Fire Safety Inspector / Fire & Occupational Safety Inspector
Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Internal Number: 911016
Fire Safety Inspector
Under the direction of the Fire Marshal, the Fire Safety Inspector is responsible for inspecting university facilities to ensure compliance with local, state, federal, university and insurance regulations. Investigates fires and unsafe conditions. The Fire Safety Inspector will inspect all university properties across the state for fire and life safety concerns. The Fire Safety Inspector will continue to build relationships across all university properties, working closely with internal and external stakeholders, to advance the fire and life safety for all students, staff, faculty and visitors to the University properties.
Evaluate fire safety hazards by regularly performing in-depth inspections throughout university’s facilities. Follow-up to ensure that deficiencies are remedied.
Prepare appropriate reports of inspections and distribute them to appropriate entities as required.
Conducts reviews of proposed new building plans and remodeling plans to ensure compliance with NFPA and other appropriate codes.
Work as liaison with State Fire Marshal Office on state regulated buildings and projects.
Attends public events to determine compliance with public assemblage regulations.
Provide guidance to students and staff of the university community regarding the safe use of fire equipment at events. Provide presence when requested; identify any deficiencies and ensure remediation prior to event.
Conduct arson investigations of fires including collecting and preserving evidence; determining origin and cause of fires; interviewing witnesses and suspects; preparing reports.
Conduct investigations of complaints regarding safety and fire hazards or problems to analyze and resolve the situation.
Consults with technicians and others on maintenance problems and diagnosis of system failures.
Participates in Fire / Life Safety, regulating codes and compliance related committees, meetings, conferences, and seminars to improve knowledge and consult with experts and peers.
Assist with establishing and implementing long- and short-range goals.
Assist in planning, developing, and implementing fire prevention procedures and protocols for university operating units.
Act as Fire Marshal in the absence or when the Fire Marshal is not available.
Assists with collection of Clery Act information and documents.
May supervise student employees.
May enforce state and local laws and ordinances for fire and life safety.
Occasional travel is required to participate in meetings, workshops, conferences, boards or training.
Assist the Support Services Bureau with working events that occur on campus throughout the year.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Environmental Health and Safety, Engineering, Fire Science, or Criminal Justice; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in interpreting fire, or health or safety codes; licensing; planning; inspection; construction methods and standards or developing educational programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Current NFPA Certified Fire Inspector #1 (or equivalent) certification is highly desirable. If not certified, will obtain certification within 12 months of employment; must have valid driver's license.
Must successfully pass a comprehensive background check. Must be able to interact with university leaders during inspections and investigations, act with confidence, patience, and integrity during stressful situations.
Must have effective time management skills and be able to work independently with little supervision as well as excellent organization and analytical skills to quickly advance work, deadlines, and projects under pressure.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively work, interact, and communicate with others.
Certified or experience in origin and cause fire investigation.
Recognized experience and demonstrated success working in a large and highly complex organizational structure with a demonstrated commitment to fostering an ethical, inclusive, and collegial work environment.
Excellent planning, organization, writing, communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to be calm and poised under pressure and remain focused when working under tight deadlines.
Ability to demonstrate openness and responsiveness to new ideas, and amenable to new responsibilities as the position matures and the needs of the program change.
Occasional travel will be required for this position.
Experience in a University or College environment preferred.
Required Application Materials
3 Professional References
Unlike the Fire Marshal classification this position will not engage in any function that requires the fire inspector to have an "MCOLES certification”
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