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Current Employment Opportunities at the Fire Marshal

​There are currently no openings at the State Fire Marshal at this time.

  • Public Service Administrator - Opt 1

    Expires: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    ​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.
     

    Minimum Requirements:

    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.

  • Senior Public Service Administrator - Opt 1

    Expires: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    Description of Duties/Essential Functions:

    Subject to approval of the Chief Operating Officer, serves as the Manager of Fire Prevention for the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM); organizes, executes, controls, and evaluates aspects of the OSFM statewide Fire Prevention program to establish and implement cohesive programmatic developments that achieve the goals and missions of the OSFM. Travels in the performance of duties.
     
    Minimum Requirements:
     
    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in business or public administration. Requires prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization. Of the 4 years 4 years must be experience overseeing a fire safety or public education program. Requires certification as an NPFA Fire Inspector II. Requires knowledge of NPFA 101 Life Safety Code and its applications. Requires ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing, implementing, and interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Requires ability to estimate and budget for future needs and cost of personnel, space, equipment, supplies, and services. Requires ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships. Requires a valid, appropriate Driver's License and ability to travel statewide.

  • Senior Public Service Administrator - Opt 1

    Expires: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    Description of Duties/Essential Functions:

    Subject to management approval, as a policy formulating manager, plans, develops, organizes, controls, manages and directs the statewide Arson Investigations Division of the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Serves as the agency spokesperson for Arson Investigations; serves as a full line supervisor; directs, plans and implements the division budget for effective and efficient utilization of program resources; reviews administrative rules and related laws, establishing policy; testifies before legislative committees.
     

    Minimum Requirements:

    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in business or public administration and three years experience in public administration including arson investigations or fire department programs. Requires OSFM certifications as a Certified Arson Investigator. Requires possession of a valid driver's license and ability to travel.

  • Senior Public Service Administrator - Opt 1

    Expires: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    ​Description of Duties/Essential Functions:

    Subject to management approval of the Chief Operating Officer, plans, develops, organizes and manages Elevator Safety; performs highly complex and specialized studies; researches, develops, and writes proposals affecting changes in statutes and administrative rules; responsible for the enforcement of the Elevator Safety and Regulations Act (Public Act 094-0698); implements policies, procedures and standards effected by the Elevator Safety Review Board Rules; executes supervisory authority of a staff of highly professsional Elevator Inspectors in a statewide program of elevators, lifts, escalators, and moving walks; serves as the Agency spokesperson for the Statewide Elevator Safety and Certification Program, commits the Agency's program, actions, and services; develops and implements the division budget.
     

    Minimum Requirements:

    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college. Requires prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, and extensive knowledge of rules and regulations involving elevator safety. Requires Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification. Requires a valid Illinois Driver's license.

  • Senior Public Service Administrator - Opt 1

    Expires: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    ​Description of Duties/Essential Functions:

    Under administrative direction of the Chief Operating Officer, serves as a Manager of Petroleum & Chemical Safety, organizing, planning, executing, controlling and evaluating the operations of the Division of Petroleum and Chemical Safety which includes all underground petroleum and chemical storage tanks and some aboveground tanks in the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Travels in the performance of duties.
     

    Minimum Requirements:

    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in business or public administration. Requires prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization. Of the 4 years, 4 years must be experience overseeing a regulatory program. Requires extensive knowledge of Underground Storage Tank Rules and Regulations. Requires ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing, implementing, and interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Requires ability to estimate and budget for future needs and cost of personnel, space, equipment, supplies, and services. Requires ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships. Prefers practical work experience in engineering or construction. Prefers familiarity of OSHA Hazmat, confined space and trench regulations. Requires a valid, appropriate Driver's license and the ability to travel statewide.

  • Senior Public Service Administrator - Opt 8B

    Expires: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    Description of Duties/Essential Functions:

    Subject to approval of the Chief Operating Officer, executes, controls, evaluates, plans, develops, organizes and principally administers all aspects of the Division of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety (Public Act 87-1169); performs highly complex and specialized studies; researches, develops and writes proposals affecting changes in statutes and administrative rules; serves as a policy maker, responsible for formulating policies and procedures for the enforcement of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act and carrying them out agency and statewide; executes authority to commit the Agency to specific actions and services; executes supervisory authority of a staff of highly professional Boiler Safety Specialist in a statewide program of boiler and pressure vessel safety; serves as the Agency spokesperson for the statewide Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety and certification program; formulates and implements the divisions' budget; development and implementation of new boiler inspection programs; serves as an agency representative on National Boiler and Pressure Vessels Safety Standards technical committees.
     

    Minimum Requirements:

    Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in engineering, business, management and/or public administration. Requires prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience as a Boiler Inspector. Requires a valid Boiler Inspector license for the National Board of Commissions.

  • Fire Certification Specialist II - Peoria County

    Expires: Friday, April 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    Description of Duties/Essential Functions:
    Under general supervision, audits practical (skill) objectives of certification programs for accuracy and appropriateness; conducts Course and Examination Equivalency Reviews of Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall (OSFM) non-approved teaching entities; reviews examination site requests for approval and safety aspects of participating agencies; audits local fire jurisdictions' training records and reimbursement claims for compliance with OSFM rules and regulations; conducts visits to local fire departments to provide instruction and guidance in training records compliance and audit preparation; promotes the skills development and certification program offered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal to local governments and fire protection jurisdictions by explaining program purpose, benefits, administrative rules, policies and procedures; provides information on new program standards and revisions to existing ones; proctors state written examinations in accordance with OSFM protocol; responds to inquiries regarding the certification program; travels as necessary in the performance of duties;  may provide guidance and training to lower level Fire Certification Specialists.

