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Job Title: Chief Boiler Inspector      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:177478
Agency:Fire Marshal
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has an opening for an Unclassified Chief Boiler Inspector.  The starting salary for this position is $49,316.80 - $52,984.40 annually based on experience and education.

Conducts internal and external inspections of high and low pressure boilers and pressure vessels in accordance with the codes established by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessels Inspectors and the Kansas Boiler Safety Act.  Issues jurisdictional numbers to new installations.  Evaluates existing boiler systems for possible suspension or condemnation.  During regular inspection visits, provides information on the requirements of the Kansas Boiler Safety Act to installers, contractors, operators, etc.  Makes daily decisions on a case by case basis using independent judgment.  Communicates with the Division Chief and State Fire Marshal on sensitive and code issues.  Independently plans and schedules travel itinerary to utilize time and mileage in the most efficient manner following policies established by the agency; may require overnight stays.  Serves as the lead worker for the Deputy Boiler Inspectors who are performing internal and external inspections and provide performance feedback to the supervisor.  Conducts accident investigations.

Notifies state and insurance inspectors of code changes, jurisdictional requirements, and new designs of boiler and pressure vessels.  Receives notice of changes in national boiler codes and standards.  Suggests proposed changes to update the Kansas Boiler Safety Act statutes and regulations.  Replies to inquiries from the public in regard to applicable codes and statutes.

Makes personal contacts and inquiries throughout the State of Kansas to locate uninspected boilers subject to the Boiler Safety Act.  Provides information on the requirements of the Kansas Boiler Safety Act to installers, contractors, operators, etc.

May give lectures, seminars, training and other presentations to public officials, installers, contractors, operators, other inspectors and answer code questions that arise.  May attend meetings and seminars sponsored by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors and ASME committee meetings. 

Employees at this level exercise a high degree of latitude in performing the duties of the position in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures and division guidelines.  Accompanies Deputy Boiler Inspectors on inspections and performs miscellaneous assignments from the State Fire Marshal.

Minimum Requirements:  Have not less than five (5) years of experience in the construction, installation, repair, operation, or inspection of boilers, steam generators, super-heaters, or pressure vessels; and hold a commission issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, and have all of the following:  In-service commission; "A" endorsement; and "B" endorsement or obtain a "B" endorsement within 18 months after appointment. 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 4 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at
STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form at
STEP 3:  Submit your online application to the Fire Marshal.
STEP 4:  Submit additional required documents to

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.

Your application will be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible if you fail to submit the required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Required Documents:

Online State of Kansas Application form sent to Fire Marshal
Cover Letter
College Transcripts (if applicable)
Copy of National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors commission
Copy of In-service commission
Copy of "A" endorsement
Copy of "B" endorsement (if applicable)
Training Certificates
Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate


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 at application will be considered incomplete if not submitted within 48 hours after the job posting closes.

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.  Applicants 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

Agency Information:
Office of the State Fire Marshal
700 SW Jackson, Suite 600
Topeka, Kansas   66603

How You Will Be Evaluated:  Once you complete and submit your application materials, they will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred qualifications for the position.

What to Expect Next:  After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be contacted for a possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ensures you the right to reasonable accommodations.  A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the State of Kansas.  Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any other part of the employment process.  It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the OSFM Recruitment Office at 785-296-0654.

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

Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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