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Fire Code Plans Examiner

Company: Sarasota County Government Careers
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Emergency Services

About Our Job

Perform Code Enforcement work in the area of LIFE and FIRE SAFETY, new and existing acceptance testing of Fire Protection Systems and Certificate of Occupancy Inspections through the use of national and state codes as adopted by County Ordinance and enforced through the Counties Special Master process.

Job Description:

This work involves the examination of plans submitted for new construction, renovation and site and development to include all fire safety requirements.

* Indicates changes/modifications necessary to meet the code requirements as adopted. * Checks the work of Inspectors and investigates reports of serious violations. * Instructs applicants in procedures and qualifications necessary to obtain appropriate certifications and permits. * Assists Inspectors in the review of plans within their area of responsibility. Confers with and advises Fire Inspectors regarding technical and code issues.

This work requires field inspections to be performed which will include acceptance testing of new life safety systems (fire alarms, fire sprinkler and standpipe systems), as well as structural life safety requirements.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About You

Minimum Qualifications: A High School Diploma or its equivalent is required with a minimum of three (3) years experience as a Fire Safety Inspector and three (3) years construction and plans review experience. Valid Florida State Certified Fire Safety Inspector (200 hours) as issued by the Bureau of Fire Standards. Valid Florida Driver's License at time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Nicet Certification level II in Fire Protection preferred.

Job Competencies:

* Knowledge of fire safety codes (Florida Fire Prevention Code, Life Safety Code and other related NFPA standards). * Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgement in the supervisory conduct of fire safety inspections. * Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with the public, architects, engineers, contractors, elected/appointed officials and his/her coworkers.

Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.

About Everything Else

Pay: $26.19 - $27.64

Employee Type:

Regular (Budgeted)


* Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more! * For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit for additional information. * Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations. * Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)

Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco Free/Drug Free Workplace

Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.

Keywords: Sarasota County Government Careers, Sarasota , Fire Code Plans Examiner, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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