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FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER I

Recruitment #17-002169-0003

Introduction

THIS IS A RECRUITMENT FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER I CLASSIFICATION IN BALTIMORE COUNTY.  PLEASE CHECK ALL COUNTIES IN WHICH YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK because this recruitment will also be used for statewide vacancies as they occur.

GRADE

17

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the job is to apply and approve professional fire protection engineering principles and practices to ensure compliance with fire laws included in the Maryland Public Safety Article and requirements of the State Fire Prevention Code as applicable to design, construction, and use of new and existing buildings and processes from a life safety and property protection standpoint; serve as a technical code enforcement resource at the regional level to the staff of the agency; implement and coordinate code requirements with local fire and building officials and numerous state agencies; provide appropriate professional level of fire protection engineering services as directed by the Chief Fire Protection Engineer; provide code interpretation and fire protection engineering assistance to architects, engineers and other design professionals consistent with agency policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in fire protection engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in fire protection engineering work.

OR Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Four years of professional experience in fire protection engineering work.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering classifications or Engineering specialty codes in the fire protection engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties, which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Employees are subject to call 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

3. Persons appointed to this position will be assigned duties in Baltimore; however, the position may involve travel throughout the State.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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