Fire Protection Specialist 1 - Grade 18

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists in Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Div of and has approximately 151 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Fire Protection Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Fire Protection Specialist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Fire Protection Specialist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Fire Protection Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Fire Protection Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Fire Protection Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As a Fire Protection Specialist, your responsibilities would include one or more of the following: developing and executing New York State's fire, arson, life safety and emergency responder training programs; developing training curriculum, aids and standards; delivering emergency responder and public fire safety training; conducting technical rescue and hazard mitigation operations; inspecting buildings and complex structures to determine compliance with applicable codes, standards and regulations; investigating fires, preparing cases for prosecution and testifying in court. You may also serve as a liaison to county Fire Coordinators; develop and produce fire safety education programs and publications; respond to emergencies and disasters statewide and provide technical assistance; provide consultative services on code compliance issues and fire/life safety improvements; provide staff support to various statewide commissions and councils; and function as a member of the Urban/Technical Search and Rescue Team (UTSAR).

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

All HELP and NY HELPS open positions are now posted on StateJobsNY. It is now even easier for Jobseekers to find openings and connect with New York State agencies.

To narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs, click on "For the General Public", then "Search Vacancies", and select "Yes" on the NY HELPS dropdown to narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs.

Directions to apply will be specified on each individual job posting.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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