Iowa Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division
 
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Fire Inspector

Job Description

Fire Inspectors with the State Fire Marshal Division of the Iowa Department of Public Safety are responsible for inspecting buildings as required by Iowa Code Chapter 100, and for providing consultation and information to architects, attorneys, fire service personnel and builders regarding laws, rules, regulations and department policy relating to fire safety.

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspects schools, health care, child care and public buildings for compliance with state fire laws.
  • Inspects flammable liquid installations and storage for compliance with state law.
  • Inspects liquefied petroleum installations, storage, delivery systems, containers and transportation for compliance with state fire laws.
  • Responds to scene where flammable or combustible liquid leaks or spills are suspected
  • Examines blueprints for compliance to all fire laws.
  • Examines deteriorated structures for soundness and fire susceptibility.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for the position of Fire Inspector with the State Fire Marshal's Division must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least twenty-two(22) years of age at the time of graduation from the Department's training academy
  • Possess a high school diploma or a GED
  • Be in acceptable physical and mental condition to perform his or her duties under physically demanding conditions
  • Have uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Have normal color vision as prescribed by Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Rules:  Color vision is determined by the American Optical Company, Pseudo Plates test, and requires correct identification of 10 out of 14 test plates.
  • Have normal hearing in each ear.  Hearing is considered normal when hearing sensitivity thresholds are within 25db measured at 1000Hz, 2000Hz, and 3000Hz averaged together.

To view more details about the minimum hiring qualifications for peace officers in the Department of Public Safety, please click here.


Effective January 1, 2012 - Peace Officer Pay Plan

  • $1,573.60 to $2,360.00 (bi-weekly)
  • $40,913.60 to $61,360.00 (annually)

While attending the Department's Training Academy, candidates are paid $1,311.20 ($16.39 per hour - bi-weekly).


Benefits

  • Ten days paid vacation during first year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 1 sick day leave accrual per month
  • $10,000 paid life insurance
  • medical and dental insurance
  • $290 per year clothing allowance
  • and other benefits

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION - SELECTION PROCESS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING SITE:

  http://www.dpscareers.com

 

Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319 | 515-725-6145

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