Under direct supervision, assists with a wide range of routine
activities related to fire protection surveys and inspections.
1. Assists in examining new or renovated building plans and
specifications to evaluate fire resistance, means of egress,
segregation of hazardous areas, and occupancy for compliance with
fire protection and building standards.
2. Assists in conducting fire protection systems tests including fire
detection, suppression, alarm, and water supply systems in campus
3. Assists in conducting fire protection surveys such as the
inspection of facilities to identify hazardous conditions, unsafe
practices or violations of fire ordinances and laws. Monitors
implementation of corrective actions.
4. Conducts investigations of simple fires such as those which cause
limited damage to nearby combustible materials.
5. Responds to fire and hazardous materials emergencies and provides
assistance to fire suppression forces.
6. Assists in developing and presenting training programs on fire
7. Maintains files of inspection records and prepares reports of
activities and results of inspections.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree.
Ability to read, comprehend, and apply federal, state, and local fire
regulations, codes, and requirements; to prepare technical reports and
analyses and maintain required records; to learn and apply evaluation
and survey techniques including the use of environmental sampling
devices and analytical equipment; to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with faculty, staff, and students; to
communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate
computers and other standard office equipment; to work in, on, around,
under and over fixed equipment and machinery; to work in confined
spaces; to lift and transport assigned tools and equipment; to work in
hazardous or irritating environments; to work with hazardous
materials; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees in this job class may be required to be available for
emergency response at any time and to use their personal automobile
while conducting official business. Employees may also be required to
obtain a Commercial Driver's License (with Hazardous Materials
Endorsement) and a State of Maryland CHS (Controlled Hazardous
Substance) Vehicle Operator's Certificate and to be trained to work
with asbestos, radioactive, and hazardous materials. If required to
obtain a Commercial Driver's License, employees will be subjected to
drug and alcohol education and testing as required under Federal
Highway Administration and the State of Maryland regulations.
Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and
random drug testing. Offers of employment may be contingent on
applicant obtaining medical clearance by university approved