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Deputy Fire Marshal

Job Requirements
  • Perform code compliance inspections in accordance with required fire codes and standards
  • Answer phone calls/emails/complaints directly from the public 
  • Take oral/written dictation and compose routine correspondence
  • Schedule and conduct fire inspections and other activities
  • Interacts regularly with Building Compliance/Enforcement Offices
  • Work alongside other municipal, state, and federal agencies
  • Create and maintain reports, abatement orders and other correspondence
  • Conduct plan reviews of provided construction documents and compose clear and concise reports documenting your findings.
  • Assist in preparing press releases and other reports for the media
  • Coordinate Fire Prevention and Public Education programs with the Town’s Schools and other civic groups
  • Receive, respond to citizen complaints and reports
  • Develop and implement new and revised office procedures and forms.
  • Perform fire investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires.
  • Routinely update the Office’s Social media accounts
  • Conduct routine follow up on abated properties to confirm code compliance 
  • Assist with routine inspections of Town safety equipment
  • Perform related work as required


Necessary Skills
  • Must hold State of Connecticut Fire Marshal Certification
  • Thorough knowledge of the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code, Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code and its applicable referenced standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of the fire code abatement process
  • The ability to schedule work and perform inspections without direct supervision
  • Ability to review provided construction documents and determine their compliance with appropriate codes and standards
  • The ability to educate a wide demographic of residents on fire safety
  • The ability to develop and deliver fire safety presentations
  • The ability to perform an Origin and Cause investigation as well as follow up investigations with law enforcement partners
  • High level of motivation and the ability to work alone
  • The communication skills to effectively work with other inspectors and investigators
  • Must be highly organized and capable of scheduling and planning necessary tasks to ensure fire safety in Towns properties
  • A working knowledge Microsoft Office
  • The ability to learn fire inspection/abatement software programs
  • Thorough ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to wear N-95 respirator and protective fire gear for extended periods
  • Must submit to annual health screen
  • Must be able to stand/sit for extended periods, climb ladder and perform repetitive physical tasks
  • Ability to answer phone calls, take messages, direct information
  • Ability to interact directly with the public on a daily basis
  • Reside within a 30-minute radius of Seymour 
  • A minimum of five years’ certified as a fire marshal with the ability to maintain the required certification
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in fire inspection
  • Certified as Firefighter II or equivalent of experience and training
  • Connecticut Driver’s License 
  • A degree in Fire Science or a related field is preferred but not required
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. 


Company Benefits
  • High-deductible health plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Vacation & sick time
  • Union position
Salary Range


Potential Start Date

May 1, 2019

Posted: Department: Location: Primary Contact: Shift:
Feb-7-2019 Fire Marshal Seymour Town Hall 35 Hours/Week