Public Safety Inspector III - Office of the State Fire Marshal

Bangor, Maine Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Department of Public Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal

Opening Date:  September 9, 2019

Closing Date:  September 23, 2018 

Job Class Code:   7273
Grade:   22
Salary:   $40,747.20 - $55,702.40
Location: Northern Maine

JOB DESCRIPTION:  This is investigative and protective services work of a supervisory nature in supervising and performing technical inspections of facilities and fire protection systems in Northern Maine.  Responsibilities include scheduling work assignments, resolving questions regarding code interpretations, and determining deficiencies to be corrected.  Supervision is exercised over a group of inspectors.  Work is performed under limited supervision.  State-wide travel is required.


Knowledge of inspection procedures and techniques.

Knowledge of fire hazards, explosive compounds, and properties of flammable materials.

Knowledge of building construction and architectural barriers.

Knowledge of fire protection design and technology.

Knowledge of supervisory practices, principles, and techniques.

Ability to read and understand detailed construction plans for a variety of construction types for a variety of occupancies.

Ability to read, interpret, and explain complex codes, regulations, and laws.

Ability to plan, assign, review, and evaluate the work activities and performance of subordinate staff.

Ability to train and supervise subordinate staff.

Ability to elicit information using tact and diplomacy.

Ability to write clear and concise reports and keep accurate records.

Ability to perform mathematical computations.

Ability to establish relationships with various constituent groups.

Ability to represent the office in various settings such as at the legislature and at other similar settings. 

A six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience in the application of fire, life safety, and building codes.  Must become a NFPA Certified Fire Inspector I within eighteen months. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Mary-Jayne Monroe, Human Resources, at (207)623-6736 or;


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution:  21.03% of pay

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.