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Fire Life Safety Officer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Date Posted Jun. 12, 2019
Title Fire Life Safety Officer
University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
    Professional Staff
  • Public Safety

The Fire Life Safety Officer provides for the general safety of the Prescott Campus community by delivering special department services regarding regulatory compliance, safety inspections, and Fire Life Safety systems maintenance.

This officer is responsible for implementing the departments Fire Life Safety program which includes: monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual fire and life safety inspections; fire equipment repairs; periodic fire and emergency evacuation drills; education and training; and general oversight of fire and life systems. The officer interfaces with all campus departments to apply the Embry-Riddle Safety Culture, establish and maintain a safe living and working environment, and is an integral part of the Prescott Campus Safety & Security team.

Essential Job Functions:

Coordinates campus compliance with OSHA, EPA, and DOT Federal, and Arizona ADOSH and ADEQ state regulations. Guides college and departmental compliance with University GHS/SDS, Lab Safety, Chemical Hygiene, and Laser Safety programs. Investigates all occupational accidents and complaints, and drafts appropriate OSHA documentation and accident reports.
Assists departments in correcting unsafe conditions or code violations and documents corrective actions taken. Investigates all reports of fire and life safety concerns, interfaces with appropriate College or Departmental leadership personnel to resolve those issues.
Conducts and documents routine fire and life safety inspections of all campus buildings, according to National, Federal, State and local codes and regulations. Establishes working relationships with local fire and emergency services departments and governing authorities. Investigates and recommends fire and life safety system performance specifications for campus facilities.
Coordinates maintenance, repair, specification and new purchases of fire detection and suppression systems, AEDs, fire extinguishers, emergency phones and other emergency supplies. Inspects, repairs, troubleshoots and tests: fire extinguishers; fire alarm monitoring equipment systems (including automatic fire sprinkler systems); emergency phones.
Coordinate, develop and deliver training for the Emergency Operations Team (EOT). Participate and provide leadership to the EOT during activations and emergency incidents. May assume Incident Command System (ICS) position(s) as directed. Conducts fire safety education and training programs as required (including new employee orientation). Conducts periodic fire and emergency evacuation drills for campus buildings as deemed necessary. Works with building liaisons and residential professionals to develop orderly evacuation plans and ensure drills are occurring as required. 20%


Associates degree in the following area of study: Fire Prevention, Fire Safety/Sciences, Fire Academy plus 3-5 years of work related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in the following area of study: Environmental Health & Safety, Safety Science, Emergency Management, etc. plus 1-3 years of work related experience.

Must be a licensed driver and able to operate University vehicles.

Preferred licenses, certificates: OSHA 30 (29 CFR), HAZWOPER (29 CFR), RCRA (40 CFR), DOT HazMat (49 CFR), EMT- Basic, Fire Prevention Officer, Firefighter I

Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT, ADOSH, ADEQ regulations

Knowledge of Fire & Building Codes, applicable NFPA Standards and Guidelines

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