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Date:  Sep 19, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-4259

Job Requisition ID:  17860

Agency :  Office of the State Fire Marshal 
Closing Date/Time: 10/03/2022 
Salary:   $5,243 - $7,825 / Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Alexander  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC029  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website.

State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


**It is required that applicants attach proof of certification as a Qualified Elevator Inspector (ASME QEI- 1) from an organization accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Posting (Bid) Identification Number 


Position Marketing Statement

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is accepting applications to fill the position of Elevator Inspector.  This position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to conduct statewide re-inspections of operations, installations, construction, maintenance, and repair of elevators throughout the designated field area.  The selected candidate will inspect elevators to ensure compliance with the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act and investigate elevator related accidents and damages.  The ideal candidate can determine probable causes of an accident and successfully complete detailed reports.  The optimal candidate possesses strong communication skills and the ability to interact with the public in a positive and professional manner.  As an Elevator Inspector and employee of the State of Illinois, the selected candidate will have access to state healthcare, benefits, and a pension plan.  We invite all qualified applicants to apply to join the OSFM team.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Travels to sites and conducts re-inspections of elevators (e.g. passenger, freight, escalators, dumbwaiters, special service elevators, belt/platform man lifts and other lifting and lowering apparatus permanently installed between rails and guides) to enforce state laws regulating their construction, maintenance, and operation and ensure inspectors have performed their jobs properly.
  2. Examines plans, specifications, and applications for permits of new installations.
  3. On a statewide basis, investigates elevator related accidents and damages that exceed one thousand dollars.
  4. Conducts inspections by climbing in, around, and upon elevator shafts, pits, and cabs.
  5. Performs safety tests on lifts and lifting apparatus.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college with a degree in Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical, or related engineering field.
  2. Requires five (5) years of professional experience working with elevators.
  3. Requires certification as a Qualified Elevator Inspector (ASME QEI-1) from an organization accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers two (2) years of experience in the application and enforcement of state elevator safety laws, rules, codes, and standards.
  2. Prefers two (2) years of experience utilizing elevator inspection techniques and practices.
  3. Prefers more than six (6) years of experience working in the elevator field.
  4. Prefers a bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical or electrical engineering.
  5. Prefers OSHA 10-hour certification.
  6. Prefers two (2) or more years experience serving as a foreman.
  7. Prefers strong communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive, professional relationships with members of the public.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid, appropriate, and current driver’s license.
  2. Requires the ability to pass a background check.
  3. Requires the ability to travel statewide.
  4. Requires the ability to pass drug screening.
  5. Requires the ability to climb stairs, elevator shafts, pits, and cabs.
  6. Requires the ability to carry and transport loads of at least twenty (20) pounds.

Work Hours:  7:00AM - 3:00PM / Monday - Friday with Saturday and Sunday off  
Work Location: Field Staff - Home Office  
Agency Contact:

Kathy Fairfield


Phone #:  217/785-6746


 About the Agency

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is dedicated to working with our partners and providing assistance to the fire service in the protection of life, property, and the environment through  communication, inspection, investigation, certification, and licensing. The OSFM is committed to fostering a work environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Job Family:  Public Safety; Legal and Compliance  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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