Fire Inspector

Department: Fire 
Division: Office of the Fire Marshal
Hourly rate: $21.11 – $31.91


Under the general supervision of the Captain / Fire Marshal, incumbent is responsible for technical and specialized inspection work in fire investigation, inspection and prevention. Work involves responsibility for field enforcement of local and State fire safety codes, laws, and ordinances and for the investigation of all fires. Incumbent will inspect residential, commercial, and industrial properties for the detection and removal of fire hazards. Duties may involve an element of personal danger. Work is reviewed through observation and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures. This is part-time work, 20 hours a week. This position is not covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Essential functions

  • Perform building inspections for fire hazards and compliance with all code requirements.
  • Analyze building plans for compliance with State and local fire protection requirements relating to construction.
  • May assist in the investigation fires.
  • Conduct fire prevention seminars and lectures.
  • Interpret the City of Winter Parks Code of Ordinances, Florida State Statutes, Standard Fire Protection Code and the Fire and Life Safety Code as applied to fire investigation, inspection and prevention; prepares reports.
  • Operate all equipment utilized in inspection and prevention activities including but not limited to: portable fire extinguishers, smoke detection devices, heat detection devices, automatic fire sprinklers and small hand tools.
  • Operate modern office equipment including but not limited to: CRT terminals, computer controlled communications systems, adding machine, copy and facsimile machines.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Perform other work as assigned.

Please note: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of firefighting, fire protection, fire prevention and public fire education.
  • Knowledge of the use of fire equipment and procedures common to fire suppression, fire prevention and public fire education.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations concerning fire inspection, fire prevention and arson in the State of Florida.
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Plan (NRP), as well as the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Ability to tactfully and firmly deal with the public.
  • Ability to gather information and other fire related data to be used for investigative purposes.
  • Ability to read and evaluate building plans for compliance with all appropriate laws.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

Certifications and Training

  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver license.
  • Possess and maintain Florida State Fire Safety Inspector Certification.
  • Possess and maintain certification for CPR and Medical First Responder.
  • All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.



Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


This is light work requiring the exertion of 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. Work requires sitting at a keyboard for extended periods.


Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity.