As of December 19, 2016
Note: The advertisments below are reprinted as a service to the Connecticut Fire Service
in the format and wording as created and published by the originating entity.
Town of Vernon
Bargaining Unit: Non-Union
Salary Range:$73,822.32 - $81,875.56
General Statement of Duties: A position in the Fire
Department highly responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and
administering a comprehensive fire education, inspection, investigation, and
prevention program in accordance with the State Statutes and the Town Charter.
Supervision Received: Receives general direction from
the Fire Chief and the Town Administrator.
Supervision Exercised: Supervises Deputy Fire
Marshals, clerical personnel, and staff assisting in inspections.
Coordinates Fire Marshal with Building Department activities and provides
technical and functional expertise in code compliance matters.
Essential Job Functions: Participates in planning
and development of policy recommendations to meet fire protection and fire
safety objectives of the Town. Serves as principal inspector of buildings
and facilities to assure conformance of building structures with fire code;
participates in technical review of, and provides commentary on, all building
and developmental proposals; provides technical assistance on fire
prevention matters to the various boards and commissions and departments.
Works closely with the Vernon Police Department investigating all fires, to
determine cause, origin and circumstances; prepares necessary reports and sends
to the State Fire Marshal within the designated timeframe; recommends
enforcement action as necessary; issues permits and enforces regulations
as provided by state, local and federal regulations, codes or ordinances;
prepares budget recommendations. Reports periodically to the Town
Council. Presents and administers public education programs for fire
prevention to schools, civic and private organizations, and the general public;
prepares informational articles on fire safety and prevention for public
release; participates in professional organizations; participates in the
recruitment and selection of the Deputy Fire Marshals. Responds to emergencies
and supports command staff. Maintains effective records in accordance with the
Town’s records retention program and applicable laws. Regular and
punctual attendance. May be appointed to the Vernon Traffic Authority by the
Mayor and Town Council. This position requires the incumbent to be available
24/7; during absences this coverage requirement may be delegated to another
official as arranged with the Fire Chief.
Other Job Functions: May be called in to work at
the Town’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Performs related work as required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand;
walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or
controls. The employee is regularly required to sit, climb or balance;
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near
moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high
precarious places and is regularly exposed to cold, hot, wet and/or humid
conditions, fumes or airborne particles and toxic chemicals. The employee
is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Requires a
working knowledge of community fire protection needs and requirements; working
knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS); knowledge of town and state fire
and building codes and laws; knowledge of fire investigation methods and
techniques; knowledge of fire safety and fire prevention and
protection practices. Ability to read, interpret and enforce fire
codes and regulations; ability to lead and supervise staff; ability to foster
relationships and deal effectively with officials, business owners, outside
agencies, employees, and the general public; ability to prepare and present
fire safety prevention and fire safety education programs; ability to deal with
stressful situations involving criminal investigations and public contact.
Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to
problems to implement solutions; excellent oral and written communication and
presentation skills. Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn
software programs specific to the job.
License and Certificates: Requires certification
and maintenance of a Fire Marshal in accordance with Connecticut Statutes;
certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 (or ability to obtain ICS
300 within six (6) months of hire); a valid driver’s license. CT or NFPA
recognized certification as a Fire Instructor I or Public Educator preferred.
Experience & Training: Requires a Bachelor of
Science Degree, with emphasis on Fire Science or a closely related field, and
five (5) years experience as a Deputy Fire Marshal, or an equivalent
combination of education and experience. Required to maintain ninety (90) hours
of continuing education credit over three (3) year periods. This position is
subject to a one (1) year probationary period. A Police background check will
To apply visit our website at: http://www.vernon-ct.gov/human-resources Application deadline 2-18-17
This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of all
duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position. EOE/AA/M/F
Equal Opportunity Employers