Fire Inspector Open - NWG 00039
Job TypePart Time
CompanyNorth Wind Services LLC
Job Description
The Fire and Building Safety Division has an opening for Fire Inspector. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support to the Laboratory’s comprehensive Fire Protection Program, for the implementation and execution of the Hot Work Permit, Fire Extinguisher Maintenance, and Fire Protection Inspection Programs. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and conflicting priorities. 

This position may require the successful candidate have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.

Essential Duties
- Provide technical support and coordinate the maintenance functions to maintain a comprehensive Fire Protection Program, including the implementation and execution of the Fire Protection Inspection, Hot Work Permit, Fire Protection and Life Safety Equipment Maintenance.
- Perform fire inspections and maintain fire protection and life safety equipment adhering to established National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes and Standards, Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H), DOE/NNSA regulatory compliance, and program procedures and design criteria.
- Perform building and work site inspections, evaluate activities, and provide assessment ES&H conditions related to hot work processes, fire extinguishers, and fire protection system inspections, recommend corrective actions, and perform authorized impairments and restoration of service for water-based fire suppression systems.
- Acquire and interpret data and advise on the interpretation of reports, monitor and take measurements on a variety of fire protection and life safety equipment, systems or operations and report on compliance with established design or a standards procedure.
- Assist in emergency response activities and occasional off-site operations.
- Collaborate and interact with personnel internal to the Laboratory, including program and facility managers, building coordinators, skilled crafts, subcontractors, construction supervisors, emergency dispatchers, and assurance officers while reporting results, providing regular updates, and recommending technical solutions to problems.
- Perform all assignments and operations in accordance with security, quality standards, Work Planning and Control, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes and Standards, DOE/NNSA regulatory compliance, programmatic and Laboratory business practice policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Associate degree in ES&H, Fire Protection, Fire Technology, Occupational Safety and Health, or other related field, and/or equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
- Intermediate technical experience in fire protection including performing and executing Hot Work Permits, Fire Extinguisher Maintenance, Fire Protection Inspections, or with development of these Programs.
- Technical knowledge and understanding of fire protection, health and safety disciplines, procedures, standards, techniques, and related analytical instrumentation, tracking and database systems and equipment.
- Experience in specialized performance-based training for field and emergency response operations, and in the development of training and safety guidelines for facilities, equipment and experimental processes.
- Effective interpersonal skills and experience working under general supervision and as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing high-level customer service.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, and ability to use a variety of communication devices such as cellular, two-way radios, and portable phones, and ability to clearly relay pertinent information, read and interpret technical instructions, state and local maps.
- Ability to walk extensively, climb ladders, access crawl spaces, basements, attics, work flexible schedules, maintain a valid California Driver’s License, and lift up to 50 pounds in a safe and controlled manner.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Experience applying DOE/NNSA fire protection requirements.
- Experience as a Fire Inspector or an assignment involving fire inspection duties. 
- Experience as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspector and/or with servicing AEDs.

Special Requirements 
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Subcontractor.
Anticipated Clearance Level: P (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 or mail to for assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.