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Job Description :

The purpose of this position is to preserve the lives and property of the community. This is accomplished by performing inspections, reviewing construction plans for code compliance, ensuring new and current construction is in compliance with codes and ordinances, determining origins of fires, and attending training sessions. Other duties may include educating the community on fire safety and first aid procedures, completing special emergency management projects, and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
  • Preserves the lives and property of the community by conducting fire inspections, scheduling inspections of commercial construction sites and structures, completing hydrostatic testing, inspecting sprinkler and fire alarm systems, ensuring underground storage tanks are free from flammable or combustible liquids, determining if construction is in compliance with fire codes and ordinances, reporting findings and determinations, interacting with clients and the public on fire safety standards and maintaining files for each inspection.
  • Determines the origin of fires for commercial and residential structures by entering fire scenes after extinguishment activities, investigating fire scenes, observing damage, working with the IC to direct firefighters during investigations, and establishing the cause for fires.
  • Maintains assigned certifications by participating in continuing education and completing the appropriate paperwork for training received.
  • Educates the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquiries and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local groups, schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate safety actions during fires or emergencies, illustrating proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures, assisting with public tours of the fire station and overseeing the Fire and Severe Weather Safety Trailer when necessary.
  • Reviews construction plans and blue prints for code compliance. Interprets codes for contractors and citizens.

Job Requirements

Formal Education / Knowledge

Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with an Associate's degree. A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university plus TCFP Fire Inspector and (TCFP) Fire Investigator Certification may be substituted for the two years of relevant experience.Experience Over two years of relevant experience.Certification and Other Requirements
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Fire Inspector
  • (TCFP) Fire Investigator Certification
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Peace Officer Certification and TCFP Arson Investigator Certification preferred.

Supplemental Information


Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.Math Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.Writing Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.Managerial Receives administrative directions. The employee normally performs the duty assignment within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. Total end results determine effectiveness of job performance.Supervisory / Organizational Control Has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.Complexity Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills Persuasion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time.

Health & Dental Insurance The City offers a choice of two PPO Medical Plan options for full- time employees. Vision insurance is included through enrollment in either of these plans. Employees also have the option of participating in an indemnity Dental Plan. Coverage is available to all full-time employees and their dependents under these plans at group rates. Employee insurance coverage goes into effect the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.Insurance Coverage Basic Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment protection is provided to eligible full-time employees in the amount of one time the annual salary up to a maximum of $250,000 for each benefit.

Long-Term Disability Insurance is provided at no cost to full-time employees. The City of Allen also offers optional programs that include Short-Term Disability, Voluntary Supplemental Life, Dependent Life and Voluntary AD&D Insurance at group rates.Flexible Spending Accounts Participation in Flexible Spending Accounts through payroll deduction for Health Care and Dependent Care expenses is also available for full time employees.Wellness Program The City of Allen administers a wellness program for full-time employees which provides premium reimbursement for participation in various wellness programs throughout the year.Workers Compensation All employees are covered by workers compensation for injuries sustained in the line of duty.Holidays Employees receive nine paid holidays per year, including one personal day.Vacation Employees with less than five years of service are eligible to earn 80 hours per year. An employee with five or more years of service is eligible to earn 120 hours per year. Employees with ten or more years of service are eligible for 160 hours per year. Fire Shift Personnel regulary scheduled to work more than 40 hours per week: Zero thru one year of service- 4.62 hrs/per pay period One thru nine years of service- 6.92 hrs/per pay period Ten or more years of service- 9.23 hrs/per pay periodSick Leave Employees earn 72 hours of sick leave per year. There is no limit to the amount of sick leave hours accrued. Fire shift personnel regulary scheduled to work in excess of 40 hours per week shall accrue 4.15 hours per pay period.Retirement The City of Allen participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS): All full time employees must participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. TMRS is a qualified tax deferred retirement plan under Section 401 of the IRS. Seven (7%) percent of gross earnings are deducted each payroll as a pre-tax deduction and deposited into the member account. When an employee becomes vested and retires, the City provides 2-to-1 matching contributions. The City of Allen also participates in Social Security.Deferred Compensation The City of Allen offers an optional deferred compensation 457 plan in which employees can contribute a portion of their salary, before taxes, to a retirement account.Longevity Employees who have been with the City of Allen at least a year receive $4 per month for every month worked.

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