Fire Safety Systems Coordinator

Oswego, New York
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time Fire Safety Systems Coordinator.

Posting Date: June 6, 2017

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:  or

Date of Appointment:  As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:  

  • Development and implementation of all fire and life safety programs in accordance with New York State Fire & Building Code, National Fire Protection Association standards and OSHA safety and health regulations throughout the Institution
  • Act as Code Manager as per Title 19 NYCRR Part 1204
  • Follow up on complaints related to fire safety & life safety and make appropriate recommendations and advise departments of same
  • Conduct training in personal safety, fire safety, evacuation, extinguishment, and campus fire procedure
  • Regularly conduct building inspections for compliance with life safety and fire codes
  • Investigate and respond to chemical spills, noxious odors, fire alarms and drills, alarm tests and maintain records
  • Facilitate and supervise maintenance of fire protection systems & equipment
  • Coordinate annual inspections from Office of Fire Prevention & Control, Dorm Authority and other agencies
  • Facilitate corrective actions and prepare reports
  • Issue Burning and Breach permits
  • Occasional evening and weekend emergency response

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree by time of appointment and 3 years full-time fire safety experience; or Bachelor's degree by time of appointment plus 1 year full-time fire safety experience
  • New York State Codes Enforcement Certificate, or be eligible to attain certification within the first year of employment
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Must be physically able to lift 50 lbs.       
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend emergency response

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, training and experience in NFPA Codes and Standards, fire alarm and fire protection systems, fire service administration, code enforcement, and emergency response

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please contact:

Charlene Walthert, Search Committee Chair,

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is responsible for providing campus wide compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, safety, and fire regulations. In addition to providing compliance, we are responsible for the design and implementation of programs that enhance faculty, students, and staff with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to have a safe and enjoyable experience both on and off campus. EH&S‘s friendly staff provides guidance, training, and support to all campus departments as needed. Our goal is to increase the environmental stewardship and safety awareness of all who thrive within the campus community.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at