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The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District

is accepting applications for the position of Fire Inspector

Open Competitive

Full Job Description

Application Closing Date: May 13, 2022, 1700 hours

 Central Lyon County Fire Protection District is an all-hazard emergency response agency with roots in the historic Comstock mining district, a farming and ranching tradition, and rural “hometown” communities. The District is located in Northern Nevada, stretching along iconic Highway 50, once known as the Loneliest Highway in the World; It is not lonely today, as some 25,000 commuters a day make their way from comfortable and affordable communities to jobs in the Capital City (Carson City), Reno-Tahoe, and the surrounding Industrial Parks. Central Lyon County provides easy access to Nevada’s wide-open spaces, vast high desert plains, mountain ranges, rivers and creeks, Lake Lahontan, and two other State Parks, as well as stunning views of the Sierra-Nevada mountains. 

Central Lyon Fire serves the communities of Dayton, Dayton Valley, Mark Twain, Mound House, Silver City, Silver Springs, and Stagecoach, covering 650 square miles and 31,700 people. We respond to approximately 4,500 calls for service annually, most of them (80%) medical emergencies, from two career fire stations supported by a long-standing volunteer system operating out of 5 stations. The District provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the Advanced Life Support level, including transport. Long travel distances to definitive care facilities provide extended patient contact times for our Paramedics and Advanced-EMTs. Job Announcement/Fire Inspector/4-2022 2 

Second-due units and mutual aid resources can have extended travel times in our rural setting, often creating dynamic initial incident phases. The District dynamics result in very diverse, capable, and experienced firefighters and provide for an exciting and fun place to serve a fire service career. We pride ourselves on creative EMS service delivery and firefighter flexibility and efficiency, as we answer calls for service safely and efficiently in rural geography. 

The District is an active part of the Lake Tahoe Fire Chiefs, Northern Nevada Chiefs, the Capital City Regional Fire Academy, and the Quad County supporting a collaborative Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe fire and emergency services network. 


Under the supervision of the Deputy Fire Marshal, the Fire Inspector is responsible for performing; field inspections for building code compliance, corrective actions for fire and life-safety violations; reviewing building plans and fire system plans and specifications; field inspections for new construction projects: assures compliance with fire prevention codes; responds to major emergencies within the Fire District; investigates structure and wildland fires; delivers fire prevention and public education programs. 


Minimum Qualifications*: 

One (1) year of experience with a local or State jurisdiction inspecting public, commercial, and residential structures for compliance with applicable fire codes after attainment of NFPA Fire Inspector I or as a Fire Inspector I with the ICC 

One (1) year of plans examination experience for a local or State jurisdiction acquired after attainment of International Code Council (ICC) certification as Plans Examiner I 

NFPA Fire Investigator I 

Current CPR certification 

Nevada Driver’s License (within 30 days of appointment) 

Conditions of Employment: 

In Compliance with General Order 1, fitness testing* 

Successfully complete the National Fire Academy’s Fire Investigation Essentials course (R0772) or an approved equivalent course within two (2) years of appointment 

Maintain current minimum qualifications for employment including Nevada Class C driver’s license 

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Desired Qualifications: 

NFPA Firefighter II 

NFPA certification at the Hazardous Materials Operations level 

Nevada State and/or National Registry: AEMT or Paramedic 

AA Degree in Fire Science or Natural Resources 

ICC Plans Examiner II 

NFPA Fire Inspector II 

IAAI Certified Fire Investigator 

Hazardous Materials Technician 

NFPA Fire Service Instructor 1 

Incident Management Team experience 

Geographic Information System (GIS) experience 

Experience in Training Division, Administration, and/or human resources 

Nevada Driver’s License w/ F endorsement 

Salary and Benefit Information**: 

• The salary range is $69,370 – $83,520 

• Potential to earn a Fitness Incentive 

• 100% District-paid employee and dependent health/dental/vision insurance premiums 

• Up to 100% District-paid employee post-retirement health care premiums 

• Nevada PERS, Police-Fire eligible if already vested 

• Competitive leave accruals and buyouts 

• 4% COLA’s on July 1st of 2022, 2023, and 2024 

Selection Process: 

Following an application and resume review, qualified and desired applicants will be invited to participate in an oral interview. Selected candidates may be interviewed by the Fire Chief. An offer of employment will be contingent upon a satisfactory background check, drug screen, and medical physical examination. 

To apply: 

Please complete an application found at and submit in a single PDF packet with cover letter, resume, and all applicable certifications and minimum qualification documents by May 13, 2022, no later than 1700 hours, to Job description found with website job announcement. 

Apply here.


* The Fire Chief reserves the right to allow substitutions of suitable certifications and qualifications, and the right to determine a candidate’s qualifications based on a combination of education, training, and experience. 

**The ideal candidate may be permitted by the District Fire Chief to negotiate terms of employment. 

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Submit Applications

Submit application, documentation of minimum qualifications, and a resume to prior to the deadline indicated on the job description.

For questions, email or call 775-246-6209

CLCFPD is an equal opportunity provider.