City of South Salt Lake
  • South Salt Lake, UT, USA
  • 26.87-40.64 per hour Typically hire at minimum
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

We offer a complete benefit package including affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance. $50,000 in life insurance paid for by the city, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays. We participate in the Utah Retirement System for a pension and offer a 3% match into a 401K.

The Deputy Fire Marshal works under the direction of the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal; performs a variety of technical and administrative work related to fire inspection and prevention.



Under the guidance and supervision of the Fire Marshal, the Deputy Fire Marshal position shall have the ability to perform the following functions:

  1. Reviews and approves site and building plans (commercial and residential) to assure compliance with all relevant codes and standards.
  2. Coordinates plan reviews with building personnel to determine if review is needed.
  3. Reviews and approves fire suppression, fire alarm and detection, life-safety system, electrical and mechanical system plans.
  4. Schedules and conducts field inspections for all types of structures and remodels.
  5. Inspects fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, fixed fire extinguishing systems, engineered smoke management systems, and other elements of fire prevention or protection systems.
  6. Provides support and training to field combat personnel to ensure that standard inspection procedures are implemented and followed.
  7. Responds to and investigates potential code violations.
  8. Meets with owners or tenants to review and explain code requirements.
  9. Issues warnings, correction notices or citations in order to secure code compliance.
  10. Establishes and maintains comprehensive records of all business transacted, such as complaints, inspections, investigations, notices served, and permits written.
  11. Assists Fire Marshal in investigating fires and coordinating the activities of fire investigation.
  12. Testifies and presents evidence in court and or administrative hearings.
  13. Recommends and develops proposed fire prevention policies, procedures and codes.
  14. Coordinates activities with other City departments including local, county, state, and federal agencies as appropriate.
  15. Serves as the Fire Marshal in his/her absence.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Two (2) years' experience as a Fire Inspector OR five (5) years supervising fire company inspections; some coursework in fire prevention or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fire Inspector I certification within one (1) year of employment.
  • Fire Code certified (ICC or NFPA) within two (2) years of employment.
  • Fire Investigator I certification desired but not required.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and positive record (Driving records will be checked in all 50 states).
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