CFPC: Career Job Announcements

Career Job Announcements

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.


Employment Opportunity

Town of Vernon

Fire Marshall

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 be required.

To apply visit our website at: 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

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