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Fire Protection Specialist (Part-Time)

Antioch, Illinois

 

Antioch Fire Department

First Fire Protection District

835 Holbeck Drive

Antioch, IL 60002

Phone: 847-395-5511

Fax: 847-395-1018 
Website: www.antiochfire.org

 

Salary: $18 - $20/hour

Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

 

 

Part-time Fire Protection Specialist


 

The First Fire Protection District is currently looking for a highly-motivated individual to assist in the development of our Fire Prevention Bureau.


 

POSITION SUMMARY:


Performs a variety of routine and complex work in the interpretation and enforcement of adopted codes and related rules and regulations regarding commercial fire inspections. Inspects properties to verify compliance with adopted fire and other codes.

 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts fire inspections of existing commercial/industrial structures, multi-family common areas, for compliance with adopted fire codes, resolves compliance problems with owners within the employee's scope of knowledge and authority.

  • Responds to complaints and documents field conditions and/or violations of fire and other codes, communicates inspection results to property owners, tenants, businesses, etc.

  • Maintains a variety of logs and records related to inspection and enforcement activities, including computer data entry of inspection results.

  • Issues warnings and citations for fire code violations.

  • Researches fire code requirements in adopted District ordinances, NFPA, ICC and related documents when necessary.

  • Reviews plans and make necessary recommendation per district codes and regulations.

  • Makes suggestions for amendments and additions to codes or regulations, which relate to the position.

  • Assists in obtaining, preparing and presenting exhibits, reports, or other evidence in court as required.

  • Operates and properly maintains all tools and equipment needed to perform the essential job functions and responsibilities listed above while adhering to all District-wide and departmental safety rules and practices.

 

COMPENSATION:

 

$18 - $20/hour based on experience
 


HOURS AND SCHEDULE:


Monday thru Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Up to 25 hours per week, based on candidate’s availability and District inspectional load.

 

REQUIREMENTS:


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Two or more years of college coursework, preferably in Fire Science, Code Enforcement, Building Inspection or related field preferred

  • Two or more years’ experience in fire prevention inspections, plan review or related field preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • IL Class D driver's license, or equivalent from another state.

  • One of the Following: NFPA Fire Inspector I, ICC Fire Inspector 2 or NFPA Fire Prevention Officer 1, or the ability to complete coursework/obtain certification within 12 months of hire.


WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • The International Fire Code and Life Safety Code: NFPA 101.

  • Fire prevention inspection principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.

  • Applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to various public safety codes.

  • Inspection techniques.


ABILITY TO:

  • Prepare, organize and maintain inspection files, field data, reports and systems.

  • Work well with the public, local business owners, tenants and to be able to act effectively in stressful situations.

  • Analyze complex situations, problems and data and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions.

  • Comprehend and articulate complex facts and relationships in detail and summarize and write clearly, concisely and legibly and testify in court in an objective, concise and professional manner.

  • Produce or obtain reports, graphs, charts, and/or photographs for evidence or exhibits.

  • Follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Respond to and interact with customer, employees and others within and outside the organization in a courteous and professional manner.


Ability to use the following tools: District vehicle, tape measure, cell phone, 2-way radio, ladder, flashlight, hard hat, computer, copy machine, fax machine, telephone and digital camera.


 

FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICANTS WILL BE APRIL 14, 2017.

 

THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


 

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

 

Chief Jon Cokefair

835 Holbek Drive

Antioch, Illinois 60002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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