Job Opportunity – Fire Prevention Specialist | City of Kirkwood, MO

JOB OPENING  ||  CITY OF KIRKWOOD

FIRE PREVENTION SPECIALIST (CIVILIAN POSITION), FULL-TIME

FIRE DEPARTMENT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Delegates and assigns inspections and fire prevention activities to the assigned personnel.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates programs, policies, and procedures for the Fire Prevention Bureau operations to include:
  • Public education, pre-fire planning, training, inspections, code enforcement, construction plan review, suppression and alarm system acceptance testing, water supply, fire investigation, and hazardous material regulation.
  • Conducts inspections and re-inspections of commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, public, and institutional buildings:
  • Checks for compliance with municipal, state, and federal fire codes, ordinances, and statutes relating to fire hazards and fire protection equipment;
  • Re-inspects to ensure violations are corrected.
  • Reviews blueprints of new building construction, additions, and remodeling to existing buildings; participates in team field inspections for items related to fire safety.
  • Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.  Represents the Fire Department in a variety of local, county, state, and other meetings.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School graduate or equivalent plus formal training courses in fire prevention and related subjects. 
  • One to three years of experience in the field of fire service, construction, or related fields OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Successful completion of International Fire Code Certifications
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills, including ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and tactfully, both orally and in writing, with the general public and City staff.
  • Required: Missouri Certified Fire Inspector.  Preferred: Missouri Certified Fire Investigator.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local statutes for fire prevention, fire protection, and life safety. 

SALARY:  $54,059 – $59,467 per year plus excellent benefits.  Position is open until filled.

*PLEASE ATTACH REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS WHEN SUBMITTING APPLICATION*

To apply:  Complete the electronic employment application located on the City website under “Employment.”  OR: A paper application can be picked up at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 South Kirkwood Road, 63122 OR: call 314-984-6975 to have one e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to you.  Return paper applications to:  City of Kirkwood, Attn: Human Resources-Fire, at the address listed above. 

PERSONS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY FOR A JOB OPENING SHOULD CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT 314-822-5809.

THE CITY OF KIRKWOOD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.