Life Safety Technician

Washington, DC
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Life Safety Technician position is part of the Facilities Services team, within the Division of Operations at the George Washington University. Facilities Services is searching for a Life Safety Technician to support the Electrical Life Safety team to effectively investigate and identify fire alarm and fire sprinkler system problems and develop plans to repair and maintain these systems throughout the University. More specifically, the Life Safety Technician is responsible for:

• Evaluates facilities/equipment to identify unsafe conditions and develops preventative and/or improvement maintenance schedules for all fire systems and their components.
• Inspects fire systems to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies; designs and plans fire system alterations
• Works with Risk Management and Housing Operations leads to inspect, identify, and facilitate corrections of regulatory violations.
• Maintains knowledge of Federal, State, and Local safety regulations, protocol, codes, and procedures pertaining to fire/life safety.
• May serve in or represent supervisor at various meetings that may impact the unit.
• Enhances professional knowledge and skills by attending job related seminars, workshops, conferences and/or reviewing published literature.
• Develops a close relationship with the office of risk management and other
University offices.
• Performs other work related duties as requested. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

The Life Safety Technician may work around and/or with machine tools that present certain dangers, and all safety precautions must be followed.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II (Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems Certification), Or Fire Alarm System Manufacturer Factory Training meeting any one or more of the four below criteria:
(1) Personnel who are factory trained and certified for the specific type and brand of system being serviced.
(2) Personnel who are certified by a nationally recognized certification organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
(3) Personnel who are registered, licensed, or certification by state or local authority to perform service on systems addressed within the scope of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
(4) Personnel who are employed and qualified by an organization listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory for the servicing of systems within the scope of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with computerized tools and testing equipment programs, as well as, contemporary software packages is preferred.

Knowledge of safe work practices based on industry standards, injury, and illness prevention practices is preferred.

Ability to prepare sketches for minor construction projects is preferred.

Ability to prepare written correspondence to federal, state, and local agencies is preferred.

Ability to understand and interpret complex fire/life safety regulations is preferred.

A valid Driver's License is preferred.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Operations Family Facilities & Campus Ops Sub-Family Life Safety Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday Position Designation: Designated On-Site: Employees who are required to physically report to work or remain at work during an emergency or adjustment to the university's operating status Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? Yes (Department Specific) Posting Number: Job Open Date: 05/16/2017 Job Close Date: 05/21/2017 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Names and Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Names and Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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