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Deputy Fire Marshal II

Company: City of Hillsboro
Location: hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The principal function of an employee in this class is to promote community safety through fire prevention activities, including conducting fire code and life safety inspections, fire cause investigations, and public education services. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Fire Marshal, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. This class is distinguished from the class of Deputy Fire Marshal I by the performance of fire investigation duties, additional certifications, and years experience performing inspection work. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, other City personnel, other fire departments, Federal and State agencies, insurance companies, area schools, civic and community organizations, local businesses, homeowners, contractors, engineers, professional builders, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed at all public, commercial, and multi-family dwelling properties, various City properties and/or construction sites where fire safety systems may be installed and tested, with exposure to hazardous processes, chemicals, and gases, with possible travel to other jurisdictions as assigned.

Examples of Essential Work ESSENTIAL DUTIES : This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.Performs all duties of Deputy Fire Marshal I and other special projects, assignments, and responsibilities beyond the normal scope of Deputy Fire Marshal I.Reviews pre-construction plans for development reviews and utility permits to ensure an efficient water delivery system for hydrants and sprinkler systems, including observing, inspecting, and testing underground water supplies and fire sprinkler system installations in new construction developments to ensure compliance.Conducts code enforcement inspections of existing structures and businesses to ensure compliance with all State and local ordinances, statutes, codes, and standards pertaining to fire and life safety and initiates corrective procedures for abatement of non-compliance items or hazards.Conduct inspections of newly constructed structures and/or components to ensure compliance with all State and local ordinances, statutes, codes, and statutes pertaining to fire and life safety and initiates appropriate corrective procedures for abatement of non-compliance items or hazards.Conducts investigations of commercial, residential, and wild land fires in the City to determine fire cause and origin, including operating at fire scenes, directing fire crews in salvage and overhaul to ensure preservation of evidence, interfacing with insurance officials and law enforcement personnel, interviewing witnesses, documenting fire incident through photographs, sketches, and report writing, and providing expert testimony for prosecution as necessary.Interviews child and juvenile firesetters through interviews at fire scenes and referrals from families, schools, Juvenile Department and Services to Children and Families, including conducting Firesetter Assessment interventions with child and family, determining appropriate safety training for the child and family, and providing professional counseling recommendations for the family, Juvenile Department, or SCF to pursue.Performs plan review and site inspections to ensure proper emergency vehicle access, road design, and construction to all new public and residential properties and to identify older existing properties whose access has deteriorated and must be brought to current standards.Serves on local, regional, and statewide committees and task forces to develop fire code professional interpretations and revisions, including designing and implementing public fire safety programs, curricula and delivery strategies, developing state administrative rules, and legislation to enforce public safety and regulate private industry operation and licensing.Performs plans review for special equipment to identify potential hazards or nonconformance conditions, reviewing ventilation, process piping, construction materials, and other aspects of the equipment as it relates to hazardous materials, and provides follow up review and inspection of equipment after installation as necessary.Conducts hazardous materials planning for facilities using and/or storing hazardous materials, including conducting computer modeling of hazardous materials releases to assist in planning for hazardous materials emergencies, and participating as a member of department groups and committees pertaining to hazardous materials planning, and working with local commissions and groups on community hazardous materials planning.Conducts training classes for the Department, City, and community on issues related to fire prevention and safety, including delivering educational presentations to public groups, organizations, and businesses, and participating in special events involving public safety education.Creates and maintains computer records for inspections and emergency incidents, including creating and maintaining computer records for collection of information related to code enforcement inspections and emergency incidents, and developing new programs to filter and manipulate data.Conducts testing of sprinkler systems (wet, dry, pre-action, deluge systems), standpipe systems, special extinguishing systems, and Type 1 commercial cooking hoods and spray booths to ensure systems are sound and compliant.Conducts testing of Fire Alarm systems to ensure coverage and audio-visual compliance, to ensure panel receives correct address from each device, and to ensure the dialer is sending correct information;
Responsible for organizing and guiding staff in assigned areas of responsibility, job elements or work groups for special projects, fire investigation, and/or the maintenance inspection program.Responsible for organizing and guidingstaff in assigned areas of responsibility, job elements or work groups for special projects, fire investigation, and/or the maintenance inspection program.Assists management in the development of rules and policies involving the Fire Prevention Division.Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.Responds to citizens questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.Manages records and information in any format, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and City policy, guidance and records retention schedule.Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Positive and effective customer service principles:
  • Related laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations related to fire prevention, inspection, and enforcement at a comprehensive level;
  • Proper handling and storage procedures and practices for hazardous materials, including characteristics and methods of controlling combustion or explosions;
  • Fire prevention, suppression and inspection methods, principles, techniques and practices at a comprehensive level;
  • Current literature, trends, and developments in the field of fire prevention inspections and fire investigations;
  • Residential and commercial building designs, construction methods, and construction materials;
  • Plan review, new construction inspection procedures and best practices
  • Safe and appropriate use of firefighting equipment and related tools, including fire extinguishing and alarm systems at a comprehensive level;
  • Principles and practices used in fire and arson investigations;
  • Legal processes as it related to arson, insurance fraud, fire prevention, and the handling of juveniles;
  • Department policies and practices as they relate to fire prevention and fire investigation at a comprehensive level;
  • Public education principles, practices, methods and techniques as they pertain to fire and injury prevention.

