Full Time Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner – City of Martinsburg

Full Time Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner – City of Martinsburg


The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for full-time Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner (Civilian Position) in the Planning Department. This position reports to the City Engineer/Planning Director.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Requires at least 5 years of fire or codes related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires NFPA 1031 Plans Examiner I with Plans Examiner II preferred; Fire Inspector II certification, with Fire Inspector level III certification preferred; as well as must meet all certification standards established by the West Virginia Fire Commission. Must successfully complete (within 24 months) and maintain Building Plans Examiner and Residential Building Plans Examiner certifications according to West Virginia Code Title 87 Series 7.

The Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner plans, schedules, inspects and evaluates public, commercial and residential structures to ensure compliance with jurisdiction, state and federal fire codes and ordinances and reviews plans for compliance with fire codes; coordinates inspections and discusses findings and recommendations with other city or state agencies as appropriate; and assists in conducting fire investigations.

This position works closely with municipal code compliance officials on building code enforcement operations affecting fire safety; performs plans reviews to evaluate floor plans, electrical, mechanical and other systems relative to fire safety; attends meetings, enforces fire and other related codes and standards by informing and advising responsible party of corrective actions required; issues notice of code violation for non-compliance and conducts follow-up inspections to ensure corrective action is taken.

The Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner is responsible for public education and fire prevention programs; will give presentations to various groups related to fire safety and prevention and attend various meetings.

Pay Grade 14 with salary range of $38,286-$72,743 dependent on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package. Application with resume must be filed with the Human Resource Director, 232 N. Queen St. Martinsburg, WV 25401 on or before Friday, March 19, 2021. General employment application and complete job description are available online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

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