- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is senior-level technical and administrative work in directing and coordinating state-wide fire and safety activities for a state department with multiple field offices and/or facilities.
Plans, directs, and coordinates the fire and safety activities in the field offices and/or facilities of the assigned department.
Reviews and assesses the needs of a fire and safety program for an individual office or facility; confers with and assists facility fire and safety staff, field office, and departmental management staff in the formulation and planning of a comprehensive fire and safety program.
Conducts inspections of offices/facilities to determine fire and safety hazards; recommends and monitors necessary corrective action.
Develops and coordinates training for departmental fire and safety staff in the areas of fire prevention, fire and safety inspection, accident prevention, and fire fighting.
Monitors and evaluates fire and disaster evacuation plans and drills.
Ensures fire and safety requirements are implemented in accordance with laws, regulations, codes, and applicable accreditation/certification standards.
Coordinates the development of capital improvement recommendations to correct deficiencies in fire and safety standards.
Responds to and investigates fires of significance, or at the request of the division/department director.
Reviews accident and injury reports; maintains records and statistics concerning such reports; and makes recommendations to prevent future incidents.
Exercises considerable independence, judgment, and initiative in the performance of duties; receives general administrative direction.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Two or more years of experience as a Fire and Safety Specialist with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Fire Science, Industrial Safety, or a closely related field; and,
Two or more years of experience in the inspection of facilities for conformance to safety standards and fire codes.
(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of laws, regulations, codes, and standards pertaining to fire and safety.
Comprehensive knowledge of modern methods, practices, and techniques of fire prevention, fire-fighting, and safety.
Comprehensive knowledge of the general principles of organization, management, supervision, and training as applied to the operation of a large fire and safety program.
Comprehensive knowledge of fire-fighting equipment and materials.
Comprehensive knowledge of basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods.
Ability to conduct inspections of buildings and grounds; interpret and explain safety codes and standards to staff; recognize fire and safety hazards; prepare inspection reports; and recommend and monitor corrective action.
Ability to read blueprints, building specifications, floor plans, and similar material.
Ability to obtain cooperation from facility supervisors and other staff in the implementation of the over-all safety program.
Ability to train and oversee staff performing fire and safety activities.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate fire and disaster evacuation plans and drills.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports related to fires and fire and safety inspections.
Ability to meet physical demands of the position.
Ability to travel as required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, fire departments, governmental agencies, and the general public.
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