  • Providing positive and effective customer service;
  • Recognizing fire hazards, hazardous materials, violation of fire and building codes, regulations and laws, and ability to make appropriate corrective recommendations;
  • Analyzing maps, plans, codes, regulations and legal descriptions, and making appropriate judgments on compliance or non-compliance issues;
  • Conducting fire inspections and fire investigations in a detailed and efficient manner;
  • Working effectively Department staff, other fire departments, Federal and State agencies, and insurance companies, businesses, civic and community groups, area schools, and the general public;
  • Functioning as team member to support the mission and direction of the Department;
  • Communicating effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;
  • Leading and organizing staff for completion of specific tasks or objectives, and monitoring and documenting status of such activity;
  • Preparing and presenting accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;
  • Operating or quickly learning to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;
  • Using logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;
  • Performing a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Learning and putting to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Promoting a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration and treating coworkers with respect and dignity and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas.
  • Additional Information

    Employees at the City of Hillsboro are expected to exemplify the behaviors set forth in our Core Values as follows:

  • Excellence in Public Service
  • Respect for Diverse Voices and Ideas
  • Responsiveness in Customer Service
  • Tradition of Reliability
  • Stewardship of the Public Trust
  • Leadership with Ethics and Integrity
  • Culture of Teamwork and Communication
  • Emphasis on Innovation
  • Employees are also expected to promote a positive work environment and to be effective and collaborative team members, while providing responsive municipal services to the citizens of the City of Hillsboro.


    Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

    Human Resources Department Phone 503-681-6455 Fax 503-615-3459 Web Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Jobs

    Deputy Fire Marshal II
    Fire & Rescue Department HP# 2021-77
    Annual Salary: $85,740 $118,212
    Terms: Full-time, non-exempt position with benefits
    Close: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 9, 2021
    Apply: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Jobs

    Hillsboro Fire & Rescue is looking for a self-motivated, team player who is passionate about fire prevention and investigation. The ideal candidate is someone who displays positive and effective collaboration and communication skills. The Deputy Fire Marshal II should have extensive knowledge in promoting community safety through fire prevention activities, including conducting fire code and life safety inspections, fire investigations and public education. Finally, it is essential that our top candidate treat coworkers and the public with respect and dignity while maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas.

    Expanding Prevention for a Growing Community
    Washington County is considered the Silicon Forest because of the high-tech companies located within the industrial corridor between Beaverton and Hillsboro in Northwest Oregon. Currently there are numerous new construction and future projects either in the construction or planning phase. Hillsboro is the most diverse city in the region and is also in the process of a major new construction expansion of South Hillsboro. This project includes single and multi-family housing, commercial retail services, parks and multiple Hillsboro School District facilities. It is essential that fire prevention and inspection is centered on supporting the safety of our whole community, particularly racial and ethnic groups who have historically been impacted by lack of services.

    Acceptable Experience and Training:
    Education, training and experience necessary to meet the requirements for Deputy Fire Marshall I; and two (2) years of experience as a Deputy Fire Marshal I with Hillsboro Fire Prevention Division; or Three (3) years of experience as a Deputy Fire Marshal in a department/district of similar size or larger; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Preference may be given to candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish.

    Valid Drivers License and safe driving record;
    Oregon Department of Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) / National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Investigator;
    DPSST Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist certification

Keywords: City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro , Deputy Fire Marshal II, Other , hillsboro, Oregon

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