Position Open until filled
Salary: Commensurate with experience
General Description and Classification Standards
The purpose of this job is to review construction plans to ensure compliance with regulatory codes, ordinances, and laws. Duties include, but are not limited to: approving fire sprinkler plans and specifications; assisting fire sprinkler C of Cs and sprinkler installers with NFPA code conformation; answering inquiries regarding construction materials and procedures; explaining departmental procedures; and processing paperwork.
Work independently or in teams, reporting to the Assistant Director.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities?These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.?
Follows standardized procedures, building code regulations and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
?Applies organizational policies and codes.
Develop code interpretation for application by Division
Answers questions and otherwise provides assistance to contractors, engineers, the general public, and others as necessary; confers with contractors regarding water-based fire protection installations and applicable codes and regulations; investigates suspected unlicensed installers or unpermitted work.
Developing forms and standards as needed.
Provides guidance and training as required to lower level, interns, temporary employees, etc.
Provides training and direction to Plan review and Inspection staff on Fire Suppression systems to ensure quality of service, operational logistics and adherence to fire protection and life safety standards as adopted by the City of Atlanta and State of Georgia.
Instruct Division employees on administrative policies and procedures.
Respond to complaints that are forwarded to the City of Atlanta from the State of Georgia regarding fire sprinkler concerns for properties under the City???s jurisdiction.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities??
Knowledge of established building and construction codes and regulations.
Has considerable knowledge of?hydraulics, hazard evaluation, detection systems,?Fire sprinkler control valve assembly,? stand pipe design, Wet pipe systems, Deluge systems, Dry pipe systems, Pre-Action Systems, Foam water systems, FM 200 systems, Halon systems, EFSR systems, as well as NFPA 13, 13R and 13D installations requirements.
?Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, and job practices and develop logistic necessary to complete the daily responsibilities of the Division within the SLA established by the Director of the Department.
Ability of comprehend, interpret and apply code regulations and to instruct others.
Knowledge of fire sprinkler construction procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties
?Knowledge of the terminology used within the department
Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information.
?Ability to communicate with supervisors and other staff members.
?Ability to use independent judgment.
?Ability to perform the mathematical calculations required by the job.
?Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques required by the job.
?Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department.
Ability to work under a minimum degree of stress related to duties that require constant attention to detail and tight deadlines.
Minimum Qualifications ??? Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Architecture or Fire suppression Engineering, or related field is required.?A minimum of 7 years of experience in plan review and 2 years of inspection experience in the Fire sprinkler for?hydraulics, hazard evaluation, detection systems,?Fire sprinkler control valve assembly, stand pipe design, Wet pipe systems, Deluge systems, Dry pipe systems, Pre-Action Systems, Foam water systems, FM 200 systems, Halon systems, EFSR systems, as well as NFPA 13, 13R and 13D installations requirements.?Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job will be considered.?
Preferred Education & Experience
Prefer Credentials:?At least 4 years of supervisory experience of staff, preferably in the construction industry, including; leadership, management and logistics.
ICC or NICET III certification(s) in Fire or Fire sprinkler design, inspections and/or plan review.
Licensures and Certifications
Required:? Valid Georgia Driver???s License
All Candidates must obtain ICC Licensure or? NICET III Certification within 8 months of employment.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.