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STATE FIRE MARSHAL Fire Prevention Inspector 205882 in Topeka, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12226162

Position Summary:

Within an assigned district of the state, the inspector conducts fire and life safety inspections of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code. Inspection work is governed by Division Directives which address inspection preparation, types of inspections, inspection protocol, interpretive guidelines, local agency liaison and limits of authority.

The territory that this position covers will include the following counties: Butler and Cowley. Residency within the territory is preferred however; this will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

+ The Inspector independently plans and schedules travel itineraries to utilize time and mileage in the most efficient manner. Work is assigned by the Topeka office and by inspection initiative. The Inspector may periodically be assigned to an inspection team conducting inspection at large facilities. Most inspections are routine in nature; however, special inspections are periodically conducted to support ongoing enforcement activities or investigate complaints. The Inspector utilizes independent judgment in evaluating the facility; however, the judgment is guided by Division Directives.

+ The Inspector completes documentation substantiating inspection findings. The Kansas Inspection Data System (KIDS) generates most of the necessary inspection paperwork. The Inspector updates KIDS information. At the close of the inspection, the inspector provides violation specific citations from a variety of statutory, regulatory or technical code standard sources in accordance with Division Directives. These citations and conclusions provide the bases for enforcement follow-up.

+ The Inspector completes paperwork necessary for time accounting, vehicle use and expense reimbursement in accordance with Division, Agency and State policies and directives. The Inspector participates in periodic staff training events and staff conference calls. These training events provide the inspector with increased knowledge of Division Directives, interpretations, operating practices, statutes, rules and regulations or adopted national standards. The Inspector independently studies Division Directives, statutes, rules and regulations and adopted codes and standards to enhance knowledge and job performance.

+ The Inspector assists local authorities in fire prevention matters through participation in statewide fire safety organizations and by routinely providing inspection assistance and liaison to individual local fire departments. The Inspector provides liaison to local fire prevention officials on agency policy, inspection techniques and judgment.