Fire Safety Specialist - Manager 170
California University of Pennsylvania - California, PA

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To be considered for this position, a cover letter must be submitted which specifically addresses the following:

1. Fire alarm systems experience ? to include number of years, types of systems, type of work you performed on fire alarm systems and system manufacturers.
2. Sprinkler system experience ? to include number of years, types of systems, and type of work you performed on sprinkler systems.
3. Suppression systems ? to include number of years, types of systems, type of work you performed on suppression systems, and system manufacturers.
4. Your ability to read blueprints.
5. Any certifications you currently have.

Administer a comprehensive fire/life safety management program which includes, but is not limited to coordinating the fire prevention and emergency management programs. Maintain records and provide reports to university and system officials.

Plan, organize, schedule, and conduct inspections of campus facilities and grounds, fire/life safety protection systems and equipment to identify and plan for correction of deficiencies. Initiate work orders or reports for corrective action, with appropriate follow-up. This includes campus fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, AEDs, chemical fume hoods, eye washes and emergency showers.

Administer the Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Act and generate reports as required by the US Department of Education, Higher Education Opportunity Act, a Clery Act requirement. Develop and maintain required logs, as required by the regulations.

Assist with the administration of fire/life safety and occupational safety contracts such as for fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, kitchen fire suppression systems, fire hydrants, and portable fire extinguisher service. This includes coordinating and assisting third party field technicians in the repairs of fire/life safety protection systems, monitoring contractor job performance for quality assurance, maintaining appropriate documentation, and reviewing and advising on payment of invoices.

Serve as University project manager for the oversight of contractors providing new installations and upgrades to fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and suppression systems.

Conduct fire safety pre-planning and assist with the development of emergency management plans in coordination with University staff, System Office, local community, and Commonwealth emergency management officials. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with Public Safety Officers, Emergency Management, and fire department personnel.

Develop and facilitate employee and student training on a variety of fire/life safety issues.

Conduct and document fire drills and other emergency drills per applicable laws and regulations. Make recommendations for improvement and report performance issues to university officials.

Serve as EHS consultant and technical expert for campus on fire/life safety, fire protection engineering, and fire related safety issues with renovation and new construction activities. Ensure that adequate fire/life safety protection requirements have been incorporated into all segments of campus operations through plan review of capital and renovation projects.

Investigate complaints and accidents relating to occupational safety and health matters such as fire incidents, smoke, and other hazardous conditions to determine the cause. Provide appropriate documentation of these investigations and develop recommendations as appropriate.

Provide after-hours response for repair of vandalized and/or mechanical malfunctions of the fire alarm, sprinkler, or other life safety equipment. Support the EHS function at special campus events (i.e., commencement, performances, VIP visits, etc.) as indicated by the Director.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office Software to include Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.
- Must be able to report to work on time, as scheduled.
- Must be able to work weekends, holidays and nights, as required.
- Must be able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions.
- Must be able to conduct effective training classes for staff and students.
- Must be able to multi-task in order to meet deadlines.
- Must possess sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
- Must possess exceptional organizational skills.
- Must be able to read and interpret blue prints.
- Certification in First Aid and CPR required within first year of hire.
- Must become NIMS trained certified to IC 200 level within six months of hire.
- Must be able to become ICC Fire Inspector 1 certified within the first year of hire.

Minimum of Education / Training:
Associate degree in a fire protection discipline, minimum of 5 years of experience in the fire/life safety discipline, and a NICET II or higher certification in fire alarm systems or an ICC Fire Inspector I certification. OR Minimum 8 years of experience performing fire prevention or life safety work, graduation from high school or vocation school, and a NICET II or higher certification in fire alarm systems or an ICC Fire Inspector I certification.

Other Requirements:
Candidate must have significant experience with networked state-of-the-art fire alarm systems and mass notification systems. Experience with Simplex fire alarm systems is preferred.

Candidate must have experience with sprinkler and suppression system inspection and maintenance programs.

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