Deputy Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Officer – Posted until July 2, 2018


$37,839.32 – $60,491.84 Annually


805 Ridgewood Avenue, Burgaw NC 28425

Job Type

Full-Time Permanent



Job Number



7/2/2018 11:59 PM Eastern



General Definition of Work

Performs protective service work conducting fire prevention inspections, fire cause and origin investigations, fire safety promotion and providing technical assistance to citizens and Fire Department personnel concerning fire code issues, assisting in administering the comprehensive emergency preparedness program, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Emergency Management Director.

Essential Functions

Responds to fire scenes where a cause and origin has not been determined by the responding fire department, serious injury or death has occurred or upon request of responding agency to include on call and response after hours, weekends and holidays.

Conducts investigations of fire related crimes or violations; gathers evidence; assists local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations; testifies in court.

Performs fire prevention inspections for non-residential occupancies such as businesses, institutions, churches; conducts inspections as required by law in residential occupancies used for day care and foster care.

Investigates complaints of fire code violations and complaints of illegal or dangerous burning activities.

Performs clerical work and general office duties including, but not limited to, typing, filing and answering telephone calls.

Assists in the operation of the County Emergency Operations Center during emergencies.

Responds to emergency events in the county that require a multi-agency response, involve hazardous materials at fixed sites or in transit, require specialized response such as search and rescue, weather related damage or injury, require the assistance of a state or federal resources, or a request for assistance has been made by the law enforcement, fire or EMS agency on the scene of any incident.

Assists emergency agencies in the county in performing their duties, both day to day and during emergency situations as needed.

Assists in summarizing and reporting emergency or disaster response activities to the County Manager and elected County and municipal officials as applicable.

Assumes the duties of the Emergency Management Director or the Fire Marshal when assigned and/or required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education & Experience

Some knowledge of all aspects of public safety activity including fire/rescue, EMS, law enforcement and two-way radio communication systems; some knowledge of the principles of hazardous materials, radiation and radiology, nuclear power, transportation methods, and methodology; some knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations regarding fire safety codes; some knowledge of the principles used in fire suppression; ability to direct  diverse county-wide emergency management team and respond to disasters; ability to analyze and evaluate a variety of facts and to make effective decisions; ability to exercise sound judgment in emergency situations; ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written formats; ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications; ability to interpret the Fire Prevention Code impartially; ability to deal with the general public with tact, courtesy and discretion; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various local, state and federal government agencies, associates and the general public.

High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in fire inspections, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of or ability to obtain Fire Prevention Inspector Level I in two years and North Carolina Emergency Management Associate Certification with three years of employment.

Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.


Pender County Government


801 S. Walker St.

Burgaw, North Carolina, 28425

Phone:  910-259-1513


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