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FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER I

Recruitment #18-002169-0001

Introduction

THIS IS A RECRUITMENT FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER I CLASSIFICATION IN ALLEGANY, GARRETT and WASHINGTON COUNTIES.  PLEASE CHECK ALL COUNTIES IN WHICH YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK because this recruitment will also be used for statewide vacancies as they occur.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Office of the State Fire Marshal - Western Region

18345 Colonel Henry K. Douglas Drive, Suite 240

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the job is to apply and approve professional fire protection engineering principles and practices to ensure compliance with fire laws included in the Maryland Public Safety Article and requirements of the State Fire Prevention Code as applicable to design, construction, and use of new and existing buildings and processes from a life safety and property protection standpoint; serve as a technical code enforcement resource at the regional level to the staff of the agency; implement and coordinate code requirements with local fire and building officials and numerous state agencies; provide appropriate professional level of fire protection engineering services as directed by the Chief Fire Protection Engineer; provide code interpretation and fire protection engineering assistance to architects, engineers and other design professionals consistent with agency policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in fire protection engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in fire protection engineering work.

OR

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Four years of professional experience in fire protection engineering work.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering classifications or Engineering specialty codes in the fire protection engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties, which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Employees are subject to call 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

3. Persons appointed to this position will be assigned duties in the Western Region; however, the position may involve travel throughout the State.

4. Candidates will undergo a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection for this process will involve a review of each application.  Applicants who meet the minimum  qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST, BETTER OR QUALIFIED category.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill the vacancy.  The list will be valid for one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

 NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file

 

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

 

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Office Of The State Fire Marshal Office

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: Pamela Harvey

Questions or concerns regarding this recruitment may be sent to the following e-mail address:

Pamela.harvey@maryland.gov

It is the policy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.