Village of Northbrook

The Village of Northbrook, Illinois (population 35,222), is a thriving, progressive community strategically located 25 miles north of Chicago. Home to several corporate headquarters, an upscale mall, a charming downtown, and several public transit resources, Northbrook is a prosperous village with a small-town feel. A family-oriented community, residents enjoy a variety of events and recreational opportunities, parks and natural areas, dining and retail choices, and high quality municipal services. Northbrook has a diverse blend of rich history and strong civic-minded leadership, making it a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

The Village of Northbrook has an immediate opening for a full time Fire Inspector to serve in the Village’s Fire Prevention Bureau. This position will promote public safety and prevent property loss through the inspection of new and existing buildings for fire code violations. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to – building inspections for adequate fire protection, correction of fire hazards and code violations, communicating with property owners to resolve compliance problems, review of building plans, presenting public educational information, and assisting in fire scene investigations.

Minimum requirements include High School diploma or GED. Successful candidates should possess five years of related inspection or fire experience and must be knowledgeable in systems related to fire prevention, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire codes. Candidates should be knowledgeable of inspection techniques on these systems. OSFM Fire Inspector I and FEMA – National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS Certifications 100, 200, 700, 800 required within six months of employment. OSFM Fire Investigator to be obtained as department needs warrant.

The expected starting hourly rate for this position is $27 – $51 DOQ. The Village also offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes pension (IMRF), health & dental Insurance, life insurance and generous leave benefits.

Applications are available on the Northbrook website Interested applicants may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to with Fire Inspector in the subject field. Applicants are encouraged to apply by May 16, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

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