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Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-4259

Job Requisition ID:  23905

Agency:  Office of the State Fire Marshal 
Closing Date/Time:  03/30/2023 
Salary:  $3,116 - $11,079 Monthly Anticipated Starting Salary 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 


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Position Marketing Statement

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is accepting applications to fill the position of Public Service Administrator, Opt. 1.  This position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to serve as the Fire Safety Compliance Manager for the Fire Prevention/Licensing Division.  A confident, professional demeanor and ability to skillfully interact with outside agency officials and the public is of utmost importance in this position.  As the statewide program director of multiple fire safety compliance programs, strong analytical skills and strategic foresight are important to successfully execute the duties of this position.  The candidate will also serve as a full-line supervisor and oversee training of newly hired staff and required recurring training.  As the Fire Safety Compliance Manager 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. Serves as statewide program director for the agency’s fire safety compliance programs, Fire Equipment Distributor and Employee Licensing Act, Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act, Cigarette Fire Safety Standard Act, and Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Act for the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).
  2. Serves as a representative and outreach advisor for the State Fire Marshal’s Office for the fire safety compliance programs to other agencies (i.e. Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Illinois Attorney General), interest groups, local governments, committees, and workgroups to facilitate implementation of the Agency’s programs and policies.
  3. Formulates, establishes, interprets, designs, and implements the administrative rules and provides guidance concerning compliance with the standards established by the Acts and its administrative rules.
  4. Serves as a full-line supervisor.
  5. Acts on behalf of OSFM, researching, planning, and executing the Agency fire safety compliance public and governmental participation needs.
  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, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
  2. Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers a bachelor’s degree in Fire Prevention Technology, Safety Engineering, or a related field.
  • Prefers four (4) or more years of experience speaking before public groups and/or delivery of training presentations.
  • Prefers four (4) or more years of experience supervising staff.
  • Prefers four (4) or more years of experience preparing and delivering presentations which include digital documentation and media elements.
  • Prefers four (4) or more years of experience promoting a workplace or agency program.
  • Prefers four (4) years of experience or a combination of four (4) years’ experience working in one or more of the following:
    *  licensing compliance, i.e. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR),
    *  industry oversight/incident investigation, i.e. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF),
    *  i
    nsurance investigation/risk analysis.
  • Prefers four (4) years in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook or other software programs.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid & 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.


Work Hours:  8:30AM - 5:00PM / Monday - Friday 
Work Location: 1035 Stevenson Dr Springfield, IL 62703-4259 
Agency Contact:

Kathy Fairfield


Phone #:  217/785-6746

Job Family: Legal and Compliance; Public Safety 


Agency Statement

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) 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.  


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