Support the Environmental Health & Safety Office mission by assisting with the Fire and Life Safety Program as directed.
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, stage 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. 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 training’s as directed. 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. 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. Review and calculate classroom/laboratory/assembly occupancy loads. Assist with outside agency reporting requirements such as Campus Fire Statistics Report, etc. 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.). Assist with other Fire & Life Safety Program and EH&S department projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in fire prevention, fire safety engineering, or related field. Five (5) 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 equivalent. 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.
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.
NFPA Fire Inspector II (CFI-II) certification or greater and/or further study at the graduate level. Two (2 plus) 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.
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: school name, degree type, and major.
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.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 11326
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.