PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services, this class is accountable for serving as the State Fire Marshal and directing the activities of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner of Administrative Services.
Directs the staff of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operations of the Office of the State Fire Marshal; coordinates, plans and manages office activities; formulates office goals and objectives; develops and implements related policies and procedures; interprets and administers the State Fire Codes; approves or disapproves amendments to the State Fire and Hazardous Materials Codes and revises as necessary; grants variations or exemptions from code requirements; conducts public hearings regarding code changes; conducts special investigations including on-site inspections as required; drafts legislation; evaluates staff; develops and implements certification and training programs for local fire marshals; prepares or assists in the preparation of the office budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the bureau who might impact on office activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the State Fire Safety Code, Hazardous Material Codes, and other adopted national standards; considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in building construction, including service and safety equipment; considerable knowledge of engineering and architectural principles and practices pertaining to building construction; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
Incumbents in this class are required to possess at time of appointment certification as a Fire Marshal by the Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Fire Marshal or to obtain such certification within one year of appointment. Incumbents are required to maintain certification during their employment.
Appointed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services in accordance with the provisions of Section 29-291 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the class of State Fire Marshal in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective July 1, 2011. (Revised to modify content)