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Date Posted:  January 7, 2018

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security /Office of the State Marshal is looking for a Fire and Building Inspector/ Code Official 4 - Code Enforcement



Hire salary is negotiable based upon knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

$28,340.00 - $50,154.00


About IDHS:


The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. The IDHS team works tirelessly to achieve its vision by focusing on the following three values:


1.People. IDHS works to enhance the safety and security of Indiana residents by ensuring that first responders, such as firefighters and EMTs, are properly trained and certified to effectively and efficiently provide assistance during emergencies; supporting security measures during major events in Indiana; and continuously monitoring and standing ready to respond to potential hazards and threats.


2.Property. IDHS works to ensure that public buildings, such as businesses and schools, are compliant with fire and building codes; that our cities and towns are provided with continuous support and resources through our Emergency Operations Center in times of crisis; and that our critical infrastructure is protected from both physical and cyber-attacks.   


3.Prosperity. IDHS works to ensure that economic activity will continue during and after a natural disaster or manmade crisis by administering disaster mitigation, response, and recovery grant funding from both the state and federal government; by planning and training so that IDHS is able to help minimize the impact of a disaster; and, when necessary, quickly assess damage and seek disaster relief assistance from the federal government.


About the job:


The Department of Homeland Security is looking for a qualified individual to function as a code official in the Code Enforcement Section of the Division of Fire and Building Safety, Code Enforcement. This individual performs inspections, interprets and applies the adopted fire, building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, accessibility, etc. codes, standards, laws, rules and regulations as they relate to Class I structures. This includes construction projects as well as existing buildings.


Position is for work within the following counties:


Sullivan, Knox, Gibson


Candidate must live within or in surrounding counties.


A day in the life:


Interpret various fire and building codes, standards, laws, rules and regulations and appropriately applies them to Class 1 structures to include construction projects, industrialized buildings, and existing buildings such as schools, childcares, various health care facilities, places of assembly, places of incarceration, places of fireworks sales, underground storage tanks (UST), etc.;

Perform inspections on existing buildings such as schools, childcares, various health care facilities, places of assembly, places of incarceration, places of fireworks sales, haunted houses, fairs and festivals, etc. for compliance with the fire and building codes, standards, rules, laws and regulations;

Perform damage assessment inspections following natural or man-made disasters to assess affected buildings for safe entry;

Perform inspections on construction projects including new construction, remodels and additions, and industrialized buildings, both on-site and in-plant for compliance with applicable fire and building codes, standards, laws, rules, and regulations;

Report code non-compliance on existing buildings utilizing violation orders and follows up on non-compliance per Section policy;

Report code non-compliance on construction projects and non-filed projects utilizing violation orders and follows up on non-compliance per Section policy;

Explain and provide education on the various fire and building codes and their applicability to architects, engineers, local fire and building officials, contractors, manufacturers, property owners and/or other staff members;

Prepare correspondence to explain fire and building code revisions, policies, etc. and answers general code inquiries;

Investigate and attempt to resolve complaints; 

Prepare and submit technical reports regarding field inspections, meetings, trainings, etc., and prepares and submits routine administrative reports such as itineraries, monthly mileage and attendance;

Keep abreast of changes (new adoptions and amendments) in codes, standards, laws, rules, regulations and procedures as they relate to all facets of job duties;

Promote the development of community working relations through periodically meeting with local fire and building departments, elected and appointed officials, trade associations, etc.;

Serve as a witness in court on code violations as required; and

Perform other duties as assigned.


 What we're looking for:


Knowledge and skills typically acquired through a bachelor's degree in architecture, civil, electrical, fire protection, mechanical or structural engineering, engineering technology construction management or technology, or related area or comparable practical experience in building design, design review, construction inspection, fire inspection, or construction supervision. Comparable work experience alone may substitute for degree;

Specialized knowledge of and ability to interpret the state's various adopted fire and building (structural, fire, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, accessibility, energy conservation, etc.) codes, standards, laws, rules and regulations and apply them to inspection practices;

Working knowledge of construction principles, practices and procedures;

Working knowledge of fire inspection principles, practices and procedures;

Ability to read and understand construction plans, specifications and shop drawings for compliance to applicable fire and building codes;

Ability to effectively and tactfully communicate orally and in writing with property owners, design professionals, contractors, elected and appointed officials, and the public regarding technical issues of non-compliance, codes, complaints and administrative procedures;

Ability to use various office equipment such as computers, printers, copiers, cellular telephone, etc;

Ability to achieve and maintain national certification from the International Code Council (ICC) or National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors (NCPCCI) as a Commercial Building Inspector AND Fire Inspector I within 30 months of hire; and

Possess and maintain a valid Indiana driver's license.


Go to the Indiana Job bank for more information and to apply: Http://


Job Opening ID: 613190

Posting Title: Code Official 4 - Code Enforcement

Internal Candidate Expiration Date: 2018-01-19

External Candidate Expiration Date: 2018-01-19


Address: 17437 Carey Road #265, Westfield, IN  46074

Phone: (317) 824-0940


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