Notice of Vacancy – Fire Protection Specialist – Requisition #187135 – Closes 7/28/2017

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has an opening for an Unclassified (At-Will), benefit eligible Fire Protection Specialist position that covers the counties of Atchison, Brown, Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Doniphan, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Morris, Neosho, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline, Wabaunsee and WashingtonExtensive travel, including overnight is required of this position.


Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Reviews design drawings, code footprints and architectural/engineering renderings of new and existing construction for occupancies, flammable and combustible liquids and LP Gas facilities regulation by the Kansas Fire Prevention Code and any other applicable adopted codes.
  • Notifies facility owners, contractors and architects of deficiencies and/or other issues of concerns.
  • Within the limited scope of fire and life safety ensures that all new and existing construction meets the intent of the code.
  • Conducts on-site technical inspections of new construction and existing construction when appropriate.
  • Conducts on-site technical inspections of complex and/or problem facilities to determine appropriate course of action.
  • Works with facility owners, administrators, architects and other construction personnel to ensure fire and life safety issues are considered.
  • Completion of certification as a Fire Protection Specialist and Certified Plans Examiner within twelve (12) months of hire date.


Duties of this position will entail climbing in and out of attics, crawling in small areas, climbing stairs, extensive walking, driving, oral and written communication, independent thinking, using a computer, etc.


Pay Rate:  $21.13 per hour.  Unclassified (At-Will), Full-time, Benefits-Eligible.  A state vehicle, laptop computer, cell phone and other job related equipment will be provided.




  • Four years’ experience in fire protection systems, building construction, life safety features and building and fire codes.
  • Kansas Certification as a Fire Inspector 1 through NFPA and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services
  • College courses in fire science may be substituted for the require experience.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.


Preferred Skills:


  • Knowledge of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code
  • 2012 National Fire Life Safety Code
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code.
  • Extensive field experience as well as code and mechanical aptitude background.
  • Exceptional skills in oral and written communication.
  • Strong computer skills.


HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS:


STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID or Employee ID number.)

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

STEP 3:  Email the additional required documents to .  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.


Additional Required Documents:


  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts
  • Copy of all Training Certificates
  • Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate


Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this 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.


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.  All applicants, including current State employees, 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

Fax:   785-296-8155



Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE):  Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran”; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of this position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See for additional Veterans’ Preference information.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.


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


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page


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