General Definition: FIRE MARSHAL
The Fire Marshal is a senior level administrator that is responsible for all internal and external fire prevention and “all risk” mitigation activities. Supervises and directs the work of all personnel assigned to the Fire Prevention Division. Must work closely and cooperatively with community development staff, building officials, public works department, city engineers, architects, designers, contractors, and the public. Must be able to make concise and technical written and oral reports; read and understand laws, codes, and regulations. Participates in fire investigations to determine causes, including suspected arson, and prepare reports and findings. May be required to testify in a court of law involving criminal cases or code enforcement related issues. Provides technical expertise in the administration of projects, fire codes and plans review. As assigned by the City Manager, may serve as liaison with other governmental agencies and communities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities represented in this job description in no way imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Individuals occupying this position will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by the City Manager. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Reports to and is responsible to the City Manager, and provides supervisory and technical assistance to the employees with the city.
• Lead employees effectively, maintaining discipline, along with the ability to exercise sound judgment and management control in personnel and labor relations.
• Strong communication skills and ability to work cooperative and effectively with employees, related agencies and the general public.
• Shall demonstrate a great deal of discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
• Ability to interact with internal and external customers in a professional and timely manner and within limits established by the department.
• Apply common sense along with known practices to achieve goals.
• Work closely with all divisions within the city departments to provide for the highest degree of efficiency and accuracy.
• Continually maintain, develop and implement industry Best Practices.
• Work with various agencies in the promotion and development of fire, life and injury prevention safety programs.
• Recommend and assist with the development of codes and ordinances.
• Research and locate needed information to deal with code applications and violations.
• Responsible for or the management of the plan review process for commercial, industrial business, multi-family housing units, residential plats, schools, nursing homes, churches, public assemblies, and similar buildings.
• Responsible for management of the plan review process for fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, and water supply systems submitted for approval.
• Maintains records of inspections, investigation, and plans review.
• Manage the various programs for inspections of properties for hazard identification, risk reductions, and code enforcement.
• Prepares and recommends the budget of the assigned areas and manages the approved budget
• Attends meetings of elected officials when assigned, and provide reports with the concurrence of the City Manager.
• Respond off duty when requested and available.
• Attend training courses, seminars, and meetings to maintain knowledge and learn new trends in the field.
• This position may perform other administrative duties as required by the City Manager or designee.
• Develop, implement, enforce policies of the department and within the division.
* Ability to perform inspections and prepare reports.
• Knowledge of modern fire prevention principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.
• Knowledge of, and experience in, the application and interpretation of fire codes and standards.
• Knowledge of, and experience in, the application of codes involving life safety.
• Knowledge and understanding of building codes related to fire and life safety.
• Knowledge of and experience in construction methods and materials related to fire safety.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to effectively apply standard fire prevention techniques.
• Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
• Be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years old.
• Obtain/maintain a valid Texas State driver’s license and good driver’s record.
• Successfully complete a twelve-month probationary period.
• Submission to a thorough employment reference check and verification of all applicable certifications.
• Submission to a law enforcement background check.
• Pass a complex medical exam and drug testing.
• Pass a psychological exam.
* Peace Officer License through TCOLE
*TCFP Arson Investigator
*Fire Inspector 2 Plans Examiner
*Meet all requirements listed in the NFPA 921 and 1033
The City of Mabank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or physical disability.