PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, this class is accountable for directing the activities of the Office of the State Fire Marshal OR Office of State Building Inspector.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy State Fire Marshal, State Building Inspector or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the assigned unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of unit; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; administers required inspection programs of state owned buildings; administers building and fire codes, building plan review, hazardous materials and technical assistance programs to local fire officials, building officials and design professionals; directs research of new technology and materials; approves requests for modification of State Fire Safety Code or State Building Code; serves as Office of the State Fire Marshal or Office of the State Building Inspector liaison with Codes and Standards Committee; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations including those governing use, storage and transportation of hazardous materials, particularly flammable and combustible liquids, flammable gases and chemicals; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policy and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to review complex architectural and engineering plans and specifications for large scale building projects including engineered fire and life safety protection systems and concepts; considerable knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in building construction including service and safety equipment; considerable knowledge of engineering and architectural principals and practices pertaining to building construction; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to develop and prepare fire building and life safety codes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of general experience in fire or building code compliance plan review and inspection of buildings, five (5) years of which must have been in the inspection and review of plans and specifications for fire or building code compliance on large scale building projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity responsible for the interpretation and proper application of fire, building and related safety codes and regulations.
Note: Large scale building projects are interpreted as buildings exceeding 12,000 square feet in size and more than one story in height not including apartment buildings and single family residences.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College education in fire protection or building design and construction engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. Two (2) years as a Fire and Life Safety Supervisor or Construction Services Building Official Supervisor may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class must be currently certified by the State Fire Marshal as a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal or Fire Inspector OR by the State Building Inspector as a Building Official OR must successfully complete the first program offered after appointment.
2. Incumbents in this class must complete ninety (90) hours of job related continuing education every three (3) years in accordance with Chapter 541 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class must maintain sufficient strength, stamina and agility to effectively perform assigned duties.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Manager of Technical Services in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to update agency usage to the Department of Administrative Services and modify content)