Fire Inspectors and Investigators:

Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $51,980.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 223
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 9.84 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Conflict Management
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Resource Allocation
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Serve court ordered documents
Identify home safety hazards
Distribute enforcement citations
Serve arrest, search, or seizure warrants
Apprehend suspects or perpetrators of criminal acts
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Identify public safety hazards
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Issue warnings or citations
Suppress industrial fires
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
Control municipal or forest fires

Getting Information

Determine fire causes
Investigate criminal, illegal, or suspicious activity
Examine debris to obtain information about causes of fires
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Gather physical evidence
Identify trends and patterns in criminal activity
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Interview people to gather information about criminal activities
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Analyze evidence or facts
Review maps to determine location or routes

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend organizational or legal action
Employ legal arrest, search, or seizure tactics
Arrest suspects or perpetrators of criminal acts
Determine admissibility of evidence
Issue summonses or subpoenas
Decide causes of legal action
Determine negligence or violation of laws or regulations
Follow safety procedures and regulations associated with hazardous conditions
Determine best method for attacking fire

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or personal safety regulations
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Inspect protective, fire fighting, or life saving equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect transformer for defects

Training and Teaching Others

Write operational reports
Prepare reports or presentations in security, law enforcement, or correctional settings
Educate the public about fire safety or prevention
Train others on safety issues or procedures
Train security, law enforcement, or protective services personnel
Train others in the use of security, law enforcement, or protective services related equipment

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Monitor alarm systems to detect fires or other emergencies
Observe fire to note changing conditions
Protect forests from accidental fires and fire damage

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.