Position Detail:

Charlotte Fire Department
228 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Mecklenburg County

704-336-4170 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Fire Inspector
Last Filing Date:  May 3, 2019

Special Instructions:  



Charlotte?s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone ? a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

With 42 stations spanning 300 square-miles, the Charlotte Fire Department provides fire suppression, emergency medical, technical urban rescue, fire prevention, fire investigation, and public education services. The department?s ISO Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating and International Accredited status rank it among the top fire departments in the world.


Public Safety

Job Title:

Fire Inspector


By inspecting new and existing commercial, industrial, public assembly, high rise, hospital, nursing home, day care, school, hotel and retail store buildings, employee will contribute to improving the standards for public safety and ensure compliance with fire prevention laws, ordinances, and accepted standards.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Verifying the proper maintenance of fire protection equipment
Enforcing occupancy requirements
Reporting violations
Preparing written warning notices
Making recommendations for eliminating hazards
Referring code violations to other enforcement agencies
Initiating legal action necessary to achieve code compliance
Inspecting the storage and use of explosive or flammable material
Issuing permits to store or handle hazardous material
Presenting fire safety programs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Course work or a degree in fire science technology or applied science
One or more years of experience in fire code interpretation and enforcement
Knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures
Knowledge of building codes and inspection methods
Ability to conduct accurate and effective inspections
Communication skills necessary to work with citizens in conducting fire and arson prevention, fire education, and inspection programs
Preferred Qualifications:

Standard Level III Fire Inspector Certification

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma/GED with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an Associate?s degree with one year of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


$60,226 - $63,237
General Information:

The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees. Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte?s benefits
The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace
How to Apply:

Apply online.

If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available.

Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.

Conditions of Employment:The City?s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate?s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Starting Salary:  DOQ
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Charlotte Human Resources
700 East 4th Street, Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: $44,000,000.00
Population Served: 515,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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