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Fire Marshal


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Job Summary/objective:

The Fire Marshal will be responsible for fire safety and prevention within the City of Tucker through the application of technical knowledge, skills, and abilities in the application of fire science technology in fire prevention. The individual will complete plan reviews, perform fire safety inspections, and act as a resource to the public on fire safety.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None. 


Essential Function and Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Reviews plans for code compliance with applicable fire and building codes.
  • Conducts fire safety inspections during the construction process to ensure the as-built condition meets code.
  • Reviews Land Disturbance Permits and Plats for life safety and fire access requirements.
  • Performs new business inspections as part of the Occupational Tax Certificate process.
  • Performs inspections required for setting occupancy loads.
  • Conducts annual inspections of all existing buildings and tenant spaces within the city.
  • Reviews permits for special events within the city and performs life safety inspections of the events.
  • Investigates all life safety complaints and works in conjunction with building & permitting and code enforcement to ensure compliance with all codes.
  • Issues stop work orders, notices of violations, and citations; attends municipal court, if necessary.
  • Coordinates with DeKalb County Fire, DeKalb County Police, and the state Fire Marshal’s office.
  • Conducts educational programs related to fire prevention and life safety.
  • Consults with architects, builders, contractors, owners, etc. on interpretation of the fire code and ADA compliance.
  • Provides quality customer service while functioning in a regulatory capacity.
  • Provides cursory review on redevelopment proposals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Knowledge of, and ability to read and interpret, applicable fire codes and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of building construction practices.
  • Knowledge of modern methods of fire suppression and prevention.
  • Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association Standards.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics, mechanics, and hydraulics.
  • Ability to conduct fire and life safety inspections.
  • Thorough understanding of relevant equipment, tools, policies, procedures, and strategies.
  • Ability to frequently life heavy objects, bending, crouching, standing, and climbing/working from tall ladders, and operating equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
  • Ability to be exposed to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, odors, fumes, smoke, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, etc.
  • Experience with public education on fire safety and prevention.  
  • Skill in working effectively with the public to ensure life safety.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and a considerable amount of independent judgement.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.



Education, Credentials, Experience:

  • Five to ten years of experience with a municipality conducting fire plan review and/or fire inspections.
  • High school diploma required, associate degree in related field highly desired.
  • State of Georgia Driver’s License.
  • Must possess the following International Code Council (ICC) Certifications:
    • Fire Inspector 1 or 2
    • Commercial Fire Alarm Inspector
    • Commercial Fire Sprinkler Inspector
    • Fire Plans Examiner
    • Commercial Fire Sprinkler Plan Examiner
    • Commercial Fire Alarm Plans Examiner I or II
  • Preferred International Code Council (ICC) Certifications:
    • Certified Fire Marshal

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