The Bellevue Fire Department has a long tradition of excellence, as evidenced by our: performance in preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies; strong public image; and reputation among partners and peers in the region. The Department has passed a rigorous accreditation process by the Center for Public Safety Excellence five times since 1998 making it one of ten fire departments in the State of Washington to currently hold this designation. We are also a Class 2 Community Protection Classification as determined by the Washington Survey & Rating Bureau, one of only five such departments in the State of Washington.
We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to be our next Fire Prevention Officer in our Fire Prevention Division assigned either to be responsible for the enforcement of fire prevention codes and standards in existing structures or within the Development Services line of business either reviewing and approving plans and specifications for fire suppression, fire detection, special hazards, high piled storage and hazardous materials installations or inspecting newly constructed buildings and occupancies depending on the needs of the Fire Prevention Division. You may also be assigned to the Fire Investigation Unit according to the needs of the division. Those responsible for investigation of fires work to determine the origin and cause of fire events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ability to use strong human relations and communications skills.
Enforce fire prevention codes and standards in existing and newly constructed buildings and occupancies.
Serve as a technical consultant on fire and life safety prevention fundamentals to fire suppression forces engaged in company fire prevention programs
Maintain an oversight role to a geographically defined area of the city with respect to fire loss, fire investigation, fire inspection practices, and public education program delivery
Investigate the cause and origin of fires.
Supervise activities of fire suppression and back up investigative personnel
Interview witnesses; write reports and building comprehensive cases for the prosecution of arsonists.
Analyze physical evidence, circumstances, and motive
Use a variety of tools to move debris and collect evidence at a scene of a fire.
Review technical drawings and plans for conformity with fire codes, city ordinances and fire protection standards
For further information about this position, please contact Travis Ripley, at 425.452.6042. For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.
College-level course work in fire prevention fundamentals.
Word processing and data entry experience.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Organization and detail-orientated skills.
Certified as ICC Fire Inspector I or ability to acquire within 6 months.
Two years of experience as a fire inspector utilizing fire codes.
Fire investigation experience preferred.
Fire and city safety plans review experience preferred.
Must be able to kneel, stoop, climb and lift 30+ pounds.
Ability to work on-call as required.
Valid Washington State Driver's License.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to kneel, stoop, climb and lift 30+ pounds