Fire Prevention Officer
Plans, organizes, evaluates, and implements activities and programs to ensure safe and compliant construction permitting/inspections, operational permitting/inspections, and fire and life safety through inspections, field assignments, training and educational programs. Educates, advises, and informs campus community about fire code requirements and communicates practices and procedures for construction, operational permitting and inspections. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local fire codes and regulations through regulatory oversight, best management practices, administrative and engineering controls, training, and enforcement. Serves as an alternate Authority Having Jurisdiction as specified by federal, state or local fire and life safety requirements. Reports to Associate Director.
EHS Fire Safety
EVP BUSINESS & FINANCE
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Depends on experience
- Serves as an alternate Authority Having Jurisdiction as specified by regulatory and code requirements.
- Collaborates with EHS Safety Partners, ASU Police, Parking and Transit, Risk, Emergency Management, event coordinators, and all other stakeholders to ensure operations are permitted for the safe, secure and environmentally responsible use for occupancy and fire and life safety code requirements are implemented.
- Provides consultation to the university community regarding fire and life safety code requirements related to construction permitting, inspections, operational permitting, and inspections for all ASU buildings and properties.
- Develops checklists and identifies and informs the team of problems with the fire and life safety regulations and code requirements.
- Ensures compliance with ABOR policies, university procedures and applicable laws and regulations pertaining to fire and life safety regulations and code requirements.
- Serves as a member of the Event Registry Safety Team and Laboratory Inspector Safety Team to provide updates fire and life safety regulatory and code requirements.
- Coordinates and inspects facilities of all existing buildings and spaces in accordance with the International Fire Code, National Fire Protection Association Standards, and any ABOR or university requirements.
- Ensures all required existing building inspections and drills are conducted in accordance with fire and life safety regulatory and code requirements.
- Develops and ensures delivery of Fire Safety and Prevention training for the university community; coordinates presentations in the current delivery platform and environment.
- Serves as primary contact to advise and provide technical fire and life safety-related guidance to university staff, faculty, and administrators regarding codes, policies and procedures.
- Reports any significant problems, violations of fire and life safety regulations and code requirements, and any significant accidents or illnesses, to Assistant Vice President.
- Determines that facilities, procedures and practices, training and personnel expertise are in compliance with regulatory and code requirements and University policies and procedures.
- Ensures all fire and life safety regulatory and code requirements are met in existing buildings and space; logs time spent during inspections to ensure appropriate financial accounting.
- Develops and maintains Fire Safety and Prevention educational materials; ensure materials are relevant, up-to-date, and compliant with regulatory requirements.
- Reviews and approves Emergency Plans to prepare departments and units for all fire and life safety emergencies.
- Coordinates the implementation of Emergency Evacuation Maps and Diagrams in existing buildings in compliance with fire and life safety regulations and code requirements.
- Responds and investigates incidents and emergencies involving fire, hazardous materials, and other life safety events by providing technical assistance.
- Maintains relationships with fire and life safety regulatory agency representatives (e.g., State Fire Marshal, local municipal fire departments) to remain current on changing standards and interpretation at the request of the Associate Director.
- Investigates serious incidents, including close calls and near misses related to fire and life safety issues.
Bachelor's degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Individualized Programs with main emphasis on Fire or Public Administration or related field appropriate to the area of assignment and at least six (6) years of related administrative experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Certification as Fire Inspector I. Valid Arizona State Drivers License within 90 days of start date.
- Willing to be endorsed by ASU to be appointed Fire Inspector by the AZ dept of forestry and fire management with, NFPA, IFSAC or related Certifications for Alternate Authority Having Jurisdiction, Fire Inspector II, Fire Plans Review.
- Evidence of Bachelor's degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Individualized Programs with main emphasis on Fire or Public Administration or related field appropriate to the area of assignment and at least six (6) years of related administrative experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Evidence of a certification as Fire Inspector I.
- Evidence of a valid Arizona State Drivers License within 90 days of start date.
- Knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to Fire Protection/Prevention Management and Environmental Health and Safety.
- Knowledge of federal, state, local, environmental, fire and safety laws and regulations and compliance strategies, to include International Code Council code books, National Fire Protections Association standards, and Arizona Revised Statutes.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental and fire science, research techniques, field operational protocols, methods and equipment.
- Knowledge of project management, contract administration as applied to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment utilizing hazardous materials.
- Knowledge of University and Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of risk management methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of the principles of exemplary customer service demonstrated through actively listening, acknowledging, and responding to every inquiry; taking ownership and resolving each concern or problem as appropriate; exhibiting professionalism and expertise in every interaction and engaging in professional development to meet expectations for service excellence.
- Skill in problem solving and decision-making.
- Skill in planning, analyzing, and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
- Skill in implementing preventative and remedial strategies for environmental, fire and life safety challenges.
- Skill in coordinating with numerous stakeholders.
- Ability to utilize a wide variety of references, descriptive and/or advisory data/information.
- Ability to understand and interpret complex data, statutes, guidelines and regulations.
- Ability to build and maintain working relationships with internal and external constituents.
- Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to lead by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institutions sustainability programs.
- Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
- Ability to create, compose and edit basic, routine and complex written materials.
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
- Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
- Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
- Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
- Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
- Position requires working in various buildings and properties involving rough terrain, limited access using stairs or ladders to access above grade and below grade level areas to include confined spaces in order to inspect and verify fire and life safety related system compliance.
- Understands operating principles and applications of emergency response equipment and is capable of using equipment in the field during emergencies or while covering for staff that may be absent.
- Ability to lift and transport up to 50 pounds.
With more than 100,000 students, Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. ASU's historic Tempe campus is home to research-based academic disciplines. At the West campus, ASU offers students interdisciplinary programs for broad learning experiences. At the Polytechnic campus, students approach professional and technological programs through project-based learning. The Downtown Phoenix campus, the university's newest location, is focused on programs with public purpose.
As one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States, ASU offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with the research and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good health and safety practices. For more information about EHS, please visit our website at: http://cfo.asu.edu/ehs .
Diversity is a core value in EHS at ASU. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
ASU offers tuition waivers (to include yourself, spouse, and dependents), paid vacations and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities to prepare you for the challenges ahead.
The position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona and provides support to all ASU locations.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, professional licenses, Department of Motor Vehicle, and certifications. Possession of a current Arizona driver’s license is required upon employment.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.
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Employment Verification Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.
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