Fire Protection Inspector Job in Tampa, Florida – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Fire Protection Inspector in Tampa, Florida Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Fire Protection Inspector – Tampa, Florida
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 526313
Start Date: 10/20/2021
End Date: 11/11/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/10/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade; Rescue operations; Detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; Operation of fire communications equipment; Controlling hazardous materials incidents and/or developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention. Planning, coordinating, organizing, and completing on and off-site reviews. Investigating and analyzing of fire programs ensuring all applicable codes pertaining to life safety factors are followed and in compliance to meet safety standards. Reviewing blueprints for fire code compliance, conducting fire drills, and providing fire safety training. Inspects new construction and renovations for inclusion of fire prevention materials and equipment. Reviews drawings to ensure compliance with NFPA requirements. Inspections to ensure that Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) are being followed as required. Conduct inspections of privately owned nursing homes, State Nursing Homes, residential home care homes, foster care, halfway houses and leased spaces for NFPA Life Safety Code compliance. Conducts follow-up visits to ensure deficiencies are corrected. PREFERRED: Minimum IFSAC, Pro-Board Certified Fire Inspector II, or state equivalent certification is preferred. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationCritical ThinkingEducation and TrainingTechnical Competence Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The performance of duties requires long periods of walking, standing, bending, and kneeling. Moderate lifting and carrying of equipment up to 30lbs. Use of all appendages, good vision and hearing are necessary. Emotional and mental stability are required. Occasional periods of physical exertion are required during fire alarms, patient evacuation or other emergencies that may occur as is reported. Inspection work requires frequent visitations to areas that are cramped, noisy, or where temperature extremes or inclement weather conditions exist. There are times areas are under construction, or not easily accessible; incumbent should have fair degree of coordination to prevent injuring self. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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