Fire Prevention Inspector

START DATE: April 21, 2023
END DATE: May 1, 2023
Interested applicants may submit their resume and cover letter to the Administrative Office by close of business on the end day or email to

This position performs specialized work functions to perform inspections and re-inspections of business and residential properties both existing and/or under construction within the West Licking Joint Fire District (“the District”) jurisdiction to ensure compliance with State of Ohio Revised Code, State of Ohio Fire Code, International Fire Code; inspects construction sites, installation methods and materials, and construction details of commercial, multi-family, single family structures to verify compliance with standards, codes and regulations; provides information concerning construction codes and requirements; perform fire/life safety inspection of designated buildings (i.e. schools, nursing homes, warehouses, residential developments, etc.). This position performs other duties as assigned within the District’s Fire Marshal Unit.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week (flexible work schedule available). This position is on-call 24 hours as needed Sunday thru Saturday.

Position Type: Permanent, Full Time, Bargaining Unit (IAFF Local 3025)

Hourly Rate and Employee Benefits: As provided under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the District and IAFF, Local 3025

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma – OR – equivalent and/or college degree in related field
  2. Ohio Certified Fire Safety Inspector (*must maintain a valid certification as a condition of pre and continued employment
  3. Fire Investigation Certification or equivalent (*must obtain certification or equivalent within 12 months from date of hire if not certified at time of hire)
  4. Plan review for Fire Officials Certification (*must obtain certification or equivalent within 12 months from date of hire if not certified at time of hire)
  5. Certified BLS/CPR Instructor from the District’s approved CPR Program (*must obtain certification within 12 months from date of hire)
  6. Completion of Fire Fighter II
  7. Completion of EMT-P  
  8. Valid Ohio Driver’s License
  9. *Five (5) years’ experience in conducting Fire Safety Inspection or five (5) years active certification and experience as a Fire Safety Inspector (*for external candidates only)
  10. *External candidates only: Should the selected candidate to fill the Fire Prevention Inspector vacancy have interest to move into a Fire Fighter/EMT shift vacancy, this individual shall be required to pass the CPAT process (written testing component and physical agility test) to be considered eligible for a shift vacancy of Fire Fighter/EMT with the District OR Waive the CPAT process and not be eligible for a shift vacancy Fire Fighter/EMT with the District. CPAT process or Waiver shall be completed within 12 month from date of hire. (*See District Policy 300.09 Fire Fighter/EMT Hiring Process)

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