    Minimum Requirements:
    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college with primary concentration in fire science, business or public administration, or a program emphasizing firefighting response, fire prevention, fire administration, or emergency medical services management. Requires OSFM certification as a Fire Officer II or Advanced Fire Officer.  Requires OSFM certification as a Fire Service Instructor II. Requires five years of documented fire service experience as a firefighter in a fire department. Requires four years of experience in a training environment instructing and developing training programs. Successful applicants must obtain certification as a Training Program Manager within twelve months of hire; failure to obtain such certification within the allotted time frame is grounds for dismissal.  Requires extensive knowledge of principles, practices and procedures utilized in the development and implementation of fire personnel training and education leading to certification of fire personnel. Requires ability to evaluate practical skill examinations for correctness.  Requires ability to demonstrate and teach appropriate safety and skill-objective methods and techniques.  Requires ability to operate a personal computer and utilize software in the performance of duties.  Requires ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.  Requires ability to develop and maintain a comprehensive record system.  Requires ability to speak before public groups.  Requires ability to analyze program problems against training standards an suggest corrections to problems.  Requires ability to work with local and county governments and fire service organizations.  Requires ability to interpret agency policies and procedures. Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with fire service organizations, local officials and the general public.  Requires ability to conduct workshops or conferences and provide instruction in both oral and written methods, using instructional tools.  Requires a valid; appropriate, driver's license and ability to travel statewide.

    PLEASE NOTE:  THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST RESIDE IN PEORIA COUNTY WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF HIRE.

  • Fire Certification Specialist II - Cook County

    Expires: Friday, April 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    Description of Duties/Essential Functions:
    Under general supervision, audits practical (skill) objectives of certification programs for accuracy and appropriateness; conducts Course and Examination Equivalency Reviews of Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall (OSFM) non-approved teaching entities; reviews examination site requests for approval and safety aspects of participating agencies; audits local fire jurisdictions' training records and reimbursement claims for compliance with OSFM rules and regulations; conducts visits to local fire departments to provide instruction and guidance in training records compliance and audit preparation; promotes the skills development and certification program offered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal to local governments and fire protection jurisdictions by explaining program purpose, benefits, administrative rules, policies and procedures; provides information on new program standards and revisions to existing ones; proctors state written examinations in accordance with OSFM protocol; responds to inquiries regarding the certification program; travels as necessary in the performance of duties;  may provide guidance and training to lower level Fire Certification Specialists.

    Minimum Requirements:
    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college with primary concentration in fire science, business or public administration, or a program emphasizing firefighting response, fire prevention, fire administration, or emergency medical services management. Requires OSFM certification as a Fire Officer II or Advanced Fire Officer.  Requires OSFM certification as a Fire Service Instructor II. Requires five years of documented fire service experience as a firefighter in a fire department. Requires four years of experience in a training environment instructing and developing training programs. Successful applicants must obtain certification as a Training Program Manager within twelve months of hire; failure to obtain such certification within the allotted time frame is grounds for dismissal.  Requires extensive knowledge of principles, practices and procedures utilized in the development and implementation of fire personnel training and education leading to certification of fire personnel. Requires ability to evaluate practical skill examinations for correctness.  Requires ability to demonstrate and teach appropriate safety and skill-objective methods and techniques.  Requires ability to operate a personal computer and utilize software in the performance of duties.  Requires ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.  Requires ability to develop and maintain a comprehensive record system.  Requires ability to speak before public groups.  Requires ability to analyze program problems against training standards an suggest corrections to problems.  Requires ability to work with local and county governments and fire service organizations.  Requires ability to interpret agency policies and procedures. Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with fire service organizations, local officials and the general public.  Requires ability to conduct workshops or conferences and provide instruction in both oral and written methods, using instructional tools.  Requires a valid; appropriate, driver's license and ability to travel statewide.

    PLEASE NOTE:  THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST RESIDE IN COOK COUNTY WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF HIRE.

  • Office Specialist - Opt 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)

    Expires: Friday, April 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM

    ​Description of Duties/Essential Functions:
    In the Boiler and Pressure Safety Unit, under general direction, evaluates and responds to inquiries, requiring knowledge and understanding of division rules; serves as liaison with state inspectors, reviewing inspection reports and assists with corrections; communicates with insurance company inspectors and personnel clarifying rules and regulations and resolving problems; maintains administration of the Repair Firm Program; performs complex, specialized work for the division; researches and gathers needed information to prepare reports for the division manager.
     

    Minimum Requirements:
    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to two years of secretarial/business college and one year of office experience or completion of high school and three years of office experience or three years of independent business experience. Requires ability to type accurately at 30 wpm.


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Position postings on this page are for informational purposes only.  The official posting site for all Fire Marshal positions is www.work.illinois.gov  This link can also be used for openings at ANY State agency or to learn about the process of obtaining employment with the State of Illinois.