Job Details

Fire Inspector

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Tigard, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/06/2019

It's not just about a job, it's about having a career where you can answer the call and truly make a difference! We are Oregon's largest fire district and committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness and effective emergency response.

Join our team of dedicated professionals as a Fire Inspector and give back to the community!

The Fire Inspector will perform inspections and code enforcement of existing occupancies of limited complexity including the inspection of installed fire protection systems.

The ideal candidate will have a high level of customer service, able to effectively communicate and interact with individuals and groups in a variety of capacities throughout the district; and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

• Works independently under general supervision using established guidelines and procedures and may be assigned to work with others or in small groups.
• Inspects existing occupancies, premises and installations to identify and abate fire hazards, deficiencies in fire resistive construction, inadequate fire escapes and exiting and to assure general compliance with state and local fire codes, laws and regulations.
• Reviews inspection findings with occupants and owners, and develops necessary corrective action plans.
• Performs re-inspections as necessary to assure required corrective actions are complete.
• Prepares written and electronic inspection reports, notices of violation and other correspondence as needed.
• Maintains work schedules, records and reports in written and electronic formats and performs other duties using a variety of personal computer software applications.
• Promotes good public relations.
• On a regular and continuous basis, exercises creativity, judgment and use of discretion, and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences and results that have an impact on people, costs, and /or quality of service throughout the District.

Secondary Functions
• Participates in fire prevention training courses.
• Is trained in and delivers emergency first aid and CPR and operates AED equipment as needed.
• Drives and operates District vehicles as needed.
• Must be prepared to report/remain at work during major emergencies, disasters, and some large emergency exercises with little or no notice. Must be able to meet this requirement without substantial delay by taking appropriate steps for individual and family preparedness.
• May receive assignments well outside of job description or normal chain of command during major emergencies, disasters and some emergency exercises.

High School graduation or the equivalent is required. An Associates or higher-level degree in a field related to fire prevention is preferred.

Certifications and Licensure
• Must possess a current ICC Fire Code Certification (ICC Fire Inspector I) by the time of employment.
• Must possess Fire and Life Safety Specialist I competency recognition from the Oregon State Fire Marshal in accordance with OAR 837-039-0120 within one year of employment.
• Valid driver's license and maintain a driving record insurable by the District's insurer.

Physical Demands
• Ability to perform those physical activities required for the execution of essential functions including, but not limited to, regular sitting, walking and standing. The ability to perform repetitive motions with hands and wrists such as regular keyboarding and extensive talking and hearing both in person and over the phone to a wide variety of people. Must also be able to crouch, kneel, stoop, twist, climb, balance, reach, grasp, push, pull, carry, and lift various weights up to 50 lbs. in the performance of job related functions. Ability to perform all other physical activities required to perform essential functions.
• Ability to travel throughout the District to various work site locations in order to fulfill the essential functions of the position. Must possess a current, valid driver's license, and maintain a driving record insurable by the District's insurer in order to drive a District owned vehicle or drive a personal vehicle for District business.
• Ability to physically perform all duties which may be required to deliver emergency first aid and CPR, to operate AEDs and as may be assigned during emergencies.

Phase I:
Pass/fail review of application in relation to minimum requirements. All applicants passing phase I will be invited to participate in phase II. Notification will only be sent to applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements.

Phase II:
An on-site assessment center consisting of the following components weighted as noted:
• Interview Exercise (34%)
• Inspection Exercise (33%)
• Written (Letter composition) (33%)

Candidates must score an overall average of 60% or above to pass the examination and be placed on the eligible list. For qualifying veterans passing the examination, preference points will be added to the final weighted score.

The assessment center is planned for January 30-31, 2019, at the TVF&R South Operating Center located in Wilsonville, Oregon. These dates are based on the number of anticipated applicants. Candidates should plan to spend approximately three (3) hours for the assessment. The assessment schedule will be set after the closing date and will be communicated by email to the qualified candidates.

Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on a ranked civil service eligible list, which lasts as long as twenty-four (24) months. When vacancies occur during the life of the list, the top candidates on the eligible list will be invited to participate in the selection process.

Note all official communication will occur via email.

TVF&R is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe and professional service to our citizens.

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