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Job Openings Fire Marshal Ocean City, Maryland




Posted 2/5/2020

FULL TIME POSTING

Town of Ocean City

Fire Marshal’s Office

Fire Safety Inspector







The Ocean City Fire Department: Office of the Fire Marshal is responsible for the enforcement of fire/explosive laws and applicable work in fire inspection, plans review, code enforcement, fire origin/cause investigation, court testimony, and explosive device response for the Town of Ocean City.


The Fire Safety Inspector is the entry-level/trainee position in the Fire Marshal’s Office, and will be responsible for applicable work in code enforcement for the department, while obtaining the necessary education, training, and experience for required promotion to Deputy Fire Marshal I/II. Other duties commensurate with training, experience, and Departmental needs will be assigned. Several positions are expected to be hired to fill current/upcoming Deputy I and II vacancies over the next six months.

Schedule is predominantly day work (M-F); and is subject to regular evening/weekend assignments and rotating on-call status.


Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, strong organizational and communication skills and a high level of proficiency in oral, written, and digital communications. Entry-level candidates must have a valid driver’s license, experience as a firefighter, and should be certified as a Fire Inspector 1. Combination of education and experience relevant to the position may be considered as alternatives to the minimum qualifications.


Must be capable of obtaining necessary certifications (Fire Inspector II, Fire Investigator, HazMat Tech) for promotion to DFM 1, within 12 months of employment, pending training availability and Departmental needs.


Base annual salary range for position and promotional opportunities are:

-Fire Safety Inspector: $39,194 to 62,360 (Entry Level)

-Deputy Fire Marshal I: $47,167 to 75,045

-Deputy Fire Marshal II: $51,741 to 82,323


Hiring is subject to:

-physical capabilities test, written test, interview(s)

-thorough background investigation (including polygraph/psychological evaluation)

Vacancies will remain open until positions filled.


To apply, submit the following:

1. Town of Ocean City Application

2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae w/ Complete Certification Documentation

Ocean City Human Resources

301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 106/ P.O. Box 158

Ocean City, MD 21843



Application packets may be obtained by visiting the Town of Ocean City’s Human Resources website at: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/human-resources/employment/full-time-employment/


Application period will remain open until positions are filled.


Job Title: Deputy Fire Marshal I

Department: Fire Marshals Office

Reports To: Captain-Fire Marshals Office

FSLA: Nonexempt

Shift: Varied

Approved by: Fire Marshal

Approved Date: 12/10/13

SUMMARY: Enforcement of fire laws and fire codes through inspections, plan reviews, and origin and cause investigations. Deputy Fire Marshal I, performs these tasks under close supervision and at times with complete independence, depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. Regularly on-call and required to be available to respond to calls 24 hours per day 7 days a week, as necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Performs all types of fire inspections for new construction, exiting buildings, renovations and additions for code compliance.

- Conducts plan reviews for all types of fire protection systems and construction. Insures code compliance and recommends alternative compliance measures.

- Recommends, creates and evaluates policy and procedures for inspections, plan reviews and investigations.

- Generates correspondence and reports related to plan reviews, inspections and investigations.

- Facilitates code review, creation and adoption. Properly identifies and analyzes codes for proper interpretation, impact and utilization, making recommendations for modification so as to accurately address specific fire code issues.

- Enforces permit regulations given a report of violations, making corrective actions or request permit revocation.

- Evaluates fire protection plans and practices, of a complex process or operation, so that the fire growth potential for all areas is determined, and the level of protection is appropriate to the hazard, and applicable codes and standards are met.

- Conduct origin and cause investigations.

- Enter buildings and other structures, which contain immediate hazardous conditions to life and safety in order to identify, collect and submit physical evidence of origin and cause of a fire.

- Question witnesses and suspects. Conduct surveillances.

- Prepare and present evidence and testimony in criminal and civil court.

- Respond to, and operate at, releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of protecting persons, property, or the environment and mitigating the incident.

- Calibrate, maintain, and utilize highly technical/complex equipment for investigations and hazardous materials response, in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

- Safely travel to and from a scene (in emergency mode).

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Two years experience in fire protection and prevention and two years experience in plans review. Three years experience in firefighting and completion of a basic firefighters course or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups or managers, clients, customers, and general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILL

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver’s license. Nationally certified as a Fire Inspector II or equivalent. Nationally certified as a hazardous materials technician. Nationally certified as a Fire Investigator.

OTHER SKILL AND ABILITIES

- Knowledge in the procedures for modifications and up-grade of applicable codes and standards, the review process, and appeals procedure.

- Ability to compose legally adoptable code language.

