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Title:  Assistant State Fire Marshal

Application Deadline Date:  12/07/2022
Req ID:  43822
Department:  Public Safety

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93


The Department of Public Safety is seeking an Assistant State Fire Marshal. This position will primarily be responsible for conducting existing residential building inspections for compliance with the Vermont Rental Housing, Health and Safety Code. Inspections will be conducted in response to complaints alleging unsafe or unhealthy living conditions. The successful candidate is expected to work with other state and local partners to establish a network of resources to assist in mitigating sub-standard living conditions. Duties will also include educating landlords and tenants about safety and health standards while creating resources to assist tenants and landlords in identifying responsibilities. Fire inspector certification is preferred.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant State Fire Marshal (Job Opening #43822), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Ben Moffatt at or (802) 585-5061.

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 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 which 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, 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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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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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