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Current Employment Opportunities at the Fire Marshal

  • Public Service Administrator - Opt 1

    Expires: Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    Essential Functions

    ​Under administrative direction of the Division Director, Division of Elevator Safety, implements policy, organizes, plans and directs field operations.  Implements and conducts inspections and emergency incident response.  Responsible for review and approval of installation and conveyances.  Executes full line supervisory authority and responsibility.  Requires the ability to travel statewide.

    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 three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.  Requires extensive knowledge of rules and regulations involving elvator safety.  Requires Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification.  Requires a valid, appropriate driver's license and ability to travel statewide.

  • Public Service Administrator - Opt 1

    Expires: Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    Essential Functions

    ​Under administrative direction of the Division Manager for the Division of Personnel Standards and Education, serves as assistant division manager.  Plans, develops, organizes, directs, evaluates, and coordinates the daily operation of the Division.  Supervises the Fire Certification Specialist Supervisor and aspects of technical training, test banks and field operations; supervisory authority and responsibility; in the absence of the Division Manager, assumes managerial responsibility.

    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 five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a fire service environment.  Requires State of Illinois certification as a Fire Officer II or Advanced Fire Officer.  Requires State of Illinois certification as a Fire Service Instructor III.   Requires State of Illinois certification as a Fire Training Program Manager.

  • Fire Protection Specialist I - Cook County

    Expires: Friday, October 19, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Under direction, applies paraprofessional fire protection knowledge in the review of plans and material specifications for the Office of the Sate Fire Marshal.  Reviews applications, plans, and specifications to determine compliance of building features and systems including Life Safety Code compliance as well as adequacy of fire suppression and fire alarm systems.  Reviews submitted applications and plans for the installation of above-ground flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks and LP-gas tanks.  Responds to questions from agency inspectors, local fire authorities and the regulated public in relation to agency rules and plan review correspondence.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college, preferably with coursework in engineering or physical science.  Three years of experience performing fire protection plan prevention or review with a municipal fire department, another state agency or private industry.  Working knowledge of fire prevention laws, rules and regulations as defined in building and fire codes.  Working knowledge of engineering and physical science as applied to fire prevention designs and systems.


​We are still accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Boiler Safety Specialist

    Expires: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Under general direction, performs technical duties of an inspectional and consultative nature in the administration of the Illinois Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.  Requires five years of practical experience in the construction, maintenance, repair or operation of high pressure boilers as a mechanical engineer, operating engineer, or boilermaker.  A mechanical engineering degree from a recognized college of engineering may be substituted for two years of experience.  Within the first six months of employment, an employee must qualify and pass the examinations given by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors to become a National Board Inservice Commissioned Inspector.  Failure to successfully pass these exams in the required time will result in termination of employment.  The incumbent must thereafter maintain a current Inservice Commission by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.  The possessor of this Commission may also be identified as a National Board Inservice Commissioned Inspector.  Must have attained the age of 25 years. 

    THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO LIVE IN DEKALB, WINNEBAGO, BOONE, OR MCHENRY COUNTY WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF HIRE, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Boiler Safety Specialist

    Expires: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Under general direction, performs technical duties of an inspectional and consultative nature in the administration of the Illinois Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.  Requires five years of practical experience in the construction, maintenance, repair or operation of high pressure boilers as a mechanical engineer, operating engineer, or boilermaker.  A mechanical engineering degree from a recognized college of engineering may be substituted for two years of experience.  Within the first six months of employment, an employee must qualify and pass the examinations given by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors to become a National Board Inservice Commissioned Inspector.  Failure to successfully pass these exams in the required time will result in termination of employment.  The incumbent must thereafter maintain a current Inservice Commission by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.  The possessor of this Commission may also be identified as a National Board Inservice Commissioned Inspector.  Must have attained the age of 25 years. 

    THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO LIVE IN COOK, DUPAGE, LAKE, OR WILL COUNTY WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF HIRE, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Boiler Safety Specialist

    Expires: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Under general direction, performs technical duties of an inspectional and consultative nature in the administration of the Illinois Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.  Requires five years of practical experience in the construction, maintenance, repair or operation of high pressure boilers as a mechanical engineer, operating engineer, or boilermaker.  A mechanical engineering degree from a recognized college of engineering may be substituted for two years of experience.  Within the first six months of employment, an employee must qualify and pass the examinations given by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors to become a National Board Inservice Commissioned Inspector.  Failure to successfully pass these exams in the required time will result in termination of employment.  The incumbent must thereafter maintain a current Inservice Commission by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.  The possessor of this Commission may also be identified as a National Board Inservice Commissioned Inspector.  Must have attained the age of 25 years. 

    THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO LIVE IN LEE, CARROLL, OGLE, OR WHITESIDE COUNTY WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF HIRE, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Storage Tank Safety Specialist

    Expires: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Under direction of the Statewide Administrator for the Division of Petroleum and Chemical Safety, performs professional investigations, inspections, surveillances and mitigations and all aspects of storage for petroleum related products and hazardous materials.  Utilizes electronic testing equipment, takes samples and compares permit and design standards to field installation of facility for the storage and use of regulated materials.  Assist higher level professional and management staff in making decisions regarding permits, variances, and legal enforcement of regulations.  Serves as a resource person to staff and the public.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with course work in engineering, physical, or life sciences.  Technical experience in petroleum handling and safety, pollution abatement, or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.  Requires two years experience in emergency and safety procedures for the mitigation of and stabilization of hazardous situations, or incidents involving fire, explosion, or environmental release.   Requires valid driver's license and ability to travel.

    THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO LIVE IN DUPAGE OR KANE COUNTY WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF HIRE, NO EXCEPTIONS.