Coordinator of Fire Protection Services

Updated: about 1 month ago

Condition of Employment

As required by Executive Order 14042 , if selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved accommodation before beginning employment with the University.

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Definition of Class

This position plans, develops, implements, and oversees a complete fire safety program for the University of Mississippi. The incumbent assists the University community in meeting all fire codes through inspection and training, serves as liaison to state and local authorities, and supervises the activities of subordinate staff. 

Examples of Work Performed
  • Manages the activities of subordinate staff to ensure University facilities are inspected and comply with fire and life safety codes.
  • Acts as liaison with State Fire Marshall’s Office and confers with local officials concerning fire safety issues.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive fire protection plan including inspection and training schedules.
  • Provides training in fire prevention and safety.
  • Conducts fire and safety inspections of University buildings and grounds; ensures the maintenance and working conditions of fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and water sources.
  • Inspects venues for fire safety prior to special events.
  • Coordinates fire drills, evaluates procedures and provides safety instruction to University faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provides building access to emergency personnel.  
  • Serves as a reference source concerning building layout and construction and reviews construction plans to ensure compliance with safety and fire codes
  • Stays abreast of fire related laws, codes, and policies.
  • Writes reports and updates university policies and procedures related to fire issues.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  • Plans, develops, implements, and oversees a complete fire safety program.
  • Performs fire and safety inspections on University buildings and grounds.
  • Develops and manages building inspection and training schedules.
  • Supervises the activities of subordinate staff.

  • Minimum Education/Experience

    High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).


    Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties.


    Mandatory Certification:
    State of Mississippi Special State Inspector Certificate issued by the State Fire Marshall’s office under the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code, Section 45-11-105 of Mississippi Code Ann. 1972.

    Mandatory Licensure:
    Valid driver’s license

    Additional Licensure and Certification Requirements:
    National Certification as a Fire Inspector 1031-I within six month’s employment and earn 24 hours of continuing education annually.

    Salary/Wage Information

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    EEO Statement

    The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

    Background Check Statement

    The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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