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STATE FIRE MARSHAL

Recruitment #19-007606-0001

Introduction

The Department of State Police, Fire Prevention Commission, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of State Fire Marshal.  The State Fire Marshal is in the executive service of the State Personnel Management System and is appointed by the Secretary of the Department of State Police from a list of three names submitted by the Fire Prevention Commission.  The State Fire Marshal serves for a term of six years. (Code of Public Safety Article, Sections6-301 thru 6-322)

Supervision is received from the Secretary of the Department of State Police.

This position is designated as a political special appointment which may be filled with regard to political affiliation, belief or opinion.  The position serves at the pleasure  of the appointing authority and can be terminated for any reason including political affiliation, belief or opinion that is not illegal or unconstitutional.

This classification is limited to one position functioning as the State Fire Marshal which is unique to the agency.

GRADE

24

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland State Police Headquarters

Office of the State Fire Marshal

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Main Purpose of Job

This positon is responsible for the management and oversight of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.  The primary mission of the office is the protection of life and property from fire and explosion by working in partnership with other public safety  agencies and the community. Personnel of the Office of the State Fire Marshal conduct investigations of fire and explosive incidents, provide fire protection engineering services, enforce fire and explosive laws of Maryland and the State Fire Prevention Code, collect and analyze data, and promote public fire safety education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

YOU MUST FULLY DOCUMENT ON YOUR APPLICATION EACH ASPECT OF THE EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT LISTED BELOW

EDUCATION - Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

EXPERIENCE - Five years of experience in fire prevention, fire investigation, promotion of fire safety, fire protection engineering and teaching fire safety engineering with three of the five years being at the management level

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Three years of experience managing the operations, functions and full-time staff of a public safety organization tasked with performing the following activities:

1.  Ensuring compliance with fire code enforcement

2.  Public fire education

3.  Fire data collection and analysis

4.  Budget development / administration for the organization

5.  Managing and supervising the activities of all professional and administrative support staff

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

2.  Candidates for this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening and criminal and personal background investigation before permanent appointment can be made.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for permanent rejection of the candidate.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included for further evaluation.  The evaluation will include rating your application based on education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements for this position.  It is essential, therefore, that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Qualified applicants will be placed on an eligible list which will be used to select the individual to fill this position.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application but their submission is strongly recommended.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file

 

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

 

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

 

Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: R. Bruce Tanner

 

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

Robert.tanner@maryland.gov

 

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police 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.