Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fire & Life Safety Supervisor (35 Hour)


Recruitment #220727-3877EE-001


Do you possess a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, or Fire Inspector certification? 
Are you a current Department of Administrative Services employee looking to grow your career?
If so, read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS)- Division of Construction Services, Office of State Fire Marshal is accepting applications from qualified agency employees for an exciting, full-time, Monday- Friday, 35 hours/week, Fire & Life Safety Supervisor opportunity in Hartford, CT with hybrid telework schedules available. The Office of State Fire Marshal is responsible for developing and administering  State Fire and Prevention codes, while assisting local fire marshals, design professionals, contractors, and the public with fire code related questions. 

The Role: You will perform and direct plan reviews and inspections to ensure code compliance for construction of State-owned buildings. You will conduct Fire Code/Fire Prevention Code inspections of State property in accordance with CGS (Connecticut General Statutes). You will also oversee modifications, fire marshal assistance, the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), and the code development unit.

Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Develop the Connecticut Fire Safety & Prevention Codes. 
  • Schedule, assign, oversee and review work of staff. 
  • Provide staff training and assistance. 
  • Conduct performance evaluations. 
  • Determine priorities and plan unit work. 
  • Establish and maintain unit procedure. 
  • Develop or make recommendations on development of policies and standards. 
  • Act as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures. 
  • Prepare reports and correspondence. 
  • Provide extensive technical assistance to staff in areas of building features, fire and life safety systems, fire codes and fire prevention programs. 
  • Conduct technical onsite inspections and evaluations in highly sensitive situations. 
  • Serve in the capacity of "authority having jurisdiction" representing State Fire Marshal for resolution of disputed fire and life safety code related matters. 
  • See other examples of duties below. 
Benefits: We provide limitless opportunities, we hire for diversity and new perspectives, and we accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We also participate in a competitive benefits package with comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

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Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • 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
After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • 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 daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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, 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. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact


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.


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.


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; 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 relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of basic engineering and architectural principles, practices and methods of building design and construction; considerable knowledge of inspection practices; considerable knowledge of fire suppression and investigation methods; knowledge of building materials and equipment; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare and present technical material for training programs or public speaking engagements; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience in fire code compliance plan review and inspection of buildings.


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 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.


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.


  • Possess certification as a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, or Fire Inspector. 
  • Experience working with the Office of State Fire Marshal. 
  • Experience assisting State Agencies with State Fire Code/Prevention Code issues as well as construction.  
  • Experience with the development of the CT Fire & Prevention Codes. 
  • Experience implementing requirement of programs to assure compliance with applicable codes.


1. 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.
2. 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.
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.


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.



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

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