The University of North Texas (UNT) has an enrollment of over 38,000 students with 166 buildings and 15 residence halls on 900 acres. The University's Department of Risk Management Services (RMS) has a commitment to comply with federal, state and local standards to provide a safe and healthful environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The department's primary goal is to identify and respond to exposures to loss, apply measures to prevent loss, and develop processes for responding to emergencies and unexpected events on UNT property.
Job Description The Risk Management Services Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Fire & Life Safety Officer to join our team. This position supports the activities of the Fire and Life Safety Program through inspections, presentations, reporting and other activities to accomplish program objectives.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Schedules and conducts inspections of all university properties to achieve compliance with the adopted fire code and applicable State statutes, rules and regulations.
* Schedules and conducts follow-up inspections to ensure corrective actions have been implemented where violations have been found.
* Issues fire and life safety permits, conducts fire and life safety education programs, and performs tasks as directed to support and ensure compliance with event, occupational and general safety requirements relevant to the campus community.
* Prepares detailed reports of fire inspections performed documenting the fire code violations that have been observed.
* Defines and recommends corrective actions necessary to bring properties in compliance with applicable fire codes and related statutes, rules, and regulations.
*Assists in developing a plan of corrective action to address identified violations for compliance and appropriate time frames for completion.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in related field and two years of experience in safety administration, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Required knowledge of building and fire codes
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Ability to substantiate results from reports using spreadsheets and analysis
* Knowledge of Department of Homeland Security regulations
* Knowledge of five phases of emergency management and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
* Demonstrated leadership skills
* Knowledge of basic chemical concepts related to hazardous materials, basic evidence collection techniques and basic photography methods.
* Application of codes, ordinances, laws, rules and regulations
* General record keeping, filing, operating office equipment including computers
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Texas Commission on Fire Protection Intermediate, Advanced or Master fire inspector certification.
* Previous experience working with a state or federal agency that requires supportive coordination with local government officials.
* Fire service experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.
Is this a security sensitive position? Yes
Driving a University Vehicle? Yes