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Institutional Fire Safety Officer

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Position Details

Classification Information

Agency Name & Code University of Mary Washington, 215
Role Title Compliance/Safety Officer III
Pay Band / Salary Grade 4
Employee Class CN

Position Information

Working Title Institutional Fire Safety Officer
Position Number 000298
Anticipated Hiring Range $50,155
Position FLSA Non-Exempt
Level Indicator Employee
Organizational Objective / Goal

Directs and coordinates institutional safety programs or components of programs as assigned by the director. Responsible for and oversee fire alarm and sprinkler system maintenance, testing, and operations. Coordinates inspection of facilities for life and fire code compliance. Conducts employee and student training on all aspects of life safety components. Performs advanced level investigations, enforces state and federal codes. Reviews document plans and building specifications for adequate life safety requirements and design requests, analyze various processes and enforces strict compliance. Prepares correspondence, reports and procedures for compliance with safety requirements. Prepare and present information as requested by administrative requirements. Interpret and communicate regulatory requirements as well as policy to University community. Exercises independent judgment in recommending appropriate solutions that meet the intent of applicable regulations. Responsibilities outlined are to be for all campuses as well as all remote locations and properties of the University. Responsibilities outlined above affect the safety and well-being of a broad sector of the campus communities as well as civilian communities around the campuses. This reduces imminent danger of violation of public health standards, professional/occupational safety issues and impact of economic crimes.

General Description of Position

The Institutional Fire Safety Officer ensures that faculty, staff and students, are provided an environment that is free from recognized hazards, physical harm, or death, by identifying and correcting probable hazards relating to the methods, processes, and practices that occur during the normal operation of the institution. This positions accomplishes routine inspections and surveys of all campus facilities; and records discrepancies, outlines corrective action and follow-up.

Required Education

Degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Fire Science or related discipline or equivalent training and experience.

Required Experience

Progressive experience in a life safety position related to occupational safety, fire service, law enforcement, emergency management ie. Safety Officer and or Safety Engineer.

Knowledge of occupational health and safety principles and practices, as well as life safety codes and standards.

Knowledge of federal and state regulations to include Occupational Safety and Health Act standards, International Fire Code and National Fire Protection Life Safety Code 101.

Knowledge of and ability to apply accident investigation techniques, engineering and or building construction language, practices and principles.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to interpret and apply state and federal regulations.

Ability to independently prioritize work assignments and delegate as necessary.

Preferred Education

Certification in fire inspection, code compliance or professional licensure.

Preferred Experience

Experience working with Institutions of Higher Education or Public Safety Departments.

Statement of Economic Interest No

Physical Requirements

Light lifting (less than 20 lbs.) Occasionally
Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs.) Occasionally
Heavy lifting (more than 50 lbs.) Occasionally
Pushing/pulling Frequently
Standing Occasionally
Sitting Frequently
Bending Frequently
Walking Frequently
Climbing Frequently
Reaching Frequently
Repetitive motion Frequently
List other physical requirements, including frequency

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Category Staff
Posting Date 09/12/2017
Close Date 09/19/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for Applicant
Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1238.

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3