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Fire Inspectors

Also called: Fire Inspector, Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention Inspector, Fire Safety Inspector

Where in the Army? In the Army: Firefighter

What they do:
Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct inspections and acceptance testing of newly installed fire protection systems.
  • Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations, such as accumulations of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits.
  • Conduct fire code compliance follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations were found.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Business
  • customer service
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$58,440
per year, on average
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