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Current Employment Opportunities at the Fire Marshal

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

  • Fire Certification Specialist II

    Expires: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    Description of Duties

    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.
  • Fire Certification Specialist II

    Expires: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    ​INTERMITTENT POSITION

    Description of Duties

    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 KENDALL COUNTY WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF HIRE.
  • Fire Certification Specialist II

    Expires: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    INTERMITTENT POSITION

    ​Description of Duties

    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

    Expires: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    ​INTERMITTENT POSITION

    Description of Duties

    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 EFFINGHAM COUNTY WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF HIRE.
  • Fire Certification Specialist II

    Expires: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    ​INTERMITTENT POSITION

    Description of Duties

    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.

  • Fire Certification Specialist I

    Expires: Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    ​INTERMITTENT POSITION

    Description of Duties

    Under direct supervision, audits of local fire jurisdictions training records and reimbursement claims to establish compliance with Office of the Illinois state Fire Marshal (OSFM) administrative rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Proctors fire protection personnel certification examination.  Promotes participation in the certification program offered by the OSFM to local fire jurisdictions by explaining program purpose, benefits, administrative rules, regulations, policies and procedures to local entities.  Maintains a record of jurisdictions contacted.  Travels as necessary in the performance of duties.

     

    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 State of Illinois 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 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 working knowledge of the OSFM's Division of Personnel Standards and Education policies and procedures.  Requires working knowledge of principles, practices, procedures, and technologies utilized in the development and implementation of fire personnel training and education leading to the certification of fire personnel.  Requires ability to operate a personal computer and utilize software in performance of duties.  Requires ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.   Requires ability to maintain a comprehensive record system.  Requires ability to speak before public groups.  Requires ability to identify issues of non-compliance with fire certification training standards and effect corrections.  Requires ability to interpret and explain 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 valid; appropriate, driver's license and ability to travel statewide.

    PLEASE NOTE:  THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST RESIDE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY WITHIN 90 DAYS OF HIRE.

  • Fire Protection Specialist I

    Expires: Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    ​Description of Duties

    Under direction, applies paraprofessional fire protection knowledge in the review of plans and material specifications for the Office of the State Fire Marshal.  Review of applications, plans, and specifications for the construction and renovation of buildings, installation of below-ground and above-ground volatile liquid storage tanks, liquefied petroleum gas storage tanks, and self-service gasoline facilities.

    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.


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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.