NOTICE OF VACANCY – Fire Prevention Inspector/Enforcement – Requisition #186490

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has an opening for an Unclassified Fire Prevention Inspector/Enforcement. This is advanced technical fire prevention work within the Topeka Office. The inspector conducts fire and life safety inspections of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code and Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services. Inspection work is governed by division directives which address inspections, inspection protocol, interpretative guidelines, local agency liaison and limits of authority. Special inspections are periodically conducted to support ongoing enforcement activities or investigate complaints. Inspections entail climbing in and out of attics, crawling in small areas, climbing stairs, extensive walking, communicating, independent thinking, using a computer, etc. Extensive travel, including overnight is required of this position.

Salary: $19.16 per hour. Unclassified (At-Will), Full-time, Benefits-Eligible.

Minimum Requirements: Two years’ experience in performing inspections and obtain Kansas certification as a Fire Inspector I through NFPA and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services certification within twelve months of hire date. College courses in fire science may be substituted for the require experience at the rate of two semester hours for one month of experience. In order to substitute education for experience, a college transcript must be submitted at time of application and before vacancy closes. Must have a current valid driver’s license.

Preferred Skills: Must have knowledge of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code, the 2012 National Fire Life Safety Code, 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Fire Code. Must have extensive field experience as well as code and mechanical aptitude background. Must have exceptional skills in oral and written communication; must have strong computer skills.

This position is located in the Topeka office. Residency within Topeka or the surrounding area is required.

Performance Standards: To be successful, candidate is expected to routinely perform the position tasks with limited supervision by the end of the probationary period.

HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at and submit to the Fire Marshal.

STEP 3: Email the additional required documents to .

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.

Your application will be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible if you fail to submit the required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Required Documents:

· Online State of Kansas Application form sent to Fire Marshal

· Letter of Interest

· Resume

· College Transcripts, if applicable

· Copy of all Training Certificates

· Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

send to Brenda Schuette,

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be qualified for this and any position with the Office of the State Fire Marshal the applicant MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for the position. These qualifications MUST BE IDENTIFIED on the application and resume. Failure to include the minimum qualifications on the application and resume may result in disqualification and the applicant will not be considered for the position.


Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at .

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call me.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name: Brenda L. Schuette

Phone: 785-296-0654


How Your Application Will Be Evaluated: Once you complete and submit your application and materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Please indicate all relevant prior experiences and training on your application. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and selection criteria for the position.

What to Expect Next: After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be contacted for a possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran”; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of this position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. Additional VPE information can be found at

How to Apply for Veteran’s Preference: Applicants claiming veterans’ preference for the first time must complete:

· The Veterans’ Preference field on the Personal Information Registration form, and

· Submit a complete, legible copy of their discharge document (DD 214), showing enlisted and discharge dates, type of discharge, medals received, etc. to the Kansas Department of Administration, Office of Personnel Services

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.


The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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