HUMAN RESOURCES CONTACT INFORMATION
Brenda L. Schuette, 
HR Director
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
brenda.schuette@ks.gov
785-296-0654 – phone
785-296-8155 – fax
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Career Opportunities

Whether you are beginning your career or thinking about a career change, consider joining our team at the Office of the State Fire Marshal. We offer competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities.

Learn more about open positions in the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Visit the Kansas State Employment Center website and select "Fire Marshal" in the Agency selection box.

Registering personal data and completing an employment application are necessary steps when applying for any State of Kansas employment. For information about the state employment process visit http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment or email Brenda Schuette, OSFM's Human Resource Director, at brenda.schuette@ks.gov.

All applicants will be subject to tax clearance approval prior to consideration for any vacancies at the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Available Positions

Administrative Officer
Requisition #187801
Closes: 10/9/2017

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has an opening for a full-time Unclassified Administrative Officer.  This is specialized paraprofessional work providing administrative support to the State Fire Marshal, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal and the Administration Division.  This position serves as the Office Manager by planning, coordinating, and directing a broad range of services allowing the agency to operate efficiently.  Works under direction and must be able to manage multiple situations and tasks with limited supervision.  Must be able to use good judgment, provide information on many topics and manage multiple resources.  This vacancy is scheduled to close Monday, 10/9/2017

Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinates and maintains the asset management program in both the agency database and SMART.
  • Coordinates all clothing orders and prepares an agency purchase requisition for clothing to be ordered.
  • Prepares and tracks all central duplication and state printer requisitions.
  • Supervises the front desk staff, ensures they receive training as appropriate, develops, updates and maintains desk reference manuals and FAQ's for those positions.
  • Monitors the state vehicles assigned to the agency including vehicle maintenance and ensures that it is performed on schedule.
  • Coordinates office services, such as maintenance of copiers/printers, coordinate space allocation, facility maintenance, and general supply, property and equipment procurement, etc.  Serves as the contact person for the building.
  • Serves as records office for the agency and directs the Record Retention program and disposition schedules for agency records.
  • Reviews, monitors and tracks all legislation that pertains to the agency and prepares a daily report for the SFM, chief deputy SFM and all senior staff.

Pay Rate:  $16.56 per hour

Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience in general office, clerical or administrative support work. 
  • Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Skills:

  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of the state travel policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of SMART
  • Working knowledge of the state purchasing and procurement process
  • Working knowledge of asset management and fleet vehicle management
  • Must be proficient with the office equipment and software used by this position and
  • Must have effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Performance Standards:  To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision within six (6) months of hire date.

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID or Employee ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form and submit to the Fire Marshal.

STEP 3:  Email the additional required documents to brenda.schuette@ks.gov.  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

Additional Required Documents:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. 

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name:  Brenda L. Schuette

Phone: 785-296-0654

Fax:   785-296-8155

Email: brenda.schuette@ks.gov

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

REPOST -- Fire Protection Specialist
Requisition #187135
Closes: 10/13/2017

This is an Unclassified, full-time benefit eligible Fire Protection Specialist position that covers the counties of Atchison, Brown, Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Doniphan, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Morris, Neosho, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline, Wabaunsee and Washington.  This position is located in our Topeka Office.  Residency in Topeka or the surrounding area is required.  Some travel, including overnight is required of this position.

Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviews design drawings, code footprints and architectural/engineering renderings of new and existing construction for occupancies, flammable and combustible liquids and LP Gas facilities regulation by the Kansas Fire Prevention Code and any other applicable adopted codes.
  • Notifies facility owners, contractors and architects of deficiencies and/or other issues of concerns.
  • Within the limited scope of fire and life safety ensures that all new and existing construction meets the intent of the code.
  • Conducts on-site technical inspections of new construction and existing construction when appropriate.
  • Conducts on-site technical inspections of complex and/or problem facilities to determine appropriate course of action.
  • Works with facility owners, administrators, architects and other construction personnel to ensure fire and life safety issues are considered.
  • Completion of certification as a Fire Protection Specialist and Certified Plans Examiner within twelve (12) months of hire date.

Duties of this position will entail climbing in and out of attics, crawling in small areas, climbing stairs, extensive walking, driving, oral and written communication, independent thinking, using a computer, etc.

Pay Rate:  $22.16 to $23.85  per hour based on relevant experience.

Qualifications:

  • Four years' experience in fire protection systems, building construction, life safety features and building and fire codes.
  • Kansas Certification as a Fire Inspector 1 through NFPA and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services
  • College courses in fire science may be substituted for the require experience.
  • Must have a current valid driver's license.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code
  • 2012 National Fire Life Safety Code
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code.
  • Extensive field experience as well as code and mechanical aptitude background.
  • Exceptional skills in oral and written communication.
  • Strong computer skills. 

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID or Employee ID number.)
STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form and submit to the Fire Marshal.
STEP 3:  Email the additional required documents to brenda.schuette@ks.gov.  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

Additional Required Documents:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts
  • Copy of all Training Certificates
  • Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. 

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name:  Brenda L. Schuette
Phone: 785-296-0654
Fax:   785-296-8155
Email: brenda.schuette@ks.gov

Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE):  Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of this position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an Equal Opportunity Employer