Education and Experience: Four (4) years of professional experience as a Plans Examiner or Designer; Or four (4) years of journey-level experience as a Fire or Building Inspector. Must possess at least one (1) of the following valid certifications: International Code Council (ICC) fire code certification, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire code certification, Nevada Fire Inspector I certification, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II or higher for Fire Alarm Systems certification, or NICET Level II or higher for Water-Based Systems Layout certification.
Working Conditions: It is a condition of employment that any employee hired after January 1, 1993, not use tobacco in any form.
Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a medical examination performed by our examining physician.
Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Class C driver's license. Shall possess and maintain ICC certifications as a Fire Plans Examiner and Commercial Fire Sprinkler Plans Examiner within one (1) year of appointment. In addition, shall possess and maintain an ICC Commercial Fire Alarm Plans Examiner II certification within two (2) years of appointment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Reviews plans for construction and operational permits required by the adopted Fire Code. Reviews submittals for new development, civil improvement drawings, temporary uses and other plans requiring review. Examines fire and life safety systems and correlates these systems with concurrent requirements under associated fire, building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and retrofit codes and standards as adopted by local ordinance. Reviews calculations for completeness, code compliance and accuracy. Performs research on complex fire code issues that overlap into other adopted codes and national standards. Consults with engineers, architects, developers, contractors and property owners regarding questions, problems and related code requirements. Attends meetings as directed that are related to job duties and responsibilities. Assists inspectors and other governmental agencies as they may require in code related items. Provides public counter services such as approving permits and plans, answering questions concerning codes, and directing the public to the proper departments to respond to their concerns. Prepares correction letters, and databases associated with the information technology systems of the Department of Building and Fire Prevention. Prepares and maintains records, reports and correspondence. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the plans check team's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a County vehicle to visit work sites and attend meetings. Performs similar and related duties as required that are related to job duties and responsibilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive logs, reports and files; review calculations; review and interpret computer output related to building construction; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; lift and carry up to 40 pounds; communicate code requirements to permit applicants; operate hand calculators and run programs; perform complicated mathematical calculations.