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Village of Schaumburg, Fire Inspector


Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193


The Village of Schaumburg is a thriving community of 78,723 residents located 11 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of Chicago. Not only is Schaumburg the twelfth-largest community in the State of Illinois, but it is also home to the second-largest concentration of retail, office, and commercial activity. Notable village distinctions include being rated as an excellent or good place to live by 95% of respondents in the National Community Survey; having multiple highly-awarded and accredited departments; and being recognized as a Better Business Town by The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.


The village employs approximately 600 employees in 12 departments, including police, fire, engineering and public works, communications, community development, cultural services, economic development, finance, general government, human resources, information technology, and transportation. Our employees work to serve the residents and strive to make Schaumburg the best community it can be.



Fire Inspector (Fire Department)


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.


STARTING PAY RATE:  $30.41 – $34.08 per hour based on a 40-hour workweek.  Salary dependent on qualifications.  The salary range for this position is $30.41 – $44.75.   This position is represented by a union; you may refer to the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement available on our website.


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



This position is considered a civil fire prevention officer responsible for the effective enforcement of Village fire and life safety codes and ordinances through inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The position requires self-discipline, accurate scheduling, spontaneous problem resolution, excellent verbal and written communication skills, provision of expert testimony in courts of law, and working autonomously.  Shall occasionally be required to perform inspections and/or duties as designated, beyond and/or in addition to, the normal work day or work week.


The ideal candidate will need to effectively communicate to a full range of people and show the ability to problem solve efficiently.  We are looking to add a team member capable of prioritizing multiple projects and will need to shift gears comfortably and work cooperatively with others.



  1.  Responsible for understanding and applying the code of ordinances and any adopted codes and ordinances.
    2.    Performs inspections and fire systems tests of new and existing buildings to ensure compliance with fire and life safety codes.
    3.    Organizes daily work schedule, and completes designated or scheduled inspections and/or assignments, before the end of work day.
    4.    Investigates complaints and performs inspections as required to promote safety and prevent fire hazards.  Also responsible for contacting and notifying responsible parties involved and assisting in resolving all code infractions to ensure compliance with codes and ordinances.
    5.    Provides technical assistance, correspondence, and/or notices, to the public, Village personnel, property owners, and contractors.
    6.    Issues warning notices, tickets, and citations as directed, involving violations of the code of ordinances, and/or other related adopted ordinances and codes. Maintains documentation and appears in court as necessary.
    7.    Reviews job site plans/drawings for any discrepancy or deviation from approved plans/drawings.
    8.    Utilizes special tools, instruments, equipment, etc. as necessary in fulfilling job duties or assigned tasks, as directed.
    9.    Attends educational courses and seminars as needed to maintain certifications and licenses, or as directed.
    10.    Performs other duties as assigned.

1.    Associate’s degree in fire science, building technology, or a related field.
2.    A minimum of two years of fire prevention or inspection experience involving customer service and customer complaint investigation skills.
3.    Certification in Fire Inspector I with the International Code Council or ability to obtain within one year from the date of hire.
4.    Possession of a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
5.    Proficiency with current computer technology, job-specific software, and customer service systems.

The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package with coverage that begins on the first day of employment and includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.  The Village also provides paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, succession development, and more.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen (including cannabis).




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