Deputy Fire Marshal I - Development & Emergency Services, Denton, Texas

Created 04/29/2021
Reference 421428
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Denton
Zip 76201
Salary $54,350.00 - $63,046.00 Annually


The Deputy Fire Marshal I performs technical investigative work conducting and coordinating investigations into fires/explosives, weapons of mass destruction, hazardous materials incidents, environmental crimes, public nuisance, and other criminal violations of laws and regulations in unincorporated areas of Denton County and within municipalities when requested. Responds to and assumes command of major emergency response operations in unincorporated areas of the County and municipalities through Inter-local Emergency Management Agreements. Facilitates boat patrol programs of the Fire Marshal's Office. Also, work involves functioning in an investigative capacity for the Denton County Arson Task Force. Employee is on call 24 hours of the day.

Examples of Duties

Prepares criminal cases for prosecution. May need to testify in court as to results of investigations.

Searches crime scene to collect and preserve physical evidence.

Reconstructs crime scenes to determine probable sequence of action.

Processes physical evidence to examine such elements as latent fingerprints, tool marks, etc.

Photographs crime scenes, accidents, hazmat and industrial accidents, and accidental fires.

Conducts fire code inspections seeking abatement of fire hazards in the unincorporated Denton County and municipalities without enforcement personnel.

Enforces laws and regulations pertinent to fire, health, environmental, explosives, safety, nuisance violations and other state statutes as a commissioned county peace officer.

Responds to and assumes command of major emergency response operations in unincorporated areas of the County and municipalities through Inter-local Emergency Management Agreements, including, but not limited to multiple-alarm fires, hazardous materials incidents, explosives, weapons of mass destruction and severe weather events.

Locates and arrests persons wanted for criminal activity.

Works cooperatively with local Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.) and Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Inspects existing structures, construction, and remodel sites for compliance with fire codes.

Prepares reports regarding fire inspection, fire investigations or prevention as required.

Responds to environmental violations, fires, explosives, weapons of mass destruction, county governmental operations, county facilities emergency operations and natural /man-made disasters timely.

Regular and punctual attendance is required.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED required for this position and a minimum three years of experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Certification as a Peace Officer in the State of Texas required.

Basic Fire Fighter Certification preferred.

Hazardous Materials Technician, Arson Investigator and Fire Inspection preferred.

Possession of a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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