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Manager, Fire Safety

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2001

Title: Manager, Fire Safety

Department: Emergency Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Administrative Operations

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 15

Grade Min: $58,809

Grade Mid: $70,571

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Manger of Fire Safety manages a comprehensive fire and life safety program for the University and ensures that applicable safety codes, policies, and procedures are implemented and enforced. Activities include safety education, interpretation of safety codes, inspections, and incident reports. Serves as the University's Fire Safety Administrator and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AJH).


  • Audits new and existing construction for Fire code compliance. Writes and reviews comprehensive reports on violation findings
  • Approves building plans, fire alarm drawings, and fire sprinkler drawings and conducts inspections. Issues certificates of completion/compliance with adopted codes
  • Serves as Local Authority Having Jurisdiction on fire safety-related activities for the campus
  • Performs acceptance testing of all life safety systems including, but not limited to, fire alarm systems, fire pumps, sprinklers systems, special hazard systems, smoke evacuation systems, and stairwell pressurization systems
  • Responds to campus emergencies, active fire alarms, and Hazardous material incidents and provides incident reports
  • Manages the campus AED and other life safety programs

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • May supervise Student Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • May assign, schedule, and monitor the work of staff

Supervision Given:

  • May supervise Student Employees


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, or related field
  • Experience accepted in lieu of education

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience


  • TCFP, NFPA (or equivalent) Inspector I and II certifications; TCFP, NFPA (or equivalent) Plan Examiner; IS 100, 200, 700 and 800

Preferred Qualifications

  • CS 300 and 400,
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor,
  • EMT or higher,
  • An advanced degree may be considered toward years of experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position


  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in comparing and recommending solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Work involves moderate exposure (several times per month for approximately 2 hours) to unpleasant elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noises, chemicals, etc. It May involve exposure to soiled materials and light chemical substances such as cleaning solutions.

Physical Demands:

  • Work environment involves some exposure to physical risks that require following basic safety precautions. Position can require moderate physical exertion. Lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Project Management

  • Manages project stages from proposal to completion ensuring project objectives are met within project budget and projected time frames.
  • Clearly defines roles and responsibilities of project team; ascertains and secures necessary resources; and monitors project performance.
  • Keeps management apprised of project status.


  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Problem Solving

  • Formulates plans and strategies to proactively resolve anticipated problems.
  • Prudently responds to unforeseen problems through careful consideration and analysis of problem and relevant information and circumstances.
  • Recognizes and apprises appropriate university administrator when resolution requires senior management input and/or approval.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.