Fire Inspector, Wildfire Resilience Project Coordinator

Aspen Fire Protection District   Aspen, CO   Full-time     Government
Posted on February 6, 2024

Fire Inspector (Full-Time) $73,656.00 - $110,484.00

Staff Member Type: Prevention

Status:  Full-Time; Non-Exempt

Reports To: Fire Marshal

GENERAL STATEMENT: The Fire Inspector I is responsible for conducting a variety of technical fire and life safety inspections of commercial, institutional, industrial properties, along with residential dwellings (as requested by homeowners); presenting fire prevention programs to the general public and residents; assisting with fire investigations as requested; and performing a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The District reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time.

• Conduct fire and life safety inspections of all types of public and commercial structures, places of public assembly, along with residential (as requested by homeowners), for compliance with Fire Code, ordinances, and regulations as they pertain to the design, construction and installation of fire protection equipment and hazardous materials regulations.

• Follow up on cases with re-inspections.

• Investigate complaints of Fire Code violations and regulations.

• Advise and instruct occupants and owners regarding regulations pertaining to fire hazards and dangers of fire. • Document inspection findings and reviews; communicate findings, orally and in writing, with property owners and Fire Marshal

• Identify and reference the applicable code or standard for a given fire protection, fire prevention or life safety issue.

• Assist Prevention and Operations with developing fire pre-plans for structures within the fire district.

• Participate in specified training programs to maintain State and Local inspector certifications and to increase knowledge of modern fire prevention theories and techniques.

• Assist with development of the District’s fire prevention and public education activities.

• Assist with fire hydrant inspection and testing as needed. Assist with inspection, testing, and maintenance of District-owned dry hydrants.

• Assist Fire Prevention Division with a wide variety of research, records, planning, and administrative activities, including special projects and programs as assigned.

• Assists with fire investigation, as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

• Thorough knowledge of and ability to utilize the International Fire Code, International Building Code, NFPA Standards and City/County Ordinances when performing job functions.

• Knowledge of inspection process, including testing of fire protection and detection systems

• Thorough knowledge of the types of commercial operations in the Aspen Fire Protection District and any related potential hazards

• Collect, analyze, organize, and present information effectively in written and oral formats.

• Knowledge of fire prevention and safety educational programming, and skill in training and public presentations.

• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with business and civic leaders, the general public, other agencies, department staff members and Board members.

• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

• Knowledge of fire hazards, unsafe conditions, and practices, including knowledge of hazardous materials

• Ability to manage time and resources appropriately and meet deadlines.

• Ability to make independent judgments which have critical impacts on the organization.

• Thorough knowledge of the types of commercial operations in the Aspen Fire Protection District and any related potential hazards

• Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of District operations as well as District policies and procedures

• Must have excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills; excellent verbal and written skills; ability to use basic office machines as required.

EQUIPMENT, ENVIRONMENT, MENTAL & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

• Ability to read, interpret and analyze technical documents, codes and regulations, and professional journals; write reports, business correspondence, procedures, and proposals; present information and respond to questions individually and in small or large groups.

• Ability to apply the principles of logic, scientific thinking, and fire science judgement to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems using multiple, complex abstract and concrete variables in order to collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Ability to perform mathematical calculations utilizing basic mathematical calculations and formulas.

• Must be able to walk, run, crawl, stoop, push, jump, climb and manipulate large and small objects.

• A portion of this position will involve sedentary work in an office environment.

• Office equipment: copier, fax, printer, scanner, phone, cell phone.

• Computer equipment: personal computer/laptop, software and programs used in the profession and department. • Must be able to operate department vehicles in the normal course of duties.

• Must be able to grasp, lift and carry heavy weights (45 pounds or more).

• Must possess good vision, good hearing and be able to distinguish odors.

• Exposure to environmental conditions: May be exposed to heat, cold, noise, smoke, water, odors, fumes, traffic, vibrations, grease/oil, and dust/dirt.

• This position will require at times to work special events or activities after normal business hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age upon hire.

• High school diploma or GED, supplemented by training in fire prevention, code enforcement, fire science, fire technology, building construction, or any other related field.

Wildfire Resilience Project Coordinator (Temporary) $70,000 - $105,000