Responsible for improving standards of public safety through fire prevention activities and securing compliance with fire prevention laws, ordinances and standards. Investigates the origin and cause of fires and performs follow-up investigation as required. Presents public education programs and answers specific requests for assistance from the public.
Deputy Fire Marshals are on a 24-hour, seven day rotation for fire investigative purposes. Hours not included in the normal 40 hour work week are paid as standby.
Education and Experience:
Five years of professional fire service experience with a fire fighting background and career emphasis in any combination of fire inspection, fire investigation, commercial plan review (fire related) or public education.
Completion of or significant study towards a recognized degree program in fire science, administration or a closely related field at an established college or university may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis up to a maximum of two years.
Volunteer or part-time fire service experience may be substituted for career experience at the rate of two years volunteer or part time for one year of career experience. Experience in an occupationally related field may be considered as career experience
International Code Council Fire Inspector II certification. International Code Council Fire Plans Examiner certification.
Completion of an approved course of instruction for meeting the law enforcement requirements for Fire Marshals in accordance with RCW 43.44.050(6) within 2 years of the date of employment is required.
Certification in fire investigation from a recognized organization such as the National Association of Fire Investigators, International Association of Arson Investigators, IFSAC, etc., as approved by the Fire Marshal.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
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Salary Grade: Local 307.301 ($38.01 - $46.26) per hour