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Fire Marshal

Job Description

TITLE: Fire Marshal

JOB CODE: 6610



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 12

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 43,176.00
midpoint 56,562.00
maximum 69,948.00

PURPOSE: This position will assist the Fire and Life Safety Section of the Environmental Health and Safety office to ensure a safe and healthful work and learning environment and to ensure compliance with all applicable policies, laws, and standards.This position will plan and carry out an effective fire prevention and protection program, investigate the causes of fires occurring on University property, ensure compliance with UT System and institutional policies, regulatory agency standards, and national guidelines as they relate to Fire and Life Safety, and provide technical assistance to University departments and personnel.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan and carry out a program of inspecting University property for fire hazards, violations of fire prevention principles and adequacy of fire protection systems and equipment. Take remedial action to remove fire hazards. Submit reports to the Assistant Director, Associate Director and/or Director of Environmental Health and Safety regarding conditions and actions taken. Instruct University personnel and students on fire prevention and use of fire extinguishers and conduct campus fire drills. Advise departments of problems relating to fire prevention. Develop fire evacuation procedures. Make recommendations and review the installation, modification, inspection and maintainance of campus fire alarm and fire suppression systems as directed. Perform site visits, attend meetings, and supervise construction activities associated with the Fire and Life Safety Program as directed. Review plans and specifications for renovation and new construction projects to ensure compliance with NFPA codes and provide written comments as directed. Maintain records relating to the Fire and Life Safety Program (i.e., inspections, investigations, equipment inventory, etc.) Respond to fire alarms in campus building, including after hours, holidays, and weekends. Perform other related duties as assigned.Investigate and report on causes of fires. Act as the University's liasion with the City of Arlington Fire Department, State Fire Marshal, and the University's insurance carrier on construction, types and designs of buildings, fire prevention and similar matters relating to the Fire and Life Safety Program. Maintain 40-hour HAZWOPER certification, to include wearing respiratory protection, in order to assist with Environmental Health and Safety emergency response.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from the Assistant Director by means of verbal and written instructions. Occasional supervision from the Associate Director and/or Director when required. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: None


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in fire prevention and safety engineering or related field. Prefer Certification in Fire and Arson Investigation, Fire Inspection, Plans Review and/or further study at the graduate level.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Five years of experience in fire prevention and protection, including expertise in inspection and fire and arson investigation techniques as well as NFPA fire safety standards. Prefer more than three years of experience in supervising a sizable fire safety program. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use firefighting and investigating equipment, including fire extinguishers, oxygen analyzers, gas and toxic materials detectors and personal protective equipment.Exposure to outside weather conditions and considerable walking, climbing stairs and stooping.Exposure to research and experimentation hazards involving mechanical, electrical, chemical fire and radiation hazards during inspection in some buildings.Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.