PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Fire Marshal this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in the application of the State Fire Safety Code, adopted referenced national standards and applicable state and federal statutes.
Receives general direction from a Manager of Technical Services or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises technical and clerical personnel as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff;
- Provides staff training and assistance;
- Conducts performance evaluations;
- Determines priorities and plans unit work;
- Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
- Develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards;
- Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
- Prepares reports and correspondence;
- Provides extensive technical assistance to staff in areas of building features, fire and life safety systems, fire codes and fire prevention programs;
- Conducts technical on site inspections and evaluations in highly sensitive situations;
- Serves in the capacity of "authority having jurisdiction", representing State Fire Marshal for resolution of disputed fire and life safety code related matters;
- Testifies at administrative hearings or in state and federal courts of law;
- Prepares and presents educational training and certification programs mandated by statute to local code enforcement officials, state agencies and professional organizations;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- and ability to interpret and apply building construction standards, fire and life safety codes, adopted referenced national standards, standard tests for construction materials and fire rating and applicable state and federal statutes;
- 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;
- relevant agency policies and procedures;
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
- basic engineering and architectural principles, practices and methods of building design and construction;
- inspection practices;
- fire suppression and investigation methods;
- Knowledge of building materials and equipment;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- prepare and present technical material for training programs or public speaking engagements;
- utilize computer software;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in fire code compliance plan review and inspection of buildings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in the inspection and review of plans and specifications for fire code compliance on large scale building projects.
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
College training in architecture, mechanical or civil engineering or related courses in fire technology, fire and life safety systems design or a related discipline 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.
- Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including certification by the State Fire Marshal as a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal or Fire Inspector OR to successfully complete the first program offered after appointment.
- Incumbents in this class will be required to complete ninety (90) hours of job related continuing education every three (3) years in accordance with Section 29-291(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, and physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as be able to perform the duties.
- In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
- The classification of Fire and Life Safety Supervisor is assigned to Salary Group LS 25a.
- Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group LS 26.
- The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan IE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Fire and Life Safety Supervisor (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group IE 24 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to modify pay plan, modernize format, and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-154