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NOTE: Upon submitting an application for employment, ALL sections, including your experience and education, must be completed and clearly documented in order to be considered for any BSO position. To submit a resume, transcripts, cover letter, driving history, etc. to accompany your application, fax them to 954.321.4815, email to , or mail within five business days to BSO Human Resources - Selection and Assessment, 2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

Fire Safety Inspector
$43,554 - $72,364, plus applicable supplemental pay as per current bargaining unit agreement
This is skilled, specialized work of varied difficulty in conducting fire/life safety inspections, involving responsibility for the protection and preservation of life and property primarily by conducting fire/life safety inspections. Requires utilization of special skills and training to enforce all applicable local, state and federal regulations, and to perform on scene fire investigations, provide training to firefighters, and respond to emergency incidents as directed. Duties require the ability to following directives from Fire Prevention Officers, while exercising some independent judgment. Tasks may involve extended periods and/or intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of standing, walking, balancing, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, running, climbing, and that regularly involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects (75+ pounds). Some tasks are performed with potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements including, but not limited to, heat, humidity, inclement weather, loud noise, pathogens, violent behavior, and animals. Tasks are performed within the interior of buildings under construction, existing buildings and structures, exterior inspections of properties, marinas, schools, fire and emergency scenes where heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accidents.
1. High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by college-level course work in Fire Science. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
2. Certification by the State of Florida as a Firefighter.
3. Certification by the State of Florida as a Municipal Fire Inspector.
4. Must have certification by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals as a Broward County Fire Inspector at time of employment. Next exam date is September 14, 2012. For more information on certification requirements, visit or call (954) 765-4500.
5. Training or experience in fire prevention and/or fire suppression required. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience in plans examination. Experience in plans examination is preferred. Such training and experience should be clearly stated on initial application.
6. Applicant must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates MUST submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles "complete" driving history for every state in which a driver license was held within the last 7 years. The search date MUST be within one month of the date the application is received in Human Resources. Please note that online driving history records will not be accepted.
7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

** Please submit copies of all required certifications and certified driving history to the Bureau of Human Resources in person, by fax: 954-321-4815 or by email: Please note "13910A" when submitting any information. Candidates who do not submit the required documentation may not be considered.**
Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services
Fire Marshal’s Bureau
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
4/26/2013 11:59:59 PM
You are encouraged to apply on-line at If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit the Bureau of Human Resources to submit an on-line application Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Completed paper applications must be received in the Bureau of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 8 to 10 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans’ preference per Florida law.
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