Pierce County Human Resources Fire Plans Examiner in Tacoma, Washington

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT Pierce County Emergency Management (PCEM) was one of the first counties nationally to be accredited through the rigorous Emergency Management Accreditation Program. PCEM uses a business approach that is data driven, evidenced based, and leverages integrated systems. With a culture of innovation and a passion for customer service, PCEM is responsible for a variety of content areas within our six divisions to include Operations, Preparedness, Urban Search & Rescue, Radio Communications, Fire Prevention, and Finance. It is the mission of the Department to create resilient communities and enhance public safety by empowering the whole community in Pierce County to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of hazards, emergencies, and disasters. If you're looking to become a member of our team working towards ensuring our region remains prepared for anything, bring your public safety, leadership, and strong people skills to Pierce County Emergency Management. For more information about Pierce County Emergency Management please visit http://wa-piercecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx? nid=104 Position Summary NATURE OF WORK This is professional work in the Department of Emergency Management, Fire Prevention Bureau Division. An employee is this classification is responsible for processing fire and building permits, conducting plan reviews and field inspections, and problem solving in technical areas directly related to International Fire Code administration. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Review fire and building permit applications for compliance with the International Fire and Building Codes and associated codes and regulations in cross-over areas of responsibility. Perform problem solving relative to applicable fire codes, related building codes and County regulations within permit/application environment. Review and facilitate the processing of International Fire Code permits. Process permit applications and assist the public at the Permit Counter. Facilitate fire/building permit processing as required by the commercial inspection program. Review water availability as required in the building permit process. Review water system plans and specifications for compliance with adopted regulations. Review plans for fire protection systems and features. Conduct field inspections of new construction and fire protection systems as assigned. Provide technical assistance to plan review sections for compliance with the International Fire Code and associated regulations in cross-over areas of responsibility. Interact with other Technical Support Staff members in a team approach to predevelopment requests, problem solving and project review. Work with architects, engineers, contractors, and the general public in applying fire code regulations to projects relative to the permit process. Conduct fire protection reviews of environmental impact statements, short plats, subdivisions, etc. Perform other related duties as required. This is a "summary" of the duties, it is not all-inclusive, and other related activities or tasks may be assigned. A classification description with a more detailed list of essential functions this position may perform can be found here . Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Four or more years of experience in fire/building permit code enforcement, fire protection plan