Fire Plans Examiner

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This position performs plan review to ensure compliance with adopted Building and Fire codes through review of architectural plans, fire protection system shop drawings, and written documents. Inspects existing businesses and construction projects of varying complexity including commercial, multi-family, institutional, and industrial occupancies. Advises design professionals, contractors, business owners, general public and city staff regarding fire code requirements. Communicates findings to the customer in detailed and accurate written reports and documents.

The Fire Plans Examiner assists Deputy Fire Marshals and Firefighters with building inspections as needed, and assists the Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal in developing and implementing policies and procedures for code enforcement and prevention. The position may involve wearing PPE including a respirator to view cold fire scenes as part of their professional development. Duties may also include assisting command staff in areas of their expertise at emergency scenes.

Fire Prevention Officer

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Job Summary

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 four times since 1998 making it one of six 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 4 such departments in the State of Washington.
We are currently seeking two exceptional individuals to be our next Fire Prevention Officers in our Fire Prevention Division. This position is responsible for the enforcement of fire prevention codes and standards in existing and newly constructed buildings and occupancies. The position is also responsible for investigation of fires and the follow-up determination of cause. Individuals in this position will also be expected to become proficient in reviewing and approving plans and specifications for fire suppression, fire detection, special hazards, high piled storage and hazardous materials installations.
Fire Prevention Officer – must be certified by ICC as a Fire Inspector within 6 months of employment.