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Fire Inspector

McKenzie County currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time position as Fire Inspector with the Planning & Building Department.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science or related field with three (3) years of fire inspection experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid ND Driver's License
  • Knowledge of North Dakota Fire and Building Codes
  • Inspection practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of procedures and use of equipment in fire prevention
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks


  • Plan and conduct inspections of existing structures, construction, and remodel sites to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local fire codes
  • Conduct basic fire code enforcement
  • Resolve compliance problems with owners and contractors
  • Respond to complaints regarding fire code violations and fire hazards
  • Identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance
  • Assist with site investigations for Code Enforcement and Building inspections

Salary Range of $27.47 to $29.73 per hour, DOE                                           Position open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

  • Complete and submit an Application for Employment (available below - under Related Links)
  • Provide a Cover Letter describing interest in the position and how your experience is related
  • Provide resume
Submit information by mail, email, or hand deliver to:
McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th Street NW, Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854
Equal Opportunity Employer

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