This Fire Inspector II, is responsible for completing fire and life safety inspections and assisting EHS in ensuring a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students. Completes basic plan reviews, construction inspections, fire and life safety acceptance testing, and code compliance reviews. Prepares inspection reports for various fire and life safety inspections to be sent out to contractors, owners, project managers, and others. When necessary assists in emergency evacuation exercises for campus facilities. Attends owner, architect, contractor (OAC) meetings as well as other progress meetings for various TAMU construction projects. Tracks projects using a Microsoft Access database as well as E-builder software. Learns and assists in more complex plan reviews. Strong customer service skills, acting in a professional manner, and conflict resolution skills are a must.
Required Education and Experience:
Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
One year of work experience in an environmental health and safety related field such as: industrial hygiene, fire safety, occupational safety or occupational health.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of environmental safety and health rules, regulations, and standards.
Must have computer skills in such areas as spreadsheet, word processing and or relational databases and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software and safety equipment appropriate to areas of responsibility.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated work experience completing fire inspections in a university setting.
Requires ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Required Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:
Valid State of Texas driver license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire. Failure to obtain a valid TDL may result in termination.
Fire Inspector Certification (ICC, NFPA, TCFP, IFSAC, or equivalent) or the ability to acquire a Fire Inspector I Certification (ICC, NFPA, TCFP, IFSAC, or equivalent) within 6 months. Failure to obtain a valid Fire Inspector certification may result in termination.
Ability to withstand moderate exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, dirt, fumes, smoke, loud noises and chemical substances.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Degree in a safety-related discipline such as: industrial hygiene, fire safety, occupational safety, occupational health, or other EHS related field.
Associate's degree or higher preferred.
Work experience conducting fire and life safety inspections in a university setting.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to apply NFPA, IBC, and IFC codes and standards to construction projects.
Ability to interpret fire codes in order to solve code issues.
Preferred Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:
Fire Inspector II Certification (ICC, NFPA, TCFP, IFSAC, or equivalent)
Completes fire and life safety inspections in campus buildings, residence halls, and others ensuring that we are complying with all Life Safety Code requirements. This will include testing fire alarm, fire sprinkler, emergency/exit lighting, elevator, special suppression systems, kitchen hood systems, emergency generators, and any other life safety systems. This position will require the employee to conduct occupant load calculations, verify proper location of fire extinguisher, and any other life safety related question or task that may come up. This job will require operating a University vehicle.
Prepare reports from the performed inspections and distribute through professional email correspondence. Follow up inspections and reports will be required if there are any outstanding deficiencies from the initial inspection.
Completes training and utilizes procedures for completing plan reviews, construction inspections, and code compliance reviews.
Address safety concerns and questions from TAMU staff, faculty and students in a timely manner. Perform other safety related activities as appropriate.
Responds with other EHS personnel to emergencies on campus and assists emergency responders as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-010179
About Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.
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