Fire Protection Generalist
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College / VP Area: Campus & Public Safety
Work type: Staff
Categories: Public Safety, Security, & Emergency Services, Full Time
Pay Grade: 29E
Context of the Job:
Under the limited direction of the Campus Fire Marshal, the Fire Protection
Generalist administers the fire protection/prevention, life safety, and
related loss control programs at the University to assure compliance with
federal, state, and local regulations. Work is performed under general
direction and employee plans and arranges own tasks; direction is infrequently
provided by supervisor. The employee must be able to apply standard policy or
procedure to routine problems or duties without benefit of specific guidelines
and determine actions to be taken without immediate direction of supervisor in
all but unusual cases. The employee creates new procedures for resolving non-
routine matters having a moderate to high potential for generating conflict.
Incumbent routinely interacts with students, staff, faculty, unit
administrators and regulatory agencies, and functions as an internal
consultant to all levels of the University in matters of fire and life safety.
The incumbent may supervise daily activities of student interns. Failure to
perform tasks satisfactorily can result in liability, property damage, injury
or fatality, regulatory noncompliance, and fine, imprisonment or both.
This position is designated Essential Personnel for specific University
Conduct facility inspections for fire safety, general safety, code
compliance and hazard identification. Initiate/coordinate corrective
actions for hazards and deficiencies identified.
Conduct/coordinate inspections of Greek Houses.
Performs QA/QC inspections of commercial hood and duct cleaning locations
following contractor service.
Issue open flame permits and tent permits. Perform inspections for issued
permits as needed.
Participate in emergency pre-planning for campus buildings through
detailed hazard assessment, survey of facility operational processes and
Conduct fire drills during business hours and after-hours for residence
halls and other campus buildings as needed.
Provide fire safety and extinguisher training for both general and
specialized campus populations.
Assist with emergency response training within EHS, and assist as needed
with training UD Police, Aetna HHL, and other agencies.
Provide fire safety staffing for major sporting events, concerts, and
commencement. Assignments may occur outside of typical business hours.
Occasionally participate in review of construction project plans and
specifications for assigned projects, including, but not limited to, new
construction, additions, renovations, and fit-out projects. Assist with
progress inspections, hydrostatic sprinkler inspections, UD pre-acceptance
and final commissioning for fire protection system projects.
Carry the after-hours department on-call phone on a rotating basis and
respond to campus emergencies as needed.
Serve on safety committees representing EHS as assigned.
Perform job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and three years related experience, or equivalent
combination of education and progressively responsible job-related
experience in fire protection/prevention.
Bachelor's degree in fire protection engineering preferred.
Fire Inspector Certification (National Fire Protection Association)
Must have or be able to obtain 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification and DOT
Working knowledge and understanding of fire safety and prevention
principles, practices, standards, and resources.
Knowledge and understanding of State, Federal, and local fire/safety
regulations, and codes.
Experience in developing fire safety procedures, inspection practices, and
Experience with occupational safety and loss control preferred.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals.
Effective interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills and
ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a
Intermediate computing skills and experience with database and spreadsheet
Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and
concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and
Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity
is celebrated, and equity is a core value.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Must be able to pass hazmat physical examination to qualify the individual
for emergency response involving all levels of respiratory protection.
Requires the use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to
hazardous materials. With or without assistance, requires the ability to
exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 25 to 50 pounds of force
frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly; without assistance
must be able to lift 50 pounds and maneuver 55-gallon drums weighing up to
Must be able to ascend and descend ladders, walk, and stand for long
periods of time, walk on uneven surfaces, able to work above and below
ground level, work in cramped or confined spaces and work outside in
various environmental conditions which include but are not limited to cold
temperatures, hot temperatures, windy conditions and inclement weather.
Individual must have a valid driver's license in order to maneuver
throughout Newark and Wilmington campuses and other UD locations when
Access to reliable private means of transportation and preferably live
within 30-minute travel time to the University for emergency response
Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion,
age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in
its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and
scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of
Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and
Applications close: Open until filled