|INSPECTOR I PARAMEDIC
Job Code: 4505
Pay Grade: 321
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
||The following job codes are covered under this job description: 4504 – Inspector I; 4505 Inspector I Paramedic; 4506 – Inspector I Preceptor.
Performs responsible highly technical duties in the Fire Loss Management Bureau of the Fire and Rescue Department. This is technical work requiring considerable initiative and sound judgment in the enforcement of and compliance with state and county fire codes and standards. An employee in a position allocated to this classification is responsible for inspecting and plan reviews of building and construction to see that safety and legal building requirements have been met. Respond to emergency incidents on a regular basis and investigate fire scenes to determine origin and cause.
|Representative Duties /Assignments|
Investigate Fire Scenes
Reports and Written Communication
- Inspect new and existing building construction, fire alarm systems, piping, sprinkler and standpipe systems, and water supplies to see that the equipment is functioning properly and that they fulfill fire fighting/prevention and life safety requirements.
- Ensure that all fire systems meet codes, ordinances, standards and maintenance schedules.
- Interact with a variety of groups to achieve compliance with codes and standards.
Education and Public Relations
- Interact notices of violations, code enforcement notices and nonconformance reports.
- Operate computer for record-keeping, report-writing, and/or statistical analyses.
- Educate public, building owners and contractors about fire safety, and/or codes, ordinances and standards, including the reasons for complying.
- Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to interact with the citizens and construction industry.
- Attend continuing education programs, read current technical literature, and keep current with departmental procedures, codes, ordinances and/or standards.
- Interpret codes, ordinances, and/or standards.
- Request formal interpretation of codes, ordinances, and/or standards.
- Assist Command Center and/or Engine Companies during normal work schedule and/or after-hour calls.
- Respond to fire scene and/or emergency incidents on a regular basis.
- Provide firefighting and/or EMS services as required.
||Graduation from high school or equivalent and three years of fire service experience with a paid fire department or two years experience as a Municipal Fire Inspector. Must be able to meet 11th grade scholastic level or greater on T.A.B.E. Examination.
Must possess current certifications as Municipal Inspector and Firefighter per Florida Statue 633 and Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic Certification.
A class “D” drivers license with an “E” endorsement (applicable to law or any changes thereof.)
Within one year from date of hire must possess Florida Fire Officers 1 Certification.
Within one year from date of hire must possess fifteen college credits in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, or related fields from an accredited college or university.
All OCFRD personnel are expected to maintain a level of physical fitness consistent with their job assignment.