Fire Marshal/Life Safety Section Manager

  • 9199 113th St, Seminole, FL 33772, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

This is a highly responsible, managerial, professional, and technical position involved in the management and direction of the Life Safety Services Section, including public education and information, with emphasis on employee relations and teamwork. 

Duties are performed in accordance with applicable laws. Position  requires application of administrative and technical knowledge in accordance with Departmental/Divisional rules, City policies, procedures, and Departmental and industry practices /standards. The Fire Marshal has considerable latitude in decision making, code interpretation, initiative, and leadership.  May wear Department uniform or  civilian clothes as appropriate. Required to carry a cell phone on and off duty. The person in this position is solely accountable for the fulfillment of all duties and authority commensurate with assigned responsibilities.  During occasions of local emergencies, this position shall be required to perform emergency tasks which may result in extended work hours as well as extended periods of time away from family members.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of fire inspections, fire investigations, public education/information office and the assigned  administrative assistant.
  • Maintains a professional and effective working relationship with the Pinellas County Fire Administrator’s Office and the County, City and all contracted areas and Building Departments regarding fire inspections fire investigations, and other assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains a professional and effective working relationship with the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office regarding fire investigations. 
  • Conducts fire investigations and reviews all fire investigation reports.
  • Responsible for interviewing, training, motivating, evaluating, and disciplining employees of the Life Safety Section.
  • Responsible for recommending to the Fire Chief the hire, promotion, and termination of assigned employees.
  • Assists in the development of Strategical Tactical Plans to combat fire/building problems and critiques the techniques used to ascertain their continued effectiveness.
  • Performs fire and life safety inspections and re-inspections of fire protection systems and equipment on all facilities within the Fire District, as to adequacy and compliance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Performs inspections of residential occupancies as requested and provides safety education information as appropriate.
  • Provides overall responsibility for the management of the Life Safety Services Section consisting of fire codes enforcement for new construction, fire investigations, public information, and public education.


Associate of Science Degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required and a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university is preferred. Major degree study emphasis in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely  related field preferred.  Five (5) years active experience with a Fire Rescue Department in the field of fire inspection/investigation. Must be a non-smoking/non-tobacco using person, both on and off the job, at time of employment and maintain the same status throughout the term of employment.

Possession and maintenance of State of Florida Firesafety Inspector II certification, or equivalent.  Possession and maintenance of State of Florida Fire Investigator II certification, or Florida Fire Investigator I certification with the ability to successfully obtain Fire Investigator II certification within two (2) years from date of hire.  State of Florida Fire Investigator Certification, (Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards & Training; effective date May 18, 2017), preferred.  Possession and maintenance of a Florida Class E Driver’s License.  Florida Certified Building Trades Inspector, i.e. one or more of: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, etc. Building Codes Administrator desirable.

Must be able to wear assigned Personal Protective Equipment during fire investigations and other hazardous conditions to include use of partial and full-face respirators..  When at the fire scene, requires good vision, good hearing, ability to distinguish odors, ability to walk, run, drive vehicles, crawl, stoop, push, jump, and use other emergency and firefighting equipment as required.  Must be able to climb ladders and stairs to perform or supervise inspections and Inspectors and have working knowledge of the tools and procedures typically used in inspections and investigations.  Must be able to utilize a computer and/or typewriter keyboard.  Non-smoker, non-tobacco user throughout employment.

Additional Information

The pay range for this position is $59,939.22 - $86,911.90.

A competitive benefit package is provided. The hiring process includes a background investigation and drug screen.
Veterans Preference, EOE, DFWP