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Position Description: Fire Marshall
Pay Grade: 20  Salary: D.O.E.
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: 12/7/17
Type of Application Required: County
Job Duties
Performs difficult professional work in fire prevention and investigation and emergency response management; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Director.
Reports To
County Director Position is open until filled, however interested applicants should not delay in submitting an application. Hiring Range: $37,137 - $51,575 FLSA: Exempt Hours: 37.5 Benefits Package: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance; State Retirement; Optional Life Insurance; Paid vacation and sick leave; 12 paid holidays Visit http://www.abbevillecountysc.com/_fileUploads/forms/337_Employment%20Application.pdf and fill out an application. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application to : David Garner Abbeville County Director 903 W. Greenwood St. Suite 2800 Abbeville, SC 29620
Supervision Exercised
Rural Fire Employees
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Directing the Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team and other emergency response and/or investigative teams, as applicable; serving as liaison to the Abbeville County Fire Commission; maintaining records and files; preparing reports. Direct supervision of fire service employees; Schedules meetings and notifies members of upcoming meetings; attends meetings and takes minutes; Follows-up on requests and decisions of Commission members; Assists in the implementation of the Abbeville County Fire Protection Master Plan; Directs the management of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team; oversees the management, planning, coordinating, reporting, training, and exercising required to ensure compliance with OSHA requirements; Assists in the more difficult cases and inspection and condemnation; Drafts specifications for fire equipment upgrades; Assists in the development of the fire service budget; Prepares departmental budget and monitors expenditures; Provides public education on fire safety to schools, civic organizations, and the general public; Responds to fire scenes involving fatalities; performs investigative duties at incident site; assists in conducting cause and origin investigation; Maintains departmental files and reports; compiles statistical data for necessary reports; Performs and/or assists in several forms of equipment maintenance; Applying for, writing, and managing grants; Special operations as dictated by County Director; Performs related tasks as required.
Education and Experience
Four (4) year Bachelors Degree; or six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the modern principles and techniques of fire suppression and prevention, including inspection, fire hazards and methods of eliminating hazardous conditions; comprehensive knowledge of the fire prevention code, practices and policies; comprehensive knowledge of the modern principles and practices of fire investigation; comprehensive knowledge of flammable liquids and gases and hazardous chemicals, their proper use and storage requirements; some knowledge of electrical wiring systems and their capacities; thorough knowledge of the geography of the County and the location of important buildings; ability to maintain records and prepare detailed technical reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
Special Requirements
Must possess or be able to obtain within 1 year of hire following certifications: Fire Marshal, Arson Investigator, Chief Fire Code Analyst, HazMat Technician, SC Firefighter, Emergency Medical Responder, and others as deemed necessary. Must meet and maintain minimum qualifications for the position established by the department and the State of South Carolina. Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of South Carolina.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, standing, and walking; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, and wearing a self contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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