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Date:  Nov 20, 2023
Req ID:  35306

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72199

Anticipated Starting Salary:  36155

Position Number: 22141300 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 12/06/2023 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 36155 

[[Fire Services Office]] 

The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to enhance the safety and security of all Arkansans through ethical, character-driven behavior that promotes professionalism, clear communication, and accountability while serving as the state’s premier public safety agency.


ADEM is committed to responding quickly to the needs of the citizens of Arkansas during times of disaster, whether it be natural or man-made.  All ADEM staff, regardless of position title, serve a role in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to aide in response efforts


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Receives project assignments. Writes project plans. Inspects building plans, site plans for access and fire hydrant locations, fire sprinkler and fire alarm shop drawings. Meets with architects, engineers and property owners to provide assistance with all of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Codes. Maintains a log on all completed projects, contractors, blueprints and inspection reports. Performs other duties as assigned.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to communicate with architects, engineers, contractors and public, both written and verbally. Ability to interpret 2021 Arkansas Fire Prevention Codes. Knowledge of the Current Standards for NFPA 13 Fire Sprinklers and NFPA 72 for Fire Alarms as well as how to apply them.

Position Information

Class Code: S024C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Construction/Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for planning and supervising remodeling, renovation, and repair projects. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. 


Supervises the work of subordinate skilled trades worker by providing training, assigning work, providing instructions and establishing deadlines, and reviewing and evaluating incumbent performance.

Receives project assignments, writes project plans, and inspects all buildings and grounds to determine repair or replacement needs.

Estimates time and materials required for construction/maintenance and repair projects.

Obtains and processes quote bids, prepares cost estimates, schedules or estimates project completion date, monitors project budget, and prepares cost reports of projects.

Draws and interprets blueprints of architectural designs and participates with management in planning major renovation and remodeling projects.

Inspects work at job site prior to construction to determine progress, note problems or deficiencies, recommend changes, and write specifications.  Obtains cost quotes for construction changes and submit to upper level management.

Provides technical assistance and gives instructions to architects, engineers, and job supervisor to correct problems.

Verifies and inspects materials, equipment, and tools delivered to job site to ensure conformance with specifications.

Maintains a log on all completed projects, contractors, blueprints, repairs or replacement invoices, and inspection reports.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Occasional in-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the supervisory practices and procedures.

Knowledge of building construction techniques, materials, and costs.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate skilled trade workers.

Ability to conduct on-site inspections of buildings to determine quality and progress of on-going operations.

Ability to draw and interpret blueprints and building specifications.

      Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience in the construction industry, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


All ADEM positions could include travel in and out of state and are subject to 24 hour on-call duty in the event of an emergency/disaster.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Applications will be pre-screened for completion and also for the availability to travel.  You may attach a resume, however, all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application must be completed.  Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed application.


Make sure to include any military service you may have.  Applicants claiming Veterans Preference Points (Active Duty Veteran, Widow of Veteran, and Widow of Disabled Veteran) must attach proof of status to application in order to receive Veterans Preference Points.


The Department of Public Safety has implemented a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free workplace policy pursuant to A.C.A. § 11-14-101, et seq. All ADEM positions are designated as safety sensitive in which a person performing the duties of their positions while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other controlled substances may constitute a threat to health, safety, or handling of confidential information. As allowed by law, all prospective employees who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to submit to a drug test. Refusal to take the drug test or results that indicate a presence of illegal drugs or prescription drugs for which the individual has no prescription will be the basis for precluding the individual from employment. Additionally, employees are subject to random drug and alcohol tests as a condition of continued employment.


This position has a mandatory 6-month probationary period.  This position also requires mandatory 5.50% contribution to the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System.


Benefits package may include health and life insurance, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, Credit Union availability, retirement, career bonuses and deferred compensation plans. 

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock