Description of Duties/Essential Functions:
Under direction of the Division Manager of Fire Prevention, serves as a state-wide program director for the agency's fire safety compliance programs, Fire Equipment Distributor and Employee Licensing Act (225 ILCS 216), Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act (225 ILCS 317), and Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Act (225 ILCS 227); directs, coordinates, manages, organizes, plans and evaluates the operations of the Fire Equipment Distributor and Employee Licensing Act, Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act, and Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Act; identifies and discusses program projects, problems and issues; performs specialized and complex studies, develops statistical data to identify problem areas, including injuries and deaths; coordinates outreach programs to reduce injuries and deaths by safety compliance; develops program narratives; maintains on-going communication with private and public organizations, other agencies, officials of other states, and the Federal Government; establishes policies and procedures to coordinate effective outreach programs; responds to oral and written inquiries concerning programs, Agency policies, rules and regulations; speaks before various groups to explain/interpret program philosophy and requirements; compiles and prepares various reports; coordinates enforcement of the Fire Equipment Distributor and Employee Licensing Act and Cigarette Fire Safety Standard Act with other Illinois and Federal Agencies, and the Attorney General as required; serves as the Agency spokesperson for the programs.
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration. Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization; prefer at least five (5) years of experience in the fire service or fire science field. Requires good communication skills. Requires a valid Illinois Driver's license and the ability to travel.