Pierce County Emergency Management
Location: Pierce County, WA
Deputy Fire Marshal
Pierce County Emergency Management - Fire Prevention Bureau
Salary Range: $29.49 - $37.48 per hour w/excellent benefits
Opportunity Open Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Closing Date: Accepting Online Employment Application ONLY - Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2012
Nature of Work: This is highly responsible and technical fire investigation and fire inspection work performed for Pierce County. An employee in this classification is responsible for independently investigating, gathering, and analyzing evidence to determine probable cause of fires, and for serving as an expert witness in related legal proceedings and conducting all types of fire inspections. An incumbent works closely with employees of Pierce County Sheriff and County fire departments in investigation activities.
Minimum recruiting requirements to apply: Five (5) years of fire or police investigative experience including two (2) years of experience involving the extensive use of investigative techniques relating to fire and arson investigation; and two or more years of fire/building code inspection or related inspection work.
On a year for year basis, college level course work in the field of fire sciences may be substituted for one (1) year of investigative experience and one (1) year of inspection experience, up to a total of two (2) years. Satisfactory physical condition is required as indicated by a County-approved physical examination prior to final appointment. A valid Washington State driver’s license is required. (Note: If a candidate possesses a valid driver’s license from another state, a Washington State driver’s license shall be required within 90 days.)
Special requirements and/or qualifications: Within one year of employment, the employee will be required to pass the examination for Fire inspector II as tested by the International Code Council; and within two years of employment, the Fire Investigator Certification as tested and certified by the International Fire Service Accreditation Council, International Association of Fire Investigators, or equal certifications as determined by the Fire Marshal. Both certifications shall be maintained throughout employment. Union membership is required within 30 days of employment.
Please visit the Pierce County Human Resources Job Opportunities website at http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/cfapps/jobs/joblist.cfm to learn more about this opportunity and to apply online beginning Sunday, July 15, 2012.