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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 7/2/2019
Job Reference #: 19230-2

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Job Title: Senior Fire Inspector

Closing Date: 04/23/2019
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i. e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered
Job Number: 19-230-2
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Gila River Fire Department
City: Chandler, AZLocations: Fire Station #429, 5002 N. Maricopa Road

Area of Interest: Public Safety
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $26.46 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

Written test and interviews will be conducted for quali?ed applicants.

The Senior Fire Inspector performs inspections of all proposed buildings, occupancies, and events and reviews
plans and approval and permit compliance with the Gila River Indian Community Title 21 Fire and Public Safety
Ordinance, and other required codes and standards of the Gila River Indian Community. This position
investigates all ?res occurring throughout the Gila River Indian Community to determine the ?re cause. The
Senior Fire Inspector handles all hazardous materials incidents and investigates the cause and determines
monetary liability for each incident. The Senior Fire Inspector inspects all occupancies operating within the
boundaries of the Gila River Indian Community for compliance with the Fire and Public Safety Ordinance

0 Conduct inspections of events and activities for adherence to codes and standards, issue permits and
certi?cates of compliance.
0 Conduct plan reviews for construction, special systems, ?re sprinklers, ?re alarms, fuel systems and tanks,
commercial kitchen ?re suppression, and life safety event plans.
0 Investigate origin and cause for ?res and hazmat incidents. Provides case management and meetings with
other agencies (Gila River Police Department, Law Of?ce, etc.) as needed.
0 Responsible for the testing and inspection of ?xed ?re protection systems, fuel storage and hazardous
dispensing operations, underground ?re lines, emergency access and special ?re protection systems.
0 Conducts construction site inspections which includes meeting on site with developers, builders, architects,
boards and commissions regarding appropriate application of codes and standards.
0 Manage and supervise Fire?ghters and other Inspectors during critical functions, including investigations.
0 Develop and maintain appropriate schedule of fees for inspections, special permits and departmental services.
0 Research the application and viability of existing and adopted codes for modi?cation and interpretations,
submission of comments and changes to the ICC, NFPA and modify Community Codes.Research existing code reference materials for correct interpretation and application of life safety systems and
features; write dissertations and interpretations of ?ndings and report to/address governing bodies, contractors
and department directors.Evaluate, research, plan and request for appropriate code interpretation for implementation and enforcement
(often associated with new construction projects and involves the negative input of other affected
departments).Investigate explosions and ?res for cause and origin, investigate non-criminal deaths at events, conduct
random and requested inspections of facilities and activities within the Community.Conduct hazardous materials occupancies inspections.Assist with large complicated structures or events that require code enforcement and education.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge of principles and methods of ?re prevention and ?re inspection.Knowledge of ?re, building, and related codes and their interpretation and intent.Knowledge of laws and legal procedures pertaining to arson investigations, including elements and
requirements of a legal report.Knowledge of ?eld inspection methods and techniques, investigative techniques, and principles for
determining ?re causes and their origins.Knowledge of ?re detection and extinguishing systems.Knowledge of Hazardous materials, proper storage, use, application and response to ?re.Knowledge of ?re chemistry, ?re behavior and ?re ground operations.Knowledge of ?re protection engineering relating to hydraulics as applied to sprinkler systems, ?re
prevention, and ?re detection systems.Ability to analyze, interpret, and explain technical ?re and building codes, ordinances, plans and speci?cations
as they apply to speci?c situations.Ability to prepare ?re investigative evidence and documentation for legal proceedings.Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.Ability to analyze computerized data and operate computerized data entry and retrieval systems.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Of?cials
and the general public.Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, agree to maintain a drug-free workplace.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation,
Fire Technology or a closely related ?eld and four (4) years of experience as a ?re?ghter, ?re investigator,
?re inspector, plans review, or hazardous materials technician conducting ?re prevention/investigations and
which includes one (1) year supervisory experience, OrHigh School diploma or GED and seven (7) year of experience as a ?re?ghter, ?re investigator, ?re inspector,
hazardous materials technician or plans reviewer conducting ?re prevention/investigations and which includes
two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Must hold and maintain current certi?cations in the following areas:

- AZ, IFSAC or Pro-Board or provide proof of successful completion of a program meeting National Fire
Protections (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Quali?cations.

- Certi?ed Fire?ghter I & II

- International Code Council Fire Inspector I & II

- Certi?ed Fire and Explosives Investigator from an accredited agency: NAFI or IAAI.

- State of Arizona EMT or NREMT
NFPA Fire Inspector quali?cation standards is preferred
Fuel Tank Inspector certi?cation must be obtained within 24 months from the date of hire.Required to pass a background check and ?ngerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must continue
to maintain throughout duration of employment.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for
the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Fire Chief or designee


- Medical - EPO or FPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/ $150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan bene?ts are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick LeavePreference in ?lling vacancies is given to quali?ed Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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