Fort Bend County

  • Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal

    Job Locations US-TX-Richmond
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/10/2018 3:20 PM)
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Min Start Salary
    USD $2,436.00/Bi.
    Law Enforcement
    Max Start Salary
    USD $2,866.40/Bi.
  • Overview

    Supervises and directs the operations of one or more of the divisions within the Fire Marshal’s Office, Fire Investigations, Special operations (Hazmat Coordinator) and Fire Inspection.  Participates in planning of programs, policies, or objectives for work group and department.


    Oversees and assists staff with investigations, inspections, and plan reviews, and emergency responses.  Ensures 24-hour fire coverage of on-duty and on-call personnel for Emergency response.  Conducts analysis of Hazmat or Fire scenes to determine original and cause.  Documents and takes photographs of scene, makes sketches, gathers and preserves evidence.  Works with Office of Emergency Management or local fire departments for impact on community and environment.  Assists with limited repair and maintenance work on fire equipment and apparatus and maintains inventory and grant funded equipment.  Schedules and responds to citizen requests for fire inspections.  Conducts Plan Reviews.  Performs inspections of homes, business schools and other structures, and detects fire hazards and makes recommendations for corrections.  Performs timely follow-up inspections to ensure compliance.  Performs inspections of County-owned and leased facilities in conjunction with Risk Management and Facilities Management.  Checks and inventories all personal protective equipment, firefighting tools and equipment for readiness (e.g. protective clothing, breathing apparatus, rescue equipment, hoses, hand tools, etc.).  Places personal safety gear on apparatus and reports any missing, damaged or non-functioning equipment.  Attends meetings with department heads and other federal, state and local agencies.  Serves as liaison with other agencies for assistance in investigations or resources when the Fire Marshal or Assistant Fire Marshal is not available.  Responsible for planning programs and objectives for the division including the inspections of Tier II facilities and hazardous material storage within the County.  Provides instructions to Inspector/Investigators.  Meets with subordinates to update events, special notices, policies, procedures and other assignments.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as direct by appropriate County Managers.



    High School Diploma/GED; Associates Degree in Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Fire Science or Fire Protection/Engineering Technology or a directly related field or any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education, experience and required knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.  Six years’ experience in Emergency Response, fire code enforcement, or criminal investigations.  Strong computer and verbal and written skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and elected officials.  Good organizational skills, ability to prioritize own work and ability to complete assigned tasks within tight deadline.  Must be certified as a Fire Inspector (including Fire Inspector 1, Fire Inspector 2, and Plans Examiner 1) by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection at time of appointment.  Must be certified as a Fire Officer II Certification or higher certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection at time of appointment.  Must be certified as an Instructor I Certification or higher certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection at time of appointment.  Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office.  Recommended: Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Hazmat Technician; Incident Commander for Hazardous Materials from TCFP; Texas Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE; Texas Commission on Fire Prevention Fire Education Specialist.  Texas Commission on Fire Protection Incident Safety officer must be obtained within one year from date of employment.  Must obtain a Class B Texas Drivers License.


    SALARY RANGE: Law Enforcement Grade 12, $2,436.00 - $2,866.40 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position


    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


    Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

    on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin, or any other reason protected by law.


    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at



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