Title:  Assistant State Fire Marshal

Application Deadline Date:  03/12/2024
Req ID:  49455
Department:  Public Safety

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.58


The Vermont Division of Fire Safety is seeking a team-orientated individual with a strong background in building construction trades, blueprint reading/review, and building code enforcement to join our team as an Assistant State Fire Marshal in our Waterbury Regional Office. The primary assignment of this position will be conducting construction document review and permitting in an office setting. The candidate must be able to multitask efficiently and have strong computer and technical skills. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general supervision of the Regional Manager.


Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing customer service to walk in customers
  • Review, respond or delegate response to incoming emails and phone calls
  • Provide code support to field-based fire inspectors
  • Issue construction permits for a large variety of building systems and construction projects
  • Review construction documents with design professionals from a wide variety of fields. 
  • Receives and reviews for completeness all permit applications for new construction and renovations of public buildings.


This is a full time office-based position without an option for telework/remote work. Travel is required for this position, for which a personally owned vehicle willl be utilized.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant State Fire MarshaI (#49455), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact Benjamin Moffatt at benjamin.moffatt@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include Motor Vehicle/Criminal Records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in both standard office and field settings. Class incumbents may encounter a wide range of physical conditions while inspecting buildings or construction sites. Considerable travel is required for which private means of transportation shall be available. Strong and differing opinions will be encountered on a regular basis. Emergencies may require work outside of normal work schedule. Field duties may require work in contaminated environments and may require protective clothing and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree or above in engineering, architecture, electronics, environmental safety, industrial health, physical science, fire science or closely related field.


High School/Vocational diploma or equivalent AND EITHER three (3) years or more at or above a technical level in the areas of building trades/construction, architecture, fire, electrical, boiler, or plumbing inspection OR five (5) years or more of technical level experience in engineering, building trades/construction, health code, code/law enforcement or fire service-related fields. 


Certification as a fire inspector or fire plans examiner from a recognized accreditation program. 

Special Requirements

All candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Department of Public Safety, including a motor vehicle and criminal background investigation.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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