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Assistant Fire Marshal - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0103)

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Minimum Salary: $5,936.92 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,192.32 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Fire
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Bellevue is currently accepting applications for a regular 1.0 FTE.  This position is responsible for managing the Inspection and Investigation functions for the Fire Prevention Division.  

Essential Functions of the Job

Provides technical assistant to the Fire Marshal; Interprets and enforces provisions of the International Fire, Building and Municipal Codes of the City; reviews and approves construction plans to determine code compliance; recommends and develops proposed fire prevention policies, procedures and codes; supervises the Fire Prevention Officers.  Coordinates with the Fire Operations Division, Development Services Department, and Contract Cities (Beaux Arts Village, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle and Yarrow Point) for fire code related inspections, Operational Permits and fire investigations. 

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Fire Protection Engineering/Technology or a related field is desired.
  • Four or more years of progressively responsible related experience in fire prevention, code enforcement as well as supervisory experience.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Washington Professional Engineers License in Fire Protection Engineering is desired

 Additional Qualification Criteria

  • Considerable knowledge of current fire prevention principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; extensive knowledge of building, electrical, mechanical and fire codes; extensive knowledge of inspection techniques; working knowledge of fire suppression techniques and equipment; working knowledge of first aid; working knowledge of fire fighting tactics, oil fire control and hydraulics.
  • Ability to effectively apply standard fire prevention techniques; ability to function effectively in emergency and stressful situations; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public; ability to meet special requirements.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle feel or operate objects tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office and moderately loud when in the field.
  • Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • The employee may be required to work in outside weather conditions, in wet and/or humid conditions, in high, precarious places, or near fumes, airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals.


This is a non-union, regular, exempt position.

How To Apply

Click “Apply Now” to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Fire Marshal Ken Carlson at 425.452.6874 or email at  Questions regarding the on-line application should be directed to the IT help desk  at 425.452.4340

Position ID: 0251



Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004