Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 038444
Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and experience equivalent to five 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, of which one year must include supervising or training.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in engineering or construction technology and experience equivalent to two 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, of which one year must include supervising or training.


One year of experience as a Codes Enforcement Instructor 1 with the State of Tennessee.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special QualificationsApplicants for this class must:
  1. Possession of a Certification by Building Officials and Code Administrators, Int’l (BOCA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Code Council (ICC) or International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) as an inspector, plans examiner, or codes official must be obtained within the first year of employment within one or more of the following areas: building, fire, mechanical, plumbing, or electrical.
  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 lead or minor supervisory level class in the Codes Enforcement Instructor sub-series. An employee in this class has responsibility for promoting and instructing Codes Enforcement training programs to various codes enforcement related personnel within an assigned geographical region for the Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy. This class differs from Codes Enforcement Instructor 1 in that an incumbent of the latter has responsibility for instructing Codes Enforcement training classes on-campus at the Academy. This class differs from that of Codes Enforcement Instructor Supervisor in that the incumbent of the latter is responsible for the supervision of the codes enforcement training program.

Work Activities:

Training and Teaching Others:
  1. Instructs students in technical code enforcement areas utilizing multiple teaching methods and techniques.
  2. Writes lesson plans related to codes enforcement theory and techniques, fire pump, inspection and other equipment service and maintenance to achieve goals of learning objectives.
  3. Develops instructional tools if packaged materials or textbooks are unavailable.
  4. Lectures in a classroom setting and conducts hands-on lab demonstrations.
  5. Conducts training programs and activities on or off campus.
  6. Identifies topics for training based upon codes enforcement standards and industry demands, available resources, requests for assistance, and mandates.
  7. Instructs on how to use, maintain, and repair equipment.
  8. Conducts train-the-trainer classes for approved academy instructors.
  9. Assists in orientation and training of other instructors.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:
  1. Coordinates classroom activities and orientation for students.
  2. Leads students through codes inspection scenarios.
Assisting and Caring for Others:
  1. Administers basic medical attention to students injured during training exercises and contacts emergency response personnel when needed.
  2. Provides emotional support and coaching to students as needed.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  1. Assists in evaluating training curriculum to ensure that the most applicable national standards and codes are incorporated into the material.
Thinking Creatively:
  1. Adapts behavior or teaching methods in response to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles, or student feedback.
Getting Information:
  1. Researches applicable fire and building codes as they relate to class materials, development, and instruction from multiple sources such as printed materials and the internet.
  2. Obtains information from printed materials, social media and the internet as it relates to training materials, student information, class assignments, and resources available for the class.
  3. Obtains information from supervisor as it relates to training materials, student information, class assignments, and resources available for the class.
Developing and Building Teams:
  1. Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among students and staff.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
  1. Interprets information for internal and external customers related to national standards/codes, recertification and generally accepted practices.
Controlling Machines and Processes:
  1. Operates sprinkler system, fire alarm, and exhaust hood within simulated testing environment.
  2. Operates a variety of office equipment, audio/visual equipment, and instructional/inspection equipment.
Interacting with Computers:
  1. Utilizes laptops and tablets to deliver class material.
  2. Utilizes office productivity software such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access.
  3. Utilizes student management system to retrieve and update information as it relates to classes taken, test scores, attendance, and other relevant information.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:
  1. Identifies and obtains all material necessary for conducting a class to meet specific learning objectives.
  2. Identifies students’ needs by evaluating their test scores, demeanor, attitude, and physical and mental abilities.
  3. Identifies safety hazards prior to training to ensure the safety of the students and instructors.
  4. Identifies training needs and concerns that codes enforcement professionals are having.
Analyzing Data or Information:
  1. Analyzes test results of students in order to adapt tests and course materials to establish realistic course expectations.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
  1. Establishes relationships with internal and external customers and staff through modeling and demonstrating high standards of integrity, trust, openness, and respect for others, honoring commitments and promises, and maintaining confidentiality.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
  1. Develops plan to achieve performance requirements necessary for students to successfully perform their jobs or to meet certification requirements.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:
  1. Inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects by utilizing established national standards and codes.
Documenting/Recording Information:
  1. Documents and reports any injuries or illnesses occurring during training activities.
  2. Provides requested documentation in a timely manner so that deadlines can be met.
  3. Documents and reports issues related to equipment, vehicles, and/or facilities.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
  1. Performs necessary duties to set up and return to service all equipment and training devices used for classes.
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment:
  1. Maintains electronic components of instructional equipment.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:
  1. Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding.
  2. Identifies and seeks to solve problems and prevent or resolve conflict situations.
Performing Administrative Activities:
  1. Secures tests and grades from being compromised and ensures that personal information is not disclosed.
  2. Processes Academy reports and records by transporting them and ensuring that they are complete and accurate.
  3. Completes all course-related forms and paperwork including safety reports, student registration and attendance forms, scheduling forms, and requests for equipment.
  4. Reports time, leave, travel requests, and expense reports into appropriate database.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information:
  1. Determines type and quantity of instruction materials prior to conducting training.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
  1. Enforces all Academy safety standards and policies.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
  1. Operates motor vehicle and trailer in the performance of job duties.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  1. Attends training on the use of automatic electronic defibrillators.
  2. Participates in continuing education and in-service activities as required.
  3. Attends training seminars and conferences designed to enhance the understanding and application and development of codes enforcement knowledge.
Selling or Influencing Others:
  1. Assists State Fire Marshal’s Office in public relations, other public education activities, and potential life-saving activities.
  2. Recruits students from fire chiefs, building officials, training officers, and fire service or protection officials and field constituents.
  3. Promotes and explains Academy training programs to customers or potential customers.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

  1. Answers technical questions from interested parties.
  2. Abides by departmental policies regarding disseminating information to media sources.
  3. Represents the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources by following established policies and dressing appropriately.
  4. Asks appropriate questions to gain more information from the public or customer to interpret their needs.
  5. Provides training schedules to outside agencies.

