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FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR I

Recruitment #18-000795-0001

Introduction

THIS IS A RECRUITMENT FOR THE FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR I CLASSIFICATION IN TALBOT, QUEEN ANNE'S, CAROLINE AND KENT COUNTIES.  PLEASE CHECK ALL COUNTIES IN WHICH YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK.

This recruitment will also be used for statewide vacancies as they occur.

GRADE

09

LOCATION OF POSITION

Office of the State Fire Marshal- Upper Eastern Region Office

301 Bay Street - Lower Level

Easton, MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the enforcement of State laws in the field of fire prevention and fire inspection in order to preserve life and protect property from fire and other emergency conditions. The Fire Safety Inspector I conducts fire safety inspections of new and existing structures, prepares appropriate correspondence to communicate observations of fire code violation, maintains records, files and related documents of inspections, determines operation readiness of new and existing fixed fire suppression systems, investigates common fire code complaints reported to the regional office, and testifies at legal proceedings and Fire Prevention Commission meetings regarding disputes over inspections and fire code violations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None

Note:

1. Experience inspecting buildings and other places of public assembly for compliance with fire prevention and safety laws, codes and regulations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Firefighter classifications or Firefighter specialty codes in the fire inspection field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Experience performing fire safety inspections in buildings with multiple uses.

2. Fire Safety Inspector certification.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Candidates appointed to positions 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees are assigned duties in a given service area of the State.

2. Candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, a physical examination and a complete criminal background investigation before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction record may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.

3. Employees in this classification must successfully meet the standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1031) for Fire Safety Inspector I prior to completion of the probationary period.

4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

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.

 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

 

Completed application, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Office of the State Fire Marshal

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN:  Pamela Harvey

Questions or concerns regarding this recruitment may be sent to the following e-mail address:

pamela.harvey@maryland.gov

It is the policy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

 



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