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Recruitment #17-002169-0001


The starting salary may be negotiable based upon applicant's education and/or experience.




Salisbury District Court Multi-Service Center

201 Baptist Street

Salisbury MD 21801

Main Purpose of Job

To apply and approve professional fire protection engineering principles and practices to ensure compliance with fire laws included in the Maryland Public Safety Article and requirements of the State Fire Prevention Code as applicable to design, construction, and use of new and existing buildings and processes from a life safety and property protection standpoint; serve as a technical code enforcement resource at the regional level to the staff of the agency; implement and coordinate code requirements with local fire and building officials and numerous state agencies; provide appropriate professional level of fire protection engineering services as directed by the Chief Fire Protection Engineer; provide code interpretation and fire protection engineering assistance to architects, engineers and other design professionals consistent with agency policies


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in fire protection engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in fire protection engineering work.

OR Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Four years of professional experience in fire protection engineering work.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering classifications or Engineering specialty codes in the fire protection engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.



1. Professional memberships - Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA, International Code Council/Building Outreach (ICC)

2. Fire service experience - 2 years

3. Academic Honor Societies - Tau Beta Pi, Salamander

4. Code Development Committee membership - NFPA, ICC


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties, which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Employees are subject to call 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

3. Persons appointed to this position will be assigned duties in Salisbury; however, the position may involve travel throughout the State.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



Online application is strongly preferred. Applicants are limited to uploading one file, therefore please upload all required and additional documents as one file. If the online application process is not available you may submit a paper application (no resumes) by the closing date to:

Office of the State Fire Marshal

 1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Alyson Turner at

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

TTY users call Maryland Relay Service, 800-735-2258

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.