Nueces County Human Resources Department Fire Marshal - Fire Marshal - 1122-5107 in Corpus Christi, Texas
Fire Marshal - Fire Marshal - 1122-5107
Fire Marshal - Fire Marshal - 1122-5107
Corpus Christi, TX
12/15/2022 11:59 PM Central
IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED BY NUECES COUNTY AS LAW ENFORCEMENT, YOU MUST TAKE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT EXAM. THE NEXT EXAM IS SCHEDULED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022. APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED BY E-MAIL THE WEEK OF THE EXAM.
The employee is required to be on duty before, during, and after natural disasters and emergencies, as directed by the supervisor.
Performs professional and technical fire prevention work for the County. This position provides expertise, develops, organizes, directs and/or implements programs regarding fire prevention protection suppression, and investigation in the unincorporated areas of the county. This position will also review construction plans, site plans, fire suppression system plans, fire alarm plans, and other fire code required permits for new and existing commercial, public, and residential buildings in the unincorporated areas of the county for inspection and compliance with the currently adopted fire code.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following:
Conducts and coordinates all construction plan reviews on civil, structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems for construction within the County for compliance with local, state and federal rules, laws, statutes and regulations.
Conducts fire and life safety code compliance inspections annually for all businesses, state licensed and regulated child care, health care and assisted living facilities as well as construction and fire protection system projects.
Conducts fire, explosive and hazardous materials investigations on all incidents within the unincorporated areas of the County; collects and analyzes evidence, including flammable and combustible liquids and appliances; interviews witnesses and suspects; prepares, processes and files cases for criminal prosecution.
Organizes documentation for all investigations, fire reports and related activities.
Conducts planning and development meetings with potential and current business owners, developers, project managers, engineers, architects and elected officials; coordinates a competitive construction program by streamlining the developmental process.
Coordinates the issuance of various types of operational and construction permits to businesses and proposed construction and fire protection system projects.
Coordinates the County-wide Pre-Incident Planning and Assessment Program; directs ESD employees and volunteers along with volunteers from the Fire Corps in gathering property, hazardous materials and hazardous process information from all County properties.
Coordinates with ESD’s who have certified personnel to assist with or conduct inspections or investigations.
Serves as the liaison with first responder organizations in gathering and distributing pre-incident planning and assessment plans.
Serves as Liaison between Nueces County Emergency Services Districts and Nueces County Emergency Management during emergencies and natural disasters.
Builds and sustains effective working relationships between the public and fire departments; emphasizes County-wide public education programs and community service initiatives; participates in community events; interacts with community members and the fire service.
Conducts fire prevention and safety programs for County employees, businesses, civic organizations, first responders and the general public.
Assists the Emergency Management Coordinator and Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator with planning, development and implementation of hazard mitigation as well as disaster responses during declared emergency activations.
Assess and monitor the fire threat level for the County, to include making recommendations to the Commissioners Court on burn ban orders.
Inspects fire hazard complaints and underground storage tanks.
Prepares and maintains records of structures inspected and resulting actions.
Issues citations for fire code violations.
Coordinates suspected arson cases with the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office and other applicable law enforcement agencies.
Attends various training seminars and workshops to maintain professional development.
Attends and participates in meetings as required.
Remains on call 24 hours a day.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position reports to the Commissioners Court Manager and is hired by the Commissioners Court. May supervise other employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Nueces County policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning work, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or GED plus sixty hours college credit to include work in fire science or criminal justice or a related field; or Associates degree in Fire Science/Criminal Justice or a related field. And five years of experience in firefighting or fire investigating required.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be considered for current Nueces County employees only.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have Certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as Fire Inspector I and II plus Plans Examiner. Must have NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800.
A valid Texas driver’s license.
Must be or have the ability to obtain the following certifications within 6 months of appointment:
Certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as Basic Fire Investigator.
Basic Peace Officer Certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as Arson Investigator.
Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
Must be a member of the Nueces County Fire Chief’s Association.
Certified as a Firefighter is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees and the general public.
Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:
Group Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance - Aetna PPO or Christus Health EPO Plan
Dental Insurance - optional
Vision Insurance - optional
Short and Long-term Disability Insurance - "Core" no cost to employee
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Flexible health and dependent day care accounts
Retirement program - TCDRS (http://www.tcdrs.org)
Deferred Compensation 457
Paid time off - Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays
Education Assistance Program
Do you have a High School Diploma or GED certificate?
Do you have a valid Class C Texas Driver's license?
Do you have two (2) years of college?
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