Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 038443

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and experience equivalent to four years of full-time work dealing with commercial or residential building structures or systems in one or a combination of the following areas: any design work, including plan review; inspection; construction; or training.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in engineering or construction technology and experience equivalent to one year of full-time work dealing with commercial or residential building structures or systems in one or a combination of the following areas: any design work, including plan review; inspection; construction; or training.
Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications:   Applicants for this class must:
  1. Possession of a Certification, recognized by the State of Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office in an area relating to building safety must be obtained within the first 12 months of employment and maintained through the course of employment in this classification.
  2. A valid motor vehicle license may be required for employment in some positions.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for codes enforcement training work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the Codes Enforcement Instructor sub-series. An employee in this class has responsibility for instructing Codes Enforcement training classes at the Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy. This class differs from Codes Enforcement Instructor 2 in that an incumbent of the latter has responsibility for coordinating and instructing training classes in a specific geographical region of the state.

Work Activities: 1. Instructs students on technical codes enforcement regulations and procedures utilizing multiple teaching methods and techniques; lectures in a classroom setting and conducts hands-on lab demonstrations; explains proper procedures for and provides examples of inspection of equipment installation and maintenance compliance and service, such as how to inspect a hood and duct extinguishing system; leads students through scenarios to provide examples of errors in building construction and identify fire or building code violations; describes the physical characteristics of properly installed components used in the construction of a building or building system; assists other instructors with classes.

2. Develops plan to achieve performance requirements necessary for students to successfully perform their jobs or meet certification requirements; identifies topics for training based on codes enforcement and industry requirements, available resources, requests for assistance, and mandates; writes lesson plans for codes related courses and determines level of proficiency necessary for students to achieve goals of learning objectives; develops instructional tools if packaged materials or textbooks are unavailable; develops and administers oral, written and performance tests to measure students’ achievement of specified learning objectives; grades tests using answer sheet or checklist; properly secures tests and test results from being compromised.

3. Coordinates activities of contract instructors who are assisting with team training; designates specific duties for instructors and explains their roles in the training procedure; schedules and informs instructors of the specific time and place of training class using Academy scheduling format; identifies and obtains all material necessary for conducting a class to meet specific training goals; enforces all Academy safety standards and policies.

4. Processes Academy reports and records; completes all course-related forms and paperwork including safety reports, student registration or attendance forms, scheduling forms, and requests for equipment; tabulates course data such as student surveys, test results, grades, and progress reports; documents students’ records to show all Academy, accreditation, and legal requirements have been met.

5. Performs necessary duties to setup and return to service all equipment and technical training devices used for class; inspects protective safety equipment, such as hard hats or respirator masks, for defects or damage; pre-tests equipment and specialized props, including power tools and sprinkler systems for serviceability and safety; ensures equipment is cleaned and prepared for next users.

6. Participates in continuing education and in-service activities as required; may relay information and share materials from seminars regarding codes enforcement requirements and industry technical advances to Academy staff and administration.

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