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University of Idaho
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Posted: 11/17/2017
Fire Safety Specialist

University of Idaho

Fire Safety Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Environmental Health & Safety

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $37,461 annually or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Fire Safety Specialist will develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive fire and life safety program for the university by providing expert knowledge of fire and building codes to resolve compliance issues; developing and enforcing fire and life safety policies for all university facilities and operations; assessing fire management and safety training needs, and presenting this training; conducting fire drills; advising on the safe design and installation of fire protection systems associated with residential and institutional facilities and chemical storage; coordinating acceptance testing of all fire safety-related equipment installations as the university representative; and acting as emergency response liaison with regulatory agencies, including state and local fire officials, for fire safety issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Minimum five years of experience in the fire protection field

• Considerable knowledge of:

o Fire behavior and control procedures

o Fire prevention and protection techniques

o State and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing fire management

o Fire and life safety codes

• Good knowledge of:

o Assessment and development of training programs

o Hazardous materials usage, storage, and disposal

o Accident investigation

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in interpreting and applying IFC , IBC , and NFPA Standards

• Demonstrated ability to:

o Communicate effectively with all members of a university community

o Analyze fire data and develop appropriate prevention and control plans

o Instruct others in basic fire-fighting skills

o Organize and prioritize duties and work independently

o Prepare reports and recommendations

o Use personal computers

• Must be able to pass a security review and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

• B.S. or B.A. degree or greater in safety, fire protection engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in interpreting and applying the Idaho General Health and Safety Standards

• Experience in higher education or other academic institution

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Must be willing/able to: Work with hazardous substances; respond to emergencies involving asbestos, lead-based paint materials, and other hazardous materials at any hour; work in adverse environmental conditions and carry or lift heavy materials; climb ladders and use various measuring/testing devices; participate in a medical surveillance program; wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment; participate in specific training programs for the purpose of securing and maintaining pertinent certifications; engage in minimal travel for the purpose of attending training classes and performing work-related tasks at different University facilities; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license; and live within 15 miles of the University of Idaho or willing to relocate to within 15 miles of Moscow within six months after original hire.

Posting Number: SP001601P

Posting Date: 10/26/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

First consideration will be given to applications received prior to 11/28/2017.

Please answer all supplemental questions thoroughly. Your answers will be used to determine your eligibility for an interview.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.