Fire Marshall

Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Salary Range: $44,212 - $52,224
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm

Under little or no direct supervision, performs administrative, advisory, inspections, training and coordinating work in support of the Planning and Inspections Department and Fire Department. Work involves conducting state-required fire code inspections of all buildings and conducting field fire scene examinations for all suspicious fires. Employee is responsible for maintaining liaison with industries on compliance with regulations on potential environmental and fire hazards. Fire Marshall will report to the Planning Director.


Conducts state-required fire code inspections of new and existing commercial establishments to determine the existence of fire hazards, the efficiency of fire protection equipment and general compliance with State and County fire codes and fire prevention standards; performs plan reviews with Inspections Department; conducts inspections of all state-licensed facilities; maintains knowledge of changes or additions to State and County fire codes; responds to reports of code violations. Serves as consultant to County on fire prevention issues and procedures; assists in the development of local fire codes; enforces of State and local fire codes; serves on various committees as appropriate, attending meetings and providing input based upon expertise in fire prevention program administration.

Performs other related work as required.


Graduation from high school supplemented by vocational training in fire inspections and investigations, and 3 to 5 years of experience in firefighting, including investigative, administrative and program planning experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.  Certified as a Fire Inspector Level III. Certified as an Asbestos Inspector. Certified as an Arson Investigator.