Notice of Vacancy – Fire Prevention Supervisor – Requisition #189802 – Closes 6/13/2018


The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has an opening for an Unclassified Fire Prevention Supervisor.  This position provides technical work assisting in directing the field operations of the fire prevention division of the OSFM.  Extensive statewide travel required, including overnights.  This notice of vacancy closes on 6/13/2018.

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

  • Fire prevention work enforcing fire and life safety codes, regulations and laws.
  • Supervision of statewide staff; including planning, assigning and evaluating personnel as well as participating in fire prevention activities;
  • Conducting fire safety surveys of various occupancies, construction areas, analyzing and preparing a report of the results of the surveys, and making recommendations to correct deficiencies in fire safety.
  • Assist local fire officials in planning and conducting public fire safety education programs, fire prevention strategy and inspection techniques and administer various fire safety programs.

Pay Rate:  $22.16 per hour ($46,092.80 annually)

Qualifications:  Experience in managing and/or supervising the work of a department, program or agency; work experience as a fire prevention inspector and obtain Kansas certification as a Fire Inspector 1 through NFPA and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services within twelve (12) months of hire date.  College courses in fire science may be substituted for the required experience.  Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Preferred Skills:  Prefer applicants with exceptional skills in oral and written communication; exceptional computer skills; knowledge of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code and the 2000 National Fire Life Safety Code; extensive field, code and mechanical aptitude background.

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form
STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form and submit to the Fire Marshal
STEP 3:  E-mail the additional required documents to brenda.schuette@ks.govInclude your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.

Additional Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts, if applicable
  • Copy of all Training Certificates and
  • valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement 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.  Your application will be considered incomplete if not submitted by the closing date of the job posting.

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 up to date 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


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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