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Fire Safety Coordinator (S01100P)

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Fire Safety Coordinator (S01100P)

Position Information
Posting Number

Position Title
Fire Safety Coordinator (S01100P)

Environmental Health_Safety


Job Family
Administrative Support

Position Status

Work Hours

Work Schedule

Monday ? Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open to
External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience

Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis

Benefits Eligible

Job Summary

Support the Environmental Health & Safety Office mission by assisting with the Fire and Life Safety Program as directed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Support Fire and Life Safety Program:
  • Conduct building and housing unit inspections per assigned schedule to address fire prevention, life safety code issues, and adequacy of fire and life safety systems and equipment.
  • Issue hot work permits, review and approve plans for special campus event activities (i.e., egress requirements, tent permits, outdoor grill use, etc.)
  • Conduct incident investigations.
  • Document and maintain appropriate, accurate, and complete records of inspections, corrective actions, investigations, and other Fire and Life Safety Program related records as directed.

2. Manage and populate pre-planning database/software and coordinate emergency pre-planning with first responders and other stakeholders. Gather information, determine areas of potential improvement, and implement those improvements to facilitate emergency response. Educate and support the campus community regarding pre-planning, fire safety, emergency procedures, etc. as directed. Provide technical guidance to faculty, staff, and students related to fire safety, prevention, and/or emergency procedures. Participate in tabletop and/or live emergency exercise trainings as directed.

3. Develop, update, coordinate, and present fire safety or other related training such as fire extinguisher, fire drills, Great Escape, and hot work training, emergency procedures, etc. Document and maintain appropriate, accurate, and complete training records as required/directed.

4. Perform the following as directed:
  • Develop, review, and update Fire & Life Safety Program related policies, procedures, manuals, standard operating procedures, inspection criteria, training, forms, etc.
  • Review plans and specifications for renovation and new construction projects to ensure compliance with NFPA codes and provide written comments.
  • Assist with outside agency reporting requirements such Campus Fire Statistics Report, etc.

5. Respond to fire alarms and assist with campus fire and life safety systems as directed during working hours to facilitate campus operations. (i.e., fire alarm device disabling, etc.). Support University events as directed (inspecting, monitoring, performing fire watch, etc.)

6. Assist with other Fire & Life Safety Program and EH&S department projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor?s degree in fire prevention, fire safety engineering, or related field. Five years of experience in fire prevention and protection, including expertise in inspection, code review, and/or pre-incident planning. NFPA Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) certification or the equivalent experience. Experience conducting fire safety training and education programs. Comprehensive knowledge of fire and life safety application of local, state, and federal laws, codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and policies.

Preferred Qualifications

NFPA Fire Inspector II (CFI-II) certification or greater and/or further study at the graduate level. 2+ years of administrative experience overseeing a fire safety program of similar size and scope. Project management skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple tasks, with good follow-through. Ability to work independently or with small groups without direct supervision. Excellent attention to detail and ability to take direction. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Working Conditions

May work in all weather conditions. May work in extreme temperatures. May work around chemical fumes. May work around standard office conditions. May work around biohazards. May work around chemicals. May work around radiological hazards. May work around electrical and mechanical hazards.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Must be able to respond to after-hours emergencies, including holidays and weekends. This position participates in after-hours rotating on-call program. Must be able to respond to campus within 30 minutes during on-call duty. Support University events, as necessary, including those outside of normal business hours. Ability to obtain/maintain 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification. Ability to pass a pulmonary function test and be medically cleared to wear a respirator. Criminal background check conducted. Must drive a University vehicle. Occasional travel required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts, and best practices in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to fire safety program operations. Ability to use safety and investigating equipment, including fire extinguishers, oxygen analyzers, gas and toxic materials detectors and personal protective equipment. Ability to utilize computer hardware, devices, and software for inspections, permits, pre-planning, task and project management, etc.

EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: If no high school diploma or GED, list highest grade completed; If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major.


Fire Safety Coordinator (S01100P)