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Shelbyville Hiring Fire Inspector

Monday, May 03, 2021 15:21 | Ronald Lipps (Administrator)

Employment Opportunity with the City of Shelbyville

Department: Fire Department

Position: Full-time Fire Inspector

Hours/Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pay Rate: $19.95 an hour/ $41,497.00 Annually

Deadline for Resume/Application: May 5, 2021 4:00 pm

You may submit Resumes or Applications to or

Come to City Hall to get a paper copy.

(Applications can be obtained at under the Human Resources tab)

Benefits Included: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Free Health Clinic, Life

and Long Term Disability Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Paid Holidays,

Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days, Employee Assistance Program, Bereavement

Leave, Retirement Plan, and Free access to fitness center.




Fire Inspector


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M - F

PAT (Professional, Administrative, Technological)

DATE WRITTEN: October 2006

DATE REVIEWED: October 2016

STATUS: Full-time

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The City of Shelbyville provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities

who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

Incumbent serves as Fire Inspector for the City of Shelbyville Fire Department, responsible for inspecting structures for compliance with state and local fire prevention codes.


Enforces state and local fire prevention codes, including reviewing new non-residential construction and remodeling plans, inspecting new non-residential structures (and residential structures as requested), inspecting existing non-residential structures annually, researching and interpreting codes, and maintaining related records. Meets and/or communicates with property owners regarding compliance problems, periodically initiating appropriate legal action for non-compliance.

Responds to emergencies as needed, including inspecting for fire code violations and taking photographs.

Conducts inspections of buildings for potential fire hazards and/or proper fire extinguishing equipment, notifies appropriate individuals of corrective action to be taken, and maintains all records and documents pertaining to inspections.

Conducts regular fire exit drills in city schools, including assessing effectiveness and preparing/ providing written reports of findings and recommendations for improvement.

Performs a variety of public education programs, including giving speeches and presentations on fire prevention and safety, conducting tours, and making radio appearances.

Performs various administrative duties, including answering telephone, typing/preparing correspondence, inspection and other reports, and entering data on computer.

Maintains current knowledge of local, state and federal fire codes by reading professional publications and periodically attending seminars, as required or as needed.

Occasionally testifies in legal proceedings/court as necessary.

May be required to respond to emergencies on an occasional basis.

Performs related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED, minimum certification by state of Indiana as Inspector I within time period specified by department, and ability to successfully complete other training programs as required.

Ability to meet all department hiring and retention guidelines, including passage of medical and psychological examinations, a written test and a drug screen. Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Thorough knowledge of and ability to research and enforce local, state and federal fire prevention codes, including Uniform Fire Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes.

Working knowledge oflocal building codes and materials, and fire prevention methods, and ability to recognize existing and potential fire hazards in a wide variety of structures and related installations.

Working knowledge of geographical areas, street names and landmarks within designated fire district, and ability to read and interpret related maps.

Working knowledge of radio frequencies, codes, procedures and limitations, and ability to speak clearly and distinctly, and hear and be heard and understood in person, by radio, and by telephone.

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare written reports within departmental deadlines and prepare and conduct public presentations as requested.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with department superiors and co-workers, other City/County departments, law enforcement agencies, property owners, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.

Ability to comply with all department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out verbal or written instructions.

Ability to compare or observe similarities and differences between data, people or things.

Ability to analyze, evaluate and investigate data, make determinations, and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to work with others in a team environment, often under time pressure and amidst frequent distractions and interruptions, and on several tasks at the same time.

Ability to apply knowledge of people and locations, plan/layout work assignments, and perform arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.

Ability to testify in legal proceedings/court as necessary.

Ability to work extended, irregular, evening and weekend hours and occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight.

Ability to respond to emergencies on an occasional basis.

Possession of a valid Indiana driver's license and demonstrated safe driving record.


Incumbent performs a variety of moderately complex, relatively standardized duties according to standard operating procedures and fire prevention codes, making independent decisions and taking authoritative action in response to situational demands. Incumbent's work is periodically reviewed upon completion of specific duties for appropriate service to the public. Errors in code enforcement decisions may not be immediately apparent through supervisory review and could result in inconvenience to property owners and/or endangerment to others.


Incumbent maintains frequent communication with department superiors and co-workers, other City/County departments, law enforcement agencies, property owners, and the public for purposes of exchanging information and explaining/interpreting fire prevention codes .

Incumbent reports directly to Deputy Chief and/or Officer in charge of emergency scene. Supervision follows clearly defined chain of command to Fire Chief.


Incumbent performs duties in a fire station office environment, at structures throughout the city, and at emergency scenes, involving standing/walking for long periods, pushing/pulling objects, climbing ladders/stairs, reaching, bending, crouching/kneeling, close/far vision, color/depth perception, hearing sounds/communication, speaking clearly and handling/grasping/fingering objects. Incumbent is exposed to hazardous conditions normally associated with inspecting fire scenes, including smoke, toxic chemicals, noxious gases/fumes, heat, heights, varying weather conditions, violent/distraught individuals and communicable diseases. Universal health/safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid contamination, infection and/or injury to self and others.

Incumbent works extended, in-egular, evening and/or weekend hours and occasionally travels out of town for training, sometimes overnight. Incumbent may be required to respond to emergencies on an occasional basis.

Mailing Address: 

Fire Inspectors Association of Indiana


17437 Carey Road

Westfield, IN 46074

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