The Village of River Forest is accepting applications for the newly created position of Fire Marshal.
River Forest is a community of 11,172 residents and 2.5 square miles. The Fire Marshal will report directly to the Fire Chief and will be the primary individual responsible for the review of construction and design concept plans to determine compliance with fire and life safety codes. This position will plan and conduct occupancy inspections, working with property owners/managers to correct deficiencies, which may require the issuance of citations and legal action. The Fire Marshal will plan and produce various public relations and education initiatives such as Fire Prevention Week, fire drills and other programs. This position will also perform other administrative duties in support of the Fire Prevention Bureau and Fire Department.
The Fire Marshal will be “hands-on”, requiring the individual to spend time in the field and performing office work. This position requires an individual who can demonstrate a command of fire and life safety codes, attention to detail, sound independent judgment, advanced technical writing, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with employees, residents, contractors, architects, business owners/managers, other government agency representatives, and Village officials. The selected individual must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License.
This position requires knowledge equivalent to an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science (or closely related field) and 10 years progressively responsible experience in fire prevention, code enforcement, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Candidate must be a Certified Plan Reviewer, have successfully completed NIMS IS 100-400, and be certified through the Illinois State Fire Marshal as a Fire Prevention Officer II and an Incident Safety Officer. Familiarity with NFPA 13D standards and certification as a Fire Officer II, Fire Investigator and Information Officer are strongly preferred.
This is a full-time, exempt, non-sworn position which requires the ability to work general office hours with some flexibility required to achieve the duties and customer service expectations of the position. The salary range is $52,862-76,887 + excellent benefits package. Starting salary DOQ.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Fire Chief Jim Eggert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 366-8500. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and completed employment application (available at www.vrf.us) via email to email@example.com. The first review of application materials will be conducted November 24, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. The selected individual will be required to submit to a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background and driver’s record check.
The Village of River Forest is an equality opportunity employer.