Job Title: Assistant Fire Marshal
Department: Public Safety
Reports To: Fire Marshal or Director as assigned
FLSA Status: Exempt-Professional
Prepared By: R. Aubrey Cheatham
Prepared Date: February 13, 2008
Revision Date: February 13, 2008
Approved By: R. David Laurrell
Approved Date: June 27, 2008
Under general supervision, performs diversified professional duties and responsibilities
demanding the use of numerous and various types of procedures. Problems encountered are
routine to difficult in nature.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may
Enforces the provisions of fire codes as provided in the Statewide Fire Prevention Code and local
Visually reviews plans for all types of structures and subdivisions to insure compliance with
Independently inspects new and/or existing or additions/alterations to existing structures and
keeps records of all inspections;
Prepares and presents cases in court for violation of applicable codes;
Responsible for the maintenance, care and cleanliness of all vehicles assigned to you;
Responds to emergency incidents of serious magnitude and provides oversight as needed;
Drives and operates emergency equipment, as needed;
Coordinates and assists with Fire activities within the County;
Acts in the capacity as the County Fire Marshal and Fire Official enforcing applicable NFPA,
State and County Codes in reference to fire and safety situations during his/her absence;
Acts in the capacity as County Hazmat Officer providing coordination and oversight of Hazmat
incidents during his/her absence;
Provides fire training to schools, organizations, the public, and other Fire personnel as needed;
Coordinates and prepares fire education messages for release to the available media avenues;
Attends functions, meetings and events as an official Public Safety representative.
Requires a baccalaureate degree.
Additional education/training may be substituted where applicable.
Five years experience in related field.
Frequent interpersonal contacts both within and outside the organization to obtain or furnish
RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The position has frequent exposure to risk situations; the impact of the incumbent’s decision(s)
minimally affect the operation of the organization.
Work is performed both indoors and outdoors where uncomfortable conditions exist.
The work involves some physical strain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to comprehend and interpret blueprints, building plans, and subdivision plats and
recommend corrective measures for inadequacies in planned or existing structures;
Ability to work with co-workers, related agencies and the public under stressful conditions;
Ability to physically be able to climb stairs or crawl in low or confined areas for the purpose of
making inspections without assistance;
Must have a legible handwriting;
Must attend all mandatory code training and code change update seminars to remain certified;
Thorough understanding and ability to utilize the County’s adopted software platform.
Requires extensive knowledge fire fighting techniques;
Must be able to perform investigations with accurate reports and records which may be utilized in
litigation and court proceedings.
Ability to manage major emergency incidents making appropriate decisions with regard to patient
care and property preservation;
Ability to maintain positive working relationships with volunteer personnel and the public;
Possess a working knowledge of all Public Safety activities within Campbell County;
General understanding and ability to utilize the county’s adopted software platform.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possess valid Virginia’s driver license and be insurable under the County’s policy;
Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation;
Applicant must be in excellent physical health and be subject to and successfully complete a
required physical examination;
Must be certified as a Fire Inspector (1031);
Must possess Firefighter II certification;
Must possess Hazmat Operations certification;
Must possess EVOC certification;
NIMS training to the 200 level (IS 700, 100, and 200);
NIMS training to the 400 level within 12 months of employment;
General knowledge of radio systems in relation to emergency services and Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone
EMT certification at the basic, intermediate, or paramedic level;
Certification as a Fire Investigator (1033) within 12 months of employment;
Complete law enforcement training for Fire Marshal certification within 24 months of employment.