Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

**This posting is scheduled to close on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 noon, however is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you**

Aurora Fire Rescue is looking for a Fire Inspector I to perform fire/safety inspections, enforce fire codes, issue permits, and promote public safety to the citizens and community of Aurora, CO.

City of Aurora, Colorado

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement

Aurora Fire Rescue

The Vision of Aurora Fire Rescue is to be a diverse full service organization that embraces the community through compassionate response and risk reduction.  We respond to over 48,000 incidents yearly and strive to provide exceptional service to the community by well trained professionals.  

Aurora Fire Rescue is separated into three divisions:
  1. Emergency Services - Initial 911 response, special operations etc.
  2. Professional Development and Personnel Support - Coordinates fire facilities, apparatus, supplies and technology; Fire Academy, Office of Emergency Management, Recruitment and Professional Development, and Health and Safety
  3. Inspections and Investigations - Fire Investigations, fire code inspections, and internal affairs


  • Enforces fire codes and maintains fire protection standards
  • Ensures proper maintenance of automatic and manual fire alarm systems, as well as fire extinguishing systems
  • Educates and communicates with the public concerning fire control measures and safety procedures
  • Monitors and ensures the proper use and handling of hazardous materials
  • Eliminates fire hazards in buildings, structures, and premises including those under construction
  • Conducts research and verifies code compliance
  • Documents fire code violations to identify hazards and enforce corrections
  • Maintains records of building and permit inspections
  • Issues permits for special processes and procedures to ensure proper usage and control
  • Issues summons
  • May be required to testify in Municipal Court
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 2 years administrative clerical experience to include substantial contact with the public
Preferred Experience:
  • Associates Degree or higher in Fire Science or related field or equivalent college-level coursework in code compliance, fire systems or construction principles
  • Experience in fire code enforcement or construction

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Licenses and Certifications:
    • Colorado Driver's License with an acceptable driving history as determined by Aurora administration
    • International Code Council (ICC) Certification in the International Fire Code will be required within 6 months of employment
    • Other credentials will be evaluated as appropriate

    •  Knowledge of basic office equipment and procedures regarding electronic communications, scanning, and filing
    • Will need the appropriate knowledge to conduct research on fire codes, prevention technology, and safety equipment as assigned
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and citizens
    • Handle complaints, negotiate and solve problems
    • Operate personal computers with related software

    • Skill in conducting research to determine applicable code requirement(s) for general applications
    • Capable of communicating needs and requirements to the public as well as other employees within the city


    Physical Demands:

    • Light to moderate physical work requiring ability to lift 20 pounds with or without assistance
    • Requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing, and twisting to perform inspections
    • Requires hand/eye coordination for computer operation
    • Foot / eye coordination is necessary for the operation of a motor vehicle
    • Vision for reading manuals, reports, and other written material
    • Speech and hearing for communication with employees and citizens as necessary
     Work Environment:
    • Work both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions, noise and dust, with shared workstations and equipment
    • May work in a dusty and noisy environment
     Equipment Used: 
    • Frequently uses computer keyboard, standard office equipment, and telephone
    • Operates motor vehicles
    • This position may require the employee to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

    For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

    The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.                                      

    If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

    Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

    Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:

    As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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