Fire Full Time, Fire Marshal
The Fire Marshal Supervises the Deputy Fire Marshals and schedules part time activities to efficiently complete assignments in support of the overall Fire Marshal Duty requirements. Fire Marshal is responsible for inspection of buildings in Town of Litchfield for the purpose of eliminating fire and casualty hazards and for performing administrative work associated with this activity, serve as the Open Burning Official issuing open burning permits in accordance with CGS Section 22a-174(f), oversee fire ponds with in the Town of Litchfield, investigate the cause, origin and circumstances of any fire or explosion within Town of Litchfield, give monthly reports to the Board of Fire and EMS Commission, review detailed plans and specifications for new structures and additions, renovations and/or alterations to existing structures, conduct site plan reviews, conduct fire prevention presentations and activities with in the Town of Litchfield, Manage the Town Fire Departments lock box entry program, other duties of the Litchfield Fire marshal Office.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
- Considerable knowledge of State and Local laws, the Fire Code, State and Town ordinances and regulations relating to fire safety and fire prevention required in fire inspections.
- Ability to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, town officials, members of the volunteer fire departments, town employees and the general public.
- Ability to present ideas and policies to individuals, groups and the media.
- Ability to schedule inspections and maintain written records and reports.
- Possess State of Connecticut Certification of Fire Inspector and Fire Investigator or enrolled in Pre-Certification for Fire Inspector and Fire Investigator through the Office of Education and Data Management or a current member, in good standing, with one of the Volunteer Fire Companies with in the Town of Litchfield and obtain Certification as Fire Inspector and Fire Investigator through the Office of Education and Data Management.
- Must maintain certification as a Connecticut Fire Marshal. Must possess or obtain certification as a Connecticut Open Burning Official within 6 months of employment.
- Live within 30 minutes of the Center of Litchfield within 1 year of employment.
- Obtain Certification as Public Life Safety Educator and Certification as Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist within 2 years of employment.
- Must have and maintain a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license.
3 years’ experience in the Fire Service, knowledge of rural water supply, knowledge of the National Fire Incident Reporting System, training and/or experience in Fire Prevention.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time to view & operate computer equipment, and to stand for extended periods of time. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop and kneel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to conduct extensive field work. The employee must have the ability to maneuver difficult terrain on foot and must perform physical inspections of construction work in progress and to work in poor weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, rain, and snow. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Must pass Exterior Physical as established by the Board of Fire and EMS Commission
Individuals must be able to pass a thorough background check, including DMV, references, pre-employment physical and drug screen.
How to Apply
Application available at: https://www.townoflitchfield.org/job-openings
Applications due by March 31, 2022
Please submit your application, certifications, resume and cover letter to email@example.com
or mail to:
Town of Litchfield
74 West St,
Litchfield, CT 06759
Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Individuals must be able to pass a thorough background check, including DMV,
references, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Applications available at Town of Litchfield / Job Openings