Fire Inspector
Houston, TX 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Fire Inspector

Depends on Qualifications

Houston, TX

Job Type
Regular Full-time

Fire Marshal's Office

Job Number


Position Description

The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day fire and life-safety hazard inspections in unincorporated Harris County.

  • Performs field inspections and related assignments to identify and document deficiencies in accordance with applicable codes, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others in support of program goals and strategic planning.
  • Investigates complaints so that complaint information is recorded, process is initiated and resolved, or forwarded to a supervisor when required.
  • Prepares for, and participates in legal proceedings presenting information accurately and professionally.
  • Completes inventory records on county-owned equipment and supplies.
  • Exercises independent decision-making skills.
  • Performs other duties as directed by Harris County Fire Marshal's Office management and performs all assigned tasks safely.
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • High school diploma or GED; and
  • A valid driver's license (Texas upon hire).
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Software.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the public, government officials, other emergency response partners, and the media.
  • Ability to obtain the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Certification as a Fire Inspector.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently to accomplish complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of the Incident Management Team, in accordance with National Incident Management System (NIMS) protocols during emergency or disaster situations.

Additional Requirements:
  • Continued employment is contingent upon obtaining Incident Command System (ICS) certification at the IS-100, 200, 700, 800 levels within a year of employment.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation; but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration.
For Licensed Peace Officers:
If a licensed Peace Officer, eligible to be commissioned by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and appointed by HCFMO.


  • A minimum of one (1) year of fire service experience.
  • Previous training in NIMS (IS-700, 800, 100, 200, 300, and 400).
  • Current Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Certification as a Fire Inspector.
  • Certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education ("TCOLE") as a Peace Officer.

General Information


  • 40-Hours per Week
  • Various Shifts
  • Include Nights, Weekends, & Holidays

  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26-Pay Periods
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Depends on Qualifications
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
0 to 1 year
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