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    In the wake of two tragic amusement park ride accidents in Kansas and Tennessee, and the ongoing political debate in America over gun safety issues, we felt it timely to help answer a question that continues to be asked in the media: does the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have the authority to address... […]
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Please send a PDF or Word Document describing your employment opportunities to dconrad@charlottenc.gov.

Stanly County Emergency Services is accepting applications for Fire Marshal.

The Stanly County Fire Marshal’s Office is part of a tiered Emergency Services Department that includes Emergency Management, Fire Marshal’s Office & EMS. The FMO is responsible for all fire code enforcement; including plan review & approval, fire investigations and serves as a liaison between County Government and County Fire Departments

Our approximately 400 sq. mile service area is bordered by Badin Lake and Lake Tillery with an estimated population of 60,000. The FMO is responsible for all unincorporated areas and (9) nine municipalities.

 

Requirements:

Graduation from high school or GED. Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. Must be credentialed as a NC Fire Code Inspector Level III with background in fire investigations. Desirable requirements include, but are not limited to NC Firefighter Level II, Fire Education & Emergency Management credentials. All applicants must pass a physical and pre-employment drug screening.

 

Recruitment Period:

August 11, 2017 – August 31, 2017

 

Salary: Exempt Status, DOQ’s

Contact Person: Brian Simpson
(704) 986-3650
bsimpson@stanlycountync.gov

 

All interested may download an application at http://www.stanlycountync.gov/job-opportunities/

 

Please submit all applications to:
Stanly County Human Resources
1000 N 1
st Street
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704)986-3605 Fax: (704)986-3841

 

Stanly County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE NC
Assistant Fire Marshal

SALARY: $42,361.00 – $48,910.46 Annually

OPENING DATE: 08/02/17

CLOSING DATE: 08/16/17 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:

Performs intermediate protective service work in fire prevention and investigation; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fire Marshal. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Performing fire inspections; investigating suspicious fires; maintaining fire inspections paperwork; responding to emergency fire and medical situations, maintaining equipment and facilities, continuing training and instruction. (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

• Performs state mandated fire inspections

• Performs necessary paperwork associated with state mandated fire inspection

• Performs necessary data entry associated with state mandated fire inspections

• Performs visits to locations where complaint investigations have been made

• Completes fire prevention programs as assigned by management

• Assists with or completes fire investigations on fires

• Follow ups on non compliance report letters to ensure repairs have been made

• Reviews fire protection system reports an sends non-compliancy letters to  appropriate persons to ensure repairs

• Participates in required training in order to maintain level of certification

• Performs related tasks as required.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and 2 to 5 years experience in fire suppression.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Thorough knowledge of the modern principles and techniques of fire prevention, including inspection, hazards and elimination of dangerous conditions; thorough knowledge of the geography of the City; thorough knowledge of the laws and ordinances of state and city regarding fire prevention and arson; general knowledge of the principles and practices of building construction and electrical and mechanical systems; ability to recognize existing and potential fire hazards in a wide variety of structures and installations; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to prepare clear and concise written reports; ability to interpret and enforce rules and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially; mechanical aptitude; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

EOE/M/F/D/V

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

https://jacksonvillenc.gov/

815 New Bridge st

Jacksonville, NC 28541

Position #00085