- Knowledge in the process for the development of codes and standards at the local, state and national level: sources that could provide information and technical assistance in development of fire safety regulations.

- Knowledge in legal precedence and the various systems of government that affect the performance of the inspector’s duties.

- Knowledge in the types and sources of publications, including approval and listing guidelines, codes and standards, and technical references.

- Knowledge in legal procedure for fire code enforcement.

- Thorough knowledge, skills and ability to respond to and effectively operate in a crew leader role at various types of emergency incidents; including but not limited to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive incidents.

+Hazardous materials incidents

+Fire/arson/explosive investigations

+Post blast incidents

- Basic knowledge of personal computers and office applications software i.e. word processing/e-mail

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk: use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock and exposure to radiation and chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Job Title: Deputy Fire Marshal II

Department: Fire Marshals Office

Reports To: Chief Deputy Fire Marshal

FSLA: Nonexempt

Shift: Varied

Approved by: Fire Marshal

Approved Date: 3/23/06

SUMMARY: Enforcement of arson and explosive laws through criminal investigations and/or operate as a hazardous devices technician. Enforcement of fire laws and codes through inspections, plan reviews, and origin and cause investigations. Deputy Fire Marshal II performs these tasks under general supervision and at most times with complete independence, depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. Required to be available to respond to calls 24 hours per day 7 days a week, as necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Arson and Explosive Investigations:

- Conduct investigations for crimes related to arson, explosives, hazardous devices, bomb and arson threats, malicious burning, false alarms, fire for fraud, attempting to burn, setting fire while perpetrating other crimes.

- Conduct interrogations of suspects

- Prepare, write and execute search and seizure warrants and arrest warrants.

- Make arrests without a warrant, fingerprint, use firearms and handcuffs, body armor and knowledge of defensive tactics.

- Conduct origin and cause investigations.

- Enter buildings and other structures, which contain immediate hazardous conditions to life and safety in order to identify, collect and submit physical evidence of origin and cause of a fire.

- Question witnesses and suspects. Conduct surveillances.

Hazardous Devices Technician:

- Render safe and/or remove suspected improvised explosive devices, incendiary devices, explosives, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics and ammunition.

- Provide for legal, proper and safe transportation, disposal and/or storage of explosives and other items.

- Conduct explosive crime scene investigations.

- Store, maintain and inventory bomb squad equipment

- Provide technical support to special operations (hazmat, police, fire departments)

- Prepare and participate in offensive and defensive strategies for homeland security.

Prevention and Protection:

- Prepare and present evidence and testimony in criminal and civil court.

- Safely travel to and from a scene (in emergency mode).

- Performs all types of fire inspections for new construction, exiting buildings, renovations and additions for code compliance.

- Conducts plan reviews for all types of fire protection systems and construction. Insures code compliance and recommends alternative compliance measures.

- Recommends, creates and evaluates policy and procedures for inspections, plan reviews and investigations.

- Generates correspondence and reports related to plan reviews, inspections and investigations.

- Facilitates code review, creation and adoption. Properly identifies and analyzes codes for proper interpretation, impact and utilization, making recommendations for modification so as to accurately address specific fire code issues.

- Enforces permit regulations given a report of violations, making corrective actions or request permit revocation.

- Evaluates fire protection plans and practices, of a complex process or operation, so that the fire growth potential for all areas is determined, and the level of protection is appropriate to the hazard, and applicable codes and standards are met.

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful operation as a Deputy Fire Marshal I for twelve months and recommended by his/her supervisor for Deputy Fire Marshal II.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Two years experience in fire protection and prevention and two years experience in plans review. Three years experience in firefighting and completion of a basic firefighters course or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years experience in origin and cause investigations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups or managers, clients, customers, and general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILL

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver’s license. Nationally certified as a Fire Inspector II or equivalent. Nationally certified as a hazardous materials technician. Meet selection standards and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Police Training Commission for a police officer and/or meet selection standards and successfully complete the training prescribed by Federal Bureau of Investigations for a certified hazardous devices technician.

OTHER SKILL AND ABILITIES

- Ability to take police action as directed.

- Pursue and apprehend suspects

- Knowledge in the procedures for modifications and up-grade of applicable codes and standards, the review process, and appeals procedure.

- Ability to compose legally adoptable code language.

- Knowledge in the process for the development of codes and standards at the local, state and national level: sources that could provide information and technical assistance in development of fire safety regulations.

- Knowledge in legal precedence and the various systems of government that affect the performance of the inspector’s duties.

- Knowledge in the types and sources of publications, including approval and listing guidelines, codes and standards, and technical references.

- Knowledge in legal procedure for fire code enforcement.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk: use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50-100 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock, explosives and chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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