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City of Largo Life Safety Inspector
Largo Fire Rescue Full time

Please note that applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm ET on the day prior to the close date listed on the job posting.

Mission: Provide Superior Services that Inspire Community Pride
Vision: To be the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay
Values: Integrity, Collaboration, Passion, Creativity

Largo's commitment to a High Performance Organization (HPO) model builds a flexible and resilient organization that intentionally builds leadership capacity at all levels of the organization.

CITY OF LARGO ... Naturally A Great Place to Work!

Closing: 05/18/2024 For a copy of the full job announcement or to apply click here

Salary: $26.01 hourly rate

Job Summary:

This is a technical and specialized field position in community risk reduction. Work involves commercial building inspections that focus on compliance with local and State fire safety codes, laws, and ordinances. Proper documentation and record keeping are required for all visits and inspections conducted. Work is performed under general supervision, according to established guidelines, and is reviewed by an Assistant Fire Chief.

Additional Benefits:

- Additional $3,800 employee benefit dollars; the unused balance of which can be kept as taxable income
- Defined Contribution Plan 401(a) with a generous 6.5% City match
- Benefits also include 12 paid holidays and 24 hour full access to City fitness center. Continuous learning is supported through tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities
- May receive up to $2,500 in relocation assistance for candidates outside Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, or Manatee counties
- Flexible workplace schedule


All employees share components of leadership, management, technical, and team skills to assist in making the City of Largo the community of choice in Tampa Bay.


Demonstrates an understanding and reflection of the City’s mission, vision, and values and a commitment to achieve organizational goals aligned with the City’s strategic plan
Champions a high-performance work culture that encourages and embraces new ideas, develops individuals and welcomes and encourages diverse perspectives
Articulates strategic and innovative thinking and provides clarity to deliver superior services
Approaches the job with enthusiasm and curiosity to promote a solutions-oriented work culture


Effectively manages assignments and priorities to ensure the fulfillment of projects, tasks, and responsibilities
Follows suggested procedures to ensure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety, and risk avoidance


Conducts inspections of buildings and property to check for life safety hazards, efficiency of fire protection equipment, adequate means of egress, and general compliance with all fire and life safety codes
Inspects and tests installation of fire protection and alarm systems for code compliance with approved plans
Investigates complaints received by fire crews or citizens related to fire code compliance
Enters inspection results into a database to complete inspection reports
Issues fire code violations, consults and advises contractors, property, and business owners regarding corrective action necessary
Assists facilities with required fire drills
Represents the City in the community and public events as directed

Team Skills

Supports honest and transparent decision-making
Collaborates with all team members in a way that builds upon ideas and takes personal accountability and ownership of projects, roles, and assignments
Openly exhibits a positive attitude, in words and action, and encourages others to do the same
Performs related work as required.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STATUS: As a condition of employment, City of Largo employees will be required to work as directed during an undeclared and/or a declared emergency. All employees are subject to recall around the clock for emergency response operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the normal work location, and may include duties other than those specified in the official job description.


Education and Experience:
High School diploma or general education diploma (GED) and six (6) months to one (l) year experience in fire inspection, fire prevention or related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Some college coursework or degree preferred
Possession of State of Florida Municipal Fire Safety Inspector's Certification
Valid Driver's License
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of fire safety, fire prevention codes, laws, codes, and ordinances
Skill in public relations and dealing effectively with people
Ability to read blueprints
Ability to perform physical fire inspections, which include walking, lifting, bending, stooping, and crawling
Ability to visually recognize a fire hazard
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
Ability to use equipment and measuring devices as they relate to testing fire protection features


Work Environment: 15% inside a climate-controlled building and 85% outside, which may include driving.

Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job require sitting approximately two (2) hours per day, standing approximately one (1) hour per day, and walking approximately five (5) hours per day. The work requires frequent bending/stooping, climbing, crawling, fine manipulations, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 15 pounds; lifting/carrying objects weighing 15 to 44 pounds, and lifting/carrying objects weighing 45 pounds and over.

Sensory Requirements: Hearing: Ability to hear normal conversation in person and on the telephone. Speaking: Ability to communicate orally with others in person, on the phone, and while giving group presentations. Seeing: Ability to see and read computer monitor screens, operate a vehicle, and read fine print.

Driving Requirements: Requires frequent driving and possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.

Technology: The work requires the ability to operate telephones, smartphones, tablets, photocopiers, printers, desktop and laptop computers, calculators, and all associated software. The work also requires proficiency with computer hardware and software programs, including word, spreadsheet, and database applications, internet applications, and database management.

Tools: The work requires proficiency with measuring wheels and calculators.


Yes - DRUG TESTING (Safety Sensitive)



Yes - FDLE AND CJSTC SECURITY CLEARANCE: As mandated by the FDLE, CJSTC, and the Largo Police Department, this position may be subject to additional security clearances due to access to the police department facility or police department's electronic data.

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