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Job Description Sample Fire Marshal


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Classification Title: Department: Band: D FLSA: Exempt Date Updated: August 20, 1992 Title Of Immediate Supervisor: Fire Chief Fire Marshal Fire Subgrade: 1

Grade: 6

CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY Under administrative direction, provides managerial oversight to the implementation of fire prevention, investigation and education programs. Incumbent is responsible for developing programs and procedures to comply with City Council policy and Department goals and objectives. This is a single position classification. It is not part of a series. MISSION The primary mission of all employees is to provide the citizens of the City of Kennewick with the most efficient and effective service possible. Salaries are paid by the taxes, revenues, and users fees collected from the citizens of Kennewick. Each employee is expected to treat all people with the courtesy and respect due them at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES FREQUENCY BAND/GRADE 1. Develops and recommends goals and objectives for the Division to ensure compliance with City Council policy directives, overall departmental goals and objectives and any applicable local, state or federal laws, rules and regulations. Develops, recommends and implements operating procedures and programs within the Division in order to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. For example, develops self inspection program for businesses in order to alleviate the demand on staff; supervises the development of an inspection checklist and tracking system to ensure compliance. Daily 15% D6

2. Develops, recommends and monitors budget by reviewing past expenditures, determining future needs and making determinations regarding the necessary resources to accomplish goals. Reviews requisition for items and recommends approval based upon budgetary guidelines. Quarterly 10% 3. Supervises the performance of an inspector and clerical staff person. Supervision includes training, work assignment and review, performance evaluation and making hiring and termination recommendations. Daily 15% Fire Marshal - Page 1 C5 C4

4. Reviews fire codes, provides interpretation and recommends revisions to ensure compliance with the intent of the code. For example, researching, developing and recommending the adoption of an ordinance mandating a "buffer" zone around the City (i.e. standard distance between fields and housing, alternative roofing on homes adjacent to fields which is more fire retardant, etc.). Weekly 10% 5. Researches, develops and implements public education and public relations programs regarding fire safety and prevention. Quarterly 5% 6. Reviews building, site, utility and other plans to determine compliance with applicable codes and provides comments regarding necessary revisions. Daily 20% B2 C4 D6

7. Conducts investigations of fires to determine origin, cause, accident or arson, etc., prepares reports and coordinates efforts with law enforcement as necessary. Weekly 20% 8. Provides assistance to citizens concerning fire related issues such as interpretation of and compliance with fire code and discussing with parents their child's normal or abnormal interest in fires. Weekly 5% 9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required D6 C4

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Associate's degree in fire science and seven or more years of progressively responsible fire fighting, prevention and investigation experience including two or more years of supervisory responsibility or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the successful performance of the essential elements of the job such as those listed above. A valid State of Washington driver's license is required. Must be an ICBO Certified Fire Inspector.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/REQUIREMENTS To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents must be able to perform the following: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing. Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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