Fire Inspector's Certificate of Compliance. Experience in fire/arson
investigation techniques. Experience and education in public relations. Experience in budgeting. Current Florida Operators Drivers License.

B. KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS. AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of criminal and civil laws which pertain to fire investigation and the prosecution of arson.

Knowledge in the field of public fire safety education and public relations.

Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

Knowledge of basic fire behavior and modem fire-fighting techniques.

Knowledge of current management methods and practices.

Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with the public.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to prepare statistics for yearly and monthly fire reports.

Ability to operate hand held camera and video equipment.

Ability to use and maintain self contained breathing apparatus.

Ability to prepare accurate reports for the courts and State Attorney's Office.

Ability to prepare evidence for submittal for laboratory analysis.

Ability to communicate clearly and precisely, under stressful situations at a fire scene.

Ability to perform fire/code enforcement inspections as required.

Ability to maintain an inventory, order and dispense supplies.

Ability to maintain petty cash drawer and records.

Ability to maintain division equipment repair maintenance reports and schedule vehicle maintenance.

Ability to operate a computer terminal.

Ability to hear and understand conversation in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch.

C. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols - must be legible and understood by others.

Ability to see and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, both large and small as well as identify colors.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling or squatting position.

Ability to lift, carry, push or pull items which weigh up to 75 lbs. over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 yards.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice versa, periodically.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to lift items (weighing less than 40 lbs.) above the head or down from over the head.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes. Walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Ability to hold items (weighing between 1- 10 lbs.) for a period less than 10 minutes.

Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at a time. May need to remain seated for more than 30 minutes at a time.

Ability to work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.

Ability to wear heavy protective equipment, helmet, bunker gear, boots, and SCBA weighing up to 85 lbs.


THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 8/24/04