State of Washington Classified Job Specification
FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER
Implement and maintain operation and engineering functions for an institutional fire protection division engaged in all phases of life safety, fire prevention and fire prevention activities.
Under general supervision, implement and maintain life safety and fire protection policies and procedures.
Implement and maintain operations and engineering functions for an institutional fire protection/prevention program;
Review all plans and specifications for new construction and modifications to institutional buildings and facilities to ensure inclusion of required life safety and fire protection features;
Provide technical guidance and code interpretations to other departments and consulting engineers;
Conduct fire protection surveys on institutional buildings and facilities and submit reports to consulting engineers;
Review all shop drawings and approve installations of fire protection systems, equipment and devices, fire alarm systems and life safety features;
Conduct operational tests and inspections on new installations to ensure compliance with plans and specifications; resolve compliance problems with city and state fire safety officials;
Plan and conduct a fire prevention program, including fire prevention instruction and drills;
Direct and coordinate fire prevention inspection programs in institutional buildings and facilities;
Direct monitoring of public events to ensure compliance with life safety requirements and crowd control;
Make detailed investigations of and maintain files regarding fires and other disasters to determine the cause, contributing factors, extent and amount of loss; report findings to supervisor with recommendations to prevent future similar events;
Develop and maintain master plan and criteria for the central fire alarm system;
May direct work of fire inspectors;
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor's Degree in engineering; and two years of fire protection or closely related field. Additional experience in fire protection engineering, or equivalent, may substitute, year for year, for educational requirements.
Class Specification History
New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises title, class code; adopted October 19, 1984
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 2683), general revision, delete class series concept, change basic function to definition, revise distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.