Notice of Vacant Position – Unclassified Fire Prevention Inspector

Notice of Vacant Position – Requisition #180524 – closes 5/29/2015

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has an opening for an Unclassified Fire Prevention Inspector.  This is advanced technical fire prevention work within an assigned district of the state with occasional statewide travel.  The inspector conducts fire and life safety inspections of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services.  Inspection work is governed by division directives which address inspections, inspection protocol, interpretative guidelines, local agency liaison and limits of authority.  Special inspections are periodically conducted to support ongoing enforcement activities or investigate complaints.  Inspections entail climbing in and out of attics, crawling in small areas, climbing stairs, extensive walking, communicating, independent thinking, using a computer, etc.  Extensive travel, including overnight is required of this position.

Salary:  $19.16 per hour.

Minimum Requirements:  Two years’ experience in performing inspections and obtain Kansas certification as a Fire Inspector I from KU Fire Service Training within twelve months of hire date. College courses in fire science may be substituted for the required experience at the rate of two semester hours for one month of experience.  In order to substitute Education for experience, a college transcript must be submitted at time of application and before vacancy closes.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Must have knowledge of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code, the 2000 National Fire Life Safety Code, International Building Code and International Fire Code.  Must have extensive field experience as well as code and mechanical aptitude background.  Must have exceptional skills in oral and written communication; must have strong computer skills.  This position requires certification with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within twelve months of hire date.

The territory that this position covers will be the counties of Smith, Osborne, Phillips, Rooks, Norton, Graham, Decatur, Sheridan, Gove, Rawlins, Thomas, Logan, Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace.  Residency within the territory is preferred however; this will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at

STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form at  and submit to the Fire Marshal.

STEP 3:  Email the additional required documents to .

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.

Required Documents:

  • Online State of Kansas Application form sent to Fire Marshal
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts, if applicable
  • Copy of all Training Certificates
  • Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (must be received within two business days after the job post closing) sent to Brenda Schuette,

Your application will be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible if you fail to submit the required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to be qualified for this and any position with the Office of the State Fire Marshal the applicant MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for the position.  These qualifications MUST BE IDENTIFIED on the application and resume.  Failure to include the minimum qualifications on the application and resume may result in disqualification and the applicant will not be considered for the position.


Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at  .  Your application will be considered incomplete if not submitted within 48 hours after the job posting closes.

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name:  Brenda L. Schuette

Phone: 785-296-0654


How Your Application Will Be Evaluated:  Once you complete and submit your application and materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Please indicate all relevant prior experiences and training on your application.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and selection criteria for the position.

What to Expect Next:  After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be contacted for a possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ensures you the right to reasonable accommodations.  A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the State of Kansas.  Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any other part of the employment process.  It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the OSFM Recruitment Office at 785-296-0654.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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