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Job Posting: Bloomington Deputy Fire Marshal

Thursday, April 06, 2023 12:50 | Ronald Lipps (Administrator)

Department:                        Bloomington City Fire

Job Status:



8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.


Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 and closes on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 5:00pm

Job Description

Performs inspections and re-inspections for Class I structures within the jurisdiction. Manages fire inspection program, which includes scheduling and prioritizing inspections as directed by the Fire Marshal. Advises contractors, architects, owners and other agencies regarding construction projects and activities. Interprets and enforces fire code and guidelines. Organizes and maintains records. Writes reports detailing findings of investigations and inspections. Conducts fire investigations to determine cause and origin and assists other investigators, when necessary. Addresses and resolves issues with other City departments and outside agencies, when necessary. Assists with coordinating activities with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and/or Building Safety Commission regarding fire arson investigations, inspection activities, or code variance requests. Participates in the adoption of local fire ordinances, and coordinates with the Office of the State Fire Marshal regarding code adoption, enactment and enforcement. Responds to complaints, concerns, and requests for educational programs, inspections or information. Takes all reasonable steps to maintain a safe work environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE - High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate or bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Business Management, or other related subject preferred. Experience and/or training equivalent to two years as a full-time Fire or Building Inspector with a state, local, or federal organization.

KNOWLEDGE - Knowledgeable about department and division policies and procedures; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; and local planning and zoning procedures. Principles, practices, methods and techniques of modern fire and life safety and fire suppression activities. Geography of the city and surrounding area. Various building construction types as they relate to building and fire codes and how they may be affected by fire. Basic statistical and analytical methodologies.

ABILITIES - Abilities to operate an emergency response vehicle and specialized emergency communications equipment. Work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours in emergency, disaster or other situations influenced by workload or staffing difficulties. Required to be on-call when necessary. Tactfully and effectively communicates, both orally and in writing. Use modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and related software and equipment.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Must be certified as a firefighter and fire prevention/inspector. Hold a state certification for fire/arson investigation, or equivalent certifications, preferred.(Must obtain within 6 months of hire). Must have a valid driver’s license; Indiana State license required within 30 days of job acceptance. Must maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.

Additional Information

Salary: $44,325.23 - $57,623.36

Schedule: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday; and other times, as necessary. Position may be eligible for some teleworking.


  • Employees receive 13 paid holidays per year and may earn up to 4 weeks (160 hours) of Paid Time Off in their first year of employment and 5 weeks (200 hours) in their second calendar year of employment.
  • The City contributes 14.2% of an employee's salary to their retirement fund through the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS).
  • Employees may contribute pre-taxed dollars to a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan account to supplement their retirement earnings. As a pilot program, the City will contribute double the amount of the employee's 457 (b) contribution to a 401(a) account up to $30 per pay.
  • After 1 year of employment, six weeks of paid parental leave are available to eligible employees. This is a pilot program for 2023.
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance premiums are subsidized by the City and are available on day one of employment. Employees may elect the High Deductible Insurance plan with the City providing an HSA contribution and if the employee has received the most recent COVID Bivalent Booster the employee only plan is at no cost to the employee.
  • The City offers life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, and long term disability insurance at no cost to employees. Employees may elect voluntary term life and short-term disability insurance. 
  • Employees may receive over $2,400 per year in HSA contributions and wellness reimbursements, insurance discounts, and incentives.
  • City Employees ride for free on Bloomington Transit.



La Igualdad De Oportunidades De Empleo Es La Ley.
The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, veteran status, housing status or disability in employment or the provision of services.

The City of Bloomington validates authorization to work using eVerify. The City will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s I-9 form to confirm work authorization.

Mailing Address: 

Fire Inspectors Association of Indiana


17437 Carey Road

Westfield, IN 46074

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