Notice of Vacancy – Fire Prevention Inspector/Enforcement – Requisition #187288 – closes 8/16/2017

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has an opening for an Unclassified Fire Prevention Inspector/Enforcement.  This is a full-time benefit-eligible Fire Prevention Inspector position in our Topeka Office.  Residency within Topeka or the surrounding area is required.  Extensive travel, including overnight may be required of this position.

Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting fire and life safety inspections of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code and Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services.
  • Conducting special inspections periodically to support ongoing enforcement activities or investigate complaints.
  • Prepare reports substantiating inspection findings.
  • Assists local authorities in fire prevention matters through participate in statewide fire safety organizations and by routinely providing inspection assistance and liaison to individual local fire departments.
  • Completion of Kansas certification as a Fire Inspector 1 through NFPA and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services within twelve months of hire date.

Duties of this position will entail climbing in and out of attics, crawling in small areas, climbing stairs, extensive walking, driving, oral and written communication, independent thinking, using a computer, etc.

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

Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience in performing inspections.
  • College courses in fire science may be substituted for the require experience.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code
  • 2012 National Fire Life Safety Code
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code.
  • Extensive field experience as well as code and mechanical aptitude background.
  • Exceptional skills in oral and written communication.
  • Strong computer skills.

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID or Employee ID number.)
STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form and submit to the Fire Marshal.
STEP 3:  Email the additional required documents to brenda.schuette@ks.gov.  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

Additional Required Documents:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts, if applicable
  • Copy of all Training Certificates
  • Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED
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.

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.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name:  Brenda L. Schuette
Phone: 785-296-0654
Fax:   785-296-8155
Email: brenda.schuette@ks.gov

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 competency factors of this position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  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.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans’ Preference information.

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
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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