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FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTOR I - 1531600

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

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In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Feb 22, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-4259

Job Requisition ID:  959

Agency:  Office of the State Fire Marshal  
Closing Date/Time:  03/08/2021 
Salary:  $4153 - $5916 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC029 

 

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is accepting applications to fill the position of Fire Prevention Inspector I.  The successful candidate will have the desire to be part of a growing team of 15 Fire Prevention Inspectors that serve the state of Illinois in conducting on site fire safety inspections. Work will be completed independently in the Sangamon County (central Illinois) area of the state, inspecting facilities in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Safety Codes.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to be personable and unbiased as they conduct inspections and have the ability to present clear, logical and impartial inspection reports. As a member of the Fire Prevention Division and employee of the state of Illinois, the successful candidate will have access to healthcare, benefits and a competitive pension plan. We invite qualified candidates, who live in Sangamon county or a contingent county and possesses  the following: experience performing building inspections, plan reviews or enforcement activities and certification as a Fire Prevention Inspector I or II by a national fire safety organization or certification by the OSFM as a Fire Inspector I or Fire Prevention Officer 1 to apply for the position of Fire Prevention Inspector I and make a contribution to the safety of Illinois citizens.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST RESIDE IN SANGAMON COUNTY (OR A CONTIGUOUS COUNTY) WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF HIRE.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

*****DO NOT APPLY ONLINE*****

Follow the application instructions below to apply to this position.

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, performs beginning level professional fire inspection duties; conducts on-site inspections and assists in more complex inspections; serves as a contact person in the field of fire inspections for local officials

  1. Assists in conducting or conducts on-site inspections and reinspections of prescribed buildings and facilities, above ground storage tanks, LPG tanks and self-service gasoline stations, following procedures established by the agency for the purpose of discovering and eliminating existing or potential fire hazards or dangerous conditions.

  2. Assists in ensuring or ensures compliance with applicable State standards and codes related to fire and safety hazards by obtaining on-the spot corrections or by writing enforcement orders.

  3. Maintains a comprehensive system of recording and reporting all inspection and compliance data and activities in accordance with procedures established by the Office of the State Fire Marshal; maintains a daily, weekly, and monthly activity schedule; files schedule with supervisor.

  4. Serves as a contact person for questions and inquiries from outside the agency pertaining to State standards and codes related to fire and safety hazards.

  5. Assists in the presentation of fire service and public fire prevention educational programs to the public.

  6. Assists in coordinating Fire Marshal activities with local governments and fire protection agencies; attends meetings of governmental authorities and fire service agencies and organizations to assist in understanding the Fire Marshal's programs and to ensure compliance with the requirements established by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of applicable State statutes relative to fire prevention and/or protection.
  • Requires working knowledge of building occupancy classifications.
  • Requires working knowledge of building construction components, terms, types, and categories.
  • Requires working knowledge of applicable fire safety codes and their application.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of legal procedures and proceedings relative to fire prevention.
  • Requires ability to research, interpret, and apply applicable codes, laws, and ordinances.
  • Requires ability to maintain a comprehensive record system.
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Requires ability to speak before public groups.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with local officials, other employees and the general public.
  • Requires the ability to operate and use a computer system, common word processing programs, common email platforms and use the agency's code enforcement/inspection software program.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to climb stairs and/or ladders.

Employment Conditions

  • Requires possession of a valid appropriate driver's license or an ability to travel.

Education Degree

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of two years of college.
  • Requires at least 6 months experience as a Fire Prevention Inspector Trainee and successful completion of training with certification as a Fire Prevention Inspector l by the national fire safety standards organization that has been adopted by the State as the State's fire safety standard; or, requires three years' professional work experience performing building inspections, plan reviews, or enforcement activities for a public or private entity whose primary function is the administration of fire, building or life safety codes and with either certification as a Fire Prevention Inspector l or II by the appropriate national fire safety standards organization or with Office of the State Fire Marshal certification as a Fire Prevention Inspector I or a Fire Prevention Officer 1; or 6 years' professional work experience performing building inspections, plan reviews or enforcement activities for a public or private entity whose primary function is the administration of fire, building or life safety codes.

Education Major

Work Hours:  4 - Day work week Three 9.5 hour days and one 9 hour day  
Work Location: Sangamon County  
Agency Contact:  Kathy Fairfield; SFM.HR@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Public Safety  

 

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.