Fire Trainer


Recruitment #230508-7717AR-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM) is now accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Fire Trainer!



OEDM is responsible for training and accrediting Building Code Enforcement and Fire Officials, providing code-related instruction for their continuing education, as well as to individuals in the allied trade and design professions. As such, OEDM performs all credentialing responsibilities - including training, testing, and records maintenance - for the Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI) and the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). OEDM also works with other government agencies, private utilities, multi-factor initiatives, and the trades communities to support high quality training offerings.


This Trainer (Fire Trainer) position is required to provide training for persons seeking to become Fire Investigators, Fire Code Inspectors, and/or Fire Marshals under OEDM's mandate to train, test, and credential fire officials (CGS 29-298).


  • Teach the Fire Investigator and Fire Code Portions of OEDM's Pre-Certification programs leading to appointment as a Fire Marshal within the State of Connecticut
  • Work with OSFM to ensure course and program content are up to date and align with any statements and code interpretations of that office
  • Assist with test and item review to ensure examinations are relevant, accurate, and up to date
  • Ensure the pre-certification program meets or exceeds national standards and is compliant with any requirements put forth by the national fire academy
  • Work with professional organizations such as Connecticut Fire Marshals Association (CFMA) and International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) to ensure that our fire training programs meet the growing and changing needs of the fire community

  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (8 hours per day, 40 hours per week)
  • First shift
  • Location: 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT
  • Hybrid work environment (combination of on-site and remote work)
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Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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 or shift.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • 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

Important Information After You Apply:

  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • Note: 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at or 860-713-5176.


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in preparing and conducting training programs.


  • Prepares and conducts training courses;
  • Assists in planning, developing, coordinating and evaluating comprehensive training programs;
  • Conducts needs assessments;
  • Develops course objectives, curricula, outlines and contents;
  • Selects and develops training methods and materials;
  • Researches learning material and resources;
  • Monitors and evaluates training courses and participants progress;
  • Provides technical assistance and consultation;
  • Maintains records and prepares reports;
  • Organizes and maintains a library of training materials;
  • May conduct drills and exercises;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • principles and techniques of training and staff development;
    • education methods and techniques;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • assess training needs and determine objectives;
    • develop, organize and conduct training courses;
    • utilize computer software.


Six (6) years of technical experience in training, staff development, or adult education.


  • College training 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.
  • A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Experience using the State Fire Codes in an enforcement or teaching capacity
  • Experience as a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, or Code Enforcement Official
  • Experience developing and delivering technical training programs
  • Experience delivering live and online training programs


  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess specialized certifications for designated positions prior to appointment.
  • 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.



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


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.