Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Building And Fire Safety Inspector 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #220523-1240ET-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is hiring! This Building and Fire Safety Inspector 1 position is assigned to the Facility Licensing and Investigations Section which is part of the Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. This position is responsible for participating in Federal Medicare and Medicaid Certification and State Licensure Programs for health care institutions, including hospitals, chronic and convalescent nursing homes, rest homes with nursing supervision, dialysis centers, ambulatory surgical centers, and clinics, in the areas of life safety and physical environment. This Building and Fire Safety Inspector 1 position requires in-person visits to health care facilities to conduct inspections for fire safety, building construction and physical environment compliance.

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

This Building and Fire Safety Inspector 1 position is a permanent, full-time, 35 hour per week position. This position is based out of Hartford, CT. There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and/or teleworking in accordance with State policies.

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.

Selection Plan

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Administrative Services and Public Health this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting plan reviews and inspections of facilities for compliance with construction, fire safety and other applicable codes and regulations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs on-site inspection surveys of a variety of facilities; reviews documentation, inspects, gathers data and evaluates building interior, exterior, site conditions, building systems and life safety equipment; tests required emergency systems; consults with facility administrators regarding building, fire and health safety code requirements and corrective measures; completes federal and state inspection forms; writes citations, narrative reports and other documentation or correspondence as required; prepares and presents documentation for conferences, meetings and hearings; responds to complaints regarding physical plant or fire safety; investigates causes of fires; reviews facility related plans and specifications; may conduct site inspection and feasibility studies for location, renovation or conversion of facilities; may review facility plans and provide advice to architects, engineers, providers and contractors concerning code compliance; may inspect amusement park and/or carnival rides; may conduct inservice training of department staff and other state agencies as required; may participate in disaster preparedness program, serving as a member of division response team; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of building design, construction and systems; knowledge of building, health and fire safety codes and standard tests for fire rating; knowledge of building materials and equipment; some knowledge of health facility building requirements; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to inspect buildings and interpret codes; ability to review plans and specifications in relation to code compliance; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in building design, engineering, construction or inspection including demonstrated experience in reviewing plans and specifications for code compliance for large scale building projects.

Note: Large scale building projects will be 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, architectural, mechanical, civil, structural or electrical engineering or building construction 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience evaluating and analyzing compliance with physical plant requirements in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, State of Connecticut Fire Code, FGI Guidelines and State of Connecticut Fire Prevention Code for health care institutions
  • Experience using computerized data bases, MS Outlook and MS Word
  • Experience reviewing healthcare construction documents as they relate to physical plant requirements and specifications for CT licensed healthcare facilities and compliance with FGI guidelines
  • Experience prioritizing and tracking multiple enforcement cases
  • Experience documenting facts, findings and outcomes
  • Experience working collaboratively with statewide stakeholders, partnerships, coalitions, councils, and associations

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may 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, Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Inspector or to successfully complete the first program offered after appointment.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to complete ninety (90) hours of job related continuing education every three (3) years in accordance with Section 29-298(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as be able to perform the duties.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from exposure to building construction site, fire scene or structural failure environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.