Deputy Fire Marshal

Notice of Job Opening

Date: November 5, 2019

Department: Fire

Exp Date: November 19, 2019

This individual is responsible for conducting fire safety inspections of buildings within the City of LaGrange for the purpose of code compliance. This employee is also responsible for working with other agencies in accordance with local ordinances. This employee conducts causes compliance with fire codes, re-inspects violations, establishes corrective measures to be taken, and initiates legal action for non-compliance. This position requires considerable knowledge of codes, laws and building construction.

Examples of Work
(but not limited to)

  • Inspects public and private facilities to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local fire prevention codes.
  • Schedules and conducts fire inspections of assigned areas and buildings.
  • Notifies property owners or managers of hazardous conditions and violations noted on inspection forms.
  • Suggests in writing or verbally appropriate corrective measures.
  • Re-inspects sites found to be in violation to ensure compliance.
  • Initiates or recommends legal action against violators who refuse to comply after reasonable time periods.
  • Maintains inspection records.

Performs other Duties as Required
(but not limited to)

  • Enforces fire lane violations
  • Conducts rookie school training classes on prevention activities.
  • Attends seminars, schools, and programs related to job.
  • Conducts and supervises monthly fire drills.

Desired Training & Experience

  • Training courses in inspection procedures, fire codes, fire prevention, investigation, and public relations.
  • AAS/AS degree in Fire Science or related field of study
  • Certification as Fire Inspector I
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Have a working knowledge of fire codes.

Necessary Requirements

  • Must have letter of recommendation from supervisor.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by fire-related courses.
  • Certification as NPQ Fire Inspector I (must pass within 12 months)
  • Arson Level I and II (Within 36 months of appointment)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be in good physical condition.

Selection Process

Each qualified candidate will undergo an interview process set forth by the Fire Chief. All information will be considered before a final decision is made by the Fire Chief.

How to Apply

Persons interested can print their application from the City of LaGrange’s website, or pick up an application at City Hall. Along with the application, you must also submit a 2-3 page typed report. This paper should include certifications, knowledge, skills, achievements and abilities you currently possess and ideas you have for the improvement of the Prevention Division.

This assignment will be approved by the Fire Chief.

The LaGrange Fire Department promotes regardless of individual’s race color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Firefighter Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +1 706 883 2037,