INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING for TDI EMPLOYEES and GENERAL PUBLIC
Performs highly advanced managerial activities directing and guiding the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO). Responsible for enforcing Texas Insurance Code provisions and other laws related to the office. Serves as the chief investigator in charge of arson and suspected arson in the state. Directs, plans and coordinates the work of staff involved with complex fire safety regulatory functions and complex administrative functions. Works under minimal direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The State Fire Marshal serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Insurance.
- Directing the staff, responsibilities and activities of the State Fire Marshal’s Office;
- Working with executive staff to accomplish agency goals consistent with TDI’s strategic plan;
- Managing fire and arson investigators, fire inspectors, laboratory staff and administrative staff;
- Managing staff responsible for providing technical assistance to fire departments and local governments responding to the use of fire suppression ratings schedules;
- Managing the inspection of state owned buildings to protect against fire hazards;
- Managing staff responsible for education programs and the dissemination of materials necessary to educate the public on methods of fire prevention and safety;
- Developing and implementing techniques for evaluating activities of the SFMO; identifying needed areas of change and making recommendations to improve operations;
- Developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations and monitoring compliance;
- preparing and evaluating division budget requests;
- Supervising the investigation of fire fighting incidents resulting in the death of a firefighter;
- Providing reports and information to agency management regarding legislative and insurance issues;
- Supervising studies of fire protection and fire administration;
- Representing the agency at legislative sessions, meetings, hearings, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, or committees;
- Testifying at hearings and legislative meetings;
- Working with industry advisory committees and fire associations;
- Approving fire related educational and outreach programs;
- Upon request, advising public and non-profit entities on issues related to fire protection; and,
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Unless specifically and expressly stated otherwise, regular attendance is an essential function of every TDI job.