Website City of Hendersonville, NC

The City of Hendersonville North Carolina is seeking an Assistant Fire Marshal. An employee in this class provides assistance in the planning and coordinating the activities of the City’s Life Safety Division including investigation and code compliance inspection, fire prevention and staff training.  Emphasis of the work is on participating in the inspections of buildings for fire hazards, promoting fire prevention/education and fire safety awareness as well as investigating fires as well as performs related duties as assigned.

The employee should possess extensive knowledge of the methods, standards, practices, strategies, techniques and tactics used in fire prevention methods, fire suppression, fire service training, fire cause determination and arson investigation; extensive knowledge of the modern investigation methods and techniques used to determine the cause of fires; comprehensive knowledge of standard fire prevention codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and federal, state, and departmental standards, rules and regulations and ability to enforce codes with firmness and fairness; comprehensive knowledge of techniques for handling hazardous materials; ability to effectively use computer programs, software and other office equipment necessary to perform job duties; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to persuasively and effectively deal with property owners, managers and the general public to eliminate and prevent fire hazards and to stimulate interest and cooperation in fire prevention activities; skilled in operating emergency vehicles and in the use of firefighting equipment, fire apparatus, radios or other communications equipment.

Education and experience:  Associates’ degree in Fire Science or related field preferred. One or more years of related experience in a municipal fire department.

Special requirements:
NC certification as a Firefighter Level II, Class B Driver’s License ,Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic), NC certification at Hazmat Operations Level, Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification; NIMS 100,200, 700 and 800, NHSTA Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician, Fire Instructor Level I, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector Level III, Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I.

Salary range: $40,696- $61,929, Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

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