Ocean City MD Fire Department-Fire Inspector/Investigator

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Ocean City MD Fire Department-Fire Inspector/Investigator

The Ocean City Fire Department: Office of the Fire Marshal is responsible for proactive fire code enforcement, fire/explosive investigations and hazardous device response for the Town of Ocean City.  The work of Deputy Fire Marshals assigned to the division varies widely, and may involve plans review and inspections for new and existing buildings, origin and cause investigations, courtroom testimony, bomb and hazmat response, and special projects/events assistance. 

The Fire Safety Inspector is the entry-level/trainee position in the Fire Marshal’s Office, and will be responsible for code enforcement and origin/cause fire investigation assistance while obtaining the necessary education, training, and experience for required promotion to a sworn law enforcement position (Deputy Fire Marshal II).  Duties and responsibilities commensurate with training, experience, and Departmental needs will be assigned as the team member prepares for promotion.

Schedule is predominantly day work (M-F) with rotating on-call status, and is subject to periodic evening/weekend assignments related to investigations and the Town’s various special events.  Uniforms, equipment and training are provided at no cost to the employee; on-call Deputy Fire Marshals living in proximity to the Town of Ocean City are also provided with a take-home response vehicle.

Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, strong organizational and communication skills and a high level of proficiency in oral, written, and digital communications. Entry-level candidates must have a valid driver’s license and some fire service/law enforcement/fire protection education or experience. 

Successful candidate should be capable of obtaining necessary certifications (Fire Inspector I/II, Fire Investigator, HazMat Technician) for promotion to DFM 1, within 18 months of employment, pending training availability and Departmental priorities. 
Location: Ocean City, Maryland
Compensation: -Fire Safety Inspector: $39,194 to 62,360 (Entry Level) -Deputy Fire Marshal I: $47,167 to 75,045 -Deputy Fire Marshal II: $51,741 to 82,323
Contact: Online: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/human-resources/employment/full-time-employment/#1594227968481-5a3d3b25-c4ab

Or via mail:

Ocean City Human Resources
301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 106/ P.O. Box 158
Ocean City, MD 21843