Fire Protection Generalist

University of Delaware
September 23, 2023
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Fire Protection Generalist

Apply now Job no: 500265 College / VP Area: Campus & Public Safety Work type: Staff Location: Newark 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 operations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • 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 storage practices.
  • 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.
  • Qualifications:

  • 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) preferred.
  • Must have or be able to obtain 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification and DOT Certification.
  • 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 protocols.
  • 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 diverse community.
  • Intermediate computing skills and experience with database and spreadsheet software.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.
  • Special Requirements:

  • 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 600 pounds.
  • 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 operationally necessary.
  • Access to reliable private means of transportation and preferably live within 30-minute travel time to the University for emergency response purposes.
  • 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 sexual violence.

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