Fire Protection Specialist I

Recruitment #111522-UFCA01-750100

Summary Statement

This is the first level in the series.


Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Conducts on-site fire protection surveys and inspections to ascertain if the building is being constructed in accordance with submitted and approved plans.
  • Analyzes and evaluates plans of all new construction, additions and renovations to ascertain if plans are in accordance with State Fire Prevention Commission regulations relative to life, safety and fire protection.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable fire prevention law, rules, regulation, codes and ordinances.
  • Conducts fire protection system tests.
  • Reviews plans for storage of flammable or combustible liquids.
  • May serve on committees or attend meetings regarding fire protection.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Fire Protection Specialist I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  • Possession of an Associates degree or higher in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Investigation, Criminal Justice or related field.

  1. Knowledge of conducting fire prevention inspections to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  2. Knowledge of suppression system, extinguishing system, and alarm system design, construction and use.
  3. Knowledge of reviewing and approving site plans, building plans, fire protection system plans and mechanical plans.
  4. Knowledge of interpreting national and local building and fire codes.
  5. Knowledge of technical report writing.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization) that has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other applicable terms and conditions of employment, in accordance with Title 29, Chapter 59 and Title 19, Chapter 13 and 16.  This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement based on its individual terms.


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Selection Process

Examination: A written test is required.  You will need to retake the exam if you have not applied in DEL by 3/24/2010. Test study guides may be obtained by visiting the Human Resource Management web-site at Applicants scheduled for examinations will be required to show photo identification to the exam proctor before taking the exam.  All scheduling notices will be sent via email to the applicant.  Please check your email for your scheduled exam date.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.