|FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER|
|Performs professional and supervisory work supervising the Plans Review Section and assisting in the administration of the Fire Prevention Division. An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for the review, evaluation and approval of fire protection systems, features, and devices. Duties also include providing technical support during major fires and/or fire investigations; developing and/or revising codes and procedures; reviewing, evaluating and/or developing technical specifications for fire equipment and the inspection of construction sites. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fire Marshall and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.|
|Supervises the work of technical employees that are engaged in plans; reviews and inspects activities relating to fire protection.
Reviews, evaluates and approves site and construction plans for developments and buildings to ensure compliance with fire and life safety codes, fire department procedures, and good fire protection engineering practices.
Reviews, evaluates and approves fire protection system shop drawings and specifications (suppression, detection, alarm, smoke control, fire control) to ensure compliance with fire and life safety codes, fire department procedures, and good fire engineering practices.
Reviews specifications and submits recommendations regarding the procurement of fire apparatus and related equipment used by the Fire Department. Provides technical support in fire investigations regarding the performance of fire safety features, which are required; recreates ignition and/or fire development scenarios; may testify in court as expert witness.
Inspects construction sites and facilities to observe and evaluate conditions, standards, and/or to resolve fire protection or life safety problems; supervises the issuance of all permits for fire protection systems and other items as required by City fire prevention code; coordinates the permit fee collection process for Fire Safety Management Division.
Conducts engineering tests and evaluations of complex systems and/or device requirements required or necessary for proper fire and life safety within buildings and specialized facilities.
Consults with and provides technical assistance to City employees, architects, engineers, builders, developers and owners on issues involving fire protection, fire and life safety codes.
Represents the Fire Department on various technical committees, including the Technical Review Committee; may act as Fire Marshall in the absence of the Fire Marshall.
Provides on-scene technical support information on fire protection features, equipment or devices and structural conditions/hazards to command officers during major fires or hazardous materials incidents.
Advises the Fire Marshall, Deputy Chief and Fire Chief regarding technical matters about fire protection and life safety, makes recommendations and participates in the development of long and short range plans to improve services provided by the Fire Department.
Conducts research studies to evaluate new building methods and materials of improving fire protection practices within the City.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Knowledge of building design and construction as related to fire prevention, fire control, and life safety, to include building construction standards, egress design specifications, occupancy and construction classification, and fire protection requirements.
Knowledge of the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical power distribution.
Knowledge of fire protection codes, principles, standards and practices.
Knowledge of fixed fire protection, fire resistance rating analysis and fire detection, fire alarm and fire suppression systems design and analysis and fire protection hydraulics and water supply analysis.
Knowledge of fire behavior and dangerous properties of flammable and hazardous substances.
Knowledge of Fire Department organization, operations and public management.
Knowledge of water, sewer, public utility and mechanical systems.
Ability to walk for extending periods of time over uneven tureen and climb stairs in order to inspect facilities for fire hazards.
Ability to visually recognize potential fire safety hazards/problems and determine acceptable alternatives by applying engineering concepts and principles.
Ability to read and interpret fire codes, ordinances and building codes.
Ability to evaluate and determine the acceptability of plans and specifications for complex fire protection systems and/or buildings.
Ability to plan and develop procedures for fire prevention and fire suppression and to effectively teach these procedures.
Ability to work effectively with computers data systems, and complex equipment.
Ability to supervise the work of several technical employees.
Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports; communicate effectively with individuals and groups; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
|Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or related field plus two (2) years of professional experience in fire protection; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must obtain Florida Fire Inspector's certification within twelve (12) months of employment. Florida Driver's License required prior to employment.|