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Job TitlePermitting & Code Enforcement Inspector I (Fire Code Inspector), Grade 19
LocationGaithersburg, MD, US
Organization NameFire and Rescue Services
Medical ExamPhysical and Drug and Alcohol Screen
Background InvestigationYes
Financial DisclosureYes
Job Description

Closing Date: July 23, 2013


There are currently 3 vacancies.  Positions will be underfilled at the Permitting and Code Enforcement Inspector I level, Grade 19. Salary: $42,883 - $70,773.


The primary purpose of this position is to conduct on-site fire and life safety inspections of existing residential and commercial buildings, including schools, businesses, places of assembly and other properties to ensure compliance with fire codes and standards.  Prepares written technical inspection reports and violation notices, and enters information into a computerized data base. Completes and maintains detailed electronic and hard copy records of all inspections and supporting documents related to all aspects of fire and life safety. Researches fire code violations and provide direction and/or technical assistance for correction of identified violations. Investigates complaints, and answers questions regarding fire safety and hazardous conditions. Performs related duties as assigned.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications

At the Permitting and Code Enforcement Inspector I level:

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in a technical/professional field in the fire protection/inspection industry.

Education: Completion of high school or possession of a High School Certification of Completion recognized by the State of Maryland. A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field is preferred for all positions. For applicants possessing a degree in an appropriate area, the experience requirement may be reduced to one year instead of three.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.



Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license when required for job-related duties.



Certification for Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Fire Inspector I or Equivalent. [Please indicate on your resume.]

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume.  The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.


1.  National Board on Fire Services Professional Qualifications Fire Inspector I or Equivalent.

2.  Experience using Microsoft Office software.

3.  Experience conducting on site fire inspections.


If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.


All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position.  All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.  Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

Minimum Salary44277
Maximum Salary73074
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