Plan Reviewer

Durango Fire Protection District
Published
April 7, 2021
Location
142 Sheppard Drive, Durango, CO
Category
Other  
Job Type

Description

JOB SUMMARY
This is a non-exempt hourly position assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau. Responsibilities include the protection and preservation of life and property for a safe community through fire prevention work to include reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with regulatory codes, ordinances, and laws; conducting standard and/or specialized inspections of commercial, institutional, industrial, and educational facilities; delivering safety programs; conducting fire investigations and enforcing all applicable local, state and federal safety code regulations and standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Follows the Organization’s Mission, Values, and Departmental Expectations
• Provides written and verbal guidance to developers, planners, architects, engineers, attorneys, business owners or managers, and others in a competent and professional manner
• Performs plan reviews for new development, tenant improvements, remodels and industrial processes (includes fire code plan review, suppression systems, fire alarms, etc.)
• Issues construction and operational permits
• Performs fire inspection and code compliance assignments per the adopted codes and applicable state and federal codes or regulations
• Performs fire investigations
• Coordinates and delivers public education and prevention programs
• Responsible for data management on all projects

OTHER DUTIES
• Attends and participates in meetings and public events as assigned
• Coordinates with outside agencies, contractors, architects, other members of the Fire Prevention Bureau and building officials to establish fire safe premises
• Follows SOP’s and procedures as developed by the District and Bureau
• Notifies response crews of significant safety issues
• Remains current on codes and standards, inspection and plan review practices, and fire investigation techniques
• Balances the need for enforcement and education of the adopted codes
• Issues stop work orders, violation notices, and orders the abatement of fire hazards accurately and in accordance with the appropriate fire codes, regulations and District guidelines

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, with limited supervision.
• Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing while demonstrating a professional demeanor and attitude.
• Have strong computer skills with knowledge of computers, tablets, and smart phones used in the profession and District.
• Must develop and maintain a positive and productive interaction with the customers and coworkers under stressful conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Current International Code Council Fire Inspector I
• Current International Code Council Plan Reviewer
• An Associate’s Degree and/or 3 years with the fire service or background in a code enforcement related field
• Engineering or Architectural experience and/or training may substitute for ICC certifications.
• Valid driver’s license and be insurable by the District’s insurance provider

Preferred:
• State of Colorado Fire Inspector I
• International Code Council Fire Inspector II
• NAFI or IAAI Certification

Must obtain within the first year of employment:
• Must attain and maintain the State of Colorado Fire Suppression System Inspector.
• Must attain and maintain hazmat awareness
• Must attain and maintain a CPR/First Aid certification
• Must attain ICS 100, 200

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

• Use and normal maintenance of office machines, (copier, computer, printer, fax, etc.);
• Handling of files weighing up to 20# including floor to waist and overhead lifting;
• Ability to lift, push and move objects weighing up to 50#;
• Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, reach, carry, grasp and turn objects;
• Ability to climb stairs; and stand, sit and walk for up to 60 minutes at a time;
• Frequent use of phone handset and repetitive use of hand & fingers to take messages, operate office equipment, use computer keyboard & computer mouse and to perform other office tasks;
• Acceptable eyesight to read printed material & a computer monitor
and to operate office
• equipment;
• Acceptable hearing to communicate with others in person or through
telephonic means;
• Acceptable verbal and conversation skills to effectively communicate
with others via the phone, meetings and to greet and assist
visitors.
• Ability to drive a department vehicle.
• Must comply with the organization’s wellness and fitness program.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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