Processing Information:

  1. Calculates building area, height, volume and other code and construction related facets using established formulas.
  2. Collects course data such as class records, student surveys, test results, grades, and progress reports and submits to the supervisor.
  3. Calculates student contact hours in assigned classes by multiplying the number of students by course hours.

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People:

  1. Develops and administers oral, written, and performance tests to measure students’ achievement of specified learning objectives.
  2. Reviews class evaluations with supervisor to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement.
  3. Evaluates new industry products to ensure usability and safety.
  4. Grades tests using answer sheet or checklist.
  5. Observes and records scores and results of written or observed tests.

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:

  1. Provides guidance and direction to students on potential career training and opportunities within the codes enforcement industry.
  2. Provides reports to the student’s supervisor detailing progress of student.

Coaching and Developing Others:

  1. Communicates ideas, suggestions and concerns as students’ progress in the learning process.
Handling and Moving Objects:
  1. Loads and unloads class materials, training props, audio/visual equipment and display materials.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
  1. Notifies supervisor if there is a scheduling conflict within an established time frame.
  2. Aligns work schedule with the schedule and events of the Academy.
  3. Coordinates with maintenance regarding vehicle scheduling.
Staffing Organizational Units:
  1. Provides feedback on decisions and recommendations regarding staff employment, promotion, and other personnel issues and ensures that they are fair and appropriate.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
  1. Monitors equipment and supplies (e.g. vehicles, hand tools, training props and safety devices) and evolutions to ensure the safety of self and others.
  2. Monitors classroom environment to ensure that all equipment and materials are operational and present both prior to the class or event beginning and after the class or event has concluded.
  3. Reviews student evaluations in order to determine training needs and trends of the codes enforcement training environment.
  4. Monitors the weather and reacts accordingly when inclement weather is approaching.
Performing General Physical Activities:
  1. Stands for long periods of time during the course of instruction.
  2. Performs physical activities that require typical use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, walking, and stooping.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  1. Submits class presentation and materials to supervisor for review and approval prior to class being conducted.
  2. Fills in for or assists other instructors with their classes.
  3. Reports problems outside the scope of their position to assigned supervisor in a timely manner.
  4. Updates supervisors regularly on status of classes and/or needs of the training program.
  5. Receives updates from subordinate instructors regarding the status of classes and/or needs of the training program.
  6. Relays information and shares materials from seminars regarding codes enforcement technical advances and new procedures to Academy staff and administration.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources:
  1. Provides recommendation to supervisor on proper student-to-instructor ratio in order to remain within budgetary constraints.
  2. Advises supervisor of time and materials forecast for each course development.
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:
  1. May assist in monitoring the performance of part-time instructors to ensure that classes are being taught to national standards and codes.

Competencies (KSA’s):

  1. Ethics and Values
  2. Integrity and Trust
  3. Presentation Skills
  4. Customer Focus
  5. Action Oriented
  6. Planning
  7. Decision Quality
  8. Directing Others
  9. Perspective
  10. Command Skills 
  1. Intermediate knowledge of building and fire codes enforcement
  2. Intermediate knowledge of customer service principles
  3. Intermediate knowledge of education and training
  4. Intermediate knowledge of building construction principles
  5. Intermediate knowledge of presentation technology
  6. Basic knowledge of fire inspection principles
  7. Basic knowledge of office productivity software
  8. Basic knowledge of presentation techniques
  9. Basic knowledge of law and government
  10. Basic knowledge of building construction and tools
  11. Basic knowledge of mathematics 
  1. Speaking Skills
  2. Intermediate Instruction Skills
  3. Active Listening Skills
  4. Critical Thinking Skills
  5. Reading Comprehension
  6. Management of Personnel Resources Skills
  7. Time Management Skills
  8. Skill to Assess the Performance of Others
  9. Operation Monitoring Skills
  10. Skill to inspect products and processes in order to evaluate its quality or performance
  11. Judgment and Decision Making Skills
  12. Management of Material Resources Skills
  13. Writing Skills
  14. Learning Strategies
  15. Intermediate Social Perceptiveness Skills
  16. Persuasion Skills
  17. Negotiation Skills  
  1. Ability to retain information as it relates to policies, procedures and codes
  2. Oral Expression
  3. Written Comprehension
  4. Written Expression
  5. Control Precision Ability
  6. Deductive Reasoning Ability
  7. Auditory Attention
  8. Problem Sensitivity
  9. Speech Clarity
  10. Speech Recognition
  11. Oral Comprehension
  12. Originality Ability
  13. Ability to pick up on nonverbal body language and react accordingly
  14. Hearing Sensitivity
  15. Time Sharing Ability
  16. Manual Dexterity Ability
  17. Reaction Time
  18. Depth Perception
  19. Night Vision
  20. Peripheral Vision
  21. Extent Flexibility
  22. Multilimb Coordination
  23. Trunk Strength
  24. Near Vision
  25. Spatial Orientation Ability
  26. Sound Localization                     

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Copier
  2. Computer/Tablet
  3. Cell Phone
  4. Audio Visual Equipment
  5. Inspection Testing Equipment
  6. Other Equipment as Necessary
  7. Hand Tools
  8. Construction Tools


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